Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Indonesia E-Commerce Marketplace Tokopedia Set to Finalize $1.5 Billion Round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek

Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based e-commerce marketplace, is reportedly in the final stages of closing an investment round valued at around $1.5 billion from Japan’s Softbank, China’s Alibaba Group and Singapore-based Temasek. The Tokopedia marketplace, which is notably the largest of its kind in Indonesia, is now… Read More

RealtyMogul Reports Topping $500 Million Invested, $136 Million Returned to Investors

RealtyMogul, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, has topped $500 million in property investments since platform launch, according to a release. RealtyMogul also states that it has returned over $136 million to investors since 2013. RealtyMogul notes that it raised its first $250 million in invested… Read More

Fundrise Reports Overall Net Return for Investors of 9.47% for 2019

Real estate marketplace Fundrise recently published its annual letter where it reflects on platform overall performance and comments on the forthcoming year. Fundrise takes a fund approach with a series of targeted funds utilizing Reg A+. Effectively, these are unlisted funds that seek to drive… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Sees Bigger Crowdfunding Tickets for Later Stage Firms, Funding Startups is Still Core

Crowdcube is the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the UK and the first platform to launch in the robust UK crowdfunding market – a market that in many ways leads the rest of the world. Founded in 2011, Crowdcube has helped to raise growth capital… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on Projected Returns, Says No Change For Now

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) posted an update on investor returns earlier today. Currently, the online lender offers two different investment opportunities for investors: Conservative or Balanced. The update effectively included no new news as projected rates remained the same as previously expected: Balanced: 4.5% to 6.5%… Read More

AngelList Distributes 2019 Update: Almost $1.8 billion in Assets Under Management

AngelList, a platform that started as a VC hybrid platform for accredited investors but has since morphed into a broader startup community, has distributed an update on platform performance during 2019. According to AngelList, the platform currently has almost $1.8 billion in assets under management… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Reports Two Estonian Crowdfunding Platforms to Enforcement Authorities as Questions Arise Regarding Withdrawal of Funds

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has reported two Estonian debt-based crowdfunding platforms to the relevant regulatory authorities in light of numerous complaints received by platform users. According to ECN,  Kuetzal and Envestio, both lending platforms, may be in trouble: “ECN has received a large number… Read More

Bakkt’s New Consumer App will Look Like Traditional Fintech Apps, Will Support All Digital Assets, Not Just Crypto

Adam White, president at Bakkt, recently shared some details regarding a major development currently underway at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned digital assets trading desk while attending a conference at Davos. White noted during a panel discussion held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos,… Read More

CrowdStreet Reports Doubling Distributions in 2019 Topping $58 million

CrowdStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform catering to accredited investors, has circulated an email stating that distributions doubled in 2019 alongside the size of its community. Launched in 2014, Crowdstreet claims more than $972 million has been raised and, since platform launch $99+ million in… Read More

GreyP Completes Equity Token Offering on Neufund. Securities are Distributed as Investors Will Also Benefit from Neu Token Distributions & Payouts

GreyP Bikes (an e-bike company), one of the first “equity token offerings” or ETO to complete a primary issuance on the Neufund platform distributed the digital securities to investors last week. The security offering began last October with a pre-sale followed by a public sale… Read More

France: Sowefund Acquires Assets of Defunct Crowdfunding Platform SmartAngels

Sowefund, a France based investment crowdfunding platform, has purchased the assets of defunct platform SmartAngels, according to Sowefund’s website. SmartAngels ceased its crowdfunding activity at the end of 2018. The SmartAngels URL now redirects to Sowefunds with a “welcome” post for visitors: “The SmartAngels investment… Read More

LendingClub Announces as One of 325 Companies Included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) announced on Tuesday it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). According to LendingClub, the GEI expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including companies headquartered in the Czech Republic, New… Read More

Applied Data Finance Appoints Capital One & JP Morgan Chase Vet Jimmy Cannon As First President

Applied Data Finance, LLC (ADF), a “technology-enabled lender” and asset manager, recently announced it has appointed Jimmy Cannon as its new/first President. According to ADF, Cannon has extensive senior management experience with a focus on leading organizations through transformational change and delivering P&L improvement, most… Read More

German P2P Lending Marketplace auxmoney Plans to Create Many New Jobs for Highly-Qualified Professionals in 2020

Düsseldorf-based Fintech auxmoney is one of Europe’s largest credit marketplaces. Private and institutional investors can use auxmoney to make direct investments in pre-approved borrowers of various different score classes.  auxmoney recently began issuing loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The company uses its customized… Read More

Open Interest for CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Approaching All-Time Highs, Reaches 5,328 Contracts Valued at $237 Million

Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives trading volumes are again approaching record-level highs this month as open interest keeps increasing. CME Group Inc (Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade) data reveals that as of January 16, 2020, open interest for the exchange’s futures products reached 5,328… Read More

P2P Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Rebrands, Plans to Compete with Large Lenders OakNorth, Esme Loans

MarketFinance is one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms. Established in 2011 and based in London and Manchester, MarketFinance has reportedly issued more than £1.1 billion (appr. $1.4 billion) in funding to thousands of UK-based businesses. MarketFinance assists business owners in dealing… Read More

Upbit Crypto Trading Platform Restores Depositing After $50 Million USD Hack

Korean cryptocurrency trading platform Upbit reinstated deposits January 13th after shutting them down in late November in response to a $50 million USD hack. Deposits have now been restored following an upgrade to the exchange’s wallet system, the exchange writes in a notice. Customers will, “need… Read More

Fintech WiseAlpha Receives CPD Accreditation for Bond Academy

WiseAlpha, a marketplace for corporate bonds, is reporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification for its Bond Academy. In December, WiseAlpha announced the Bond Academy – an entity that will be directed by independent expert instructor, George Flynn from Europeanhighyield.online. WiseAlpha is regulated by the UK… Read More

ShareIn Adds Property Crowdfunding Platform Shoijin Property Partners to List of Users

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, has won a major client, according to the company. The win aligns with the launch of its new modular approach to investment crowdfunding. ShareIn has signed up Shojin Property Partners, a property crowdfunding platform that… Read More

Invesdor Raises €1.86 Million, Plans European Expansion

Invesdor Ltd has revealed a new funding round that closed at the end of 2019. According to a blog post, Invesdor raised €1.86 million from a “selected group of large scale investors,” current shareholders and some employees.  Invesdor explained that a total of €1.6 million… Read More

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