Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

Medtech Firm Verseon Uses in House STO Platform Blockrules to “Transform Access to Investment Opportunities”

Verseon (AIM: VSN), a company that provides a “computer-driven approach to drug discovery” says it is trying to change the capital markets landscape by bringing regulatory certainty to the blockchain with the goal of connecting a global investor community with innovative companies in biotech and more. Last… Read More

creditshelf Report: German SMEs are Looking for Larger Loans & Longer Maturities in Preparation for More Challenges Ahead

Online lender creditshelf has shared the results of their “Financing Monitor 2019.” According to their research, Germany-based SMEs are feeling the consequences of international trade conflicts and questions. “Every second company reports that access to credit has deteriorated compared to the previous year.” creditshelf states… Read More

Barcelona E-Bike Santafixie Cycles Toward Crowdcube Crowdfunding Success

Barcelona-based Santafixie Group, a brand and e-commerce of bicycles and components,  has released its own brand of bicycles, with nearly 90K orders and counting. Aiming to be the go-to global brand for bicycles, Santafixie is seeking an investment injection in order to release new models… Read More

Vanilla Bean Delivers on Companisto: Say Tschüß to Plastic Packaging & Guten Tag to Delicious Food Options

  vanilla bean, claiming the title as “the world’s first packaging-free restaurant delivery service,” offers CO2-free, fair, and 100% vegan packaging. The Regensberg, Germany based company aims to help solve the problem of packaging waste: almost 50% of the plastic waste produced worldwide comes from packaging…. Read More

Q&A: Invesdor’s Mikko Savolainen on 2018 Successes & 2019 Plans

2018 was another great year for Invesdor, according to management. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Helsinki with a branch office in Stockholm, the award-winning Nordic market leader in digital fundraising and investing connects European growth companies with global investors. Named Best Nordic Fintech Startup 2018 and regulated… Read More

Property Partner Launches “Opportunistic Fund” to Pursue Motivated Sellers in Cooling UK Housing Market

The once red-hot UK property market has cooled a bit. As Brexit fears persist, London property prices have declined dramatically from their peak more than a year ago. Headlines have done little to assuage concerns with one recent publication claiming housing sales are facing the worst… Read More

Fintech Business Lender MarketInvoice Nabs £26M in Series-B Round Led by Barclays & Santander InnoVentures

UK fintech business lender MarketInvoice has raised £26M in new equity funding during a Series-B funding round led by Barclays and Santander’s $200M fintech fund InnoVentures with significant participation from European venture fund Northzone, an existing investor in the company. Technology credit fund Viola Credit, who… Read More

Digital Brands Group: DSTLD Transatlantic Crowdfunding Round Closes at $3.2 Million , Plans IPO on AIM for March

Digital Brands Group (DGB), a “digital-first clothing & lifestyle brands” best known for DSTLD, has closed on its most recent securities crowdfunding round. DSTLD / DGB raised $2.234 million in a transatlantic investment offering. US based SeedInvest leveraged its ongoing relationship with UK based Crowdcube to… Read More

Reg CF Closes the Year at $161.5 Million in Crowdfunding. Total for 2018 was Flat versus Year Prior

The StartEngine Index tracking Reg CF crowdfunding issuers was published a few days ago. According to StartEngine, total successful offerings since the securities exemption was launched in May of 2016 now stands at $161.5 million. So how does 2018 compare to the year prior? Excellent question…. Read More

Realty Mogul’s Most Recent Reg A+ Filing Provides Insight into Platform Operations

RealtyMogul has filed an updated form 1-A for their MogulREIT I offering which was launched more than two years ago. A non traded REIT, MogulREIT I has an investment objective of generating passive income for investors. As the offering is issued using Reg A+ both… Read More

In France, SME “Crowdlending” Delivered 18% Growth in 2018

According to a report from Mathieu George of Crowdlending.fr, the SME peer to peer lending market in France delivered decent growth during 2018. Overall, the market grew by 18% led by October – €59.6m (formerly known as Lendix) followed by Credit.fr – € 20.1m  and then… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Announces Investor Insurance Coverage Agreement with Shanxi Zhengxuan Finance Guarantee

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) announced on Friday it signed a cooperation agreement with Shanxi Zhengxuan Finance Guarantee Co., Ltd., which reportedly is controlled by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), to provide investors on its platform with insurance coverage that… Read More

Huobi Derivative Market Reports Volume Surpassing $20 Billion

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Huobi Derivative Market (Huobi DM) reports that trading volume recently surpassed USD $20 billion. Huobi DM says that trading volume topped $10 billion during the first full month of operations. The company notes that trading growth comes at a time of slowing crypto activity. Huobi… Read More

Alternative Small Business Finance Provider Capify Receives £75 Million Credit Facility From Goldman Sachs

Capify, a UK-based alternative small business financing provider, announced on Thursday it received a £75 million credit facility from Goldman Sachs Private Capital to support its future growth plans and provide working capital to thousands of Australian and British small businesses. Launched in 2008, Capify describes itself… Read More

Fundrise Delivers More Than $5.9 Million In Dividends During Fourth Quarter 2018

Fundrise, a real estate platform that leverages Reg A+ to offer access to investments for both accredited and non-accredited investors, announced on Thursday it distributed more than $5.9 million in dividends during the fourth quarter of 2018. The funding portal revealed investors earned more than… Read More

AngelList Tops $1 Billion in “Assets Under Management,” 1133 Startups Funded in 2018

AngelList, a leading online capital formation marketplace, has published a review platform performance for 2018, and according to the company “assets under management” not top $1 billion. AngelList became a vital variable in the shift to leveraging the internet to raise money online. In the… Read More

Australia-Based ReadyFundGo Launches Crowdfunding Academy

ReadyFundGo, a crowdfunding platform that claims to be Australia’s own Kickstarter, announced earlier this month the launch of its new project, Crowdfunding Academy. The Academy offers a series of workshops, webinars, and live events. Those who participate in the Academy  will experience the following: Get introduced… Read More

2018 Roundup: Indian Tech Startups Secured $11B, Fintech Deals Led Startup Investments

The Indian media platform Inc42 just released its Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2018. According to the report, during 2018 Indian startups received $11 B total funding across 743 deals. While in 2017, 4 startups took away a little more than half the funding $6.9 Bn, in 2018… Read More

German SME Lender creditshelf Appoints Dr. Gregor Heinrich As New CTO

creditshelf AG, a digital SME financing lender in Germany, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Dr. Gregor Heinrich as Chief Technology Officer. According to creditshelf, Dr. Gregor Heinrich has more than 10 years’ experience as a CTO, with most recently at Stonebranch, a mid-size provider of… Read More

Aspencoin Migrates Over to Securitize with $18 Million Security Token

Aspencoin, a digital security associated with the St. Regis Aspen Resort, is migrating over to the Securitize platform. Aspencoin represents fractional equity ownership in the ski resort and has been promoted as the first of its kind. The Aspen Digital Token was distributed to investors… Read More

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