GOKey Update: Details Revealed on Collapse of High Profile Indiegogo Hardware Campaign

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This is a cautionary tale not just for backers of ostensible promising hardware presales campaigns but for hardware creators with little to no experience on manufacturing and shipping hardware from Asia. GOKey, a rewards based project posted on Indiegogo in 2014, raised over $1.2 million… Read More

Indiegogo Success: Elliegrid’s Smart Pillbox Awarded $75,000 in Flash Funding From Arrow

Indiegogo announced on Wednesday, EllieGrid, the creator of Smart Pillbox, received $75,000 in flash funding from the crowdfunding platform’s partner, Arrow. The funding portal stated that EllieGrid would get access to design tools, a 10% parts discount, and expert one-on-one support from Arrow’s engineering team… Read More

Crowdcube & Seedrs Success Pod Point Announces Partnership With Global Real Estate Service Provider Savills

POD Point announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with global real estate service provider, Savills. The company reported that the new partnership will encourage electrical vehicle (EV) charging across Savills’ managed retail parks and shopping centers throughout the UK. The POD Point team… Read More

Kickstarter Reveals: $3 Billion Has Been Pledged to Independent Creators on Our Crowdfunding Platform

On Wednesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that more than 12.7 million backers have raised $3 billion to go towards independent creators on the funding portal. It was revealed: “Every five seconds someone backs a Kickstarter project. More than 12.7 million people around the world have… Read More

California Crowdfunding Bill Takes Another Step Towards Becoming Law

The California intrastate crowdfunding bill (AB 1517) took another step in the direction of becoming an actual law yesterday.  On Tuesday, April 25th, the bill was green-lighted by the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee. Next up is the Assembly Appropriations Committee. A hearing on the AB… Read More

Robinhood Hits Two Million Users & Raises $110 Million During Series C Funding Round Led By DST Global

California-based fintech company Robinhood announced on Wednesday it not only has reached two million users, but it also secured $110 million during its recent Series C funding round, which was led by DST Global, with participation from NEA, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital and… Read More

Humaniq Forms New Cryptocurrency Partnership With BOScoin

Blockchain tech company, Humaniq, announced on Tuesday it has officially formed a new cryptocurrency partnership with BOScoin. with South Korean cryptocurrency platform, BOScoin. The partnership will allow both companies to share strategy resources in technology while BOScoin will support Humaniq’s Asia expansion and Humaniq will support BOScoin’s… Read More

Tipalti Enhances NetSuite Integration By Launching Touchless Invoices Processing

Tipalti announced on Wednesday it is enhancing its NetSuite integration by launching a touchless invoices process. According to the fintech company, the enhanced integration allows NetSuite clients to streamline their entire end-to-end accounts payable and supplier payments workflow, from supplier onboarding and vetting to AP tax… Read More

Boston Fintech Startup FinMason Continues to Grow Staff By Appointing New Leadership in Sales, Marketing, & Data Science

FinMason, a Boston-based fintech and investment analytics firm, announced on Tuesday it appointed three new staff members to its growing staff. The appointees were added to the data science, marketing, and sales departments. According to FinMason, Mark Carroll was appointed as director of data science, Bob Leaper… Read More

Quovo Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding to Fuel Fintech Platform Expansion

Quovo, a Fintech company that leverages data to provide insights alongside connectivity for financial accounts, has raised $10 million in Series B funding.  Existing investors FinTech Collective and Long Light Capital were joined by F-Prime Capital and Napier Park Financial Partners to provide the capital…. Read More

Blockchain Project Hyperledger Announces Seven Additional Members

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Wednesday seven additional members to the project. The latest members include CollectorIQ Inc., Korea Exchange, Shanghai Onechain Information Technology, Shenzhen Forms Syntron Information, The State of Illinois, The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific… Read More


Farmdrop Secures £7 Million During Series A Funding Round Led By Atomico

Crowdcube #FundedClub member and award-winning online marketplace for local food producing, Farmdrop, announced it raised £7 million during its Series A funding round, which was led by a previous investor, Atomico, which was founded by Skype co-founder, Niklas Zennström. This new round of funding comes… Read More

Certua Says it Will Provide Real-Time Personal Financial Solutions Using Fintech

Certua is described as a Fintech platform that utilizes data to allow both individuals and advisers to benefit from financial planning solutions that automatically adjust as people’s lives change. The robo-life insurance service, expected to be the first service launched by the company, is intended… Read More

P2PFA Publishes Q1 Peer to Peer Lending Data: “Impressive Expansion in Lending Volumes”

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published its first quarter peer to peer lending data from its nine member platforms. The P2PFA reports that cumulative levels of lending neared £8.5 billion with loan originations in excess of £1 billion during the first… Read More

Lykke Adds Seamus Donoghue as Head of Singapore

Switzerland-based Fintech firm Lykke has announced it is “accelerating growth” by appointing Seamus Donoghue as Director of its Singapore office.  Lykke now has a presence in Switzerland, the UK, Cyprus, Vanuatu, the US and now Singapore.  Lykke is in the process of building a global… Read More

NextTech Aims To Be Vietnam’s Alibaba

E-commerce company NextTech, which is based out of Hanoi, Vietnam, is aiming to become its country’s version of Alibaba. Alibaba, of course, is China’s e-commerce and technology (including Fintech) juggernaut that helped the country surpass the US in mobile payments by more than 50 times. Can… Read More

Hong Kong Eyeing to Overtake Singapore as Asia’s Premier Fintech Hub

According to several reports, fintech in Asia reached record numbers in 2016. Singapore, in particular, has seen huge growth the last few years and has long proclaimed itself as the premier fintech hub in Asia. Some of the reasons why Singapore has been able to establish itself… Read More

Token Raises $15.7M in Series A Funding

Token, a Silicon Valley cloud-based payment network, has raised $15.7 million in Series A funding for its banking platform, which helps financial services comply with EU regulations. The capital infusion will be leveraged to expand the Token platform in Europe. The company has crafted itself… Read More

Innovate Finance Schedules Event on Cybersecurity in NYC

Innovate Finance, the association for UK’s global Fintech sector, is hosting a forum on cyber security during the inaugural Fintech Week in New York City. Entitled “The Threat is Real: Financial Services, FinTech and Cybersecurity” the event will take place on April 27th at the… Read More

Symbid Files for Reverse Stock Split & Name Change in SEC Documents

Symbid (OTCMKTS:SBID) has filed an 8-K Amendment to enact a reverse split of its shares and a name change to “Sincerity Applied Materials Holdings Corp” – thus ending its chapter as a publicly traded security. Symbid, the first crowdfunding company to publicly trade shares on… Read More