Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

Sovren Seeks to Become First UK Regulated Digital Asset Exchange, Plans Initial Coin Offering

UK based Sovren says it will launch the first digital asset exchange to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and accessible to institutional investors. The creation of two ex-bankers, Sovren has also announced an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) planned for Q3 this year…. Read More

OnDeck Appoints Stephen Klimas as New Head of Investor Relations

Online lending platform for small businesses, OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), announced last week it has appointed Stephen Klimas as its new Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining OnDeck, Klimas was Managing Director for Finance and Capital Markets of Avolon, a global commercial aircraft leasing company,  following the company’s acquisition of… Read More

Coinbase is Looking to Add More Crypto to its Marketplace

Coinbase, a marketplace for cryptocurrency, is “exploring” the addition of more digital coins. Specifically, Cardano (ADA) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Stellar Lumens (XLM) Zcash (ZEC) 0x (ZRX) Coinbase has never been shy about its intent to become the one cryptocurrency exchange to rule them all… Read More

P2P Lender CreditEase’s Fintech Investment Fund Ranked 3rd Globally

CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lending platform, has been recognized for its Fintech venture fund by a CB Insights report. According to the report, the CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is number three in the world when it comes to ranking the most active… Read More

In June, Businesses Raised Over $6.5 Million via Reg CF

Reg CF is the smallest segment of the crowdfunding industry but it is also the securities exemption that was designed to cater to the smallest of businesses. Signed into law in 2012, Reg CF became actionable in May of 2016 and since that time has… Read More

When it Comes to Online Lending, Size Matters: Deloitte Cost of Capital Survey

Earlier this year, the Deloitte Center for Financial Services (DCFS) and LendIt Fintech joined together to publish a survey on online lending and the current state of the ecosystem. The numbers were highlighted this past April during the LendIt Fintech conference but Deloitte has recently shared… Read More

Binance Invests in Malta based Founders Bank, Plans Equity Token Offering on Neufund Under German Law. Will Partner with “Major Stock Exchange”

Binance, one of largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has announced an investment in Founders Bank based in Malta. Several months back, Binance famously migrated operations from Asia to Malta – an important coup for the “blockchain island.” Malta has enacted legislation designed to encourage blockchain… Read More

Nano by Saurina on Crowdcube: Maximizing Aesthetic Medicine with Nanotechnology

Barcelona-based Nano by Saurina, a cosmetic brand that aims to maximize the positive results from aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatments while avoiding the need for further treatment, is seeking to raise £250,000 for 10.94% equity with the help of Crowdcube investors. To date, in the early… Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lender Lending Works Raises £2.8 Million in New Funding Round

Lending Works has received £2.8 million in funding in a round led by Maven Capital Partners, with £800,000 of backing from Pollen Street Capital and NVM Private Equity. The UK peer to peer lender said proceeds will be used to fuel growth including loan customer acquisition… Read More

Without Papers? Yes! LendInvest Partners with Onfido to Confirm Identity Online

Who are you? LendInvest, a UK marketplace platform for mortgages, and Onfido, an identity verification provider, have partnered to streamline LendInvest’s digital application process for its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product to determine identity. In November 2017, LendInvest launched its first BTL product with a digital application process; the… Read More

Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare is Going Japanese in Expansion with DLTA 21 Blockchain

Coinsquare, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, and DLTA 21 Blockchain Corp., a Canadian blockchain investment bank, have partnered up on a  cryptocurrency trading in Japan. The two companies said the new trading platform will be doing business as DLTa21X after receiving regulatory approval in Japan. Cole Diamond,… Read More

HBUS Cryptocurrency Marketplace Partners with IdentityMind Global on AML

HBUS, a cryptocurrency marketplace that has partnered with Huobi, has chosen IdentityMind Global, to provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance for digital currency trading platform. HBUS only launched this week providing crypto trading to US residents (minus a few states). HBUS said it is dedicated to… Read More

Huobi Partner HBUS Begins Trading Cryptocurrencies for US Residents Today

HUBUS, partner of global digital asset exchange Huobi – one of the largest in the world, begins trading for US residents today (July 10, 2018). HBUS is a separate legal entity from Huobi Group, with its own leadership. HUBUS officially goes live at 10AM PT… Read More

Credibly Hires Former CIO of FBI to Drive Information Technology Strategy

Credibly, a small and medium-sized business lending platform, announced on Tuesday it has hired Jerome Pender to drive its information technology strategy. According to the online lender, Lender is a seasoned professional more than three decades of experience in information technology. He has experience in… Read More

Palladium Claims First “Initial Convertible Coin Offering,” Launches Blockchain that “Bonds Banking with Cryptocurrency”

First, we had initial coin offerings (ICOs). Today, we have the first “initial convertible coin offering” (ICCO), according to Malta based blockchain firm Palladium.  The Palladium site says it is offering “banking designed for the crypto age as Palladium consolidates access to crypto & fiat… Read More

On the CapitalRise: Online Property Finance Marketplace Doubles Investor Base & Closes Largest Deal to Date

Launched in the UK 19 months ago, online property finance marketplace CapitalRise seeks to enable individual and corporate investors to provide finance for Prime Central London property developers with a minimum investment of just £1,000, earning returns of 8-12% per annum through its Innovative Finance ISA…. Read More

Yabba Dabbl Do! UK Share Buying App Dabbl 160%+ Overfunding on Seedrs

The Seedrs crowd has indicated that a “dabbl” do ya. dabbl, a UK app-only share buying service, blasted by its initial £350,000 Seedrs crowdfunding target and is now nearing £600,000 – more than 60% overfunded – thanks to the more than 215 investors who are… Read More

Small Chinese Cryptocurrency Exchange Clogs Ethereum Network in Coin Voting Stunt

Users of a little-known Chinese cryptocurrency exchange called FCoin managed to clog the Ethereum network last week when they gamed a voting process on the exchange. FCoin ran a promotional scheme last week whereby they told users to vote for cryptocoins they wanted listed on… Read More

Real Estate Platform Crowdvilla to List Tokens on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange

Singapore-based Crowdvilla, a Real Estate Platform, will list its token on the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) becoming the third token to do so. GBX is a subsidiary of the EU-regulated Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) and has positioned itself to be a jurisdiction of preference for blockchain based… Read More

Gemini Crypto Exchange Scoops New York Stock Exchange Chief

Cameron Winklevoss, co-owner of New York-based Gemini Digital Asset Exchange, has announced the organization’s placement of its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The new position will be filled by Robert Cornish, who, at the time of writing, is still Chief Information Officer at the New… Read More