Erin Hobey

MarketInvoice Celebrates New Varengold Partnership & £1.5B Funding Milestone

Big news for business finance company MarketInvoice who not only is celebrating a £1.5b funding milestone but has also signed an agreement with Varengold Bank AG to provide £45m funding annually on its invoice finance platform, funding working capital solutions for businesses across the UK. “Institutions… Read More

ADGM, IFC Abu Dhabi & KPMG Cite Shortlist for October’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with KPMG, announced that 11 outstanding global FinTech firms have been shortlisted for the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge in October.  The selected firms are currently undergoing an intensive five-week… Read More

Propy Reaps $15M in PRO Token Sale, Partners with Leju Holdings & Ukrainian Government

Propy, the global property store and decentralized title registry, has raised $15 million from 6,597 participants in its PRO token sale to put the international real estate market on the blockchain. Prior to the start of the public sale, Propy and CEO Natalia Karayaneva secured $2 million in… Read More

Next Insurance Introduces New Portal for SMEs, Promises Transparency

Fresh from its successful $29M Series A funding round, Next Insurance, a US digital insurtech company for small businesses, has launched a free online portal that will provide small businesses with increased visibility and control over their insurance policies at any time. The new online… Read More

Now Live: stREITwise’s Online REIT Reg A+ IPO for Diversified Real Estate Portfolio

stREITwise has launched a Regulation A+ IPO for its online commission-free real estate investment with direct investment on its own website. The company’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) – 1st stREIT Office – seeks to provide a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality office buildings with… Read More

Swiss Greater Zurich Area AG Signs MOU with Fintech Center of South Korea during Demo Day

The FinTech Center of South Korea, chaired by Yushin Jung, held its 20th FinTech Demo Day. In the day’s event, relevant personnel from the Financial Services Commission, Financial Supervisory Services and relevant organizations as well as overseas FinTech support organizations, VCs and Accelerators participated to… Read More

Goldman Sachs Loves thy Neyber, Makes £100 Million Investment in UK Consumer Lender

Goldman Sachs has invested in the UK consumer lender Neyber through its private capital unit by providing £100M of debt and equity financing to Neyber, a fintech start-up providing loans that are repaid out of people’s salaries, reported multiple news sources. Existing investors Gael de… Read More

SyndicateRoom Presents: The People’s Trust £125 Million IPO Target Raise

Members of the UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom now have the opportunity to partake in an upcoming IPO for The People’s Trust. The target for the raise is £125 million, with the company listing on London Stock Exchange and the Social Stock Exchange in October 2017. “We’re… Read More

Brief: Orca Co-Founder & CEO Iain Niblock Shares UK P2P Lending Market Update

Orca, an independent data, research, and analysis provider in the UK P2P lending market, recently shared an exclusive update via email: the UK P2P lending market outlook is bright. “We are still seeing very strong growth across the UK peer to peer lending market with cumulative lending surpassing £10… Read More

GOOOOAAAL! Fanfunding Platform Tifosy Pitches £1M Equity Raise & Offers Pro Sports Club Investments

Tifosy, a sports crowdfunding platform co-founded by former Italian footballer and manager GianLuca Vialli and CEO Fausto Zanetton, a former investment banker/ sports, media and tech specialist from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, aims to spearhead “a sports finance revolution” by allowing supporters to invest… Read More

Jack Dorsey’s Square Comes Full Circle, Moves into Banking; Jacqueline Reses Selected to Lead New Bank

The word on the street is that Jack Dorsey’s Square (NYSE: SQ) is moving into banking business with an application to form a wholly owned bank based in Utah. The unit, to be called Square Financial Services Inc., would offer loans and deposit accounts to small… Read More

¡Buen Trabajo! Farmaconfianza Overfunding on Crowdcube Spain

Farmaconfianza.com recently synced with Crowdcube Spain for its equity crowdfunding campaign and just surpassed its 350,000€ goal with the help of over 100 investors for the 13.12% equity offered. Founded in 2013, Farmaconfianza.com initially sold parapharmacy items online in response to a crisis situation. Since then, Farmaconfianza has… Read More

Ready, Set, $50M ICO! TraneAi Funding Open Source AI-Training Blockchain Ecosystem

TraneAi, an emerging player in the rapidly expanding artificial-intelligence market, announced that it will offer the sale of $50 million in tokens to seed its decentralized, open-source AI-development ecosystem built on blockchain technology. “We believe that by building our solution for crowdsourced AI training data… Read More

P2P Mobile Wallet Smart Transfer Goes Global Via Phone, Email address & Social Media

Money transfer without borders. Smart Transfer officially launched it P2P mobile payment platform that enables international social payments across multiple currencies at no charge to users.  Aside from bank accounts, Smart Transfer allows international money transactions to be made to any phone number, email address… Read More

Revolut Brings Pre-Registration & Free Global Transfers to US Market

Americans and expats will soon be able to send free international money transfers, exchange currencies with the real exchange rate and spend without fees anywhere in the world, according to London-based Revolut, who announced that its pre-registration for American customers is now live. “America is… Read More

Payza’s Cryptocurrency Address Manager Now Live: Bitcoin Management Made Easy

Payza, the Montreal-based payments technology company, has introduced a new cryptocurrency feature, Cryptocurrency Address Manager. This new feature enables Payza members to generate and manage cryptocurrency addresses from within their Payza accounts. With this launch, Payza members will be able to generate their own Bitcoin… Read More

Back to School, Disruption Encouraged: Starta Accelerator Selects Newest Startup Batch

The fourth batch of companies for the NYC’s Starta Accelerator includes 13 technological startups that will participate in the acceleration program and receive seed investment, bringing the gap between Eastern European and American tech. The program will start in mid-September and last for 3.5 months…. Read More

Brief: German Platform Friendsurance Seeks to Disrupt Australia P2P Insurtech

The Berlin Insurtech company Friendsurance has now expanded its business to Australia, launching the “Cashback Bike Insurance,” the platform’s first P2P insurance solution outside of Germany. “In Germany, we have well over 100,000 customers, but that’s only the beginning. Friendsurance was from the outset was envisioned… Read More

Service Octopus Aims to Clean Up on Crowdcube: Funds to Be Used for Marketing, Sales & Growth

Service Octopus, a UK’s price comparison and online booking platform for professional cleaning services, recently launched an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube to fast track its growth, sales and marketing plans. The Service Octopus team has set its initial crowdfunding goal at £125,000 in exchange for… Read More

Fresh from Successful Presale, BitClave Announces Mid-September Token Launch

BitClave has marked the official start date for its crowdfunding event for September 15, 2017. Since its successful presale in July, the BitClave team has been actively developing their public Alpha release, will be launching the full sale of their token, the Consumer Activity Token… Read More