Crowdfunding Portals

Crowdfunder UK: Surge in Crowdfunding Helps More Political Candidates Run in Snap Election

This week, Crowdfunder UK reported that more political candidates are excepted to crowdfund their election campaign in the snap general election. The crowdfunding platform revealed that just a little over a week since the election, projects on its website have raised £200,000 in the politics category…. Read More

Kickstarter Debuts Creators-in-Residence Pilot Program

On Friday, Kickstarter announced as part of its mission to bring creative projects to life, it has launched the pilot of its new Kickstarter Creators-in-Residence program. The crowdfunding giant stated that during the pilot, it will open its Brooklyn headquarters doors to various campaign alumni… Read More

Small Change Announces Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bank Building Real Estate Offering

Real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change announced this week the launch of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bank Building real estate offering. The funding portal noted that the project is seeking $300,000 to fund development of the building into co-working operator Beauty Shoppe’s flagship location. According to Small Change, Beauty Shoppe currently… Read More

LendingUSA Appoints Former Consumer Enforcement Unit Attorney Jenann Shemisa As General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

LendingUSA announced on Friday it has appointed former consumer enforcement unit attorney, Jenann Shemisa, to its executive team as both General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Shemisa will assume her new role immediately, reporting directly to Camilo Concha, CEO and Founder. According to LendingUSA, Shemisa previously served… Read More

Assetz Capital Expansion Continues with New Hire for South Wales

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has appointed former Handelsbanken Branch Manager and Barclays Business Development Director, Mark Standley, to oversee their South Wales operations. Prior to his roles at Handelsbanken Cardiff and Bridgend, Standley was with Barclays leading a mid and large corporate business development team… Read More

Regulation Crowdfunding: What We See Day to Day

Regulation Crowdfunding is somewhere in the top half of the first inning of a nine-inning ballgame.  I’m not even sure the first batter has seen more than a pitch or two.  It will certainly be fascinating to see how the game develops.  I, for one,… Read More

OnDeck Canada Announces Partnership With Point of Sales Platform LightSpeed

Online lender OnDeck Canada announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with cloud-based point-of-sales platform for independent retailers and restaurants, Lightspeed. According to the duo, this new partnership will allow Lightspeed users to secure loans through OnDeck’s lending platform and the new offering will… Read More

Kuflink’s P2P Lending Platform Receives FCA Authorization

On Thursday, Kuflink received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its peer-to-peer lending platform. According to the registration, Kuflink has been given permission to provide regulated products and services, which includes accepting deposits, provide credit to consumers, offer investment advice, and arrange deals with… Read More

Crowdcube Announcement: Browse & Invest on Your iPad With Our iOS App v2.0

Just a little over six months after launching its iOS app, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, announced the debut of the app’s v2.0. This new version will allow investors to invest not only through their iPhones but also through their iPads as well. While sharing… Read More

Indiegogo Introduces New Update Reactions Feature

On Thursday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced the launch of its new feature, Update Reactions. According to the portal, Update Reactions lets campaign organizers see how helpful their campaign updates are by allowing backers to interact using the reactions. This will also help organizers gather valuable feedback:… Read More

Kickstarter Reveals: $3 Billion Has Been Pledged to Independent Creators on Our Crowdfunding Platform

On Wednesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that more than 12.7 million backers have raised $3 billion to go towards independent creators on the funding portal. It was revealed: “Every five seconds someone backs a Kickstarter project. More than 12.7 million people around the world have… Read More

P2PFA Publishes Q1 Peer to Peer Lending Data: “Impressive Expansion in Lending Volumes”

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published its first quarter peer to peer lending data from its nine member platforms. The P2PFA reports that cumulative levels of lending neared £8.5 billion with loan originations in excess of £1 billion during the first… Read More

Symbid Files for Reverse Stock Split & Name Change in SEC Documents

Symbid (OTCMKTS:SBID) has filed an 8-K Amendment to enact a reverse split of its shares and a name change to “Sincerity Applied Materials Holdings Corp” – thus ending its chapter as a publicly traded security. Symbid, the first crowdfunding company to publicly trade shares on… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Opens Season One Finale Voting For Crowdfunding Video Awards

On Tuesday, NextGen Crowdfunding announced voting is now open for the season finale of its Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). The award show’s season one kicked off on January 25th and had six rounds. The final six of season one are now competing, and the winner… Read More

Reed and Smyth Return to Kickstarter with Timely EPA Standards Manual Reissue

“Before 1970, the United States was in a radically different place.Our environment, our cities, our people: abused, dirty, and sick after years of neglect. President Nixon decided to change that. In 1970, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was enacted to protect the environment and the… Read More

CommonBond Now Offers Student Loans to All Undergraduate & Graduate Students

CommonBond, a student loan provider that previously offered financing only to MBA students, has pushed into student loans for both current undergraduates and graduate students. The online lender said it is the first and only company in the US to offer a full suite of student… Read More

Patch Homes Receives $1 Million in Seed Funding for Home Equity Solution

      Patch Homes, a new home equity financing platform, has secured $1 milion in Seed funding led by some pretty impressive names. According to Pach, investors include Techstars Ventures, KIMA Ventures, Eric DiBenedetto and Nathan Blecharczyk – who founded unicorn AirBnB. Patch Homes also… Read More

GLS Crowdfunds €300,000 for Wind Energy

The GLS crowd, the first crowdfund platform initiated by a bank, has successfully funded their second project since their platform launch on 1 February 2017. Dachsbach UG & Co. KG, a Bavarian wind farm, was able to collect their target of €300,000 in only 14 hours…. Read More

OurCrowd Leads $4.6 Million Funding in MPIRICA Health

  MPIRICA Health Inc., a Bellevue, Washington-based healthcare quality transparency startup, has received $4.6 million in funding led by OurCrowd, a global equity crowdfunding platform, with participation from a private Seattle-based equity fund. The digital health startup was founded in 2014 to “demystify” healthcare quality… Read More

Woomentum Coming to Vietnam

The Singapore based platform, Woomentum, has announced its plan to expand into the emerging market in Vietnam. Woomentum, founded by Mouna Aouri, is a crowdfunding site that focuses on female entrepreneurs, providing them with support during the most difficult stage of the start-up processes. Their website states:… Read More