Erin Hobey

Lending Express Celebrates $100M Lending Milestone & California’s Golden Opportunities

Lending Express, an Israeli tech company dedicated to creating a better world of funding for SMBs, has surpassed $100 million in financing facilitated between small and medium business owners and online lenders. Lending Express also obtained state permission to open for business in California. The… Read More

Barcelona E-Bike Santafixie Cycles Toward Crowdcube Crowdfunding Success

Barcelona-based Santafixie Group, a brand and e-commerce of bicycles and components,  has released its own brand of bicycles, with nearly 90K orders and counting. Aiming to be the go-to global brand for bicycles, Santafixie is seeking an investment injection in order to release new models… Read More

Vanilla Bean Delivers on Companisto: Say Tschüß to Plastic Packaging & Guten Tag to Delicious Food Options

  vanilla bean, claiming the title as “the world’s first packaging-free restaurant delivery service,” offers CO2-free, fair, and 100% vegan packaging. The Regensberg, Germany based company aims to help solve the problem of packaging waste: almost 50% of the plastic waste produced worldwide comes from packaging…. Read More

Q&A: Invesdor’s Mikko Savolainen on 2018 Successes & 2019 Plans

2018 was another great year for Invesdor, according to management. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Helsinki with a branch office in Stockholm, the award-winning Nordic market leader in digital fundraising and investing connects European growth companies with global investors. Named Best Nordic Fintech Startup 2018 and regulated… Read More

Fintech Business Lender MarketInvoice Nabs £26M in Series-B Round Led by Barclays & Santander InnoVentures

UK fintech business lender MarketInvoice has raised £26M in new equity funding during a Series-B funding round led by Barclays and Santander’s $200M fintech fund InnoVentures with significant participation from European venture fund Northzone, an existing investor in the company. Technology credit fund Viola Credit, who… Read More

2018 Roundup: Indian Tech Startups Secured $11B, Fintech Deals Led Startup Investments

The Indian media platform Inc42 just released its Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2018. According to the report, during 2018 Indian startups received $11 B total funding across 743 deals. While in 2017, 4 startups took away a little more than half the funding $6.9 Bn, in 2018… Read More

IronX Exchange Celebrates $26.3M+ IRX Token Sale, Beta Launch Continues

The IronX Exchange, a joint venture between global multi-asset broker IronFX and Cardano (ADA coin) creator EmurgoHK. The exchange has a full range of both crypto and fiat wallet funding options. Just in: IronX has raised $26,319,447.92 via its token sale. “The IronX token sale… Read More

Johns Hopkins Prof Steve Hanke Partners with Airtm to Spearhead Airdrop Venezuela’s $1M/Crypto Campaign

Airtm, which operates a blockchain and bank-connected digital wallet and the P2P exchange platform AirPlatform, aims to provide globally-connected financial services to consumers and businesses in the developing world. The platform is now focusing its efforts on Venezuela, specifically in the new Airdrop Venezuela campaign. “Over the… Read More

JAWOHLLLL! Ameria Crushes Goal, Secures €5.5M on Third Companisto Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

The German IoT platform Ameria successfully closed its €5.5M Companisto Series C/Growth Capital campaign at midnight, raising  the full €5,500,000 from 770 investors. Funding will be utilized to further develop the company’s existing CX Ecosystem and ensure innovation leadership. Investors include CEMA AG CEO Thomas Steckenborn, Carlos Dennis and Süddeutsche Privatkapital AG… Read More

Crowdcube Highlights from 2018, Including an Exciting Focus on Spain

This week UK based crowdfunding platform Crowdcube touted its best year to date when measured by multiple metrics; Q4 was said to be the most successful quarter in the history of the platform. Crowdcube channelled 166 million euros in 198 capital campaigns for European companies this… Read More

XRP on GBX-DAX: Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Founder Nick Cowan & Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Comment

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), an institutional-grade, regulated and insured token sale platform and digital asset exchange, has added Ripple (XRP) to its Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX), an exchange created with the high expectations of professional crypto-traders in mind. “Ripple is a major player within… Read More

Cross River Teams Up with Stripe to Provide Capital in Marketplace Economy

Cross River, a fintech bank that delivers advanced financial and compliance products & services to the fintech industry, has partnered with Stripe to help those in the marketplace economy by giving them real-time access to earnings using push-to-card payments. The API-first, integrated platform aims to improve… Read More

æternity Invests in weiDex to Develop Decentralized Exchange

æternity, the blockchain 3.0 platform, has partnered with weiDex, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. The Liechtenstein-Bulgaria partnership includes a $100,000 USD investment that will facilitate the development of the first decentralized exchange by weiDex, which will operate on the æternity blockchain utilizing the protocol’s technological stack…. Read More

Eat Square & Dandy on Seedrs: Because It’s Lunchtime Somewhere

It’s time to eat somewhere… and Seedrs has some live campaigns that will make readers stomach’s growl with hunger! Take Dandy and Seedrs’ alum Eat Square pies… In 2017, after crowdfunding £40,000 on its first Seedrs raise, Eat Square’s reportedly turnover has more than doubled in 2018…. Read More

2018: Invesdor Rakes in Nearly €23M from Public & Private Rounds

Finland-based online investment platform Invesdor operates and connects European growth companies with investors worldwide. Since launching six years ago, Invesdor has helped raise more than €63 million for more than 130 businesses.  How did the platform fare last year? This morning Invesdor Co-Founder and CEO… Read More

CityFALCON Soars Past Initial Seedrs’ Equity Crowdfunding Goal

Third time’s proving to be a charm for UK fintech platform CityFALCON.  Having secured £566,488 in 2017 during its second Seedrs round, UK fintech CityFALCON quickly surpassed its initial £150,000 funding target during its third Seedrs’ run in November. The platform has increased the amount of… Read More

Agri-tech Small Robot Company Scores Big Funding on Crowdcube with Days Remaining on Campaign

Happy New Year, Crowdfund Insiders! 2018 was a great year for Small Robots Company. The UK-based agri-tech startup won £565K Innovate UK funding — one of the largest awards given in 2018, signed up 20 farm businesses and received £90K in pre-sales on its services. As… Read More

Where Will Crypto be in 2019? Crypto Experts Share their Predictions

As the year comes to a close, let’s get the scoop on Cryptocurrency predictions for 2019! Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Fintech and crypto community for its thoughts on how the sector will change during the next year. What disruptions, innovations, regulation, and partnerships can… Read More

Fintech in 2019? Predictions for Crowdfunding, Open Banking, SMEs, Regulations & More….

‘Tis the season for decking halls, lighting candles, spending time with family and friends, reflecting on 2018 and thinking ahead to 2019 and new trends in the global Fintech market. Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Fintech community members to look into their crystal balls… Read More

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