Crowdfunding Portals

Big Ticket Borrowing: Midsized Companies Turn to Marketplace Lending at Lendix & Creditshelf

At the onset of the marketplace lending market, lending to businesses was equated with lending to small and very small businesses: businesses at the low end of the small and medium-size enterprise (SME) market who were borrowing on average under €100,000.  However, as the alternative lending… Read More

Indiegogo Introduces New Payment Options Through Stripe Partnership

On Monday, Indiegogo introduced new payment options for its crowdfunding platform that will make it easier for backers to receive the support they needed. The funding portal revealed that, through its partnership with credit card vendor Stripe, it has begun to roll out Stripe payments… Read More

Anaxago Officially Opens Up French Real Estate Crowdfunding to Institutional Investors

Anaxago Immobilier, the real estate arm of leading French equity crowdfunding platform announced last Saturday that it has secured € 10 million of funding pledged by a group of French institutional investors, qualified investors, and family offices to finance real estate development projects alongside retail… Read More

Landbay Launches Property-Backed ISA

UK peer-to-peer lending platform, Landbay, has officially launched its property-backed ISA investment. This news comes just a little over a month after the lender was granted ISA manager status by HMRC. The Landbay team stated: “The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in our line of… Read More

GridShare Targets Renewable Energy Crowdfunding under Reg CF, Plans International Expansion

Gridshare is one of the newest Reg CF crowdfunding platforms to receive regulatory approval. While the number of Reg CF portals is growing, Gridshare is the first and only platform to target the specific vertical of renewable energy and Cleantech. Originally launched as an accredited… Read More

Crowdcube Celebrates Sixth Year Anniversary By Looking Back At Its Crowdfunding Platform’s Successes (Infographic)

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated its sixth year anniversary on Friday by looking back at its successes throughout the years. The Crowdcube team revealed that since its launch, the platform has helped over 430 companies secure £200 million. The website revealed its latest infographic… Read More

Kickstarter Announces: Enjoy the Best of Kickstarter Live on Homepage & iPhone/iPad App

On Thursday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced its users may now enjoy its live video and real-time community engagement feature, Kickstarter Live, on both its homepage and iPhone/iPad apps. As previously reported, Kickstarter Live has been used for various projects, including broadcast cooking shows, live product demos, singing… Read More

Lending Works Reopens Window for ISA Contributions

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works announced on Friday it has reopened the window for ISA contributions. The platform claimed it is the first P2PFA member to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) last week and filled its first ISA tranche of £2.5 million within 24… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: Students Increasingly Turn to the Crowdfunding Platform For College Expenses

Earlier this week, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe released a guidebook that highlights the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other college expenses. The new GoFundMe Guidebook showcases national data about the growing trend of students using the funding portal… Read More

Digital Lenders Association of India & PwC Publish Report on Impact of Fintech

The Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI), a private association formed by leading Fintech companies in the online lending space such as KredX, Capital Float, Lendingkart, Finomena, Rubique, Zest Money, Indialends and Neogrowth, has released a report entitled Union Budget 2017: Impact of Digital Financial Services…. Read More

Prominent Investor Mika Ihamuotila Takes Equity Stake in Invesdor

Mika Ihamuotila, Chairman – Owner of Finish fashion and design company Marimekko, has invested in European investment crowdfunding platform Invesdor. Details of the investment were not released. Ihamuotila is well known in Finland and is also a Board member of Rovio/Angry Birds and Sanoma. He… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Into Northern Ireland, Hires Former Santander Director

  Peer to peer lender  Assetz Capital has hired former Santander Director Andrew Fraser to manage Northern Ireland operations.  Fraser’s role is to help local businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform as Assetz Capital expands its business. Fraser joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial.  In his… Read More

P2P Lender Folk2Folk Joins Peer to Peer Finance Association

Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has joined the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).  The P2PFA is acknowledged as a stamp of quality operations as members are held to a high standard and required to follow certain transparency guidelines.  According to the P2PFA website, the… Read More

Fig Launches $500,000 “Fig Finishing Fund” to Help Indie Video Game Developers Pay For Steam Direct

Crowdfunding platform for video games, Fig, announced on Thursday the launch of its $500,000 Fig Finishing Fund. This new fund will help indie game developers pay for Steam Direct. The funding portal stated it is committing up to $500,000 to help developers overcome two hurdles… Read More

GoFundMe Forms Partnership With the Special Olympics to Fund Athletes Attending the 2017 World Winter Games

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the Special Olympics to help fund athletes that are looking to attend this year’s World Winter Games, which will be held in Graz, Schladming, Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria next month. The funding portal revealed… Read More

OurCrowd Reveals Top Ten Investment Tech Trends at 2017 Global Investor Summit

Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd announced the top ten investment tech trends during its 2017 Global Investor Summit. The event attracted 6,000 guests from 82 countries. Also in attendance were more than 200 multinational corporations, which includes Honda, Innogy, GE, Shell, Intuit, Microsoft, and Samsung… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces $22.4 Million Commercial Real Estate Deal

ArborCrowd announced on Thursday the launch of its latest real estate investment opportunity that is open to accredited investors. According to the portal, the “Southern States Multifamily Portfolio” features three multifamily properties in both Alabama and Mississippi. As previously reported, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, announced the public launch of… Read More

OurCrowd Continues Asia Expansion By Bringing Equity Crowdfunding to Taiwan

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has announced its expansion in Asia with a new Taipei office and financial partner, Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (SCSB). According to OurCrowd, SCSB recently received the approval of the Financial Supervisory Commission, to invest in the Israel… Read More

Auswide Bank Increases Equity Stake in Peer-to-Peer Lender MoneyPlace

Australia’s Auswide Bank Ltd. (ASX:ABA) announced on Thursday it is increasing its equity stake in peer-to-peer lender MoneyPlace Holdings Pty Ltd. According to Auswide Bank, it will have a controlling interest of at least 51% in MoneyPlace with the potential to increase that interest up… Read More

Indiegogo, IBM & Arrow Electronics Partner on Internet of Things Venture

Indiegogo, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) have joined together to help launch the next big thing in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qualified entrepreneurs will now have access to IBM’s Watson platform, Arrow Electronics production service and Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform to bring new IoT… Read More