Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

SeedInvest Will Provide Live Crowdfunding for LAUNCH Scale this Fall

SeedInvest has partnered once again with Jason Calacanis and his forthcoming LAUNCH Scale event to provide live crowdfunding. This is the second time SeedInvest has powered live crowdfunding for Calacanis.  In the spring of this year, SeedInvest partnered on LAUNCH Festival and helped to raise… Read More

iFunding Insolvent, SEC Issues Subpoena as Investor Jazco Looks to Step In

iFunding, a real estate crowdfunding platform, is insolvent according to several sources. In recent days, information has cropped up that investors have been left holding the remains of the company that included properties with an estimated value of $20 million. One individual estimated the number… Read More

Harlem Globetrotters Team Up With CrowdRise For New American Red Cross Initiative

On Tuesday, famous traveling basketball organization the Harlem Globetrotters announced it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform CrowdRise for a new American Red Cross initiative. According to the team, this new initiative will offer fans a chance to win a trip for four to Hawaii… Read More

Danger: Crowdfunding on the Wrong Platform Could Force You to Go Public

Some equity crowdfunding platforms are putting startups at serious risk.  Working with a platform that doesn’t structure your deal appropriately could jeopardize your ability to raise future capital or worse, force you to become a public reporting company. The emergence of equity crowdfunding is a… Read More

Former EquityNet CEO Judd Hollas Joins NewChip as COO & Co-Founder

Judd Hollas, former CEO of EquityNet and co-founder of the platform, has joined NewChip, a startup in the investment crowdfunding space. Hollas resigned from EquityNet, an investment listing platform, in August of 2015. Hollas was replaced by investor James Murphy who remains the CEO of the… Read More

Largest Lender: Funding Societies is First P2P Lender to Join International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Singapore based Funding Societies has become the first peer-to-peer lending platform to become a member of the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM), a prestigious forum for credit risk management. Funding Societies also reported that risk expert Terry Tse has joined the online lender’s… Read More

DiversyFund Unveils No Fee Real Estate Income Fund

DiversyFund, Inc., an online real estate investment platform, announced on Tuesday its “no fee” real estate debt fund to investors. The lender stated that with the Fund, investors gain the ability to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate debt investments that target risk-adjusted returns and… Read More

LendingTree Announces Startup Innovation Spotlight Finalists

LendingTree announced on Monday the five finalists for its new Startup Innovation Spotlight initiative, which was to show off the top startup companies in fintech. The online lender teamed up with LeadsCorp for the contest. As previously reported, the LendingTree Startup Innovation Spotlight will recognize the most innovative… Read More

ThinCats Helps Academy of Contemporary Music Secure £2.4 Million

Peer to peer lender ThinCats has facilitated a £2.4 million loan for the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) as part of a growth initiative by the Academy. Founded in 1997 to provide higher education courses for students in the contemporary music and arts arena, ACM… Read More

End of Line for iFunding? Real Estate Crowdfunding Site May Be Done

The chatter on Bigger Pockets regarding iFunding has taken a new twist. In a series of public posts investors are referencing a possible bankruptcy for the real estate crowdfunding platform. According to the posts, a company named Jazco has offered to take over the remaining deals… Read More

Prosper Progress: Online Lender Reports Strong Q2 Growth, Closes $500 Million Securitization

Prosper Marketplace, a leading marketplace lending platform, has reported improved numbers for the second quarter.  Prosper has shared that it generated positive operating cash flow for the quarter and originations rocketed up 74% year over year. Prosper said they experienced strong demand for its personal… Read More

Chatter Increases that Earnest is Up for Sale. Again.

Back in May, Crowdfund Insider reported that Earnest, an online lender providing personal loans, was up for sale. Referencing a report in Bloomberg, the rumor was quickly squashed by Earnest representatives who told this publication they were absolutely not for sale. Additionally, a reported securitization… Read More

RealtyMogul Update: Over $290 Million has Been Invested via the Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

RealtyMogul was one of the first investment platforms to enter the real estate crowdfunding space. Starting as an Accredited Investor service that paired debt and equity real estate deals to a broad base group of investors, RealtyMogul has since empowered non-accredited investors to to participate… Read More

Via Folio Helps Alternative Investing Platforms Manage Funds & Investors

Via Folio is out with a statement on their services that help non-traditional issuers manage both assets and investors. Via Folio provides a vital bridge between issuers in newer securities like Regulation A+, as created by the JOBS Act. Reg A+ has seen growing utilization… Read More

Zopa Announces Loan Sale Pricing Update Following Loan Glitch

On Friday, online lender Zopa announced an update on its loan sale pricing. The lending platform reported that it has made some changes to how it works out the value of loans for more accurate pricing. But, due to technical issues, some investors may have paid… Read More

StartEngine’s Index Indicates 11% Increase in Crowdfunding Industry Last Month

Investment crowdfunding platform StartEngine announced on Thursday its Index revealed an 11.3% increase in the crowdfunding industry last month. The funding portal revealed that it compiles this research each month as a contribution to the equity crowdfunding movement at large and its team believes it’s… Read More

LendingClub CIO: Delinquencies Decline as Marketplace Lending Model Continues to Improve

LendingClub‘s (NYSE:LC) CIO has posted an update on the online lenders performance including some perspective into the LendingClub model. The executive explains that part of the power of the marketplace lending model is the iterative nature of the loan making process. Over time, data generated… Read More

Your Furry Pals’ Ultimate IoT System: Scollar Unleashes Campaign on SeedInvest

Scollar is offering securities under both Reg D and Reg CF on SeedInvest, seeking to raise $1M for its seed round. With the minimum investment set at $500, the modular smart collar for pets company has already exceeded $125K since launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on 13… Read More

Funding Circle Revamp: Online Lender Announces New Look & Feel to Platform

On Thursday, online lender Funding Circle announced it is revamping its platform by offering a new look and feel. The lending portal also announced its new motto, Made to Do More. It was revealed: “Since  2010, we’ve been proudly helping small businesses (32,000 and counting!)… Read More

Ablrate Receives Rapid Response to Recently Launched IFISA

Asset-backed lending platform Ablrate announced it has received a rapid response following the launch of its new flexible IFISA. The online lender revealed the exciting news on Twitter. 80 IFISAs opened with Ablrate in 48 hours with £350,000 deposited. Get your tax free trading account… Read More