Hope Liu: Eximchain’s Mission is to Become the Blockchain Infrastructure for Supply Chain Applications

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From supplier credit to inventory management, Eximchain is developing a Blockchain that combines privacy, accessibility, and security to support enterprise-ready applications. Eximchain looks to leverage the power of Blockchain, so stakeholders within a supply chain can connect, transact, and share information more efficiently and securely…. Read More

Visa Launches $50,000 Fintech Innovative Contest For Sub-Sahara Africa Startups

Credit card giant Visa is set to launch a new $50,000 innovation contest in the fintech industry of Sub-Sahara Africa. This news comes just a few months after Visa announced the launch of its fintech bootcamps for African startups. The contest will run under the company’s… Read More

Fintech Firm FinMason Names David Remstein As First President & COO

On Thursday, Boston-based fintech FinMason announced it has appointed David Remstein as its first president and COO. According to FinMason, Remstein will be responsible for driving planning and managing the growth of the company in terms of personnel, clients, products, and geographies. The new president/COO… Read More

Challenger Bank Masthaven Teams Up With Intrinsic Financial Services to Expand Distribution

UK-based challenger bank Masthaven announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with financial service provider Intrinsic to expand distribution and enable more brokers to access to its products. Launched as a retail bank in 2016, Masthaven now offers savings and lending products. It has also… Read More

OurCrowd’s Labs/02 Incubator Company c2a Now Available to Auto Manufacturers Worldwide to Protect Connected Cars Against Cyber Threats

Cyber 2 Automotive Security (c2a),  an OurCrowd Labs/02 incubator company, has announced that its patented Stamper technology, which protects the connected car from cyber threats, is now available to auto manufacturers and suppliers worldwide on a royalty free license basis. The announcement comes just as the US… Read More

Lendr Partners With MidCap Financial Trust to Close $25 Million Senior Credit Facility

Lendr, a provider of flexible working capital to small- and medium-sized businesses, specializing in business finance and factoring solutions, announced on Thursday the closing of its $25 million senior credit facility. MidCap Financial Trust served as the Administrative Agent for the transaction. According to to duo,… Read More

InvestHK UK Fintech Award: RegTech Mosaic Smart Data Wins Top Prize

Mosaic Smart Data, a London based Fintech that helps financial institutions in adapting to regulatory change, has won the inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards.  The recognition was revealed by InvestHK  along with the UK Department for International Trade. The competition received 30 submissions from UK based… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut to Issue Disposable Virtual Cards in Unique Move to Combat Fraud

Digital challenger bank Revolut will now allow customers to setup and pay online with disposable virtual cards.  According to Revolut, after each transaction, existing card details will be destroyed and new  card details automatically generated. Revolut is offering the new service in a unique way… Read More

Seedrs Forms New Partnership with Commercial Finance Broker Finpoint

UK based Investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced a new partnership with Finpoint, a commercial finance broker that provides financing solutions to SME’s. Seedrs says the partnership will support businesses scaling and boost investment into UK businesses. According to the agreement, Seedrs will gain access… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin Sanctions Venezuelan Officials Targeting Petro Cryptocurrency

This week, the White House issued an executive order that banned any US citizens or entities from participating in the Venezuelan Petro Coin. The creation of the cryptocurrency based off of Venezuelan oil was a response to the economic crises that has been brought upon… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform EquityMultiple Gives up on Reg D 506c Highlighting Shortcomings in General Solicitation Rule

EquityMultiple, a real estate investment platform that caters to accredited investors has bagged general solicitation or accredited crowdfunding. No longer will EquityMultiple publicly promote its real estate offerings online and elsewhere. Previously, EquityMultiple has leveraged Reg D 506c – a new securities exemption created by… Read More

Crowd Machine ICO: Like Filecoin but with Functional Technology in Place

Crowd Machine is gearing up for their public crowd sale on April 1st. The private sale is ongoing with minimum participation of $100,000. Accredited investors only. Same holds true for the public sale for US investors – you must be accredited. But the FAQ appears… Read More

Higher Education Comparison Service University Compare Now Seeks £250,000 on Seedrs

University Compare, a cross-platform higher education comparison service that helps universities and students connect, is now seeking £250,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2012, University Compare displays university statistics, student reviews, and personalized choices to help students decide which course to choose when… Read More

Royal Bank of Canada Launches API Developer Portal

On Tuesday, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced it has opened its very own API developer platform. According to the bank, the RBC Developers platform will allow eligible external software developers, industry “innovators,” and clients to access select RBC APIs. While sharing more details… Read More

Crowdcube Named The Pitch’s 2018 Investment Expert Partner

 On Wednesday, Crowdcube announced it has joined forces with The Pitch as its Investment Expert Partner. The UK-based equity crowdfunding platform reported it will run investment readiness classes at The Pitch’s boot camps, along with sharing “learnings” about crowdfunding, work with angel investors and VCs,… Read More

Mike Cagney’s New Blockchain based Online Lending Venture Figure is out of Stealth Mode

Mike Cagney, a Fintech icon who was founder and CEO of SoFi until he was ejected by the company’s board, has brought his newest startup out of stealth mode. Figure, a Blockchain based online lending platform, is now ready accepting emails for future updates. Figure… Read More

Aspiring Crypto Bank Crypterium Appoints James Davies as CFO

Crypterium, the “crypto bank for everyone”, has hired James Davies as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Davies will oversee the payment partner and exchange integration and the all of the company’s finance functions. Crypterium launched an initial coin offering (ICO) last October for a crowdsale… Read More

F10 Incubator & Accelertor Opens Application for P2’s Batch IV

Fintech, regtech, and insurtech incubator and accelerator F10 announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for its Prototype to Product (P2)Program Batch IV. The program revealed applications are currently being accepted and reviewed from tech startup firms, who were solving problems in the financial, banking,… Read More

Regtech Company Exate Technology is Winner of Innovate Finance Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the leading voice for UK’s global Fintech industry, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its Fintech startup competition. The winner of the competition is Exate Technology, a data privacy firm that operates in the Regtech category. Along with being recognized by Innovate Finance,… Read More

Investment Platform Motive Partners Opens Innovation & Investment Center in London to Serve Next Generation Fintech Companies

Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry, announced on Wednesday it was opening of its new European Innovation and Investment Center in London. According to Motive Partners, the 14,000 sq. ft. space that will facilitate and drive collaborative… Read More

UPDATE: What the Revised SEIS / EIS Guidelines Mean for Crowdfunders?

  We recently published an article from John Auckland, from TribeFirst, about HMRC’s new SEIS / EIS guidelines. Since we released this, the crowdfunding platforms met with HMRC to discuss the potential limitations these guidelines might present for companies looking to raise money through crowdfunding, so… Read More