Erin Hobey

Seed&Spark and CEO Emily Best Have Exciting Plans for 2018: Action!

Seed&Spark, the subscription streaming and crowdfunding platform focused on making entertainment more diverse and inclusive, has announced a slate of crowdfunding rallies for 2018, aiming to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching loans, grants and investments from prestige brands and production company partners… Read More

Downing Crowd Toasts its Newest Bond Opportunity: Bedfordshire’s White Hart Pub Bond

Downing Crowd, part of Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager with over 25 years of experience which launched in March 2016, has announced a new opportunity to lend to Oakman Bedfordshire Holdings Limited, a company that owns a freehold pub restaurant, The White Hart… Read More

BFS Capital’s Into Money: Extends Over $1.7 Billion to SMEs Since 2002

Marking its 15th anniversary year, BFS Capital, a small business financing platform, has extended over $1.7 billion in financing since funding its first deal in 2002. The company also reported that over 75 percent of its originations have occurred in the last five years and more… Read More

SyndicateRoom Publishes “Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses”

Hot off the press! UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom launched a new report which identifies the fastest-growing business in the UK: Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses. The SR Top 100 report uses a methodology by Beauhurst to rank the country’s leading startups by their increase in valuation between… Read More

Phenomenal Growing Season: Kabbage Extends $4 Billion+ to 130,000+ US Small Businesses

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses, has extended over $4 billion to more than 130,000 small businesses, serving the largest customer base than any online small business lender. These landmarks represent an approximate 30-percent increase in total funding… Read More

World’s Best Crowdfunding on Seedinvest: Making Luxury Lifestyle Accessible

World’s Best, a leading online destination for the luxury lifestyle, has launched a capital raise through SeedInvest to expand their offerings and continue to disrupt the luxury shopping model. At this writing, World’s Best, which is offering securities under both Reg D and Reg CF, has… Read More

What Do Morrissey, Mariah Carey, Weezer, The B-52s & The Lumineers Have in Common? Monero Cryptocurrency

Digital cryptocurrency platform Monero has launched “Project Coral Reef,” an initiative aiming to allow millions of music fans to use Monero to purchase music and merchandise at discounted prices this holiday season. Over 35 iconic music artists, ranging from Weezer to G-Eazy, Morrissey to Mariah Carey,… Read More

Mission Possible: Mission Box Takes on Deliveroo & Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube Spain 

Currently operating in Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba, Jaén, Huelva, Badajoz, Alicante and Mérida, Mission Box is looking to expand into twenty additional cities by early 2018. The Spanish startup has linked with Crowdcube Spain to make this expansion possible, aiming to secure 230,000€. To date, numbers… Read More

Glass Half Full: Investors Pour Funds into San Diego’s 619 Distillery & Tasting Room NextSeed Campaign

619 Distillery & Tasting Room, a new craft distillery and tasting room based in the heart of North Park, one of San Diego’s hip neighborhoods, has partnered with NextSeed for its  Reg C equity crowdfunding campaign.  To date, 619 has raised over $43K toward its… Read More

Brief: Sberbank Initiates Pilot Blockchain Payment, Partners with MegaFon, MegaLabs, Alfa-Bank & IBM

Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank which  almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The bank has now spearheaded a Russian banking industry first: a pilot blockchain payment transaction. The transaction used… Read More

Q&A YieldStreet CEO Milind Mehere: Excited about Growth and YieldStreet’s Future

    Launched in NYC in 2015, YieldStreet aims to allow people to invest in alternative investments that are backed by real collateral. With the ultimate mission of “prosperity for all,” YieldStreet has plans to help “millions” of investors attain financial independence. With a world-class advisory… Read More

SyndicateRoom Launches New Growth Fund for Early-Stage EIS Opportunities

SyndicateRoom announced the broadening of its fund strategy with the launch of the Growth Fund, an active Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund designed to invest in select best-performing businesses that make up the platform’s growing portfolio. The new fund will sit alongside Fund Twenty8, reportedly the… Read More

Blockchain Solutions Company Chronicled Adds Ajit Kulkarni and Abhishek Gutgutia to Team

Chronicled, the blockchain-based smart supply chain solutions company, recently announced Ajit Kulkarni and Abhishek Gutgutia as its new Vice Presidents of Product. Kulkarni and Gutgutia are set to fill two essential roles as Chronicled continues to expand upon its client offerings and technological capabilities in… Read More

Wines & Dines on NextSeed: Dallas’ Leela’s Raw Bar & abv Set for 2018 Opening

With the hope to become the next hip destination in Dallas’s Lower Greenville neighborhood, Leela’s Raw Bar & abv establishment linked with NextSeed to raise a minimum of $150,000 from the crowd. Leela’s Raw Bar & abc, an an upscale dining and drinking concept created… Read More

Weissenhaus Nears 2M€ Companisto Goal & Celebrates Second Michelin Star

Over 840 investors have rallied more than 1,893,900€  for northern Germany’s chic Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa am Meer second Companisto campaign. The hotel also recently celebrated its second Michelin star for Weissenhaus’ fine dining restaurant Courtier. This two-star rating can be found in the… Read More

Pokéology Quickly Secures 50%+ Funding on NextSeed, Brings Poke to Houston

Finished that turkey sandwich and thinking about your next meal? Hungry for investment? Want to support former U.S. military members? Want to provide some hurricane relief and renewal to Houston? Look no further. Pokéology restaurant group specializes in serving Hawaiian poke, a simplified version of… Read More

Downing Crowd: Crowd Bonds + Care Homes= £2.5 Million Raise

Crowd Bonds, a type of debt-based crowdfunding, are gaining traction in the healthcare investment sector with a particular focus on high quality care homes, according to UK crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd. Downing Crowd itself has launched a new £2.5 million Crowd Bond for two established care… Read More

In Great Shape: BCN DiR Fitness Club Celebrate Third Successful Crowdcube Spain Campaign

A subtle hint for our American readers, the day after Thanksgiving… Grab your turkey sandwich and read about Clubs DiR, Catalonia’s leading fitness chain. DiR closed its third equity crowdfunding funding round on Crowdcube Spain, this one to fund its a 477,420-EUR funding round to… Read More

Revolut’s Big News: 1M Customers & £120m+ in Foreign Exchange Fee Savings

Revolut, the digital banking challenger, has signed up 1 million customers across Europe and reportedly saved consumers over £120m in hidden fees as the innovative fintech continues to disrupt traditional banking. London-based Revolut is now signing up between 3,000 and 3,500 new users every day, an… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More