Erin Hobey

Crypto Mining Chip Producer Bitmain Technologies IPO Could Be as High as $18 Billion

More information is now available since Crowdfund Insider first covered Bitmain’s IPO reveal in late July. Bitmain Technologies Ltd., the world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining chip producer, has a Hong Kong IPO in the works for a September launch that could reportedly raise as much as… Read More

Alarmtab Security System Gaining Ground on Companisto: Providing Security Against Intruders

Companisto continues to have successful raises on its platform.  The latest ongoing success is with Alarmtab UG. With its patented Bluetosec wireless technology, Alarmtab is looking to set global standards for security systems for intruder alarms, fire prevention and emergency calls.  In order to jump to… Read More

Smoothie Operator: PACK’D Smoothie Kits Now Overfunding on Crowdcube

Producing over two million Smoothie Kits, PACK’D is a natural nutrition brand on a mission to fuel potential. Grown from a Prince’s Trust market stall to one of the UK’s ‘Top 50 Startups’, the company now has over 1500 product listings including Sainsburys and Ocado…. Read More

Decentralized Crypto Trader Altcoin.IO Fundraising on Wefunder, Launches PlasmaDEX Updates

In July CipherTrace published a report on crypto theft and money laundering during Q2 2018 detailing a spike in crypto crime as thefts of digital assets via wallets and exchanges jump in value; as one may expect, money laundering is also a growing problem.  The CipherTrace 2018… Read More

Gage & Tollner Partners with Wefunder: Great Eats, Nibbles & Sips in Brooklyn

No Eats ‘Til Brooklyn? Riffing on the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” on this new revenue sharing Wefunder campaign which plans to bring back to life the historic and beloved Brooklyn restaurant Gage & Tollner. Gage & Tollner, once known for its stunning Gilded-Age dining room and its… Read More

Nova Credit Expands into Latin America: Solving Credit Access for Immigrants, One Country at a Time

Nova Credit, started as a Stanford graduate research project in 2015, has quickly gained ground as a cross-border credit reporting agency aiming to solve the problem of credit access for immigrants and underbanked.  The platform will begin serving immigrants from South America through partnering with the Brazilian credit bureau… Read More

Cierzo Brewing Company Overfunding & Feeling Hoppy on Crowdcube Spain

Cierzo Brewing Co., the joint project of 4 artisanal beer companies in Aragon, has partnered with Crowdcube Spain to raise funds in oder to create grow its brand nationally in Spain and then internationally.  Funding will be used for the construction of a Cierzo’s second… Read More

Brief: Securities Commission Malaysia Tells Lendingstar to Cease All Activities Immediately

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has directed Lendingstar Malaysia Sdn Bhd to cease all its activities, pronto, effective today. The SC directive was initially issued on 23 July 2018 after an inquiry found that Lendingstar is not registered to operate a recognized market and is providing… Read More

Stewbum and Stonewall Brewery Co. Taps Wefunder Crowd & Quickly Nears Initial Goal: Something’s Brewing in Paradise

It’s summertime in the city. Crowdfund Insider recently covered the hot weather treat Gelateria Naia’s gelato campaign which has raised more than $185K to date on Wefunder… now for some more cool relief on Wefunder: Stewbum and Stonewall Unique Craft Beer brewed on the Hawaiian island of… Read More

Dash & ASU Blockchain Research Lab Discuss New Research on Scaling Solutions

When discussing key issues facing crypto and blockchain and other Nakamoto networks, the possibility and ability of scaling these networks has been the primary concern and focus. Dash, a digital currency for payments and e-commerce, partnered with the Arizona State University Blockchain Research Lab to explore… Read More

Crossflow CEO Tony Duggan Shares Exclusive Update: Successful Annual Results, Live Series A Round & Continued Plans for Growth

Crossflow, a working capital marketplace for corporates and their supply chains, announced positive annual results. Launched in 2014, the Brexit neutral platform (Crossflow is domiciled in the Republic of Ireland) aims to allow financial institutions to cost-effectively finance corporates and suppliers in a click. Crossflow, a member… Read More

New Milestone: Latvian P2P Lender Robo.Cash Facilitates $40M+ Lending

European P2P platform Robo.cash, which offers automated investments in the portfolio of the lending companies, has reportedly facilitated funding of half a million loans totaling over €40 million on the heels of reaching a $4M in attracted investments milestone and entrance into Kazakhstan through its partnership with alternative lender… Read More

MobiKwik Stays on Growth Path: Adds New Key Mobile Wallet Team Members Deepak Batra, Jalaj Khurana, Chandan Joshi

In the last few months, MobiKwik’s CPO Rohan Khara, CBO Vineet Singh and CMO Daman Soni, resigned from the platform. This week, CRO Puneet Agarwal also called it quits. “MobiKwik is evolving to become India’s largest digital financial services platform. We are in the process of rejigging… Read More

GBX to Offer Public Onboarding through Fiat & Crypto: “Gibraltar Is Open for Business”

With the hopes of becoming an institutional-grade token sale platform and digital asset exchange, Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) officially announced its full-scale launch today. The GBX, now open to members of the public, will eventually feature fiat onboarding for customers and a number of trading pairs…. Read More

Sugar Fix: Happy Pills Candies Now Crowdfunding on Crowdcube

Fashioned after medication, Barcelona-based Happy Pills sells its candies primarily to adults but also to children, marketing the idea that candies are “injections of optimism and fun.” Happy Pills has partnered with Crowdcube to raise £200,000 for 6.84% equity. The campaign has quickly experienced some sweet success, collecting… Read More

Robo.cash & LLP Zaymer Expand Partnership into Kazakhstan to Launch TezCredit

The European Р2Р platform Robo.cash and alternative lender LLP Zaymer have expanded their partnership by delivering a new opportunity for investments in Central Asia on the platform – installment loans TezCredit with a repayment period up to 12 months and an expected interest rate up… Read More

Oddbox Delivers on Seedrs: Harvesting Wonky Produce for Tidy Profits

Gardeners know that homegrown produce rarely look as perfect as what’s sold at Fairway, Citarella or even Whole Foods. Past successful food delivery crowdfunding campaigns like Foodist, Ooooby Grit Grocery have focused on delivering exceptional local, artisan foods… but what to do about the odd-shaped… Read More

German ASE Automated Video Gates System for Trains and Trucks Hits €1M Mark on Companisto: All Aboard

ASE, a company founded in 2002, uses its system to scan passing trains and trucks with fully automated “video gates” and saves companies time-consuming and error-prone manual checks. The company easily surpassed its €700,000 finding goal and has reached €1M milestone. 1224 investors have participated in the… Read More

Nano by Saurina on Crowdcube: Maximizing Aesthetic Medicine with Nanotechnology

Barcelona-based Nano by Saurina, a cosmetic brand that aims to maximize the positive results from aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatments while avoiding the need for further treatment, is seeking to raise £250,000 for 10.94% equity with the help of Crowdcube investors. To date, in the early… Read More

Attn Global Bounty Hunters: Plutus Posts Crypto Booty for Identifying Bugs

Ahoy! Last time we heard from Plutus the app and debit card platform has secured $1 million in a crowdsale in 2016 (before the crowdsale craze) with the intent of creating a streamlined payment system using blockchain. Now, nearly two year later, the fintech platform named for… Read More