Crowdfunding Portals

Relendex Now Offers Innovative Finance iSA

Peer to peer lender Relendex has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) following authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Relendex offers loans for commercial real estate via its online marketplace. The UK Government introduced the IFISA in April 2016 as a vehicle for investors to… Read More

SyndicateRoom Offers Investors Access to £150 Million REIT IPO

SyndicateRoom, an online investment platform, is offering its members the option to participate in the initial public offer (IPO) of AEW UK Long Lease Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The REIT is currently open for… Read More

NextSeed: A Community-Driven Small Business Fundraising Platform Utilizing Crowdfunding Laws

NextSeed CEO Youngro Lee shares what is working & what is not under Reg CF. NextSeed was the very first, crowdfunding portal to receive FINRA approval. But the investment crowdfunding platform was honing its skills and processes under the Texas intrastate crowdfunding exemption before Reg… Read More

EstateGuru Says More than €1 Million in Interest Paid to Real Estate Investors

Peer to peer property lender EstateGuru has shared that investors on its platform have now earned in excess of €1 million. The Estonia-based company said that nearly 6900 investors from 39 different countries have earned, on average, 12.63% since platform launch in 2014. EstateGuru also reports there… Read More

Estate Baron Adds White Label Option

Estate Baron, a Melbourne-based crowdfunding startup, has announced an initiative to allow property developers the ability to crowdfund their property development projects online by using the Estate Baron platform as a white label service. Estate Baron co-founder, Moresh Kokane, says that the concept will provide… Read More

Crowdcube Partners with WeWork to Boost European Expansion

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced a new partnership with fast-growing shared workspace company WeWork.  The new partnership will help boost Crowdcube’s European expansion goals.  Crowdcube will be opening offices in both Paris and Amsterdam within the next two months and will continue to roll… Read More

FlashFunders Sold to UK-based Boustead & Co.

Full stack crowdfunding platform FlashFunders has been sold to Boustead & Co. While no official announcement has been made, social media profiles are being updated to reflect the transaction. Co-founded by Vincent Bradley and Brian Park, FlashFunders was one of the first Regulation Crowdfunding portals… Read More

Defying Brexit Gloom: UK Online Lender WiseAlpha Exceeds £627K During Second Crowdcube Run

WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, has raised over £627,000 on its Crowdcube return in just 7 days, coming in at 125% over its original target. More than 433 investors have invested in return… Read More

Report: UK Investors Turn to Property Investment During Brexit Uncertainties

Peer to peer lender Kufflink is out with a report that UK investors are turning to property investment in response to Brexit uncertainty and the forthcoming snap election.  Kufflink is a relatively young P2P lender in the property sector so any shift in property investment… Read More

Quarter Billion Milestone. P2P Lender Assetz Capital Keeps Growing

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital has surpassed £250 million in lending for UK businesses. The platform has accomplished this milestone in the four years since its launch in 2013. The company reports that approximately 20,000 registered lenders have earned over £21 million in interest… Read More

Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin Talks Equity Crowdfunding on Reg CF Anniversary

  Indiegogo was originally envisioned as a vehicle to sell securities in small companies to the masses. That was back in 2008 and, as we all know, the regulatory environment had not yet caught up to the realities of a world with internet access. Thus… Read More

New Rewards Platform Launches to Support Women

  Women You Should Fund is a female founder crowdfunding platform with the goal of supporting women entrepreneurs. The rewards-based platform has been founded by Jen Jones and Cynthia Hornig – both seriel entrepreneurs.Women You Should Fund expects to deliver a valuable advantage in the… Read More

Aligned! ESADE BAN Partners with Crowdcube Spain for Startup Coinvestment

ESADE BAN, the business angels network of Barcelona business school ESADE Alumni, has partnered with the online investment platform Crowdcube Spain to enable coinvestment in startups and growing businesses in Spain. Under this agreement, the entire ESADE community (including alumni, students, faculty, recent graduates and staff)… Read More

Growth Capital Ventures Says it is Ready to Power the Northern Powerhouse

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) says it is ready to help fuel early stage companies in the North with a £57.5 million investment fund. GCV said it is working with Maven Capital Partners to help fund promising businesses. In late 2016, Maven invested £1.1 million in… Read More

LendingHome Hires New CFO. Also Receives Fannie Mae Approval to Expand Home Loans

LendingHome says it is ready to ratchet up platform growth. The marketplace lending platform that finances residential mortgages has made two announcements today. First, the online lender has announced that former Nationstar Mortgage CFO, Robert Stiles, has been appointed to become LendingHome’s CFO. Simultaneously, LendingHome… Read More

P2P Lender DoFinance Opens Office in Indonesia as Part of Asian Expansion

DoFinance, part of the Latvian Alfa Finance Group, has opened an office in Indonesia as part of an Asian expansion of their peer to peer lending operations. DoFinance said they were applying a “customer-oriented approach set to European standards” for private Asian investors. The expansion… Read More