Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

RealtyMogul Tops $300 Million in Real Estate Funding, Wins 2017 Stevie Award for Women in Business

RealtyMogul, an online investment marketplace for real estate opportunities, has been awarded the Gold Stevie Award in the Consumer Services category during the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  Simultaneously, RealtyMogul, one of the most prominent real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US,… Read More

Insurtech Goji Receives $15 Million Through Investment Round Led By Hudson Structured Capital Management

Insurtech firm Goji, announced last week it secured $15 million during its latest investment round, which was led by Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., (HSCM Bermuda). The companies have also formed a new strategic partnership. The company, which was launched in 2007, offers data-driven home and automobile… Read More

YieldStreet Hits $200 Million in Originations Milestone & Appoints Two New Members to Leadership Team

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, recently announced it has surpassed $200 million in originations. This news comes just six months after the investment platform achieved its $100 million in origination milestone. As previously reported, YieldStreet launched in 2015 and is… Read More

South African Crowdfunding Platform BackaBuddy Hits R50 Million Milestone

South African crowdfunding platform BackaBuddy recently announced its campaign has successfully raised a total of R50 million since its launch from more than 70,000 donors. Founded in 2007, BackaBuddy revealed that its online fundraising functionality is designed to help individuals raise funds for causes they… Read More

Newman’s Own Foundation Partners With CrowdRise to Launch $500,000 Holiday Challenge

Newman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announced on Monday it has teamed up with CrowdRise to sponsor the crowdfunding platform’s annual Holiday Challenge. The duo revealed that from November 21st, prior to Giving Tuesday 2017, through January 3rd qualifying nonprofits will engage in… Read More

Nav Athwal Exits CEO Role at RealtyShares

  Nav Athwal, one of the more prominent founders in the real estate crowdfunding space, has announced his decision to step down from the CEO role at RealtyShares, a platform he founded four years ago. RealtyShares has raised over $500 million for real estate projects… Read More

Landbay Set to Offer Up to 25-Year Mortgage Terms Starting January 2018

Last week, peer-to-peer lender Landbay announced it will be offering up to 25-year mortgage terms starting in January 2018. The lending platform revealed in a blog post: “After listening to feedback from our network of specialist broker partners, and in light of our own industry knowledge… Read More

Switzerland’s wemakeit Rewards Platform Now Accepts Bitcoin as a Payment Option

wemakeit, a rewards based crowdfunding platform, is one of the first platforms in the world to accept Bitcoin as a payment option. Introducing Bitcoin as a payment option is described as the first step towards the future. wemakeit management believes we are on the brink… Read More

VentureFounders Appoints Alison Petit to Executive Team

VentureFounders, a UK-based equity crowdfunding platform for sophisticated investors, has appointed Alison Petit as Marketing Director. Petit brings extensive experience of marketing to private clients and brand building within financial services. Previously, Petit was Global Marketing Director within the Private Banking and Trust business at… Read More

Cleveland Federal Reserve Pulls Document Critical of Peer to Peer Lending as Critics Question Research Methodology

Earlier this month Crowdfund Insider posted a research report published by the Cleveland Federal Reserve that was highly critical of the peer to peer lending industry (marketplace lending) in the US. The report, authored by Yuliya Demyanyk at the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Elena Loutskina at the University… Read More

Supercharged Crowdfunding: CoinList Plans Future of One Stop Funding with Compliant ICOs

CoinList, a marriage between AngelList and Protocol Labs, has big plans for the future of early stage funding using digital tokens. Following the blowout success of Filecoin, an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that saw an astounding $200+ million raised, CoinList quickly regrouped and revamped its… Read More

SyndicateRoom’s Popular Fund Twenty8 to Re-Open to Limited Amount of Investors

SyndicateRoom’s Fund Twenty8, a highly diversified fund that back early stage companies, is preparing to open up for investment. The concept was launched in 2016 to allow passive investors the opportunity to back EIS eligible companies in an easy and efficient manner. Fund Twenty8 (2016)… Read More

CrowdProperty Now Seeking £600,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

CrowdProperty, a UK-based specialist property peer to peer lender, announced on Friday the launch of its new crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, following full FCA Authorisation and surpassing £10m million lending milestone. The online lending platform is currently seeking £600,000 to fund investment in talent, tech… Read More

Sí, Ja, Yes, Oui…Speakly CEO Ott Ojamets Shares Insight on New Seedrs Campaign & the Language Learning Revolution

Speakly, a tech-based language learning solution, has partnered with Seedrs for a €90,007 fund raise for 10.00% equity offered. The UK-based is pre-valued at €810,000. Successful angel-investor Sonny Aswani has backed Speakly. Co-founded by Ott Ojamets in 2012, Speakly aims to ignite a language learning revolution by bringing 21st century… Read More

Ex-UBER General Manager for Germany Austria, & Switzerland Rasoul Jalali Named Chief Operating Officer of Investment Platform TEND

TEND, the blockchain-powered platform for investments, announced this week that it has appointed Rasoul Jalali, former UBER General Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). While sharing details about Jalali’s appointment, TEND Founder and CEO, Marco Abele, stated: “I am excited… Read More

P2P Lender Hexindai Names Citi As Depositary Bank for American Depositary Receipt Program

On Wednesday, Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Hexindai announced it has appointed Citi’s Issuer Services business as the depositary bank for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. According to the online lender, the program was established through an initial public offering of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs), priced… Read More

LendInvest Launches Buy-to-Let Loans for Professional Landlords & Investors in England, Wales, & Scotland

LendInvest, a specialist property finance lender, announced on Thursday it has launched a buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland. According to the platform, BTL loans are available for amounts between £50,000 and £5… Read More

Real Estate investment Platform Sharestates Launches One Click Closing Option

Sharestates, an online real estate investment marketplace, announced on Thursday the launch of its new One Click Closing tool, which is described as a feature that will allow return borrowers to visit a page where they can upload all the details and documents required for… Read More

Online Lender WeShareBonds Raises €12 Million in Mission to Help Finance French SMEs

WeShareBonds, an AMF-registered crowd lending platform, has raised €12 million to continue financing French SMEs. The new funding includes both the closing of WeShareBonds’ second credit fund (Prêtons aux PME 2018) to finance French SMEs for €10 million and an equity increase of €2 million… Read More

Indiegogo Forms New Partnership With Ingram Micro Commerce to Help Entrepreneurs With Fulfillment

On Wednesday, Indiegogo announced it has formed a new partnership with Ingram Micro Commerce in order to help entrepreneurs with fulfillment. According to the global crowdfunding platform, Ingram Micro Commerce will offer qualified entrepreneurs on its portal preferred pricing discounts on order fulfillment, shipping services, packaging,… Read More