Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

Jeff Miller Appointed President of SharesPost

SharesPost, a private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research provider, announced on Monday that it has appointed Jeff Miller as its new President. This news comes less than nine months after Miller was named a member of the company’s Board of Directors.  According to… Read More

Pintec Teams Up With Best Wonder For Small & Micro-Sized Enterprise Digital Lending Services

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Best Wonder Co., Ltd., a SaaS platform for business E-tax and digital invoice services, to develop digital lending solutions to support small and micro-sized enterprises.  According to PINTEC, the collaboration… Read More

OurCrowd Signs Partnership Agreement with South Korea’s Hana Bank to Support Innovation Ecosystem

The global leader in equity crowdfunding, OurCrowd, has signed a new investment partnership agreement with South Korea’s KEB Hana Bank. The move by OurCrowd is further indication of its growing relationship with institutional investors and its significant foothold in Asia. In a release, OurCrowd said… Read More

Huobi Seeks to Challenge Entrenched US Digital Asset Marketplaces with HBUS Rebranding but No Plans for Security Tokens Now

US Marketplace HBUS Rebrands to Huobi Matching Asian Platform HBUS, the US strategic partner of digital asset platform Huobi Group, has rebranded its retail trading marketplace to Huobi thus matching the Asian platform. The flagship operation Huobi Global will continue to operate under the same… Read More

PCG Advisory to Join KoreConX’s KorePartners Ecosystem

KoreConX announced on Thursday its partner. PCG Advisory, is joining the KorePartners Ecosystem to provide companies with all the advice necessary to attract and retain investors, as well as managing the relationship with shareholders in a consistent and efficient manner. According to KoreConX, the PCG… Read More

X Financial Names AlBank New Custodian Bank

China-based X Financial (NYSE: FXE) announced on Thursday it has engaged Citic AIBank Corp. (AIBank) as its custodian bank. According to X Financial, the appointment is considered a significant step in the company’s strategy to strengthen trust and security in its platform. As previously reported, X Financial… Read More

SlowMist Says ETC Attacker Can Now Be Identified, if Exchanges Help Out

Earlier this week, CI reported on a 51% attack / double spend attempt that was halted by Coinbase. The crypto exchange was not the only target in the attempted hack. The attack utilized Ethereum Classic (ETC) as the vehicle to steal funds. Security firm SlowMist… Read More

Bondora Reports New Record Month of Loan Originations in December

Peer to peer lender Bondora is reporting a new record month of loan originations to end the year. According to an email from the online lender, December loan originations topped €8 million for the first time landing at €8.5 million. This a 7% increase over their prior… Read More

LendingTree Acquires Certain Assets of Dubond Infotech Services

Online lending exchange LendingTree(NASDAQ: TREE) announced on Wednesday it has acquired certain assets of Dubond Infotech Services, LLP through a subsidiary after exercising its previously disclosed purchase option acquired in connection with its MagnifyMoney acquisition in June 2017. According to LendingTree, the Dubond transaction was completed on December 31,… Read More

Crowdcube Highlights from 2018, Including an Exciting Focus on Spain

This week UK based crowdfunding platform Crowdcube touted its best year to date when measured by multiple metrics; Q4 was said to be the most successful quarter in the history of the platform. Crowdcube channelled 166 million euros in 198 capital campaigns for European companies this… Read More

What to Expect in Fintech for 2019

Fintech Predictions for 2019. Financial innovation continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Startups launch and shutdown with regularity. Traditional financial firms experiment and partner with more agile firms. It’s all about the digitization of finance where services are ubiquitous and instantaneous – all available… Read More

KoreConX Teams Up With InvestReady to Provide Investor Verification

KoreConX announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with InvestReady, a company that developed technology to power issuers and platforms with the capability to offer investor verification software right on their site for an efficient and fast verification experience, to provide investor verification. According… Read More

Peer to Peer Property Lender Kuflink Adds Underwriter Following “Huge Spike”

Kuflink, a peer to peer property lender for short term finance, has expanded its lending team following increasing platform activity. “Following the launch of our quick bridge product at the tail end of 2018, we’ve seen a huge spike in uptake from new brokers as… Read More

Eat Square & Dandy on Seedrs: Because It’s Lunchtime Somewhere

It’s time to eat somewhere… and Seedrs has some live campaigns that will make readers stomach’s growl with hunger! Take Dandy and Seedrs’ alum Eat Square pies… In 2017, after crowdfunding £40,000 on its first Seedrs raise, Eat Square’s reportedly turnover has more than doubled in 2018…. Read More

Small Business Lending Software LendingFront Secures $4 Million Though Series A Funding Round Led By Information Venture Partners

LendingFront, a U.S.-based small business lending software provider, has raised $4 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Information Venture Partners with participation from Newark Venture Partners, Revel Partners, Contour Venture Partners as well as existing investors Struck Capital, ValueStream Ventures… Read More

OTC Markets Goes Global. Opens Office in London

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), has made a strategic move to expand its global reach by opening up an office in London. In a release, OTC Markets described the move as “part of a broader strategy to meet the needs of European issuers looking for… Read More

E-Commerce Platform KinerjaPay Receives Investment From PT. Investa Wahana

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KinerjaPay Corp., (OTCQB: KPAY), a digital payment and e-commerce platform, announced on Monday it has received a signed commitment from PT. Investa Wahana Group, Indonesia to invest $200 million, subscribing for $100 million in shares of the company’s Series F and an addition $100 million in shares of its Series G Convertible Preferred… Read More

Crowdcube Reports “Record” Numbers for 2018 as Q4 is “Most Successful Quarter Ever”

UK based crowdfunding platform Crowdcube says it has had its best year ever when measured by multiple metrics. Additionally, Q4 was said to be the most successful quarter in the history of the platform. According to Crowdcube, revenue during 2018 jumped 50% to £6 million… Read More

Crowdfunding Standout OurCrowd to Highlight 14 Portfolio Companies at CES: See Before You Invest

OurCrowd, the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the world and Israel’s most active venture investor, says it will showcase several portfolio companies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES.) OurCrowd, while based in Israel, has taken a very global approach in providing access to capital… Read More

NANO and BitGrail Hit by Another Class Action Lawsuit Related to Crypto Theft that Allegedly Saw $153 Million Disappear

Happy New Year. Filed on January 3rd, the busy law firm of Levi & Korsinsky filed a class action lawsuit against Nano cryptocurrency and failed crypto exchange Bitgrail along with its founder Francisco “the Bomber” Firano. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of plaintiff James… Read More

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