Crowdfunding Portals

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Fourth Round Winners & Fifth Round Contestants of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (Video)

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Wednesday the fourth round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). The CVAs provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. The winners of the fourth round are the following: First place:… Read More

Small Change Announces First Los Angeles-Based Real Estate Offering

Real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change announced on Wednesday the launch of its first Los Angeles-based offering. According to the funding portal, the Rosewood project is located in the and walkable Larchmont neighborhood of the city. The project was launched by 4Corners Group.   Small Change describes Rosewood… Read More

Goji Announces Diversified P2P Lending Bond

Specialist provider of P2P and marketplace lending products and services, Goji, announced on Wednesday it is launching a diversified peer-to-peer lending bond. The company reports that this bond will open access for financial advisers and wealth managers to the fast-growing and attractive P2P and direct lending… Read More

Xero Integrates with Multiple Online Lenders

Xero has announced a series of new agreements to integrate a handful of online lending platforms. Xero has added MarketInvoice, iwoca, and DueCourse to its software platform. Xero is an online accounting software designed for small business and their advisors. The company currently has over… Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s Crowdfunding Platform CaringCrowd Receives SXSW Interactive Innovation People’s Choice Award

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson, along with partners CI&T and R/GA, announced crowdfunding platform for public health projects, CaringCrowd, received the SXSW Interactive Innovation People’s Choice Award at the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. CI&T and R/GA reportedly collaborated on the interactive and design work…. Read More

Fig Now Offers Slacker Backer Feature

Crowdfunding platform for video games Fig recently announced the launch of its slacker backer feature, which allows users the opportunity to back portal-selected projects that have closed their campaigns. The funding portal revealed on Facebook last week: Fig also reported that thanks to the Slacker… Read More

Kickstarter Welcomes Shopify to Resource Page

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced it was welcoming e-commerce platform Shopify to its resources page. According to the crowdfunding giant, Shopify is now offering campaign creators a 45-day free trial. The Kickstarter team stated: “We are excited to work with Shopify because when paired with themes… Read More

Fan Funded Entertainment: Legion M Launches Qualified Reg A+ Security Offer on Wefunder

After receiving a solid amount of investor interest in their Reg CF offer, Legion M has launched a Reg A+ crowdfunding round to raise a minimum amount of $500,000.  The campaign is live now on Wefunder and is the first Reg A+ offer to be… Read More

OnDeck Appoints Former Morgan Stanley COO Jim Rosenthal to Board of Directors

Online lending platform OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) announced on Monday former Morgan Stanley COO, Jim Rosenthal, is set to join its board of director. This appointment will go into effect on April 3rd.  OnDeck reported during his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Rosenthal served in various roles, including… Read More

What’s an IFISA? Many UK Investors Don’t Have a Clue

The Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA was has been pitched as a good investment option for savers.  The new retirement vehicle allows individuals to invest in peer to peer lending assets that may provide a better risk-adjusted return for investors. There is a growing number… Read More

Assetz Capital Continues to Maintain Defaqto 5-Star Status For Loan-Based Crowdfunding Category

Peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital recently announced it is maintaining its 5 Star Rating from Defaqto in the independent financial information business’ “Loan Based Crowdfunding” category. The online is now one of only two platforms to have achieved the highest rating awarded by Defaqto.  Assetz Capital reports that… Read More

SME P2P Lender FinBee Launches in Lithuania Leveraging Madiston Tech

UK based Madiston has shared that FinBee, the first licensed peer to peer lender for SMEs in Lithuania, has launched using Madiston tech. FinBee has already been in operation providing consumer loans using the Madiston platform. The company is extending the arrangement to move into… Read More

UK P2P Platform MarketInvoice Appoints Giles Andrews As New Chairman

Peer-to-peer invoice finance platform, MarketInvoice, announced on Monday it has appointed Zopa’s co-founder, Giles Andrews, as a new chairman. The company confirmed that Andrews will be working directly with co-founders Anil Stocker and Ilya Kondrashov to drive scale in the business as well as chairing and managing… Read More

LendInvest Syndicates £12 Million Property Loan in Platform First

LendInvest, an alternative property lender, has partnered with Merseyside Pension Fund to finance a loan secured against a development site in Canary Wharf. The £12 million deal was originated by LendInvest and syndicated with Merseyside Pension fund. The syndication was a first for the online… Read More

German Crowdfunding Association Sets Reporting Standards Above & Beyond Legal Requirements

In a move designed to firmly establish the credibility of the investment crowdfunding sector in Germany, the German Crowdfunding Association (Bundesverband Crowdfunding) announced that its 21 member platforms have adopted common, and quite stringent standards for reporting to investors. These definitely raise the bar for crowdfunding standards… Read More

SoFi Elects Mike Bingle, Steven Freiberg, & Robert L. Joss to Board of Directors

Online lender SoFi announced on Thursday it has elected Mike Bingle, Steven Freiberg, and Robert L. Joss to its Board of Directors. This news comes just a couple of weeks after the lending platform closed a $500 million funding round led by Silver Lake. While sharing… Read More

Groundfloor Teams Up With IRA Services Trust Company to Offer Tax Deferred Real Estate Investing

Real estate lending marketplace Groundfloor announced on Thursday it has teamed up with IRA Services Trust Company to launch its tax deferred real estate investing. The platform revealed it will immediately begin to invite investors to its website to fund their accounts directly through their… Read More

Ethis Joins United Nations Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Initiative

Ethis Ventures, a Singapore-based Islamic crowdfunding platform, has joined the United Nations Global Compact as a signatory. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that assists companies in aligning strategic operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption…. Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Responds to the National Endowment for the Arts Potential Elimination

Following the announcement that President Donald Trump proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of his federal budget plan, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler took to the crowdfunding giant’s blog to express… Read More