YieldStreet’s President Michael Weisz Discusses Growth & Future Plans For the Asset-Backed Investment Platform

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YieldStreet is an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments. The platform was founded by CEO Milind Mehere who previously launched Yodle; President Michael Weisz, who was formerly a Vice President of a New York City-based hedge fund; and Dennis Shields, Chairman of YieldStreet,… Read More

StartEngine Launches Series of Crowdfunding Workshops: 1 Day to $100,000

Investment crowdfunding platform StartEngine has organized a series of events across the country to boost awareness and platform utilization. Beginning this Monday (February 28), StartEngine will host a day long event entitled “1 Day to $100,000” to educate companies about their online funding options. StartEngine… Read More

What Went Wrong: Creator of Micro 3D Printer Provides Perspective on Tiko 3D Failure

“Tiko 3D: Another crowdfunding fail, as backers money goes down the drain.” Tiko 3D is the second most-funded 3D printer on Kickstarter ever —the first being M3D who launched the Micro consumer 3D printer back in 2014.  M3D raised $3.4 million on Kickstarter from over 11,800… Read More

Here is the Most Recent Executive Order from President Trump Addressing Regulatory Reform

President Donald Trump has been flexing the power of his office by enacting multiple Executive Orders (EO). The most recent from the Trump administration is, once again, addressing regulatory reform.  Trump has signed two other EOs tackling regulations that may impact the financial services sector…. Read More

KPMG Fintech Report: Fintech Investment Declined in 2016 But Still Robust

KPMG published their quarterly Fintech report last week. The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2016, shares both quarterly and full year numbers for global Fintech investment. According to the report, investments and mergers value dropped from $46.7 billion in 2015 to $24.7 billion in 2016. KPMG… Read More

Huntsville, Alabama: Worlds First Reg CF Live Crowdfunding Event

New Leaf Digital has partnered with Wefunder to host the “world’s first” live crowdfunding event using Title III of the JOBS Act or Reg CF. New Leaf Digital is a Huntsville-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides innovation education opportunities to North Alabama’s millennial population. With… Read More

New Fundraising Platform DonorSee Seeks to Improve the Charity Industry

DonorSee is described as a new fundraising platform specifically to improve the charity industry. Its goal is to change the way people support charities with complete transparency. Instead of giving to a large charity that may fall short of the mark or simply has huge… Read More

And the Oscar Goes To…: Kickstarter Announces Funded Projects Nominated for the 2017 Award Show

With the 89th Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced the projects that were nominated for this year’s big award event. The funding portal stated: “Since 2011, at least one Kickstarter-funded film has… Read More

Report: P2P Lender Lufax Moving Away from Loans & Into Wealth Management

Lufax, othe largest peer to peer lenders in the world, is pivoting away from the online lending business. This is according to a report in WSJ.com. Lufax operates online and off – with more than 500 brick and mortar locations in over 200 cities. The… Read More

Tech City Announcement: 26 New Tech Companies to Join Future Fifty Program

Tech City UK announced earlier the week the 26 new companies that are joining its Future Fifty program. According to the London-based business management consultant, the Future Fifty program gives participants immediate access to a valuable peer network along with expert-led classes and workshops designed to… Read More

Lending Club Alters Grace Period for Borrowers

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) has tweaked the way it manages the “grace period” for borrowers when they make payments past the due date. Previously, borrowers received a 15 day grace period for any penalties on payments less than 15 days late.  Beginning today, Lending Club requires… Read More


Canadian Securities Administrators Launch Fintech Sandbox

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has launched a bespoke Fintech regulatory sandbox. The CSA described the Sandbox as an initiative that supports businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services, and applications. “The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the ability of those businesses to… Read More

The Rise & Fall of Tiko 3D Printer. Creator Puts Company “on Standby”

Kickstarter Campaign for 3D Printer Collapses After Raising Nearly $3 Million This is a cautionary tale of rewards-based crowdfunding. As we reported earlier this week, Tiko 3D printer has been in limbo for some time. Most backers (16,538) had not received their printers and many… Read More

Update: POD Point’s Third Crowdcube Campaign Surpasses £1.1 Million During Its First Week

Just one week after launching its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, POD Point has successfully secured more than £1.1 million from over 600 investors. As previously reported, POD Point designs and manufactures electric vehicle (EV) charge points that can be used in the home or… Read More

Trustivo Unveils Digital Workplace: A Platform Dedicated to Fintech

Boston-based Trustivo announced on Friday the launch of a new platform, Digital Workplace, which is dedicated to the fintech industry. According to Trustivo, Digital Workplace offers the following: An integrated platform for both financial planning and financial counseling needs A digital social network designed for… Read More

FarmFundr Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Farmland & Announces Three California Investment Opportunities

FarmFundr, a crowdfunding investment opportunity for farmland, announced on Friday it has opened its first rounding of funding opportunities for accredited investors. The new funding portal stated its primary focus is to maximize an investor’s returns while lowering risk. It was revealed: “FarmFundr currently farms and… Read More

Assetz Capital Embraces Local Presence to Boost Online Lending

As traditional banks reduce their physical presence across the country some online lenders are increasing their brick and mortar operations.  Assetz Capital is investing in their regional team and, in fact, grew their numbers by 110% during 2016. Stuart Law CEO and co-founder of the P2P… Read More

“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire” Hurdles Over $4 Million During the Final Hours on Fig

With less than twelve hours until its Fig campaign comes to an end, Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has successfully surpassed $4 million thanks to nearly 31,200 backers. The initiative surfaced on the crowdfunding platform for video games last month and quickly secured its initial $1.1 million within… Read More

TransferWise Integrates Money Transfer Bot With Facebook Messenger

Global peer-to-peer lending platform TransferWise announced earlier this week it has integrated its money transfer service, TransferWise Bot, with Facebook Messenger. The online lender revealed that customers may now send money and set up rate alerts without having to leave the Facebook Messenger app. TransferWise reported that users… Read More