Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

Crowdfunding platforms and other online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, marketplace lending and real estate platforms.

Upcoming Sixth Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention Set to Educate Entrepreneurs on Raising Capital

The Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC), an annual event where people gather to network and learn about #crowdfunding, announced that its sixth annual event, which is being sponsored by Microsoft, will be held October 23-24, 2017  at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  The event’s description… Read More

Crowdcube Announces New Partnership With Level39

Just one day after announcing its partnerships with Global Invest Her and Central Research Laboratory, Crowdcube revealed its new collaboration with Level39. The partnership will provide a platform for startups and entrepreneurs within Level39 to access knowledge, coaching, and venture opportunities. “As a leader in… Read More

Tidal Power! Atlantis Ocean Energy Links with Abundance for New Campaign

P2P investment platform Abundance launched a unique opportunity for “ordinary people” to invest as little as £5 directly in Atlantis Ocean Energy tidal power and earn 8% p.a. for 5 years, as this innovative renewable energy technology comes of age. The investment is eligible for inclusion in… Read More

Capital Cell Shortlisted for UK Business Angels Association Investment Award

Capital Cell, reportedly Europe’s first equity crowdfunding platform specializing in life science, has been shortlisted for the Best International Growth Business award at the UK Business Angels Association Investment Awards 2017. Capital Cell has been trading in Spain for just over 2 years, successfully closing 14 life… Read More

DCM Ventures Leads $10 Million Investment in Chinese Crowdfunding Platform Duocaitou

DCM Ventures, a global VC firm with offices in Silicon Valley, China and Japan, has taken a stake in Chinese crowdfunding platform Duocaitou, according to a report in ChinaMoneyNetwork. DCM led the $10 million Series A round in the platform that focuses on real estate… Read More

OurCrowd Creates Unique Collaboration with LetsVenture, India’s Largest Marketplace for Startup Funding

OurCrowd, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with LetsVenture, India’s largest marketplace for startup funding. The agreement means that OurCrowd will offer deals to Indian investor syndicates managed by LetsVenture. Simultaneously, OurCrowd will showcase Indian startups on its crowdfunding platform… Read More

Crowdcube Teams Up With Hardware Tech Hub Central Research Laboratory

On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it has formed a new partnership with hardware tech hub, Central Research Lab (CRL). Crowdcube revealed that through the partnership its Equity Coaches will “plug into” CRL’s learning program, with hands-on workshops, venture labs, pitch events, and founder talks…. Read More

Kiva Reaches $1 Billion Milestone in Crowdfunding Loans

On Monday, crowdfunding platform for social good, Kiva, announced it surpassed $1 billion in loans supporting borrowers around the world. The funding portal revealed more than 2.4 million entrepreneurs, farmers, and students globally have been able to launch and expand viable businesses or pursue an… Read More

Crowdcube Announces New Partnership With Global Invest Her to Help Elevate & Educate Female Entrepreneurs

Crowdcube announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Global Invest Her, an online funding community specifically for female entrepreneurs. The equity crowdfunding platform reported it is set to help elevate and educate female entrepreneurs and give them the best advice to better prepare themselves… Read More

Cloud Software Company Blackbaud to Acquire Charity Crowdfunding Platform JustGiving

Cloud software company Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) announced on Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based charity crowdfunding platform, JustGiving. The acquisition will notably enhance Blackbaud’s capabilities to serve both individual donors and nonprofits, expanding the peer-to-peer fundraising capabilities Blackbaud offers today through… Read More

Sarego, a New Crowdfunding Platform for Real Estate, Starts with Large Housing Project in Vienna

German real estate crowdfunding platform Sarego that uses platform technology from CrowdDesk, private investors may now invest in the first real estate project on the platform. The project  is for the development company Vermehrt GmbH who is crowdfunding one million euros for the energy-efficient renovation and modernization… Read More

Lendy Expands: Appoints Three New Senior Hires to Team

Peer-to-peer lending platform Lendy recently announced it has appointed three new senior hires to its growing team. Shane Lewin was named compliance officer, while Shaun Reynolds was appointed development finance support manager, and Pamela Guillamon was appointed international marketing manager. According to Lendy, Lewin previously… Read More

New Zealand Online Lender Harmoney Achieves $500 Million Milestone in Under Three Years of Operation

New Zealand-based peer-to-peer lending marketplace Harmoney announced on Friday it has officially achieved $500 million transaction milestone in just under three years of operation. The online lender reported that 30,000 Kiwis have joined its community and have two challenger NZ owned banks, TSB and Heartland,… Read More

loanDepot: “The Momentum is Just Starting”

While the revelation that online mortgage lender Sindeo was turning off the lights and shutting down was disappointing news in the Fintech space. But other online mortgage lenders continue to execute and grow. One of the most promising is loanDepot, the creation of CEO Anthony… Read More

Online Mortgage Lender Sindeo Shuts Down

Launched in 2013, Sindeo opened up offices in San Francisco “to revolutionize the way people plan, shop and secure a mortgage.” Founded by CEO Nick Stamos and Ori Zohar, Sindeo quickly raised funding to fuel sector growth for their online lending platform including a $5… Read More

Startupbootcamp Mumbai Selects Inaugural Class of Fintechs

One of the world’s leading accelerators for Fintech Startups, Starupbootcamps, announced their first round of companies that will join their inaugural program in Mumbai, India. These startups beat out nearly 300 other companies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Since its launch in… Read More

Reg CF Portal Pivot: DreamFunded Abandons Startups for Real Estate Crowdfunding

DreamFunded, a FINRA approved Reg CF portal, has pivoted from its original model of providing access to capital for early stage companies. Today, instead of the next cool startup gracing the pages of DreamFunded there are single family homes up for investment. Crowdfund Insider contacted… Read More

LendingClub Closes $279.4 Million Self Sponsored Securitization

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has announced its first first self sponsored securitization deal had closed. Announced after the market closed, Lending Club issued $279.4 million in notes backed by consumer loans originated on the LendingClub platform. The Consumer Loan Underlying Bond (CLUB) NP Credit Trust 2017-NP1 (CLUB… Read More

Lady Gaga Partners With Staples to Support Education & Positive Classroom Experience; Set to Donate $1 Million To DonorsChoose

Staples, Inc. announced on Thursday it is teaming up with mega singer Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students Program. According to the office supply retailer, the new partnership will build on its long-standing commitment to support… Read More

Orchard Platform Pivot? Not So Fast.

Earlier this week there was note circulating the Orchard was in the midst of a pivot.  Specifically, the report said Orchard was pivoting from a data/analytics platform to a loan trading platform. This was interesting as the secondary transaction platform for securities based on online loans… Read More