Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at Online P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how Platform Is Democraticizing Property Lending

We recently connected with Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, the Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform. Roxana talked about how the UK real estate market is performing. She also discussed how her company has managed to maintain operations during… Read More

Estonia: Investment Crowdfunding Platform Fundwise Partners with Ignium on Blockchain based Secondary Market

  Ignium, a digital security platform that facilitates issuance and custody, has partnered with Fundwise, an investment crowdfunding platform to power a blockchain-based secondary trading marketplace. According to a note from the firm, the partnership will see Fundwise tokenize issued securities via Ignium’s security token… Read More

Digital Asset Firm INX Limited Seeks Public Listing on Canadian Securities Exchange

INX Limited has applied for listing of its digital security, INX Token, on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). INX is in the midst of a digital asset offering that is both a security and includes characteristics of a utility token. INX intends to launch a… Read More

Elevated Returns, Affiliate of Aspen Digital, Partners with BlockFi on Tokenized Asset Lending

Digital asset firm BlockFi has announced an agreement with asset management and tokenization firm Elevated Returns to provide lending facilities against digital assets issued within the Elevated Returns group of companies. Elevated Returns is the manager of Aspen Digital – a corporation that has been… Read More

CEO of INX Shy Datika Predicts that Volumes in Security Tokens Will Far Eclipse Those in Crypto Trading

This past Tuesday, INX Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Openfinance, a FINRA regulated broker-dealer and alternative trading system (ATS) in the digital security market. INX Limited is a Fintech with a vision of redefining the world of regulated security tokens and crypto… Read More

CrowdProperty Tops £100 Million in Loans to SME Property Professionals

CrowdProperty reports that it has now lent over £100,000,000 to SME property professionals. This number includes more than 1,100 homes with a value over £200 million. CrowdProperty states that these loans have enabled over £80 million spent on labor, materials, and other services  – thus… Read More

StartEngine’s Secondary Market to Launch this Friday

  StartEngine, a leading securities crowdfunding platform, has announced that it will fire up its secondary marketplace for crowdfunded securities this coming Friday, (October 30). StartEngine started the process to launch “StartEngine Secondary” years ago. A pre-cursor to receiving approval to operate an “alternative trading… Read More

Australia: Online Capital Raising Platform Stax Claims First Offering to Accept Crypto, Plans Float on Sydney Stock Exchange

Stax, an online capital formation platform, is claiming to be the first marketplace in Australia to receive investments paid in crypto in advance of an initial public offering (IPO). Stax seeks to crowdfund offerings with both AUD and crypto. West Coast Aquaculture Group Ltd (WCA)… Read More

The British Business Bank Commits Additional £25 Million to Assetz Capital for CBILS

Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lender that originates secured loans, has received an additional £25 million from the British Business Bank for the UK Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). In March, Assetz Capital received £15 million from the British Business Bank to help… Read More

Openfinance to be Acquired by INX Limited

Openfinance has been acquired by INX Limited, a company that is seeking to build a digital asset issuance and trading platform that is in the midst of a registered token offering. INX filed a form F-1 registration statement with SEC in 2019 which was subsequently… Read More

OurCrowd Partners with SALT on Pandemic Venture Investment Series

  OurCrowd, a leading online investment marketplace, has partnered with SALT on a series of discussions called the Pandemic Venture Investment Series starting October 29. SALT is a global thought leadership forum and networking platform encompassing finance, technology, and geopolitics. According to  OurCrowd, each episode… Read More

Swiss Fundraising Tech Platform RaiseNow Secures CHF 5.4 Million Through Series A+ Funding Round Led By Six Fintech Ventures

RaiseNow, an online charitable giving technology provider, recently announced it secured CHF 5.4 Million through its Series A+ funding round, which was led by SIX Fintech Ventures, with existing investor PostFinance and individual investors participating in the round. Founded in 2015, the RaiseNow platform supports… Read More

Coinrule Automates Crypto Trading with Bespoke Algorithms, Easily Tops £250,000 Goal on Seedrs

Trading in both equities and cryptoassets is dominated by institutional money with automated trading platforms. Sophisticated algorithms analyze data rapidly to make trading decisions and hopefully generate gains. Coinrule, a cryptocurrency trading startup, wants to offer a similar service to retail investors and the company… Read More

Crowdcube Milestone: UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Celebrates One Million Members

Crowdcube, one of the leading UK investment crowdfunding platforms, recently announced it has celebrated a  new milestone: now having one million members. The funding portal reported its community has made more than 800,000 investments, with £1 billion having been invested in campaigns. Founded in 2010,… Read More

Crowdcube & Seedrs Request Fast Track Process from CMA on Merger

Earlier this month, the two leading investment crowdfunding platforms in the UK, Crowdcube and Seedrs, announced a proposed merger that would create the dominant online capital formation platform in the UK. Between the two firms, a merger would create not only the top platform in… Read More

First of its Kind. Republic Reg A+ Offering Approved for Fig Game Console, Investors Receive Cut of the Action

Last April in a significant strategic move, Republic acquired Fig – a crowdfunding platform for video games that issued securities under Reg A+. Republic is a leading investment crowdfunding platform in the US that continues to add new verticals and products as it builds out… Read More

NextSeed Adds New Asset Class for Investors: Film

NextSeed, formerly a Reg CF funding portal operating as a bank alternative that has since morphed into a full-stack online capital formation and private equity platform, has added a new asset class to its list of available investments with its first film offering. Described as… Read More

41 Crowdfunding Offerings Have Raised £51 Million Under Future Fund Plan: Report

The Future Fund is part of a portfolio of COVID support programs that targets early-stage firms. Under the scheme, the UK government will match funding in a convertible securities offering thus supporting these smaller firms during a challenging time. It is anticipated that most of… Read More

Online Lender OppLoans Teams Up with Experian, Steady, & BillShark For Social Impact Efforts

Online lender OppLoans announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Experian, Steady, and BillShark to pursue its commitment to help customers build a better financial path through more financial resources, education, and support. OppLoans revealed that as part of its newly created social impact strategy,… Read More

Anchorage Teams Up with Tokensoft to Bring Wrapped Layer-One Digital Assets such as Zcash (ZEC) to Ethereum

Anchorage, a company that aims to help institutional investors with adopting digital assets, has teamed up with Tokensoft to bring wrapped layer-one crypto-assets to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Diogo Mónica, Co-Founder and President at Anchorage, explained that his organization will work with Tokensoft to offer… Read More

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