Crowdfunding Portals

£19.5M in Series B Funding in Hand, Monzo Plans Exciting Crowdcube Return

Fresh from closing its £19.5 million in Series B funding round and celebrating its 2nd birthday, app-only Monzo  (formally know as Mondo) is planning to raise a further £2.5M through crowdfunding, according to multiple news sources. New York-based Thrive Capital led the round, with participation from Passion Capital… Read More

Credi2, Creator of Cashpresso, Receives €2 Million in Funding

Vienna-based Fintech firm cashpresso has raised €2 million in funding led by Reimann Investors and Deiter von Holtzbrinck. Existing investors Speedinvest, Hansi Hansmann and the Runtastic founders also participated in this funding round. Cashpresso is part of Credi2 GmbH. Along with Deutsche Handelsbank, cashpresso offers immediate credit of… Read More

Seedrs Announces 2017 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Predictions

Just a month and a half into the new year, UK-based Seedrs announced its predictions for equity crowdfunding campaigns in 2017. While sharing details about last year’s successes, the Seedrs team stated: “2016 was a record-breaking year for Seedrs with over 134 deals funded and… Read More

Report: Funding Circle Has Topped £2 Billion in Lending

SME lender Funding Circle has reportedly topped £2 billion in lending. The SME marketplace lender is closing in on UK’s largest online lender Zopa that announced in January it had surpassed the £2 billion mark. Of course Funding Circle is an international operation with lending… Read More

RealtyMogul.com Unveils New Retirement Investment Options for MogulREIT I & Adds Two New Assets

Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyMogul.com announced on Wednesday it will now be accepting retirement funds from self-directed IRAs as a new investment option for its MogulREIT I trust. The funding portal reported that the new investment option would allow investors to gain exposure to commercial real estate… Read More

Netcapital Announces Reg CF Crowdfunding Portal. Will Offer Side-by-Side Reg D Offers to Top $1M Cap

Netcapital has announced the launch of its securities crowdfunding platform.  Netcapital has received the approval of FINRA and will empower companies to raise capital under Reg CF in a structured and standardized process.  Netcapital said it would also facilitate side-by-side offers under Reg D (506c)… Read More

Bitbond Raises $1.2 million to Fuel Global Expansion of SME Lending

Bitbond has raised $1.2 million in equity capital to help boost global expansion. The Berlin-based online lending platform has now raised total funding of $2.3 million. The funding round was led by mobilike founder Şekip Can Gökalp, plus several angels investors including, Fyber founders Janis Zech… Read More

Ron Suber Invests in Unison, Becomes Strategic Advisor to Home Ownership Investment Platform

Prosper Marketplace President and prominent Fintech investor Ron Suber has taken an equity position in Unison Home Ownership Investors. Unison is a unique platform that partners with homebuyers to pay a portion of the down-payment to help buyers purchase a home. Suber will be joining… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More

Marketplace Lender LendingUSA Appoints Former Intuit Strategic Risk Systems Manager Boris Belyi Vice President of Analytics

Marketplace lending platform LendingUSA announced on Tuesday it has appointed former strategic risk systems manager of Intuit, Boris Belyi, as its new vice president of analytics. Belyi reportedly has more than 25 years of experience in data analytics. While sharing details about the appointment, Camilo… Read More

RateSetter Borrowers Have Paid Back £1 Billion, Investors Have Earned £63 Million

Online lender RateSetter has said it has now collected £1 billion in capital repayments from borrowers since its first loan back in 2010. Overall, RateSetter has originated approximately £1.75 billion in loans while paying out £63 million in interest.  The average interest rate ranged between… Read More

Big Ticket Borrowing: Midsized Companies Turn to Marketplace Lending at Lendix & Creditshelf

At the onset of the marketplace lending market, lending to businesses was equated with lending to small and very small businesses: businesses at the low end of the small and medium-size enterprise (SME) market who were borrowing on average under €100,000.  However, as the alternative lending… Read More

Indiegogo Introduces New Payment Options Through Stripe Partnership

On Monday, Indiegogo introduced new payment options for its crowdfunding platform that will make it easier for backers to receive the support they needed. The funding portal revealed that, through its partnership with credit card vendor Stripe, it has begun to roll out Stripe payments… Read More

Anaxago Opens Up French Real Estate Crowdfunding to Institutional Investors

Anaxago Immobilier, the real estate arm of leading French equity crowdfunding platform announced last Saturday that it has secured € 10 million of funding pledged by a group of French institutional investors, qualified investors, and family offices to finance real estate development projects alongside retail… Read More

Landbay Launches Property-Backed ISA

UK peer-to-peer lending platform, Landbay, has officially launched its property-backed ISA investment. This news comes just a little over a month after the lender was granted ISA manager status by HMRC. The Landbay team stated: “The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in our line of… Read More

GridShare Targets Renewable Energy Crowdfunding under Reg CF, Plans International Expansion

Gridshare is one of the newest Reg CF crowdfunding platforms to receive regulatory approval. While the number of Reg CF portals is growing, Gridshare is the first and only platform to target the specific vertical of renewable energy and Cleantech. Originally launched as an accredited… Read More

Crowdcube Celebrates Sixth Year Anniversary By Looking Back At Its Crowdfunding Platform’s Successes (Infographic)

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated its sixth year anniversary on Friday by looking back at its successes throughout the years. The Crowdcube team revealed that since its launch, the platform has helped over 430 companies secure £200 million. The website revealed its latest infographic… Read More

Kickstarter Announces: Enjoy the Best of Kickstarter Live on Homepage & iPhone/iPad App

On Thursday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced its users may now enjoy its live video and real-time community engagement feature, Kickstarter Live, on both its homepage and iPhone/iPad apps. As previously reported, Kickstarter Live has been used for various projects, including broadcast cooking shows, live product demos, singing… Read More

Lending Works Reopens Window for ISA Contributions

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works announced on Friday it has reopened the window for ISA contributions. The platform claimed it is the first P2PFA member to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) last week and filled its first ISA tranche of £2.5 million within 24… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: Students Increasingly Turn to the Crowdfunding Platform For College Expenses

Earlier this week, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe released a guidebook that highlights the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other college expenses. The new GoFundMe Guidebook showcases national data about the growing trend of students using the funding portal… Read More