Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Alex Mashinsky, Celsius CEO, Resigns

In a brief corporate statement, Alex Mashinsky, founder and CEO of Celsius Network, has resigned from the firm, effective immediately. Celsius is one of the crypto firms that grew rapidly providing incredible returns to investors via its crypto lending/yield platform, only to collapse in the… Read More

The Number of FINRA Regulated Funding Portals Continues to Inch Higher

The number of FINRA-regulated Funding Portals continues to increase. These are broker-light platforms that may issue securities under Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), a new exemption created by the JOBS Act of 2012. The Funding Portal sector received a bit of a boost last year as… Read More

AlphaFlow Returns to Republic to Raise Up To $5 Million in a Reg CF Securities Offering

AlphaFlow, a real estate investment platform, has returned to Republic to raise up to $5 million in a Reg CF funding round. AlphaFlow is offering a CrowdSAFE with a valuation cap of $120 million. As of today, AlphaFlow has raised over $100,000 from 129 individual… Read More

OKX Introduces OKX Lite to Make Crypto Trading, Earning More Accessible

OKX, which claims to be the world’s “second-largest” cryptocurrency exchange, announced the launch of OKX Lite, a simplified version of its trading app that “makes it easy for users to buy, sell, swap and put their crypto to work.” With a more streamlined look and… Read More

Digital Investment Platform Stackwell Introduces Robo-Investing App

Stackwell, the digital investment platform created to eliminate the racial wealth gap,  announced the release of its first product, a robo-investing app, which is currently “available for download in the App Store.” Designed for the Black community, the app focuses on “promoting accessibility, education, and… Read More

Fintech Raisin Moves into Crypto with New Service “Raisin Crypto,” Kicks Off in Germany

Raisin, a European savings optimizer service that also operates in the US, has announced Raisin Crypto with the new offering first being launched in Germany under the Weltsparen brand. Raisin operates in the US under the SaveBetter brand. The Berlin-based Fintech crypto offering is designed… Read More

Canada: Coinsquare Acquires CoinSmart, Creates Largest Crypto Exchange in the Country

Coinsquare, a Canadian crypto exchange that is the oldest digital asset firm in the country, has agreed to acquire CoinSmart – a crypto marketplace that is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission. The combination of the two firms will create the largest crypto exchange in… Read More

Online Investment Platform for Corporate Bonds – WiseAlpha, Announces Collaboration with Titan Wealth

WiseAlpha, a unique online investment platform providing individual investors with access to corporate bonds, has announced a partnership with Titan Wealth. WiseAlpha, based in the UK, enables fractional investments in corporate bonds. The platform holds a mission of democratizing the corporate bond market with its… Read More

Crowdfunding Firm DealMaker Named 3rd Fastest Growing Company in Canada, Reports Huge 500% Growth

DealMaker, a crowdfunding company based in Canada but providing services across the US, has been named the 3rd fastest growing company in Canada – reporting a huge 500% rate of growth. While based in Toronto, DealMaker reports 124 employees with a presence in both the… Read More

Linked Finance Tops €200 Million in Online Lending for SMEs

  Linked Finance has topped €200 million in online lending in support of Irish SMEs. The Fintech reported that it had doubled its annual lending in less than 2 years. Linked Finance was launched in 2013 aiming to provide access to capital for Irish SMEs…. Read More

FTX Expected to Raise $1 Billion at Same Valuation of Prior Raise

FTX, a fast-growing crypto exchange that operates both in the US and around the world, is expected to raise $1 billion in new funding at a valuation of $32 billion – the same as its previous round. FTX.us predicts that it will become a market-leading… Read More

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell to be Replaced by COO Dave Ripley

Kraken, a top five crypto exchange operating in the US, has announced that Kraken CEO Jesse Powell will step down and be replaced by current COO Dave Ripley. In a blog post, Kraken explained that after a “rigorous” search Ripley was selected for the CEO… Read More

Latin America: Bitso Promotes Utilizing Crypto to Counter Inflation

Bitso, a Latin American crypto exchange reporting 5 million users, has distributed an email stating that Latam users can use crypto to counter the impact of inflation. Bitso reported that according to a study, the reasons for adopting cryptocurrencies are increasingly varied. The study highlights… Read More

P2P Lending Is Quite Widespread, But Can Grow Further Across Global Financial Markets: Report

The population’s need for affordable non-bank loans due to a low credit rating or its absence, difficulties with the registration process, etc. could be “the main driver of the American P2P market,” according to an update from Robo.cash. The national specifics are also very clearly… Read More

End of an Era: Prime Trust Exits Fund America Business that Started with Crowdfunding, Selects DealMaker as Preferred Option

Prime Trust, a longtime bulwark in the securities crowdfunding sector that has moved decisively into the digital asset industry, is exiting its Fund America business – an operation that started during the early days of crowdfunding in the US. The decision has been made due… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Index Fund (OC50) Lists on NEO Connect

The OurCrowd Portfolio Index Fund, or OC50, has listed on the NEO Connect, part of the NEO Exchange in Canada. Trading under ticker OCVII, the OC50 Fund is a diversified portfolio of private firms that have raised capital on OurCrowd, a leading global online investment… Read More

Mexico’s Financiera Contigo, a Lending FIrm, Is Offering Cashback with Notes

Financiera Contigo (CEGE Capital), one of the largest Mexican microfinance loan providers, is now offering a cashback for investors on Mintos – “for a limited time only.” For Notes with a remaining term of 2 months 0 days or more, you can earn a cashback… Read More

OurCrowd Announces Launch of Global Health Equity Fund (GHEF) in Partnership with WHO Foundation

OurCrowd, a global online investment platform, has announced the launch of a Global Health Equity Fund (GHEF) in partnership with the WHO Foundation. According to OurCrowd, the GHEF is a $200 million impact venture capital investment fund, focusing on breakthrough technology solutions that can impact healthcare… Read More

OurCrowd Says Portfolio Companies Raised $62 Million in Single Week

Global securities crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has distributed an email reporting $62 million in investment in a single week. The reference is to portfolio companies that individual investors have access to by investing online. OurCrowd is based in Israel and thus has access to the hot… Read More

Estateguru Signs Agreement with Czech Investment Bank J&T Banka, Pursues Institutional Money

Estateguru, a European online investment platform providing secured loans for SMEs financed by both private and institutional investors, has signed an agreement with Czech Investment Bank J&T Banka. According to a company statement, Bank J&T Banka will offer managed accounts to provide access to the… Read More

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