Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

GenoCrowd Closes First Property Crowdfunding Offering for Building in Leipzig

GenoCrowd has successfully closed on its first securities offering to provide financing for a building in Leipzig, Germany. GenoCrowd is a partnership platform between Raiffeisenbank im Hochtaunus and CrowdDesk. The online investment platform announced its first securities offering for the property this past August. GenoCrowd… Read More

Rialto Markets CEO Says Calls NFTs “Unregulated Securities,” Optimistic on Investment Crowdfunding Under Reg CF, Reg A+

Shari Noonan, CEO of Rialto Markets, has issued a positive statement on investment crowdfunding while warning of “choppier waters” in the crypto sector and labeling NFTs [Non-Fungible Tokens] ” unregulated securities.” Rialto Markets is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer that offers securities under Reg CF (Regulation… Read More

SoftBank Invests $25 Million in OurCrowd

OurCrowd, a top global investment crowdfunding platform, has received an investment from SoftBank. According to a note from the company, the SoftBank Vision Fund 2 will make a $25 million convertible equity investment into the company. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. As part… Read More

Initial Game Offering Debut on Binance NFT

Binance NFT, the NFT marketplace of Binance, recently announced the launch of its first-ever initial game offering (IGO). The IGO is part of Binance’s brand new initiative to build the ultimate launchpad for NFT games and gamers, the company said. Initial game offerings provide individuals… Read More

Gibraltar Stock Exchange to be Purchased by Valereum Blockchain

Valereum Blockchain Plc (AQSE: VLRM) has signed an agreement to purchase 80% of the shares of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to a statement by GSX Group, the exchange group will retain the remaining 20% of outstanding… Read More

Assemble Protocol (ASM) Now Available on Coinbase for Trading

Assemble Protocol (ASM) is now available on Coinbase and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps for trading. Coinbase clients are able to trade, send, receive, or store ASM tokens in “most Coinbase-supported regions, with certain exceptions indicated in each asset page here.” Trading for these… Read More

Crowdcube Reports £3 Million in Revenue for Q3, Works on European Expansion in Advance of New EU Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdcube, a leading investment crowdfunding platform operating in the UK and continental Europe, has posted an update on platform performance. According to CEO and founder Darren Westlake, Crowdcube generated £3 million in top-line revenue during Q3 – down slightly from the £3.2 million generated in… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform YieldStreet Reports $2.4B+ Funded, $1.97B+ Invested, $1.2B+ Principal Repaid to Investors

YieldStreet, an investment crowdfunding platform for alternative assets, notes that they were founded on the principle that “access to and the distribution of income-generating investment products was fundamentally broken.” Yieldstreet’s primary goal is to offer investors access to alternative investments across asset classes that were… Read More

Fast Growing Crypto Exchange FTX “Finalizes” Acquisition of Futures & Options Provider LedgerX

FTX US (West Realm Shire Services Inc.), a digital asset marketplace affiliated with fast-growing crypto exchange FTX Trading, says it has finalized its acquisition of Ledger Holdings Inc., the parent company of LedgerX LLC. The FTX said it has also rebranded LedgerX to FTX US… Read More

Seedrs Launches Private Deal Room for High Net Worth Individuals, Sophisticated Investors

Seedrs, a top European online investment platform with global aspirations, has launched a Private Deal Room catering to high net worth (HNW) individuals, angels, and sophisticated investors. In an email, Seedrs said they “believe the Seedrs Private Deal Room will help allow a new generation… Read More

EstateGuru Finances 95 Loans Worth €21.2M in September 2021

EstateGuru, a property-backed loan marketplace catering to retail investors, notes that in September 2021, they came very close to “breaking the record set in March 2021, financing 95 loans worth a total of €21.2 million.” The team at EstateGuru writes in a blog post that… Read More

October is a Welcome €650 Million Lifeline for Grateful European SMEs

European SME lender October began by building a product for internal use, but the industry needed it too, so they branched out, COO Patrick de Nonneville said. October was founded in 2015 after de Nonneville had been looking at some Fintech investments in Europe. It… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Portfolio Performance Maintaining Course Despite Moderate Decline

After a “positive jump” in the Bondora portfolio during the month of August 2021, originations had slightly lower return rates “as a whole in September.” European P2P lender Bondora also mentioned that originations still “show good returns when compared to their target rates.” Here are… Read More

Security Token Market Team Looks into Pros and Cons of Tokenized Stocks

The team at Security Token Market (STM) has released their first-ever tokenized stock report. STM notes that most industry participants or observers are familiar with security tokens, or digitized assets in equity, fixed income, real estate, investment fund shares, commodities, and structured products “traded and… Read More

P2P Lender Robocash Reports 11x YoY Increase in Secondary Market Transactions

The team at P2P lender Robo.cash notes that the popularization of the secondary market in the European markets has surged considerably this year, exceeding the activity in 2020. As for Robo.cash, every month since 2020, the volume of secondary market transactions has “grown by an… Read More

StartEngine Touts Industry Leading Reg CF Funding During Q3

StartEngine, an investment crowdfunding platform, has distributed an email touting its industry-leading  Reg CF offerings that topped $60 million during Q3. Since the start of 2021, StartEngine reports it has raised $184 million through Q3 surpassing both Wefunder and Republic at $123 million and $130… Read More

Binance Shares Updates on its Approach to Innovation, Regulation, and Future of the Crypto Industry

The team at digital assets firm Binance notes that the crypto and blockchain industry has grown considerably during the past few years, both from a technology adoption and “new user perspective.” When they launched Binance, they decided that it would be their “unwavering” commitment to… Read More

FTX Trading Gets $25 Billion Valuation in $420 Million Funding Round

FTX Trading, a fast-growing digital asset platform, has raised $425 million in a Series B-1 at a $25 billion valuation according to a company release. 69 investors participated in the round which included Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, via its Teachers’ Innovation Platform, Temasek, Sequoia Capital,… Read More

tZERO Receives Regulatory Approval to Settle and Clear Securities

tZERO, a digital asset trading and support platform, has announced that it has received approval to settle and clear securities for itself as well as its broker-dealer affiliates, according to a note from the company. It will also support NMS securities, which are public securities… Read More

Securitize Hires Former SEC Director as Senior Advisor

Securitize, a digital security platform that helps companies tokenize, manage, and trade assets, has announced that it has hired former SEC Trading and Markets Director Brett Redfearn as Senior Strategic Advisor. Redfearn will serve as Chairman of the company’s Advisory Board while advising Securitize CEO… Read More

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