Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Kapital Boost Receives Regulatory Approval in Indonesia to Provide P2P Crowdfunding for SMEs

Kapital Boost, an Islamic peer-to-peer crowdfunding platform for SMEs, has received regulatory approval from the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK). Kapital Boost described the approval as “validation that its business model and processes are in accordance with Indonesia’s financial services regulatory requirements, which has gotten… Read More

Falkensteiner Hotel Group Claims Crowd Investing Record on Finnest, Raises Over €13 Million

Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences has raised approximately €13.2 million via Finnest, according to a release. Falkensteiner is claiming the amount as a record. The FMTG Group or, “Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group,” is a leading Central European provider and developer of tourism products and services. The… Read More

Funding Circle to Update Lending Process for UK Retail Investors

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has announced updates to the lending experience for retail investors in the UK. According to a blog post, on 2 December, the company will launch a new selling tool that is expected to improve retail lenders’ ability to access funds more regularly… Read More

Report: Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Rival Chi-X Concerned ASX’s New Blockchain Settlement System Could Be Anti-Competitive

Chi-X, an Australian stock exchange that handles about 20% of the country’s trades, is concerned that a new cost-cutting blockchain registry, settlement and clearing system being developed by rival ASX will enhance the ASX’s market dominance over settlement, Reuters reports. Chi-X, a subsidiary of New-York-based… Read More

Demand Meet Supply. Schwab Moves Further Into Alternative Investments with iCapital Partnership

Schwab (NASDAQ:SCHW), via a new service called Schwab Alternative Investment Marketplace, is pushing forward into the realm of digital offerings of alternative securities like private equity offerings. The marketplace will provide easy access to “alts” for registered investment advisors. Schwab has inked a partnership with… Read More

OTC Markets Partners with North Capital to Conduct Securities Offerings Online

OTC Markets has inked a strategically important partnership with North Capital Investments Technology where OTCQX and OTCQB listed companies may conduct and manage securities offerings online. OTC Markets is integrating the North Capital platform to facilitate online capital formation in recognition of the ongoing shift… Read More

BitMEX Crypto Exchange May Have Exposed 400K Customer Email Addresses

There is a lot of anger on “crypto Twitter” today following news that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange known for allowing 100x leveraged cryptocurrency trades on its platform, has exposed the email addresses of “many” of its customers. The error occurred when the company sent out… Read More

Landbay Says October Was Record Month

Fast-growing Fintech Landbay says October was a great month for the real estate peer to peer lending platform. Without providing any details, Landbay tweeted out the news. Earlier this year, Landbay reported that a “leading financial institution” had committed to funding £1 billion in buy… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Ethis Receives 3rd Regulatory Approval, Gains Indonesia Authorization

Ethis has received regulatory approval to operate in Indonesia marking the third market this year where the platform may now provide online capital formation. Ethis received approval to provide peer to peer crowdfunding as authorized by the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia. Prior to this… Read More

LendInvest Appoints New Executives: Adds Director of Mortgage Underwriting & New Business Development Manager

LendInvest, a UK based Fintech platform for property finance, has hired a new Director of Mortgage Underwriting, and a second Business Development Manager for the North West. According to a note from LendInvest, Gene Clohessy joins the team as Director of Mortgage Underwriting and will… Read More

Fundament to Use Tezos for Digital Securities Issuance, Receives Investment from Tezos Foundation

The Fundament Group, a Germany based security token issuance platform, has announced a partnership with Tezos to develop regulated digital securities. Fundament also revealed that the Tezos Foundation has invested in the Fintech startup. Fundament’s vision is to provide institutional-grade financial products for all investors… Read More

Seedrs Adds Trending News Feed to Crowdfunding Platform in Partnership with CityFalcon

Seedrs continues to add value to its investment crowdfunding platform as it moves beyond online capital formation. Today, Seedrs is announcing a partnership with CityFalcon to prove market intelligence by incorporating a trending news feed on the site. Additionally, Seedrs is incorporating “sector pages” where… Read More

Deutsche Börse Venture Network Partners with Fintech Firm Cashlink to Provide Digital Securities

The venture capital division of Deutsche Börse, a German marketplace, has finalized a new deal that will make it easier for institutional investors to acquire digital securities. According to an October 30 press release, Deutsche Börse Venture Network (DBVN) has partnered with local Fintech firm… Read More

SyndicateRoom Email Indicates Shift to “Fund First Approach” to Investing

SyndicateRoom is going through a period of change, it appears. In an email distributed by co-founder Tom Britton, he stated that SyndicateRoom is switching to “fund-first approach to investing.” As explained in the email: “We’re in the process of redesigning our crowdfunding offering. We need… Read More

Reg CF: MainVest Celebrates One Year of Operations, Updates on Crowdfunding Progress

MainVest, a FINRA regulated funding portal based in Massachusetts, is a localized investment crowdfunding platform that is targetting main street type businesses. The crowdfunding portal is celebrating one year of operations and Crowdfund Insider has received an update from the platform. MainVest raises capital online… Read More

CoinList Announces Launch of Crypto Exchange – CoinList Trade, Receives $10 Million Investment from Polychain Capital & Jack Dorsey

CoinList, an offshoot from the team that created AngelList, is launching a compliant cryptocurrency exchange – CoinList Trade. The company called the move a “natural next step” that will allow secondary trading of tokens as well as seamless distribution. CoinList has been a leader in… Read More

Tokeny and Black Manta Capital Join to Launch Compliant STO Platform for Europe

Black Manta Capital Partners and Tokeny have formed a partnership to build a “fully compliant Multi-STO-Platform.” for Europe. It is important to note that the Black Manta Investment Platform is operated by BMCP’s ​Berlin (BMCP GmbH) which has reportedly received its license within the MiFID… Read More

Neo Investment Bank Equisafe Updates on First STO AnnA, Plans 15 Security Tokens in the Next 9 Months

This past June, France saw its first security token offering based on a real estate transaction. The process was managed by Equisafe, a platform that describes itself as a “neo investment bank.” The digital securities raised €6.5 million. In a blog post from August, the… Read More

CrowdProperty Reports Topping £50,000,000 in P2P Loans

Peer to peer property lender, CrowdProperty, is reporting that it has now lent more than £50 million after closing on the 121st loan today during a “record month” of lending £5 million. CrowdProperty says it has supported the development of over £120 million of property… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Interdax Launches Public Testnet for Feedback

Interdax, a digital assets exchange offering crypto derivative contracts has opened its testnet to the public, according to a company release. Interdax, registered in the Seychelles, said its crypto derivatives platform takes a “novel approach to trading” by giving investors the option to interact and… Read More

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