Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

Decentralized or Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange Aggregator 1inch Secures $2.8 Million in Capital via Round Led by Binance Labs

Decentralized or non-custodial crypto exchange (DEX) aggregator 1inch.exchange has reportedly secured $2.8 million in capital via an external investment round that was led by Binance Labs. FTX, Galaxy Digital, Dragonfly Capital, and several other investors also took part in the 1inch’s round. Loi Luu, the… Read More

Coinbase Claims Batching Bitcoin (BTC) Transactions Helped Customers Save 75% on their Cryptocurrency Trades

San Francisco based crypto exchange Coinbase recently revealed how batching payments has benefited its customers, and also helped improve its internal operations. In March 2020, Coinbase announced that it had introduced Bitcoin (BTC) transaction batching. The exchange claims: “Since launching, we have batched 100% of… Read More

Digital Lending Solutions Provider Blend Secures $74 Million through Series F Funding Round Led By Canapi Ventures

U.S. digital lending solutions provider Blend announced on Wednesday it secured $75 million through its Series F funding round, which was led by fintech-focused venture capital firm Canapi Ventures with participation from Temasek, General Atlantic, 8VC, Greylock, and Emergence. Founded in 2012, Blend states it… Read More

FBI and SEC Said to be Investigating YieldStreet: Report

YieldStreet, an accredited crowdfunding platform offering access to alternative securities offerings including real estate-based securities. Typically, YieldStreet looks to list short term investment opportunities, that are uncorrelated with traditional markets, that generate income for individual investors. YieldStreet may list securities tied to art, legal or… Read More

P2P Lender Assetz Capital Unveils Access Account Marketplace

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital announced on Wednesday it has launched its new Access Account Marketplace. According to Assetz Capital, the marketplace allows investors to apply a discount when buying and selling Access Account loan holdings. “Access Account investors can now choose whether to… Read More

Fundrise Co-Founder Dan Miller Returns to Fintech with Steward, a CrowdFarming Platform

Dan Miller, alongside his brother Ben Miller, founded one of the first real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US. Fundrise was the very first online investment platform to leverage Regulation A (now referred to as Reg A+), to offer securities to investors based on property… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Increased in July 2020

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Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index has been released and revealed that the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks, which are more than $10 billion in assets increased three-tenths of a percent from… Read More

Small Business Bonds: SMBX Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round

SMBX,  an online investment platform issuing securities under Reg CF, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Better Ventures with participation from Impact America Fund (IAF), Unpopular Ventures and others, according to a note from the company. SMBX is a… Read More

Seedrs Founder Jeff Lynn: We are experiencing meaningfully higher levels of fundraising and investment activity than the same time last year

Seedrs is a top UK based investment crowdfunding platform that is active in both the UK and continental Europe. Launched in 2012, Seedrs is a trailblazer in online capital formation for early-stage ventures. Since inception, Seedrs has booked over 1100 funded deals recording about £950… Read More

NextSeed Announces Access to ESG Fund in Partnership with Collaboration Capital

NextSeed, an online investment platform offering securities under the full stack of securities exemptions, has announced a new ESG fund as part of its ongoing partnership with Collaboration Capital. In late 2019, NextSeed announced a merger with Collaboration Capital described as a move to create… Read More

RateSetter’s Australian P2P Lending Platform Rebrands to Plenti Following Acquisition By Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has rebranded its Australian P2P lending platform to Plenti. Head of Marketing at Plenti, Sebastian Paulin, shared more details about the rebranding, by stating: “As Plenti, we want to help our customers make the most of… Read More

Reg CF: Bumper Collective Offers Investors a Chance to Invest in Royalties

Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) is the smallest securities exemption available to issuers in the US for crowdfunding. A company raising capital under Reg CF may raise up to $1.07 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors – although the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange OKEx CEO Jay Hao Reveals that Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold Correlation Increased during COVID-19

Jay Hao, CEO at OKEx, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, notes that the US dollar “drop” and the Bitcoin (BTC) surge recently occurred at the same time. Hao points out that there’s been a regular downward adjustment of interest rates on US Treasury… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Others Take Part in $11 Million Series A Round for Uniswap, a Non-Custodial Ethereum Token Exchange

Ethereum based Uniswap, a leading non-custodial crypto token exchange, has reportedly secured $11 million through a Series A investment round. Uniswap’s latest funding round was led by giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Union Square Ventures, Version One, Parafi Capital, Variant, SV Angel and A. Capital… Read More

Republic Note Sells Out. Receives $16 Million in Commitments for Unique Income Sharing Digital Security

Republic Note, a digital asset that provides purchasers with a portion of the income generated by the investment crowdfunding platform, has sold out receiving $16 million in commitments. The offering is being made via Reg D 506c (accredited only) and as a “testing the waters”… Read More

Digital Currency Trading & Lending Platform Genesis Collaborates With Luno to Create Alternative Savings Products

Genesis, a digital currency trading and lending platform, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency exchange Luno to enable interest-bearing products customized for the Luno community as well as provide Luno customers with access to earn interest on their crypto holdings. Genesis further… Read More

Kabbage to Stop Accepting New Applications for Paycheck Protection Program Before August 8th Deadline

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced it will not be accepting new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program after August 6th (today). The online lender decided to close the application process for new applicants before the August 8th deadline in order to finalize existing applications…. Read More

eBay Teams Up With LendingPoint to Provide Seller Financing to Entrepreneurs & Businesses

eBay announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with LendingPoint, a data and technology platform dedicated to democratizing credit and accelerating commerce, to launch a new program that will give eBay sellers in the U.S. access to funding to help grow and sustain their businesses, called… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Add Band Protocol (BAND), a Cross-Chain Data Oracle Platform Connecting External Data to Smart Contracts

Band Protocol (BAND), a cross-chain data oracle platform that aggregates and connects real-world data and APIs to blockchain based smart contracts, is preparing to launch on Coinbase Pro, a digital asset exchange for professional traders. The Coinbase team notes that on August 10, 2020, customers… Read More

LawCloud Partners with Title3Funds

Legaltech LawCloud has partnered with securities crowdfunding platform Title3Funds. LawCloud will be providing its Form C service to issuers using the FINRA regulated funding portal to raise capital online. LawCloud’s service streamlines the legal filing process by providing entrepreneurs with a simple and cost-effective solution… Read More

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