Oracle is Big in Fintech & Poised to Get Bigger as Digital Finance Becomes Ubiquitous

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Oracle is one of the largest software and services company in the world. Only second to Microsoft, Oracle has grown and pushed into a multitude of verticals and businesses. Today much of Oracle’s business has to do with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software – massive… Read More

SEC Schedules “Evidence Summit”: How Investors Think & Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an “Evidence Summit” to be held at the SEC headquarters on F Street in Washington, DC on March 10th. Organized by the Office of Investor Advocate, the Summit will “discuss strategies for raising retail investors’ understanding of… Read More

Bigly: Naked Donald Trump Troll Doll Scores Over $300,000 on Kickstarter

Wisconsin-based artist Chuck Williams has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring his already famous Donald Trump-inspired naked troll doll to the market. Originally seeking $38,000, the initiative has secured well over $300,000 from nearly 8,100 backers. While sharing details about the project, Williams,… Read More

UK’s Wrexham Glyndwr University Announces Fintech Undergrad Program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University announced last week the launch its fintech undergrad program. According to the school, the new program will provide its students with the business skills that are needed to exploit opportunities within the fintech sector. While discussing the program, Claudius Tsang, Partner/Co-Head of… Read More

Supporters of Kansas Bar Shooting Victims Raise Over $1 Million in Less Than One Week on GoFundMe

Last Wednesday, a man named Adam Purinton opened fire at Austin’s Bar and Grill in a Kansas City Suburb. Purinton reportedly yelled, “Get out of my country” at two 32-year-old men Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani before opening fire. Kuchibhotla was killed, Madasani was injured… Read More

Inaugural Australia Fintech Business Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Australian business media company Fintech Business announced the winners of the 2017 Fintech Business Awards, which recognized the outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Australia fintech sector. The inaugural event’s description reads: “The inaugural Fintech Business Awards seeks to identify and acknowledge the leading individuals… Read More

Big News for Prosper: Marketplace Lender Signs Agreement for $5 Billion in Loan Purchases from Consortium of Investors

Prosper Marketplace, one of the leading online lenders in the US, has signed an agreement with a group of institutional investors to purchase up to $5 billion in loans over the next 24 months. The agreement alleviates a challenging situation that has been endured by… Read More

Freetrade Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Goal

Freetrade, a platform designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £560,000 through its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Freetrade describes itself as a mobile app that’s designed to let… Read More

Home Fitness Manufacturer FitWood Seeks €100,000 on Invesdor For Expansion

Finnish home fitness equipment manufacturer, FitWood, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, seeking €100,000 (max target €450,000) as it prepares to expand. The company stated it makes home fitness equipment that is both easy to use and looks great every day. It creates a new… Read More

SoFi Closes $500 Million Funding Round Led by Silver Lake. Fintech Firm is Going Global

SoFi (né Social Finance) has closed on a $500 million funding round according to multiple reports. The additional capital will be leveraged for global expansion and the development of new financial services products. SoFi claims the largest Fintech funding ever as SoftBank pumped $1 billion… Read More

Gaming Studio Ironward Launches Fig Campaign For New Sci-Fi Video Game “Solstice Chronicles: MIA”

Ironward, the video game studio behind the Kickstarter-funded The Red Solstice, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig last week to raise $30,000 for its new game, Solstice Chronicles: MIA. Solstice Chronicles: MIA is described as a twin-stick shooter with a tactical edge. Ironward stated that players battle… Read More


Success: Golf Technology Platform VPAR Secures £1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

VPAR, a UK-based golf technology platform, has successfully secured £1 million during its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The website launched the initiative earlier this month as it prepares for expansion. As previously reported, VPAR was founded in 2007 and is seeking to change the golf experience… Read More

VeriComply Completes Angel Funding Round: Investors Include Marketplace Lending Industry Vets

VeriComply, a company that automates the verification of marketplace loans for the secondary market, announced on Monday it completed its latest Angels funding round. Investors in the funding round included Jon Barlow, founder of Eaglewood Capital and John Maute,  co-founder of Helios AMC and Situs… Read More

Yielders Claims First UK Fintech Company with Sharia Compliance Certification

Labeled a landmark event for Islamic Finance, Yielders has claimed to be the first UK Fintech company gaining a Sharia Compliance Certification. The equity-based property crowdfunding platform, founded by Irfan Khan,  successfully completed the independent sharia certification conducted by IFC and overseen by a prominent scholar. Achieving… Read More

Aussie Lender Marketlend Appoints Brad Pattelli As New Non-Executive Director/Member of the Board

Australia’s peer-to-peer trade credit platform Marketlend announced on Monday it has appointed Brad Pattelli as its new non-executive director and member of the board. Pattelli reportedly has decades of experience as an investor in a broad range of businesses, multiple prior public, and private board roles. He… Read More

Innovate Finance Forms UK / US Fintech Working Group to Explore Regtech

Innovate Finance, an association that represents the UK’s global Fintech community, together with its strategic partner Hogan Lovells, is reviewing the “potentially transformative role” of regulatory technology or Regtech.  Specifically, they are reviewing the highly fragmented US financial regulatory environment – one that stifles innovation… Read More

PeerIQ Forms Partnership with 1010data on Loan Data from Online Lenders

PeerIQ has announced a new partnership with 1010data to provide normalized online lending data to investors. The two companies will seek to provide a robust environment for online lending investors to easily analyze and build applications based off the platform. PeerIQ is a provider of… Read More