Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Closes Reg A+ at $30 Million with Pre-Money Valuation of $120 Million

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A Defining Moment for the Crowdfunding Industry as Offer Mirrors Small Cap IPOs of the Past Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSS Entertainment) is reporting that its Reg A+ crowdfunding offer has closed at the top end of its range having raised $30 million… Read More

Asian Expansion: Kickstarter to Launch in Japan This September

Kickstarter announced this week that it will be launching in Japan next month Plans for the crowdfunding giant to make its Japanese debut were revealed earlier this year. According to The Verge, Japanese creators will be able to use the funding portal to attract backers… Read More

Elio Motors to Issue More Shares. Plans Switch to NASDAQ

Elio Motors, Inc. (OTC QX:ELIO), the first Reg A+ issuer to list on a public marketplace following a crowdfunded offering, has filed a Form S-1 with the SEC indicating its intent to sell additional shares in the company. Elio also revealed its intent to list its… Read More

Full Steam Ahead: BlockMason to Offer ICO to US Investors Minus a Filing with the SEC

BlockMason is moving full steam ahead with their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that will apparently be open to US investors. BlockMason is developing the Credit Protocol (CP) and associated Credit Protocol Token (CPT). With Credit Protocol, BlockMason says it has taken the “next logical step… Read More

It’s Official: “Super Troopers 2” to Hit Theaters April 2018

On Thursday, film studio Broken Lizard announced the highly anticipated, Indiegogo-funded comedy Super Troopers 2 is set to hit theaters on April 20, 2018. As previously reported, Broken Lizard sought to raise $2 million for the sequel of the 2001 cult classic Super Troopers during its Indiegogo campaign in 2015… Read More

KeyBank Takes a Stake in Fintech Firm Billtrust & Partners to Deliver Automated Accounts Receivable Solution

KeyBank (NYSE: KEY) announced on Thursday it has formed a strategic partnership with and equity investment in Billtrust, a pioneer of payment cycle management solutions. The bank revealed that this collaboration, along with the launch of KeyTotal AR, marks the most recent in a series… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Markets Joins Forces With UAE Exchange to Develop & Enhance Fintech Ecosystem

Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) announced it has joined forces with foreign exchange and remittance company UAE Exchange to support, develop and promote the fintech ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. The Memorandum of Understanding was notably signed by Promoth… Read More

OCC Motion to Dismiss Regarding Conference of State Bank Supervisors Lawsuit: A Fatally Premature Attempt to Remedy a Speculative Harm

Earlier this month the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) fired off a counter salvo in the legal battle regarding the OCC Fintech Charter. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) launched an attack against the OCC this past spring. Many Fintech industry participants… Read More

Landbay Completes Latest Seedrs Funding Round With More Than £2.4 Million in Funding

On Friday, UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Landbay announced the completion of its latest crowdfunding round on Seedrs, which attracted a grand total of £2,440,266. Gray Stern, co-founder and chief commercial officer at Landbay, revealed to UKTN (formerly Tech City News): “This was a bridge round funded by… Read More

Online Service Provider DreamHost Launches Crowdfunding Efforts For Anti-Trump Administration Website

DreamHost, an online service provider for web hosting and cloud computing services to more than 400,000 customers worldwide, has recently launched crowdfunding efforts on CrowdJustice to fight a subpoena warrant from the Department of Justice that are requesting information for a customer’s website, disruptj30.org (aka ResistThis) which is notably… Read More

German Crowdfunding Platform Aescuvest Combines Institutional & Private Investors to Fund Health & Medical Startups

German Investment crowdfunding platform Aescuvest has recently listed an offer to invest in Rodos Biotarget GmbH. The company has reportedly developed a platform technology under the name TargoSphere, which allows the targeted transport of active substances with “nanotransporters”.  These nanotransporters. Rodos Biotarget is emblematic of the… Read More


Singapore Fintech Hub: Dominant for Now As Regulations Count

Singapore has worked hard to gain, and retain, the crown of Asian Fintech Hub and you can guarantee it won’t give it up without a fight. There are several countries that are in the race. Recently both Australia and Hong Kong have staked a claim… Read More

DreamFunded Now Offers Real Estate Investments Using Reg CF

DreamFunded Real Estate has launched its first real estate investment opportunity under Reg CF. DreamFunded is a FINRA approved crowdfunding platform that may offer securities the newest crowdfunding exemption. This iteration of crowdfunding allows any investor access to these opportunities – not just wealthier, accredited… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With The Brooklyn Comedy Festival For Annual Film Fest

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter recently announced that for the second year it is teaming up with The Brooklyn Comedy Festival to present the annual Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival. According to Kickstarter, this year’s festival has been expanded from short films only to a week-long program that… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: More Than 850 Campaigns Raise Over $500,000 For Animals & Shelters

On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe revealed that more than 850 campaigns on its website have raised over $500,000 for animals and shelters. This news comes just before the yearly event, Clear the Shelters Day, takes place on August 19th. “Communities across the country have come… Read More

Invesdor Alum Fitness Village Debuts New App & Opens Gamified Gym

Earlier this week, Invesdor alum Fitness Village announced the launch of its new app and the opening of its gamified gym. The launch of the game and the opening of the gym following a successful €187,000 funding on the equity crowdfunding platform this past May. Invesdor… Read More

Crowdcube Teams Up With London’s New Sport Tech Hub

Crowdcube announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with London’s brand new Sport Tech Hub, a hub that creates a platform for both startups and entrepreneurs within the sports tech space. The equity crowdfunding platform stated it offers Sport Tech Hub member teams the… Read More

Sleep Tracking Startup EverSleep Secures $50,000 in Flash Funding From Indiegogo Partner Arrow

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced on Thursday one of its funded projects, Eversleep, secured $50,000 in flash funding through its partner, Arrow. The project raised $140,133 from 630 backers early this summer EverSleep is described as a complete all-in-one device, paired with an app, that tracks… Read More

Hybrid Estate Agent Vesper Homes Seeks £100,000 Through Equity Offering on Seedrs

Hybrid estate agent, Vesper Homes, is currently seeking a minimum of £100,000 through its equity offering on crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The company is currently offering 8% in equity, with a valuation of £1,150,800. The company stated that it offers users all of the same services… Read More

Funding Circle Set to Support UK Small Business Growth Through Strategic Partnership With Aegon

On Thursday, online lender Funding Circle announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Dutch financial services group, Aegon, to support the growth of UK small businesses. According to Funding Circle, Aegon is set to invest in loans to UK small businesses through its lending… Read More