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Reg A+ Impact Housing REIT is Qualified by SEC. Seeks $35 million

Impact Housing REIT, LLC (ImpactHousing.com), an apartment real estate investment trust has announced its Reg A+ offering to raise up to $35 million has been qualified by the SEC. Backed by crowdfunding platform CrowdStreet‘s technology, the offer is now open to investors – both accredited… Read More

Arcimoto Raises $20 Million in Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer, Will Trade on NASDAQ Under Symbol FUV

Arcimoto says it raised almost $20 million in a Reg A+ crowdfunding round that closed on September 15th on WRHambrecht. Arcimoto said the company was shooting for $10 million but “landed almost double that”.  Arcimoto added that it will trade on NASDAQ under ticker symbol… Read More

European Deposit Marketplace Raisin Acquires PBF Solution in UK Expansion

  Raisin GmbH is growing rapidly and today the “European Deposit Marketplace” is moving into the UK with the acquisition of PBF Solutions. The company’s intent is to give UK savers a better choice for saving their money with their Fintech platform. Raisin GmbH has… Read More

Uniti: Here is How You Crowdfund an Electric Car & the Pitch Video is Awesome

There are more than a few investment crowdfunding offers that are based only on a photo shop concept paired with outlandish valuations. Some of these will successfully raise money but investors are pretty much guaranteed to be aggressively diluted – if the company moves beyond… Read More

As Fintech Takes Hold, MAS Creates Cyber Security Panel to Address Security Concerns

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has created an international advisory panel for cyber security – launched in recognition of the shifting environment of financial services as increasingly all services are moving online. The newly formed panel is comprised of cyber security thought leaders from… Read More

The House Crowd Says Investor Confidence at Record High

The House Crowd, a UK property crowdfunding platform, is reporting “record levels of investor confidence”. According to the platform, the House Crowd is experiencing high demand for its property-backed peer-to-peer lending products, with over 1,270 people having invested in one. The House Crowd states that… Read More

AlphaFlow Raises $4.1 Million Seed Round Backed by Resolute Ventures & Point72 Ventures

AlphaFlow, an alternative investment platform for real estate, has closed on a $4.1 million seed round funding, led by Resolute Ventures and Point72 Ventures, the venture capital arm of Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management. Additional investors in the round included Upside Partnership, Social Capital, Y… Read More

SeedInvest – Crowdcube Partnership Announces Cross Border Investment Crowdfunding

Crowdcube, the UK’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, and US based SeedInvest have officially announced a formal arrangement to provide cross border investment crowdfunding. The deal was tipped a few days ago when Keen Home, an American company that is crowdfunding on SeedInvest – popped up… Read More

Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Rises to a Quarter Trillion Dollars in 2016 led by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 2nd annual report quantifying the growth of alternative finance for the Asia Pacific Region in 2016. Entitled, “Cultivating Growth,” the benchmarking report shows an emerging industry that grew dramatically versus year prior as it… Read More

Balance Easily Closes Crowdfunding Round on Wefunder at Max $1.07 Million

Balance, an aggregator of cryptocurrency exchanges that will soon allow for users to buy and exchange digital currencies within a single app, cruised to the maximum allowed under Reg CF crowdfunding rules. Balance closed today having raised $1.07 million with the support of 1666 investors. … Read More

SuperCharger Launch Day Event in Kuala Lumpur Scheduled for September 26th

Following their expansion into Malaysia, SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator has scheduled its inaugural launch day event for September 26th in Kuala Lumpur. Organizers report that after reviewing over 100 applications, entries have been narrowed down to 10 promising Fintech startups. The event will see SuperCharger representatives… Read More

Electric Cars? How About an Electric Boat: Quad Marine is Crowdfunding Now

Electric cars will soon be the chosen type of transportation for much of the population as the internal combustion engine slowly fades away just like the horse and buggy did so many years ago. But what about electric boats? Quad Marine has a concept boat… Read More

Ripio Credit Network Announces ICO Pre-Sale, Crowd Sale Starts on October 17

Ripio Credit Network, a company that has raised $5 million in funding from VC like Tim Draper, Pantera, DCG, Overstock (Medici Ventures) and others. Has launched their Initial Coin Offering pre-sale as they gear up for the crowd sale scheduled to launch on October 17th. This comes… Read More

Legal Guidance on ICOs? Wall Street Blockchain Alliance will Publish Recommendations Soon

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), the hot crowdfunding market that uses tokenized securities based on cryptocurrencies, is still looking to gain its sea legs. While there have been multiple phenomenal ICOs, like the recent Filecoin home-run that raised over $200 million ($135 million in just one… Read More

Funding for Later Stage Fintech Firms Increases in UK & Europe

Innovate Finance and Magister Advisors have published a report that shows later stage Fintech funding rounds are increasing. According to the joint report, entitled “The State of European FinTech: Current Trends and Predictions”, released during the inaugural Innovate Finance FinTech Growth Forum in London, the… Read More

Insurtech Zebra Receives $40 Million Series B

The Zebra, an auto insurance comparison marketplace, has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners. Simultaneously, the Zebra introduced Keith Melnick, former president of travel metasearch engine KAYAK as Chief Executive Officer, joining the company as it expands to reach new users and… Read More

Text to Ticket, a Crowd-sourced App to Capture Traffic Rule Scofflaws, Crowdfunds on SeedInvest

Text To Ticket has listed a side-by-side Reg D / Reg CF crowdfunding offer on SeedInvest. Text To Ticket, is a mobile app that is designed to pay citizens to report ordinance violations. The company says that the traditional approach of apprehending traffic and parking… Read More

Usain Bolt’s Insole Enertor Crowdfunding Campaign Closes at £1.03 Million on Crowdcube

Enertor, the insole company endorsed and worn by track star Usain Bolt, has completed its crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The offer closed at £1.03 million having received the backing of 1025 investors. The crowdfunding campaign went live on August 7 and easily topped its £750,000… Read More

Phenomenon One Communications Lists Crowd Bond on Crowd for Angels

Phenomenon One Communications (PH1), described as a profitable web-based telecommunications company, has successfully raised its minimum fundraising target through crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels. PH1 has so far raised £67,004 from 29 investors via a 1 year crowd bond, paying an annual interest rate of… Read More

Hogan Lovells Launches FCA Authorisation Tool for Fintechs

Hogan Lovells, a global law firm, is showcasing its recently launched Hogan Lovells “Engage”: Authorization Tool. The new Regtech application aims to guide Fintech startups through the process of authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The tool is free to use on the Hogan Lovells… Read More