German Real Estate Crowdfunding Market Booms

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  The German real estate crowdfunding market is set to more than triple in size this year. Real estate developers, asset managers, and, most recently, real estate agents are joining the fray of real estate crowdfunding platforms, trying to unseat the handful of leaders who… Read More

AirAsia Set to Launch New Fintech Platform for Flights

AirAsia announced this week plans to launch its very own fintech platform later this fall. According to CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, the company is currently waiting for approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for the new program, which was named “The Big.” The new program… Read More

Orchard Platform Pivot? Not So Fast.

Earlier this week there was note circulating the Orchard was in the midst of a pivot.  Specifically, the report said Orchard was pivoting from a data/analytics platform to a loan trading platform. This was interested as the secondary transaction platform for securities based on online loans… Read More

London Fintech Firm Blockchain Secures $40 Million During Series B Funding Round Led By Lakestar & GV

London-based fintech startup Blockchain announced on Thursday it has secured $40 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by Lakestar and GV (formerly Google Ventures). The company claims to be the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. It offers a large production… Read More

Simply Wall St Raises $2.4 million in User Funding

The Sydney based Fintech startup, Simply Wall St, announced that it has raised $2.4 million in funding. What makes this especially unique is that all eleven of its investors were users of the company’s service. This round of investing is their first since their $600,000… Read More

Portugal’s Corkbrick Europe Seeks €150,000 on Seedrs For Lego-Like Structure System

Portugal-based startup, Corkbrick Europe, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is seeking €150,000 for its “Lego-like” like system where users can build any structure, wall, or furniture without any tools, screws, or glue. The company, which was founded in 2012 by father-daughter… Read More

WiseAlpha Set to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.1 Million in Funding

WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.1 million secured from nearly 1,000 investors. As previously reported, WiseAlpha’s online lending platform aims… Read More

Indonesian P2P Fintech Startup Modalku Becomes Fully Registered With the OJK

Modalku, an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lending fintech startup, announced this week it is now fully registered with the Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK). Founded in 2016, Modalku describes itself as an online marketplace for small businesses to acquire loans and for lenders to fund small business loans to… Read More

Credit Insurance Meets Fintech: Hong Kong’s Atradius Launches New Digital Platform

Hong Kong-based credit insurance provider Atradius announced on Thursday the launch of its new digital fintech platform, Atrium. The company describes the portal as an innovative tool that provides customers and distribution partners with real-time data to better understand buyers, credit limits, and risks a… Read More

India Fintech Startup Kissht Secures $2 Million From Endiya Partners & Ventureast

Mumbai-based fintech startup Kissht announced this week that it has secured $2 million from early-stage venture capital firm Endiya Partners and Ventureast. Launched in 2015, Kissht’s app now allows users to purchase items on EMI without using a credit card through collateral-free loans. The service… Read More

Network Backlog Causes Ethereum’s Price to Plummet

Ether, the cryptocurrency which runs the Ethereum blockchain network, fell over 10% the last couple days which was caused by a backlog of network orders from recent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The cryptocoin had reached a high of over $400 a coin earlier this month… Read More


Conducting Heat: Copaltec Surpasses First Companisto Campaign Goal During Day One

Since launching yesterday on Companisto, German tech firm Copaltec has raised over 163,790€ from more than 143 investors for 14.63% equity offered. having already surpassed its initial 100K€ goal, the company is now aiming to hit its 600K€ goal within the next 59 days or by 20… Read More

Payza Adds New Cryptocurrencies to Exchange, Including Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash & Monero

Payza, a global payments platform,  announced a cryptocurrency exchange expansion to include the “most popular” Bitcoin alternatives. In the majority of the countries where Payza is available, verified Payza members may now sell Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Zcash and dozens of other cryptocurrencies to Payza,… Read More

GOOAAL!!! Crowdo Celebrates Successful MNP Auctioneers & Goody Technologies Campaigns

Crowdo announced two more successful Equity Crowdfunding offers which had successfully surpassed their fundraising targets: MNP Auctioneers and Goody Technologies. This adds to a successful track record of ECF offers published on the Crowdo ECF website including The Parenthood which raised a record-setting 2.64mn RM… Read More

Russian Blockchain Platform Waves Carves Out New USD Gateway

Fresh from completing its Initial Coin Offering in June 2016 which reportedly garnered more than $16 million (30,000 BTC), Waves platform has introduced a now live USD gateway. Waves, a Russian decentralised platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, has announced that its users can… Read More

FinTech Australia Publishes Fintech Ecosystem Map

FinTech Australia is out today with a Fintech Ecosystem Map visually representing the ever-changing and growing number of entities participating in innovative finance in Australia. FinTech Australia says it intends on updating the map every six months to keep things current. Currently, the map lists… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Appoints Damon Pezaro as Chief Product Officer

Prospa, an Australian online lender for small businesses, has appointed Damon Pezaro as its first Chief Product Officer. The online lender described appointment as part of an expansion to its product offering to help more small business owners access finance. Pezaro joins Prospa from Domain,… Read More

OurCrowd to Match World’s Largest Companies with Startups with Launch of OurNetwork

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, has announced a new platform designed to match global companies with innovative startups called OurNetwork. The world is getting smaller and sophisticated international corporations must tap into emerging disruptive firms to compete. OurCrowd has created this matchmaking platform… Read More

Australian Securities & Investments Commission Publishes Guides on “Crowd-Sourced Funding”

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is out with two consultation papers that are guides for crowd-sourced funding (or investment crowdfunding). The first, “Crowd-sourced funding: Guide for public companies,” is consultation seeking feedback for proposed guidance on public companies raising capital online. The second, “Crowd-sourced funding:… Read More

SWIFT Offers €200,000 to Fintechs

In a recent announcement, SWIFT offered up to €200,000 in funding to Fintechs around the world to develop new overlay services that utilize their new global payments innovation (gpi) platform. The two winning Fintech companies of an Industry Challenge will work with banks on innovations that… Read More