Erin Hobey

And the Crowd Goes Wild! Tifosy Raises £1M & Releases Additional Shares in Self-Crowdfunding Campaign

Tifosy, reportedly the world’s first and only fully licensed sports crowdfunding business, has successfully raised £1m equity through its own platform. Co-founded by former player and manager Gianluca Vialli and former investment banker Fausto Zanetton, Tifosy is spearheading a sports finance revolution by allowing supporters to… Read More

Lemonade Takes a Stand on Guns: “600​ ​Casualties​ ​from​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Deadliest​ ​Mass​ ​Shootings​ ​in​ ​US​ ​History​ ​Made​ ​Us Rethink​ ​Our​ ​Coverage”

“We simply don’t understand why civilians need military-grade weapons, and we prefer not to insure them.” Discussing guns has become a polarizing topic, which is why most companies avoid gun discussion. Period. But Lemonade, the insurance tech company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, was founded… Read More

Alastria Consortium Founded to Develop Blockchain in Spain

Several leading Spanish banking, energy and telecommunications companies have established Alastria, a new regulated national network based on blockchain. The non-profit consortium was presented simultaneously in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Malaga with the aim to develop the Distributed Ledger Technology (DTL),… Read More

BitClave CEO & Founder Alex Bessonov Comments on $15M Pre-Sale Token Event

BitClave, a blockchain startup developing a decentralized search ecosystem, shared that it has completed a successful private and public pre-sale token event raising almost $15 million and receiving commitments for another $24 million. BitClave is also excited to announce the start date for the highly… Read More

Zinbaustein “Wohnen Im Village 11” Hits €625K Goal, Starts Investor Waitlist

Private investors may now participate in a new equity crowdfunding real estate round for a mortgage of residential buildings in Darmstadt / Frankfurt area of Germany.  “Wohnen Im Village 11” on zinsbaustein.de features ten semi-detached houses and one detached house.  Private investors can participate in the… Read More

Waves Platform Utilizes Blockchain for New “Liquid Democracy” Voting System

Earlier this year Crowdfund Insider spoke to CEO Pete Martin about Votem and its own securing public, private and proxy global election systems, which builds on a blockchain-based solution giving democracy back to the people with a swift, safe and secure electoral process. As expected, other platforms… Read More

Warwick Audio Raises £2.2M with a Little Help from SyndicateRoom Friends

UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom has supported Warwick Audio in a £2.2M funding round, as part of a larger financing activity bringing in more than £3M to the company. The funds will support Warwick Audio as it prepares to push its patented technology into the… Read More

Orca’s New P2P Lending Investor Guide Makes a Splash: UK Surpasses £11B Cumulative Lending Mark

Orca, an independent whole of market research service for UK P2P lending, has created a comprehensive guide for investors evaluating P2P lending. “Peer-to-Peer Lending Investor Guide: Innovating an Ancient Credit Model” was created by the Orca team and published on their website today, free to… Read More

OpenInvest Presents Shareholder “Digital Democracy”: Vote with a Simple Swipe

OpenInvest, an online investment advisor empowering individuals to drive social change with their dollars, today launched its first iPhone app that features “the world’s first digital democracy,” the ability to vote in the shareholder resolutions with a simple swipe. The Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz-backed socially responsible investing… Read More

Weissenhaus Exceeds €1.3 Million on Companisto, Exclusive Comments from Tamo Zwinge & Jan Henric Buettner

With 55 days remaining on its second Companisto campaign — the first raised € 7.5 million— the Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa By The Sea, a luxury resort situated directly by the Baltic Sea is aiming to raise €2 million.  Just days into the campaign the posh resort… Read More

MarketInvoice Reports Record Invoice Demand During Q3: Proud to Support UK Businesses

Business finance company MarketInvoice observed record quarterly demand for invoice finance from UK businesses in Q3 2017. £196.2m worth of invoices were funded in the quarter, of which £74.1m was funded in August alone – a record month for MarketInvoice, providing UK businesses with critical… Read More

Capital Cell UK Previews Precision Physiological Monitoring Wearable Bodytrak

Since launching CES in early 2017, Bodytrak, a copyrighted in-ear, multi-parameter body monitor and cloud analytics platform, has already secured 70% of its next funding milestone, and is launching on Capital Cell, a dedicated life sciences equity crowdfunding platform based in the UK and Spain… Read More

ADGM FSRA Posts Aproach on ICOs and Virtual Currencies: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has set out in Guidance its approach to Initial Coin/Token Offerings (ICOs) and virtual currencies under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations (FSMR). The FSRA’s full approach to ICOs and virtual currencies is clarified here…. Read More

WiseAlpha Introduces Smart Interest, a Retail Bond Product Enabling Customized Interest Rates

WiseAlpha, a UK fixed income platform which gives everyday investors access to corporate bonds issued in the institutional debt market, has launched an innovative retail bond product called Smart Interest enables investors to customize their rate of interest between 3% and 8% per annum with investment… Read More

ShapeShift to Integrate P2P Blockchain Platform NEM.io Foundation’s XEM Token: Increase Liquidity

The NEM.io Foundation, creators of the P2P NEM blockchain platform, shared that ShapeShift will integrate NEM’s XEM token, aiming to provide greater liquidity options to token holders. ShapeShifts exchange plays an important role in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and its API is used by many third… Read More

LendInvest CEO Christian Faes Challenges Government to Back SME Builders: Game On

“There are five times fewer small scale developers today than in the last housebuilding boom and not a single one of today’s top ten housebuilders was created before 1990. There is a clear monopoly in the sector,” clarified LendInvest Co-Founder & CEO Christian Faes. “What was clear… Read More

Weissenhaus Back on Companisto: Nearing € 1M on Day One

Two years ago, Companisto celebrated the record-breaking €7.5 million campaign for Weissenhaus Grand Village & Spa. The German platform claimed Europe’s largest crowdfunding campaign as approximately 1600 investors participated in the public offer. Weissenhaus, a 5 star resort and village located on the North Sea approximately 100… Read More

Desktop Genetics Now Live on SyndicateRoom: Utilizing AI in Customizing CRISPR Libraries

  Desktop Genetics Ltd (DTG), a software company revolutionising the way biologists use CRISPR genome editing technology, and online investment platform SyndicateRoom have just opened a £1.5 million investment round. DTG plans to use the funds to commercialise products and support its expansion into the… Read More

P2P Property Platform Lendy Touts Profitable Year, Plans for Additional Growth

Lendy, the UK P2P property platform, has increased its pretax profits by 164% over the last year, rising from £1.04m to £2.74m, while turnover increased 104% over the same period, going from £13.5m to £27.5m. Lendy is now one of Europe’s leading P2P secured property platforms,… Read More

Best in Class: Shaw Academy Sets £2M+ Target on Crowdcube Equity Crowdfunding Raise

Co-founded by CEO James Egan and COO Adrian Murphy in 2014, Shaw Academy is a UK-based online education provider which teaches a variety of subjects live through their bespoke software platform. Having taught over 4,000,000 students from all over the world, the platform is currently growing… Read More