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Xiaomi Opens Xiaomi Lending to Android Users On April 11, Xiaomi Corp., China’s leading mobile phone maker, launched the mobile application Xiaomi Lending in Android market, signaling a strong ambition to expand in the country’s booming Internet Finance sector. When Xiaomi Lending was first launched… Read More

Growth Street Reports Rapid Growth as 600 Investors Sign Up in Just 5 Months

Peer to peer lender Growth Street is reporting solid growth. The online lender said it has captured over 600 investors since platform launch at the end of 2016. Growth Street is a platform that provides online financing options for UK SMEs. The company also touted its… Read More

Fintech Startup Prime Trust Appoints Former Hambrecht Partner Whitney White As New CTO & COO

Nevada-based Fintech startup Prime Trust announced on Friday it has appointed former Hambrecht Partner and CTO, Whitney White as its new COO and CTO.  According to Prime Trust, during his 17 years at Hambrecht White assisted in the design and execution of the company’s capital… Read More

One Week to Go: Sugru Nears £1.5 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

With less than a week until its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, moldable glue creator Sugru has successfully secured nearly £1.3 million from 1670 investors. The company is currently seeking £1.5 million through the round as it continues its expansion. The launch of… Read More

Inspired By Y Combinator: Kickstarter Unveils Requests for Projects Feature

Earlier this week, Kickstarter’s design and tech team announced the launch of their new Request for Projects Feature. According to the team’s lead, Julio Terra, this feature was inspired in part by Y Combinator’s request for startups. “As part of our endless quest for projects,… Read More

BrewDog USA Milestone: First Batch of Beer Is In The System!

Cheers to BrewDog! The UK-based crowdfunded brewery announced on Thursday that its USA location (in Columbus, Ohio) has officially put its first batch of beer into its system. This news comes just a couple weeks after BrewDog announced it received a £100 million investment from San Francisco-based… Read More

Singapore on Regulating Fintech: “Financial Regulators Should not be Afraid to Work Collaboratively”

This is a special time of the year in Washington, DC. It is the annual Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank meaning a diverse group of policymakers and regulators descend upon the US Capitol clogging restaurants and over-booking hotels. This also means there… Read More

Wiivv Set to Complete Custom Fit Sandal Kickstarter Campaign With Nearly $525,000 in Funds

With its Custom Fit Sandal Kickstarter campaign set to close in less than 24 hours, Wiivv has successfully secured nearly $525,000 from more than 4650 backers for the project. The California startup launched the campaign last month and was seeking to raise a minimum of $250,000…. Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Brelion Acquires PeerRealty

Ohio-based real estate crowdfunding platform Brelion announced on Thursday it has completed its acquisition of PeerRealty. The funding portal revealed that this acquisition is expected to strengthen the core offerings of both companies along with creating more resources for real estate investors and commercial developers…. Read More

SEC Rolls Out Amendments to Intrastate Offering Rule

On April 20, 2017, amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A, federal intrastate offering exemptions, finally went into effect. The amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A are intended to modernize and update the exemption that allows companies to raise money from investors who… Read More

Kickstarter Hits New Milestone: Funds 25,000 Music Projects

Kickstarter’s first head of music, Molly Neuman, announced on Friday it hit a new crowdfunding milestone. The portal has helped 25,000 music projects successfully secured their funding targets. According to Neuman, 22,702 independent creators behind the projects have recorded albums, funded tours, founded labels, premiered… Read More


Blockchain Tech Company Humaniq Announces Partnership With Deloitte

Blockchain company Humaniq announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with global consulting firm Deloitte. This news comes just after Humaniq secured $3.9 million through its initial coin offering.  Humaniq stated its currently on a mission to provide financial inclusion products and services powered… Read More

BMO Harris Bank Teams Up With 1871 to Launch New Chicago Fintech Partnership Program

On Friday, BMO Harris Bank announced it has formed a partnership with technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem 1871 to launch a new Chicago-based fintech three-month mentorship program. The new program, which is called the BMO Harris/1871 FinTech Partnership, will offer six selected startups with the following: A… Read More

Seedrs Success Blow LTD. Secures £3.5 Million From Unilever Ventures to Expand Beauty Services

Seedrs alum Blow LTD. announced on Friday it secured 3.5 million from Unilever Ventures to expand its beauty services. This news comes nearly one year after the company raised £1,345,530 through the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform. As previously reported, Blow LTD. was co-founded by Fiona McIntosh (ex-Editor-in-Chief… Read More

Crowd2Fund Reports “Exponential” Growth for Q1 2017 Fueled by IFISA

Crowd2Fund is reporting “record breaking” growth for Q1 2017. According to the crowdfunding platform, it has experienced 4700% year over year growth during the first quarter with “millions of pounds” being transacted on a monthly basis. Crowd2Fund reported that “scores” of different businesses received debt… Read More

Lyndsi Stevens Appointed General Manager of NextGen Crowdfunding

NextGen Crowdfunding, has appointed Lyndsi Stevens as General Manager. In her new role, Stevens will manage all day to day operations of the NextGen business. Stevens previously was Vice President of Marketing at NextGen. Stevens will take over the GM position from Joan Seavey who has… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Vivobarefoot Collaborates With Betabrand for New Shoe Collection

UK-based shoe brand and Crowdcube alum, Vivobarefoot, announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with crowdfunding clothing platform for independent designers and major brands, Betabrand, for its new shoe collection. According to the company, this collection was launched this week with the release of the… Read More

CoAssets Expands into Hong Kong with Fintech Pte Ltd Investment

ASEAN crowdfunding platform CoAssets (ASX: CA8) is pushing into Hong Kong as part of a growth and “internationalization strategy”. CoAssets announced a Memorandum of Understanding this past March. CoAssets announced it has entered into a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with the shareholders of Fintech Pte… Read More

Chapel Down Reports Annual Results

Chapel Down (NEX:CDGP) has reported its annual operating results for 2016. The publicly listed company that notably raised capital on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs becoming the first listed company to use crowdfunding. Certain shareholders continue to receive certain perks for maintaining ownership in the company… Read More

On 4 Year Anniversary Assetz Capital Has Lent £240 Million & Expects to Double That in the Next Year

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is celebrating four years in operation. The platform reports that during these past years, it has originated £240 million in lands. Assetz Capital plans to double the figure within the next 12 months. “We’ve seen the company go from… Read More