Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

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China Takes Strict Control Over Consumer Credit, Forbidding it to Enter the Real Estate Market It is reported on September 20th that the Guangzhou branches of PBOC and CBRC have jointly issued a statement about consumer credit regulation, forbidding it to enter the real-estate market…. Read More

Back in the Game: Flashfunders Sees First Reg CF Offer, Triumph Wines, Since Acquisition by Boustead

Ever since control of Flashfunders was migrated to Boustead Securities the platform has been rather quite in the crowdfunding space. An early FINRA approved Reg CF portal, Flashfunders helped Adomani become the first Reg A+ issuer to crowdfund and then successfully trade shares on NASDAQ. Following… Read More

Premium Hotel Group in Austria Leverages Alternative Finance with Finnest

Premium hotel group Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences is using an alternative finance platform to raise capital as part of an expansion plan. The Austrian company has listed an investment offer on Finnest.com to allow its guests to become investors. The award-winning hotel group operates 32… Read More

Life Sciences Crowdfunding Platform Capital Cell Opens to UK Investors

Capital Cell, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to life sciences, announced this week it is officially opening its portal to UK investors. The first four investment opportunities now live on the platform. As previously reported, Capital Cell was founded by Daniel Oliver and based in Barcelona, is the first… Read More

Prosper Secures $50 Million Series G Investment

Prosper announced on Thursday it has secured a $50 million Series G investment from an investment fund co-managed by FinEX Asia. The online lender revealed that the investment brings its total equity raised to $410 million to date and it will be used to make strategic investments in… Read More

StartEngine Launches Secondary Market for Crowdfunded Securities

StartEngine, one of the most active investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, has launched its anticipated secondary market for crowdfunded securities. The beta version exchange currently has listed several securities from companies that previously crowdfunded on the platform. As of this moment, offers stand to… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Secures $60 Million During Series C Funding Round

Earlier this week, crowdfunding platform Patreon announced it raised $60 million during its Series C Funding Round, which was led by Thrive Capital with participation from Index Ventures, CRV, and Freestyle. While sharing details about the funding round, CEO and Co-founder of Patreon, Jack Conte, stated:… Read More

Kickstarter Veteran Joto Partners with Crowdcube: Creative Robotics for the Home

Creative robotics pioneer Joto has linked with  Crowdcube to raise £250,000 with a 12.2% equity stake offered to investors. Since going live this morning, over 100 investors have poised Joto to easily exceed £60K by EOD. Valued at £1,800,000, Joto is using this funding round to enable… Read More

Lending Works Announces Increase of Five-Year Lender Rate

On Wednesday, Lending Works announced as of Monday, it five-year lender rate has increased to 5.5%, which is considered the highest level it has reached since August 2016. The company revealed that the reason for the rate increase is due to the fact that it has… Read More

LendInvest Appoints Ex-Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages Ian Boden As New Sales Director

LendInvest announced on Thursday it has appointed former Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages, Ian Boden, as its new Sales Director. According to the online lender, Boden joins its team with more than 35 years of experience in financial services, buy-to-let, and commercial mortgages.  Prior… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Set to Classify Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms As Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Reserve Bank of India recently announced it will be classifying peer-to-peer lending platforms as non-banking financial institutions. According to Economic Times, Sudarshan Sen, executive director of RBI, announced that the regulator is currently waiting for the gazette notifications from the central government for the final… Read More

Debt Trading Platform Racefields Credit Exchange Wants to Become PayPal of Loan Bridging

A new online platform, the Racefields Credit Exchange (RCX), has launched this week with the goal of becoming the PayPal of the loan bridging industry in a market they believe is underserved. The  RCX platform is said to be the first of its kind in… Read More

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

PledgeMusic Expands: Appoints Kevin Kiernan & Nate Baker to New York Team

Earlier this month, PledgeMusic announced it has appointed Kevin Kiernan as Head of Artist Solution and Nate Baker as Artist and Label Relations Manager. According to the crowdfunding platform for music, both Kieran and Baker are seasoned music industry professionals that will be instrumental in… Read More

LendingPoint Completes $500 Million Credit Facility

LendingPoint announced it closed an up to $500 million credit facility arranged by Guggenheim Securities. The company reported it took down $138.5 million of the facility at the closing and on September 15th and it took down an additional $32.7 million.  According to LendingPoint, the… Read More

LendingTree Announces Acquisition of SnapCap’s Non-Lending Assets

LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) announced on Tuesday it has acquired certain assets of Snap Capital LLC, a tech-enabled online platform connecting business owners with lenders offering small business loans, lines of credit and merchant cash advance products through a concierge-based sales approach. While sharing details about the… Read More

In Partnership With Indiegogo: Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch Episodes Now Streaming

On Wednesday, Indiegogo announced the launch of Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch challenge. The global crowdfunding platform, which is powering Elevator Pitch, revealed that the media outlet has teamed ups tie a group of real investors to put entrepreneurs to the “ultimate” pitch test. “Entrepreneurs have sixty… Read More

PeerStreet Named One of the Top Ten Startups to Work For in Los Angeles

Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerStreet announced on Tuesday it was named one of the Top Ten Startups to Work For in Los Angeles. The list was created by Zippia, an online startup career platform. The funding portal revealed in a blog post: “We were proud to be… Read More

LendUp Appoints Jotaka Eaddy As New VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement & Impact

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Jotaka Eaddy as its new Vice President of Policy, Strategic Engagement, and Impact. Eaddy previously served as LendUp’s Head of Government Affairs…. 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