Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

Small Change Leads Industry on Reg CF Real Estate Crowdfunding Offers

Small Change, a mission focused real estate investment platform, is one of a very few platforms offering real estate investments under Reg CF – the smallest securities crowdfunding exemption and the most difficult to work with. Envisioned as a vehicle to boost online capital formation,… Read More

Prosper to Add HELOC Product to Lending Platform

Online lender Prosper will be adding a new digital Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) product in 2019, according to a note from the company. The introduction of the HELOC is described as a new milestone for the marketplace lending platform. Prosper is one of… Read More

KPMG & Crypto Exchange Independent Reserve Launch Crypto Tax Estimator

KPMG Australia and Independent Reserve have joined to manage a pressing issue: taxes for cryptocurrency transactions. The two companies have partnered on a new “Crypto Tax Estimator.” Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve is said to be the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia. The crypto exchange… Read More

Overfunding: Lithuanian P2P Lender NEO Finance Surpasses €200,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

NEO Finance, a Lithuania-based peer-to-peer lending platform, has successfully secured its initial €200,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The campaign was launched last month and has attracted nearly 340 investors so far. As previously reported, NEO Finance was founded in 2015 and claims to be the largest… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform EquityMultiple Hires New CFO

EquityMultiple, an online real estate investment platform, has selected Brett Klein ahs their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Henry Kwong as Senior Director of Asset Management. Prior to joining EquityMultiple, Klein was a senior member of Colony Northstar – a listed, leading global real estate… Read More

Online Lending Platform CrowdOut Capital Secures $2.5 Million Through Latest Funding Round

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced on Thursday it secured $2.5 million in growth capital through its latest funding round, which was led by co-founder and CEO, Alexander Schoenbaum, and other members of CrowdOut’s investor network for debt offerings. As previously reported, CrowdOut was founded in 2015… Read More

One Year Report: Shojin Property Partners Has Raised £3 Million for UK Property

Young property crowdfunding platform, Shojin Property Partners, has shared an update on their one year anniversary following the launch of their FCA regulated site in 2017. According to, Shojin the platform has raised over £3 million across five projects throughout the UK during the last… Read More

A Shoe in Success: Undandy Becomes First Portuguese Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra, these shoes were made for funding. Undandy, a custom-made shoes company, has paired with Crowdcube and has made quick steps toward a successful campaign. The first Portuguese startup to list on Crowdcube, Undandy aims to raise £1,000,000 for 8.77% equity offered. Pre-money valued… Read More

Amazon: Fundrise Allows You to Invest in Property Near Amazon’s DC Headquarters with New eFund

Real estate investment platform Fundrise says it has been quietly accumulating property near the area Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has just announced they will be establishing a new headquarters. Amazon’s east coast headquarters will create a huge economic impact for the DC/Northern Virginia market, not to mention… Read More

UK Property Investment Platform British Pearl Now Seeking £2 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

British Pearl, a UK-based property crowdfunding platform offering both debt and equity investments, is now seeking £2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The launch of the campaign comes less than six months after the funding portal secured 7 million through an investment round led… Read More

SME Online Lender Creditshelf Names Fabian Brügmann New CFO

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a Germany based online lender, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Fabian Brügmann as its new CFO, effective on January 15, 2019. The lender reported that this appointment continues its planned expansion of its management team and in the newly formed position, Brügmann… Read More

OurCrowd Backs Series A Round for AI Platform Cognigo

Cognigo, an AI platform for enterprises that targets data protection and compliance, has closed on an $8.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by leading equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd with participation from State of Mind Ventures and Prosegur. Cognigo’s CEO and Founder Guy Leibovitz believes that… Read More

Huobi Partner HBUS Adds former VC from Draper Athena as VP of Corporate Development

HBUS , the strategic partner of crypto platform Huobi, has announced Jay Ryu as VP of Corporate Development. Prior to joining HBUS, Ryu was Venture Capital Director at Draper Athena, where he led tech investments while working closely with portfolio companies on operational and strategic initiatives. Huobi… Read More

Online Marketplace for Loans Mintos Raises €5 Million Series A, Becomes More Like a Bank with New Services

Mintos, an online marketplace for loans, has just announced a € 5 million Series A funding round. As part of the announcement, Latvia-based Mintos is entering the stealth bank realm by moving to provide their users with both IBAN accounts and personal debit cards. By providing… Read More

Lending Works Appoints Three New Board Members, Targets P2P Growth

Peer to peer lender Lending Works has selected three new members for their Board of Directors. The online lender has appointed; Simon Waugh, former Chairman of CMC Markets, Deputy CEO of British Gas, Paul Noble, CEO of Honeycomb Finance, a Pollen Street Capital business, and… Read More

CrowdProperty Tops £25 Million in Property Lending

Peer to peer property lender, CrowdProperty, has just surpassed £25 million in funding for property projects. The announcement arrives soon after announcing the platform had topped £20 million in funding. In an email distributed to platform users, CrowdProperty stated: “Having today fully funded our 56th… Read More

Now Trending on Crowdcube: Thread’s £1.5M+ Bespoke Shopping Update

Thread, a new retail experience that combines AI with stylists, has now secured over £1.5 million — overfunding by more than 312% — on its first Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign. 2.23% equity is being offered. The first £1 million raised on Crowdcube was accomplished quickly –£500,000 invested in… Read More

10Below Ice Cream Rolls Out Delicious Wefunder Campaign to Expand Franchaise

Crowdfund Insider has covered multiple successful ice cream equity crowdfunding campaigns over the years: the global crowd loves ice cream in all its forms. Last May, Spanish Gelateria Ice Wave launched a Crowdcube campaign for its artisanal rolled ice cream, a concept similar to the… Read More

While Waiting for Reg A+ Security Token Offering to Qualify, StartEngine Launches Reg D STO

Investment crowdfunding platform StartEngine launched a Reg A+ self-crowdfunding offer for security tokens some time ago. Unfortunately, the offering has not yet been qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Last week, StartEngine opened up a “limited time” $10 million security token offering (STO) using… Read More

Korean Crypto Exchange Zeniex Dissolving

The Korean cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex is shutting down and has “abolished” it’s cryptocurrency fund and related token, ZXG. According to a November 9th notice from the company: “(A)ll services of Zeniex will be terminated on November 23, 2018.” The exchange launched in May 2018 with the reported backing of Chinese internet… Read More

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