Erin Hobey

One Year Report: Shojin Property Partners Has Raised £3 Million for UK Property

Young property crowdfunding platform, Shojin Property Partners, has shared an update on their one year anniversary following the launch of their FCA regulated site in 2017. According to, Shojin the platform has raised over £3 million across five projects throughout the UK during the last… Read More

A Shoe in Success: Undandy Becomes First Portuguese Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra, these shoes were made for funding. Undandy, a custom-made shoes company, has paired with Crowdcube and has made quick steps toward a successful campaign. The first Portuguese startup to list on Crowdcube, Undandy aims to raise £1,000,000 for 8.77% equity offered. Pre-money valued… Read More

Montreal Mobile Payment Startup Mobeewave Closes Series B Round Led by NewAlpha, Mastercard & Forestay Capital

Mobeewave, an in-person contactless payment acceptance platform, has closed a US$16.5M Series B funding round, led by NewAlpha Asset Management, Mastercard and Forestay Capital. The strategic funding will enable Mobeewave to continue to deploy in global markets and develop new product offerings. “We are delighted… Read More

DSTOQ Builds Team & Increases Outreach; David Holtzman Promoted to New CSO

David Holtzman has assumed his new role of Chief Security Officer at DSTOQ, a licensed stock exchange without borders allowing for P2P trading of tokenized securities; he previously held the position of Technical Advisor at DSTOQ. “I am thrilled to be a part of the… Read More

Now Trending on Crowdcube: Thread’s £1.5M+ Bespoke Shopping Update

Thread, a new retail experience that combines AI with stylists, has now secured over £1.5 million — overfunding by more than 312% — on its first Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign. 2.23% equity is being offered. The first £1 million raised on Crowdcube was accomplished quickly –£500,000 invested in… Read More

10Below Ice Cream Rolls Out Delicious Wefunder Campaign to Expand Franchaise

Crowdfund Insider has covered multiple successful ice cream equity crowdfunding campaigns over the years: the global crowd loves ice cream in all its forms. Last May, Spanish Gelateria Ice Wave launched a Crowdcube campaign for its artisanal rolled ice cream, a concept similar to the… Read More

Revolut Unveils New Tech to Reduce Fraud for its 3M+ Customers

Revolut, fintech unicorn and successful Crowdcube alum, is taking its customer protection to the next level, intending to become a world leader. As part of the platform’s plan, a new fleet of machine learning technology has been unveiled, a fleet that has already reportedly seen… Read More

Electric Car Startup Sono Motors Nears €6M Funding Milestone, Overfunding on Seedrs

Sono Motors GmbH, a Munich-based electric car startup, is revving up to surpass the €6M milestone in its most recent Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. At this writing, over 645 investors have plugged in funds into this overfunding campaign, surpassing €5,984,710 for 5.15% equity offered. Electric cars… Read More

Hopsters Brewery’s Wicked Awesome Wefunder Crowdfunding Update

Something’s brewing in Boston… Just two years ago Hopsters Brewery celebrated investors pouring in $2 million in its first Wefunder crowdfunding campaign. Just a few weeks ago Hopsters Brewery initiated its second Wefunder Reg CF round, this time seeking $1,070,000 to scale up in a new… Read More

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women Quickly Secures $500M in Pledges

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women was founded by Managing Partners Shelly Porges and Sarah Chen along with Co-Founders Anousheh Ansari, Nadereh Chamlou and Anu Jain to mobilize and connect venture funds with institutional and other investors to create larger pools of capital for investments… Read More

Joseph Gaudio Takes on New Role as Private Fintech Lender National Funding President

Joseph Gaudio has taken on a new role at National Funding, the large private fintech lenders of small and medium-sized business loans. Previously COO, Gaudio has been promoted to President and will report directly to Founder and CEO Dave Gilbert. Founded in 1999, National Funding has… Read More

Divest from Dark Money: OpenInvest Utilizes CPA-Zicklin Index to Advise Politically Transparent Investments

OpenInvest, a digital investment advisor for socially responsible investing, launched Divest from Dark Money, a one-click way to invest in companies that prioritize political transparency. The Divest from Dark Money screen allows investors to divest from companies that fail to publicly disclose whether corporate funds… Read More

Payments Platform Adyen Expands into Canada, Grows Client Network

The Dutch payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) has now expanded its platform’s reach into Canada. In addition, Adyen also announced that four new customers — Dollar Shave Club, Adidas, Busbud and Canada Goose — have selected Adyen as their payments processor in Canada. Key Ayden clients include Facebook,… Read More

GFSC Veteran David Parody to Lead Gibraltar Association for New Technologies & Boost Public Trust in Expanding Blockchain Ecosystem

HM Government of Gibraltar has launched of the Gibraltar Association for New Technologies (GANT), a trade association that aims to drive forward Gibraltar’s innovative approach to Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The association seeks to establish formal lines of communication between policy makers and the private… Read More

Portag3 Ventures Posts Initial Closing of Second Global Fintech Fund

Portag3 Ventures posted its initial closing of Portag3 Ventures II LP (“Fund II”), its second fintech venture fund focused on early stage investments in the global financial technology sector. “Portag3 Ventures is uniquely positioned as one of the few platforms dedicated exclusively to fintech on… Read More

€50M STO: It’s the Tokeny Mash, It’s a Blockchain Pay Later Smash

‘Tis the Halloween season… Luxembourg-based Tokeny and Mash have partnered to launch €50 million STO. Mash Group PLC, a FinTech50 business specializing in consumer lending and pay later solutions, has partnered with Tokeny to support its Security Token Offering as part of its €50M equity round. “As we… Read More

Tokeny & Blocktrade.com Align to Build STO Ecosystem

Tokeny, a tokenization platform, has partnered with Blocktrade.com, a trading facility for Crypto Assets, Crypto Traded Indices and other blockchain related financial instruments. Last month, Neufund, Europe’s first security token issuance platform, partnered with Liechtenstein-based Blocktrade to provide additional liquidity in security tokens. Tokeny CEO Luc Falempin explained… Read More

Kabbage Shares Research & Celebrates Milestone: Daily $10M Access for SMEs

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving SMEs, is now extending access to more than $10 million per day to small businesses via its automated lending platform. The milestone is underscored by the addition of nearly 30,000 new customers in 2018,… Read More

Brief: Satish Kumar Gupta Steps in as New Paytm Payments Bank CEO

Paytm Payments Bank has been in flux since this past summer when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) put the kibosh on the platform’s plans to  onboard new customers; as indicated on its website: “Paytm Payments Bank Limited has been prohibited by Reserve Bank of… Read More

Sly Fox Brewing Co. Investors Roll Out the Funds on Wefunder: Beer Here!

Beer and Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding and Beer. Ein Prosit to the many successful campaigns. Enter a new contender on the crowdfunding scene:  Sly Fox Brewing Co. The southeastern Pennsylvania brewery has been crafting award winning ales and lagers for over 22 years –now touting a Regional Brewery status —… Read More

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