Erin Hobey

Bloomio CEO Maxim Lyadvinsky Comments on Key Issues, Growth and Blockchain Sector Predictions

Last week Bloomio AG, a Swiss-based blockchain-based equity crowdfunding platform that allows investors to fund startups in return for tokenized shares, added a new board of independent experts to conduct due diligence of  potential strength and scalability of startups applying to raise on the platform.  New members include NeoFelis… Read More

Groundfloor CEO Brian Dally Opines on IPO Results, Growth & Platform Updates

Groundfloor, a direct real estate investment platform, has reaped in an additional $4.2 million in its recent IPO. The total reportedly secured for the 2017-18 campaign to $6.2 million (1) from 2,304 investors and the company’s total fundraising to $13.8M. “The offering was very well-received… Read More

Palmia & its Naturally Lemon-Infused, Low Cal Beer Returns to Wefunder, Ready for Growth

Readers know that beer almost always is a sure win with the crowdfunding crowd. Spanish coast inspired, US brewed Palmia is off to good start on its second Wefunder Future Equity (Custom SAFE) campaign.  San Francisco- based Palmia has already surpassed its initial goal, having secured $198,414+… Read More

Orca Money Makes a Splash on Seedrs: Nears 70% Campaign Goal on First Day

Orca Money’s crowdfunding campaign is going as smoothly as expected.  The P2P investment aggregation platform linked with Seedrs and launched to raise £500,007 campaign yesterday and has already secured over £346,745 from more than 91 investors toward its goal. Co-Founded by CEO Iain Niblock and Jordan Stodart in 2015, Orca… Read More

Rayvolt & Crowdcube: Stylishly Cruisin’ toward an E-Bike Rayvolution

What do Harley-Davidson, Tesla and Rip Curl have in common? Each has showcased Rayvolt bikes in their hallowed halls. From a garage brand making custom bikes, Barcelona-based Rayvolt has grown into an international brand with reportedly 50K followers on social media. Pre-valued at £9,500,000, the startup… Read More

Bloomio Adds New Board of Independent Experts from Alibaba, Metahash, NeoFelis…

Bloomio, a blockchain- based equity crowdfunding platform that allows investors to fund startups in return for tokenized shares, has appointed a new board of independent experts to conduct due diligence of  potential strength and scalability of startups applying to raise on the platform. The platform raised an… Read More

Catching Waves: New System Protocol for Blockchain, Launches SIMDAQ on Tidex

The Waves Platform, a decentralized global platform offering an ecosystem for blockchain developers, has begun its process of activating Smart Contracts on the platform’s MainNet. According to the platform, Waves released a new system protocol for its blockchain, the first stage of the launch of Smart… Read More

Mr & Mrs Smith Books Crowdcube for Equity Crowdfunding Raise: Ready for Growth

Mr & Mrs Smith, a global luxury travel business, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign through Crowdcube to raise £1,000,000+ for 3.66% equity. Pre-valued at £26,341,500, Mr & Mrs Smith has quickly raised over £235,874 from 44+ investors — this is one of those exciting campaign that each refresh… Read More

Cryptoasset Platform (and Coinhouse Parent Company) Arizen Receives First French CIF License

Last December distributed ledger technology was presented to and approved by the Council of Ministers in France with the caveat that Blockchain may not be used for listed securities as this sector is governed by EU law. The aim was to improve the industry’s transparency, authentication… Read More

RocketShoes Runs with NEM Blockchain ProximaX: Collaborating in a Decentralized Tech Educational Revolution

RocketShoes has made a timely back-to-school announcement that its app will utilize blockchain and distributed ledger technology extension ProximaX to power its advanced education platform, a collaboration which seeks to confirm the relevance of ProximaX’s blockchain technology serving industries beyond fintech. “We’re working with leading… Read More

Paytm Adds Paytm Money Mutual Fund App to Wallet for its 850K Users Strong and Growing

Today Paytm‘s newest wallet addition, its Paytm Money app, went live on Android and iOS. In preparation for the launch, the platform reported reaped in 500K registrations to officially start Money’s operations with 850K users, with 65% of the users based in India’s top 15 cities. The announced… Read More

Latest Scoop on Northern Bloc Ice Cream: Overfunding on Crowdcube

Crowdcube investors have made it clear: they want their ice cream, and they want it natural, free from artificial ingredients and low in sugar with innovative flavor combinations.  Northern Bloc is overfunding, just a week after launching their equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. At this writing,… Read More

Gotta Dash! New Partnerships with Coincards.ca, SugarTrends, Bit2Me & Introducing New DIP-5 Blockchain Users

During the past week, Dash, a digital currency for payments and e-commerce, announced an integration with CoinCards.ca, Germany-based SugarTrends, Spain-based Bit2Me and a new DIP. Canadian-based Coincards.ca, one of the few retail gift card companies specializing in cryptocurrency as a form of payment, company allows customers to… Read More

Inside Scoop on Northern Bloc Ice Cream’s New Crowdcube Raise

Earlier this month UK crowdfunded Crowdcube blogged that £500 million had been pledged on the platform and has resulted in more than 700 successful raises, for startups to sizeable scale-ups including fintech unicorn Revolut, digital, mobile-only bank Monzo and the British multinational brewery BrewDog. Food and beverage… Read More

Robo.cash Founder Sergey Sedov Comments on New Research on Women Investors

According to recent research completed by European P2P platform Robo.cash on its investors, even though women are less likely to invest and usually tend to consider investing in their 30s or 40s, their average investments are 40% more than men. “In general, we make no difference… Read More

Downing Crowd Launches New Property Bond, Mark Gross Promoted to Partner

UK Investment platform Downing Crowd has launched its second property development bond offer, as part of a 12-month programme to raise £50 million through a range of similar property bonds. This latest bond offer, DDF Property Bond Series Two, offers a choice of two fixed… Read More

New Crowdfunder PatrocinaM Partners with Crowdcube Spain: Supporting the Arts

PatrocinaM, a Barcelona-based crowdfunding platform which connects cultural projects seeking funding to individuals and companies ready to fund them, has partnered with Crowdcube Spain to take its platform to the next level, nationally and internationally. The platform has already raised more than half its €100,000… Read More

Shojin Property Partners Celebrates Successful Southend-On-Sea & Hampshire Raises

Shojin Property Partners secured funding targets of a combined £1.63M for two of its latest crowdfunded projects in Southend-On-Sea and Hampshire, reportedly attracted 38 investors. Southend-On-Sea was an equity raise (variable profit share) while Hampshire was a debt raise with a fixed return. “Many investors… Read More

P2P Lender Lendable Receives Dutch Development Bank FMO Convertible Grant

Kenyan-based Fintech platform Lendable has been extended a convertible grant from Dutch Development Bank FMO to provide a “first loss” backstop.  The $450K convertible grant, provided by the Dutch government’s FMO managed MASSIF fund, aims to reach targeted end-beneficiaries through financing local financial intermediaries and institutions that… Read More

Blue World Voyages Sets Sail on Wefunder: Sports & Wellness Cruise Line Captained by World Class Team

Blue World Voyages, a cruise line designed for the next generation of health-conscious professionals, sports + fitness enthusiasts, has paired with Wefunder to make its plans come into fruition by raising $1,070,000. To date over $181,100 has been raised by more than 81 investors. The Blue World Cruise Team… Read More

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