Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

OnDeck Appoints Chandra Dhandapani and Manolo Sánchez As New Board of Directors Members

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced last week it has appointed Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital and Technology officer of CBRE Group, and Manolo Sánchez, former CEO of BBVA Compass, to its board of directors. OnDeck reports at her position at CBRE Group,… Read More

Indian Government Says Regulations for Crypto Sector Expected by March

A court case brought against the Central Bank of India for advising Indian banks to stop serving cryptocurrency exchanges has forced the Indian government to produce an affidavit that includes a timeline on when sector regulations can be expected, Quartz reports. The advisory to stop… Read More

Bloomberg: Sources Claim Criminal Investigation of Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Now Underway in US

According to three sources to Bloomberg, a broad investigation into manipulation of cryptocurrency markets initiated last year by the US Department of Justice is now focussing on alleged Bitcoin price manipulation by creators of the Tether cryptocurrency and its origin exchange, Bitfinex. The two businesses are… Read More

Shojin Property Partners’ Latest Research Reveals: Increasing Numbers of Millennials Are Investing in Property Crowdfunding

Young property crowdfunding platform, Shojin Property Partners, announced on Tuesday that its latest research revealed an increasing number of millennials are turning to property crowdfunding, as they struggle to get on the property ladder. According to the funding portal, 23% of its investor network are under the… Read More

LendingClub Quickly Tops $1 Billion in New Club Certificates

Announced less than a year ago, LendingClub’s (NYSE:LC) new Club Certificates have topped the $1 billion mark, according to a release by the marketplace lending platform. The Club Certificates is an entirely new pass through security designed to make it easier for institutional investors to participate… Read More

Crowdcube Self-Crowdfunding Offer Stands at £7.1 Million, Easily Topping £2.5 Million Hurdle

With just three days left in their self-crowdfunding campaign (unless they extend), Crowdcube has booked over £7.1 million at a pre-money valuation of £73.7 million. Crowdcube has self-crowdfunded their company several times in the past. According to the campaign page, 2322 investors have backed this most recent… Read More

DSTLD Follows Successful SeedInvest Raises with Yet Another Successful Raise… Live on Crowdcube

In October Digital Brands Group, a curated group of digital-first lifestyle brands and the parent company to Direct2Consumer brand DSTLD, secured more than $1 million in investments after only five days into its Reg A+ campaign on SeedInvest, the company’s second equity crowdfunding round with SeedInvest with more… Read More

Neufund to Issue First Security on Blockchain for Parent Company Fifth Force GmbH

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Berlin-based Neufund, an end to end security token platform, is set to host Europe’s first primary issuance of tokenized equity that is offered to the general public. The first company to use the blockchain based Neufund platform will be parent company Fifth Force GmbH which is… Read More

ApplePie Capital Milestone: Surpasses $300 Million in Franchise Business Loans

ApplePie Capital announced on Monday it recently surpassed $300 million in loans originated to franchise entrepreneurs opening or expanding their businesses. Founded in 2014, ApplePie Capital described itself as an innovative financial solutions provider dedicated to the franchise industry. The company reported that it provides a wealth of… Read More

HSBC Canada Forms New Partnership With Biz2Credit to Give Canadian Small Business Owners Financing Quicker & Easier

Biz2Credit announced on Monday it is working with HSBC Bank Canada to give Canadian small business owners quicker and easier access to apply for business financing through HSBC eCredit. According to the duo, HSBC eCredit is a digital-first approach to lending, which will allow small business… Read More

The First Regulated Securities Crowdfunding Platform in Thailand: Sinwattana

Southeast Asia is an enormous market with profound potential. When it comes to Fintech, Asia, in general, is the largest Fintech market in the world. Of course, this has to do with China’s participation but other countries are very active when it comes to alternative… Read More

Small Change Leads Industry on Reg CF Real Estate Crowdfunding Offers

Small Change, a mission focused real estate investment platform, is one of a very few platforms offering real estate investments under Reg CF – the smallest securities crowdfunding exemption and the most difficult to work with. Envisioned as a vehicle to boost online capital formation,… Read More

Prosper to Add HELOC Product to Lending Platform

Online lender Prosper will be adding a new digital Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) product in 2019, according to a note from the company. The introduction of the HELOC is described as a new milestone for the marketplace lending platform. Prosper is one of… Read More

KPMG & Crypto Exchange Independent Reserve Launch Crypto Tax Estimator

KPMG Australia and Independent Reserve have joined to manage a pressing issue: taxes for cryptocurrency transactions. The two companies have partnered on a new “Crypto Tax Estimator.” Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve is said to be the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia. The crypto exchange… Read More

Overfunding: Lithuanian P2P Lender NEO Finance Surpasses €200,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

NEO Finance, a Lithuania-based peer-to-peer lending platform, has successfully secured its initial €200,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The campaign was launched last month and has attracted nearly 340 investors so far. As previously reported, NEO Finance was founded in 2015 and claims to be the largest… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform EquityMultiple Hires New CFO

EquityMultiple, an online real estate investment platform, has selected Brett Klein ahs their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Henry Kwong as Senior Director of Asset Management. Prior to joining EquityMultiple, Klein was a senior member of Colony Northstar – a listed, leading global real estate… Read More

Online Lending Platform CrowdOut Capital Secures $2.5 Million Through Latest Funding Round

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced on Thursday it secured $2.5 million in growth capital through its latest funding round, which was led by co-founder and CEO, Alexander Schoenbaum, and other members of CrowdOut’s investor network for debt offerings. As previously reported, CrowdOut was founded in 2015… Read More

One Year Report: Shojin Property Partners Has Raised £3 Million for UK Property

Young property crowdfunding platform, Shojin Property Partners, has shared an update on their one year anniversary following the launch of their FCA regulated site in 2017. According to, Shojin the platform has raised over £3 million across five projects throughout the UK during the last… Read More

A Shoe in Success: Undandy Becomes First Portuguese Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra, these shoes were made for funding. Undandy, a custom-made shoes company, has paired with Crowdcube and has made quick steps toward a successful campaign. The first Portuguese startup to list on Crowdcube, Undandy aims to raise £1,000,000 for 8.77% equity offered. Pre-money valued… Read More

Amazon: Fundrise Allows You to Invest in Property Near Amazon’s DC Headquarters with New eFund

Real estate investment platform Fundrise says it has been quietly accumulating property near the area Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has just announced they will be establishing a new headquarters. Amazon’s east coast headquarters will create a huge economic impact for the DC/Northern Virginia market, not to mention… Read More

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