TransferWise Goes Big. Sets up Office in Singapore for Asian Expansion & Global Domination

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Transferwise is a great service. I know it is great because I am a customer. Awhile back I reached out to my bank (big, multinational, global brand name with a storied history) and told them I needed to quickly transfer some money to an international… Read More

US Based Fintech Firm investFeed Crowdfunds on Seedrs

investFeed, described as the first transparent social network for the financial markets, is crowdfunding on Seedrs. We believe this is the first US based company to leverage the UK based investment crowdfunding platform. The UK is home to the most robust equity crowdfunding market in… Read More

Toronto Financial Services Alliance Welcomes Fintech Support from Ontario

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) released a statement this week welcoming Ontario’s support for the Fintech sector. The announcement by TFSA followed Ontario releasing its budget containing a strategy for advancing Fintech in the region.  The TFSA is a private/public partnership whose goal is to… Read More

Update: Snapshot Games’ “Phoenix Point” Nears $450,000 Just Days After Fig Campaign Debut

Just a few days after launching on crowdfunding platform Fig, Snapshot Games’ Phoenix Point project is currently nearing $450,000 thanks to 6285 backers. The initiative is seeking $500,000. As previously reported, Phoenix Point is described as a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy scifi game. The game’s story reads:… Read More

Golf Technology Program VPAR Completes Seedrs Round With More Than £1.2 Million in Funding

VPAR, a UK-based golf technology platform, has completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs and has secured over £1.2 million from investors. The campaign was launched in January, and the platform was seeking £1 million. VPAR was founded in 2007 and is seeking to change the golf experience for… Read More

PledgeMe Announces New Pricing For CrowdfundingU Program

On Friday, crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced the new pricing for its CrowdfundingU program. This news comes less than two months after the funding portal revealed it was providing tiered CrowdfundingU programs for equity and lending campaigns.  CrowdfundingU offers a structured 6-week program for equity campaigners…. Read More

SEC & NYU Partner on Event Tackling Moribund IPO Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission is partnering with New York University on an event tackling the topic of the declining initial public offering market (IPO). Organized under the auspices of the SEC’s Division of Economic Risk Analysis (DERA), the half day dialogue is being held… Read More

Crowdfunder UK: Surge in Crowdfunding Helps More Political Candidates Run in Snap Election

This week, Crowdfunder UK reported that more political candidates are excepted to crowdfund their election campaign in the snap general election. The crowdfunding platform revealed that just a little over a week since the election, projects on its website have raised £200,000 in the politics category…. Read More

London’s Redchurch Brewery Returns to Crowdcube: Seeks £400,000 to Continue Expansion

Just a little over a year after securing nearly £500,000 through its first Crowdcube campaign, London-based Redchurch Brewery has made its return to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £400,000. Since its establishment six years ago, the Redchurch Brewery has grown from a single archway… Read More


Kickstarter Debuts Creators-in-Residence Pilot Program

On Friday, Kickstarter announced as part of its mission to bring creative projects to life, it has launched the pilot of its new Kickstarter Creators-in-Residence program. The crowdfunding giant stated that during the pilot, it will open its Brooklyn headquarters doors to various campaign alumni… Read More

Following Seedrs Overfunding: Humble Grape To Open Third Location in Islington

Independent wine merchant and wine bar concept, Humble Grape, is set to open a third site in Islington this upcoming summer. The news comes just a few weeks after the company secured its initial 1 million funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers Launches Fintech Lab

In an attempt to enhance their understanding of the Fintech industry, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec, Canada, has announced the creation of a Fintech Lab. The Fintech Lab, which will be accessible to all AMF employees contributing to the projects of the Fintech… Read More

Small Change Announces Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bank Building Real Estate Offering

Real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change announced this week the launch of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bank Building real estate offering. The funding portal noted that the project is seeking $300,000 to fund development of the building into co-working operator Beauty Shoppe’s flagship location. According to Small Change, Beauty Shoppe currently… Read More

Comptroller of the Currency, Thomas Curry, Delivers Speech on Importance of Fintech Innovation

“That ability to adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of customers and the marketplace is as critical” Thomas Curry, the Comptroller of the Currency, delivered a speech today at Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. The speech comes at an interesting time as… Read More

Overfunding: Hummus Bros Secures £125,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Mediterranean restaurant and pop-up chain, Hummus Bros, has successfully secured its initial £125,000 through its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative last month and has raised £132,700 from nearly 180 investors. As previously reported, Hummus Bros was launched in May 2003 by… Read More

Update: Derby Brewing Co. Increases Equity Offering Through Crowdcube Campaign & Decreases Valuation

Less than two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Derby Brewing Co. has officially increased its equity offering from 3.86% to 6.5% through the funding round and decreased its initial valuation from £12,459,364 to £7,192,307.60. As previously reported, Derby Brewing Co. was… Read More

LendingUSA Appoints Former Consumer Enforcement Unit Attorney Jenann Shemisa As General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

LendingUSA announced on Friday it has appointed former consumer enforcement unit attorney, Jenann Shemisa, to its executive team as both General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Shemisa will assume her new role immediately, reporting directly to Camilo Concha, CEO and Founder. According to LendingUSA, Shemisa previously served… Read More