Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

College Ave Student Loans $65 Million Credit Facility from Guggenheim Investments

Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Thursday it secured a $65 million credit facility from Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners.  College Ave Student Loans claimed the credit facility is another marker for it as… Read More

Anaxago Capital Launches 1st Investment Fund: 100% Online Real Estate Convertible Bonds

Launched last quarter, Anaxago Capital, the asset management sister of French equity crowdfunding platform Anaxago, announces its first investment fund. FCPR ANAXAGO SOCIETY ONE is a real estate development fund dedicate to funding construction and renovation projects. Anaxago Capital aims to raise €30 million to… Read More

Adviser-Led Funding Platform Capitalise.com Secures £3.5 Million Through Series A investment Round Led By QED Investors

Capitalise.com, the FCA regulated financial marketplace for accountants announced on Thursday it secured £3.5 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by QED Investors and supported by existing investor Hambro Perks, as well as Gauss Ventures. Founded in 2014, Capitalise.com stated it helps… Read More

20/20 Gene Systems Biotech SeedInvest/Crowdcube Campaign Now 1090%+ Overfunding

Machine learning, algorithms, early cancer detection, successful intervention? 20/20 GeneSystems, a digital diagnostics company with the core mission of reducing cancer mortality in the U.S. and around the world through early detection, sells what it believes to be the first multi-cancer blood test powered by real-world… Read More

RateSetter Reported ISA Exceeded Expectation in First Year By Attracting £175 Million of Subscriptions

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter recently announced its ISA has exceeded expectations in its first year, having attracted £175 million of subscriptions, and currently accounts for one-fifth of the platform’s £830 million funds under management. RateSetter unveiled its ISA in February 2018. It allows investments in peer-to-peer loans to… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Surpasses €100 Million in Loan Repayment

October, the European lending marketplace formerly known as Lendix, announced on Wednesday it has surpassed €100 million in loan repayment. The online lender reported that since its launch more than €250 million has been lent to European companies and nearly 40% of this amount has already been… Read More

Zopa’s Latest Report Reveals 1 in 3 Brits in the Dark on Cash ISA Rate

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Wednesday its new research revealed that millions of people across the UK do not know the rate of interest on their Cash ISA, which means billions of pounds are potentially languishing in accounts earning little or no interest… Read More

LendingClub Tops Earnings Expectations as Loan Originations Rise but Forecast Disappoints

Leading marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE: LC), released Q4 earnings today along with full year 2018 numbers, and its numbers beat expectations. LendingClub reported record loan originations of $10.9 billion a 21% increase versus the year prior. Net revenue jumped along with originations rising 21%… Read More

Assetz Capital Surpasses £700 Million Lending Milestone

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital recently surpassed its £700 million lending milestone. According to AltFi, This news comes less than a year after the online lender surpassed £500 million in lending. Founded in 2012, Assetz Capital describes itself as a provider of alternative funding sources to SMEs… Read More

Brief: Mambu Secures $34M in New SaaS-y Funding Round Led by Bessemer Venture Partners

Mambu, a Berlin-based fintech SaaS banking platform, has raised $34 million (30 million euros) in a funding round led by U.S. investment firm Bessemer Venture Partners. Action Capital, CommerzVentures, Point Nine Capital and Runa Capital also participated in the round. Mambu will use the funding to invest… Read More

On Your Mark, Get Set, MySwimPro! Personal Swim Coaching App to Launch on Wefunder

Tomorrow MySwimPro, which was named one of the Best Apple Watch App of the 2016, will launch its second Wefunder round, this time for a SAFE Future Equity crowdfunding campaign. In 2017 MySwimPro raised $280,629 from 164+ investors.  Increased funding from the SAFE campaign will allow… Read More

Crowdfunding: Startupxplore Claims to be Spain’s Largest Online Startup Network

In a release, equity crowdfunding platform Startupxplore stakes a claim as being “Spain’s largest online startup investors network.” The statement is based on Startupxplore having  14,703 registered individual investors. The site was launched in 2016 and reports having funded €6.5 million in 28 different deals.  Startupxplore is regulated by… Read More

Q&A: Groundfloor CEO Brian Dally Shares Insight on Newly Launched Online Public Offering, Innovations and Fintech’s Future

Today the direct real estate investment platform Groundfloor launched an online public offering enabling any Groundfloor account holder to purchase stock directly from the company. The platform indicated that the online public offering aims to “level the cap table” so members of the public can own… Read More

“Fox Hunt:” Chinese Authorities Investigate Over 380 Peer to Peer Lending Platforms, Seize Assets

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has revealed that over 380 peer to peer lending platforms are currently under investigation. A release by Xinhua on Sunday said that about USD $1.5 billion in P2P lending assets were involved. Apparently, the Chinese police have seized or frozen cash,… Read More

Groundfloor Initiates Public Offering Using Reg A+ to Accelerate Growth

Groundfloor, a direct real estate investment platform, has launched an online public offering enabling any Groundfloor account holder to purchase stock directly from the company. The platform indicated that the online public offering aims to “level the cap table” so members of the public can… Read More

Germany: Bafin Approves Bitbond to Issue Digital Securities “Tokenized Bonds”

Bafin, Germany’s securities regulator, has given the green light to Bitbond to issue digital bonds. Bitbond is an online lending platform that operates globally. In business since 2013, Bitbond provides access to capital for small businesses. The Fintech boasts a peer to peer lending network… Read More

A Discussion with Michael Kessler Founder of Tokenise: a Fully Regulated Tokenised Crowdfunding Platform

Tokenise is a trading name of Kession Capital Limited, a company registered in the UK and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA is well known for being Fintech innovationtion friendly. In fact, a recent cohort of their regulatory Sandbox included multiple blockchain… Read More

OnDeck Announces Addition of Experienced Risk, Partnerships & Marketing Executives to Growing Team

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced on Friday it has added three senior financial services executives as members of its management teams in Risk, Partnerships and Marketing. This news comes just days after OnDeck announced the closing of its $85 million corporate revolving credit facility… Read More

Rambling House Ready-to-Drink Cocktails Surpasses Wefunder Minimum Target Goal

Ohio-based Rambling House Cocktails just surpassed its initial minimum target goal, having raised over $118,270 from more than 207 investors on its live Wefunder raise.  Pre-valued at $2M, the  small-craft soda company first product was a “healthier” craft ginger beer. “In 2017, we pivoted to spirits, bottling a… Read More

Zopa Appoints Former Virgin Management CEO Gordon McCallum As New Chairman

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Thursday it has appointed former Virgin Management CEO, Gordon McCallum as new Chairman as it prepares to take on Britain’s largest banks. This news comes just a couple of months after Zopa announced it has received authorization from both the Financial… Read More

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