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Narrowly looking only at a company’s published financial accounts when investing in it could prove to be a costly mistake. Every company is also about people, and every company is only as good as the people who embody its mission. Quantitative assessment of a company… Read More

Israeli Crowdfunding Platform ExitValley Self Crowdfunds, Plans UK Expansion

ExitValley is leveraging its own platform to raise growth capital for the young investment crowdfunding site. According to the campaign page; “2 years after we pioneered Israel‘s first Crowdinvesting platform, new government regulations are now in place that allow everyone to invest in Start-ups. We… Read More

Report: IVC Poised to Invest in Fintech Unicorn Transferwise

IVC, one of the original venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, is poised to take a substantial stake in Fintech unicorn Transferwise. This is a according to a report by Sky News that indicated IVP would invest approximately $60 million in the… Read More

The SEC Really Does Not Know How Much is Being Raised Under Reg D

Regulation D, or Reg D as everyone calls it, is probably the most powerful capital raising exemption in the US. Just about every single successful early stage company has leveraged Reg D in its various iterations. In 2013, the SEC enacted final rules for Title… Read More

KyberNetwork ICO Reports “Massive Early Registration”

Singapore based KyberNetwork, a decentralized exchange for the instant trading of any cryptocurrency, informs us they will be closing their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) whitelist registration three days earlier than planned, “due to a massive number of registrations.” The KyberNetwork public token sale is scheduled… Read More

American Homeowner Preservation Hits Pause on New Investments

American Homeowner Preservation (AHP) has announced they have temporarily suspended accepting new investments. AHP is company that purchases distressed mortgages, typically at a steep discount, and then works with homeowners to find a solution to get the loans performing again. In operation since 2008, AHP… Read More

RateSetter Withdraws From the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association

On Friday, P2P lending platform RateSetter announced it has withdrawn from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). This news comes less than a month after the online lender was hit with a series of significant operational challenges as several large loans have struggled. RateSetter stated; “Following our… Read More

Overfunding: German Community Bike-Sharing Platform listnride Secures €150,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Less than one month after launching its equity offering on crowdfunding portal Seedrs, listnride, a Germany-based bike-sharing community platform, has successfully secured its initial €150,000 funding target. As previously reported, listinride describes itself as a bike sharing platform that connects bikes cycling enthusiasts. Users may book a variety… Read More

Update: Enertor Captures 91% of £750,000 Crowdcube Funding Target & Announces Partnership With Runner’s World

With its equity crowdfunding campaign set to close on Crowdcube at the beginning of September, Enertor, an insole company that is endorsed and worn by Olympian Usain Bolt, has successfully secured more than 91% of its £750,000 funding target. Enertor previously stated that its insole… Read More

Simple, an Online Banking Option, Lays Off Staff as 5 Members of Executive Team Depart

Portland based Simple is going through a restructuring of sorts. According to a blog post by Simple’s co-founder and CEO Josh Reich, they made the mistake of acting too much like a bank. This wrong turn in the life of their company created some issues… Read More

FinTech Australia CEO Issues A Statement on Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing Laws

Following the Coalition Government’s announcement of its first stage of reforms to strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, FinTech Australia’s CEO, Danielle Szetho, issued a statement on the situation.  According to a press release issued by the Australian Minister of Justice, the new bill… 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