Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

European Fintechs Qonto and October Join Forces to Offer Instant Credit to Small Businesses

European Fintechs Qonto and October revolutionize lending to small and very small businesses.  Qonto, a European finance management solution provider which has attracted more than 150,000 European companies looking to improve their day-to-day banking, and October, the No. 1 SME lending platform in Continental Europe… Read More

Forward Flow, a Product for Crowdlending, Introduced by Kviku on Mintos in Euros and Russian Rouble

Peer to peer lending marketplace Mintos reports that in November 2020, Kviku introduced Forward Flow in Euro on Mintos. Now, the company is pleased to announce that it’s offering Forward Flow also in RUB (the Russian ruble). As noted by Mintos: “Forward Flow is a… Read More

Croatian P2P Lender Robo.cash Reports that €8.8M in Loans Were Funded via Platform in April 2021

Croatia’s Robo.cash, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, reveals that it has wrapped up another successful month for the platform. The Robo.cash team has shared key highlights from last month’s performance (April 2021). The P2P lender reveals that loans worth €8.8 million were funded via its platform… Read More

Republic Blows the Doors off of April Raising Record $46.6 Million Across all Exemptions

Republic, a top investment crowdfunding platform, has booked a record month according to an email from the company. Republic is a full-stack investment marketplace offering securities under the various US exemptions along with crypto offerings. Republic reports that during the month of April, the platform… Read More

South Korean Crypto Exchange Streami Gets Strategic Investment from digital Currency Group

Streami has received a strategic investment from the Digital Currency Group (DCG), according to a release. Streami is based in South Korea and operates GOPAX, a crypto exchange. DCG is said to be the second-largest investor in Streami and previously participated in the Series A… Read More

EstateGuru Returns to Seedrs for New Funding Round, Tops €520,000 in Hours

EstateGuru, a Lithuania-based debt crowdfunding platform, is returning to Seedrs to raise up to €1 million in equity capital. The offering went live in private mode on May 5th and quickly topped €500,000 in funding. EstateGuru previously raised just under one million euros in June… Read More

Revere VC Raises $1.35 Million Seed Round, Launches Curated VC Platform – “the Portal”

Revere VC, a San Francisco and Hong Kong-based asset management firm, has closed on a $1.35 million seed round. Simultaneously, Revere said it had launched its flagship product called “the Portal”  – a curated VC platform and a fund – “the Prime Access Fund.” Revere… Read More

Coinbase Pro Is Adding Crypto Tokens Cartesi (CTSI), iExec (RLC), Mirror Protocol (MIR) and Tellor (TRB)

Beginning on Tuesday (May 4, 2021) Coinbase Pro (platform for professional crypto traders) are able to transfer Cartesi (CTSI), iExec (RLC), Mirror Protocol (MIR) and Tellor (TRB) digital tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. As noted by the Coinbase team: “Support for CTSI, RLC, MIR… Read More

Ziglu, an App Seeking to Bring the Challenger Bank Experience to Crypto, Says Customers Have Doubled During Lockdown

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Ziglu, an app-based service facilitating crypto purchases and transfers, says the number of customers has doubled during the lockdown. Ziglu, founded by Starling Bank co-founder Mark Hipperson, aims to provide a digital bank-like experience for the fast-growing crypto-asset sector. In 2020, Ziglu emerged as the… Read More

Indonesian P2P Lender Amartha Acquires $28M in Capital from Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II, MDI Ventures

Indonesian peer to peer lender Amartha has acquired $28 million (appr. IDR 405 billion) in capital from Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II (WWB) and MDI Ventures. Amartha‘s round also received contributions from existing investors Mandiri Capital Indonesia and UOB Venture Management. WWB Capital Partners… Read More

Security Tokens Market Cap Now Almost $700M, with April 2021 Avg Weighted Returns at Over 11%: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which aims to offer the latest updates on the fast-evolving security tokens space, has released its monthly market report (for April 2021). As noted in the report, the total security token market cap stands at $696,625,920. The market… Read More

Raising Capital on HoneyComb, Wefunder is Now Over $6.2 Million in Funding

As was previously reported, leading Reg CF funding portal Wefunder is raising equity capital on Honeycomb – another FINRA regulated funding portal. Last March, Crowdfund Insider reported that Wefunder had filed a Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to raise up… Read More

Coinbase Teams Up with Pledge 1% to Create Corporate Giving Program that Leverages Power of Crypto to Help People

Digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) notes that right before its recent direct listing, the company had teamed up with Pledge 1% to create a corporate giving program that would “commit 1% of Coinbase profits, equity, and employee time toward charitable activities that leverage the power… Read More

Number of FINRA Regulated Funding Portals Holds Steady as Crowdfunding Industry is Poised for Growth in 2021

Periodically, Crowdfund Insider reviews the number of FINRA regulated funding portals operating in the Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) funding sector. A funding portal is a new entity created by the JOBS Act of 2012 designed specifically to issue securities under Reg CF. The last time… Read More

Hong Kong based Amber Group Adds New Retail Investment Features

Amber Group, a crypto trading platform, has added new features for its retail-facing Amber App. According to the company, the features are designed to help users achieve optimal investment returns through interest rate products, yield enhancement, and risk management tools. Amber was founded in 2017… Read More

INX Limited Closes Token IPO Raising $85 Million

INX Limited reports that it has raised approximately $85 million in “the first SEC-registered token IPO.” INX is a digital asset company that seeks to provide a regulated trading platform for both digital securities and crypto. INX states that over 7200 investors participated in the… Read More

Bhavik Vasa: CEO at Asian Revenue-based Financing Fintech GetVantage Says Startups Should Focus on Sustainable Growth

We recently caught up with Bhavik Vasa, founder and CEO at GetVantage, which is India and Southeast Asia’s first revenue-based financing Fintech platform. Vasa talked about the different challenges entrepreneurs face as they work on developing new products and services. Vasa explained how GetVantage‘s unique… Read More

Ocean Protocol Reveals that its Market Now Features Compute-to-Data, a Privacy Preserving Way to Exchange Data

  The developers at Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have revealed that Compute-to-Data has landed in the Ocean Market. According to the Ocean Protocol team, Compute-to-Data “enables buying… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Reports Investing Over $110M into 846 Rental Units during Q1 2021

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that their annual letter to investors (released in January 2021) had revealed that they rang in 2021 with an updated version of their proprietary fund infrastructure, “enabling the… Read More

CrowdOut Capital Closes $20 Million Facility to Lane Gate Advisors

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital recently announced it closed a $20 million facility to Lane Gate Advisors.  Founded in 2015, CrowdOut claims it offers middle market and lower middle market companies ($10MM+ revenue) a better way to raise debt. The company noted it partners… Read More

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