Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

US Capital Global Facilitates CityBlock Capital’s Registration on SharesPost

US Capital Global, through its registered broker-dealer affiliate, US Capital Global Securities, LLC, has facilitated CityBlock Capital’s successful registration on private securities marketplace, SharesPost. According to US Capital Global, CityBlock Capital’s new tokenized venture fund, the NYCQ Blockchain Infrastructure Fund (the NYCQ Fund), is now… Read More

Property Crowdfunding Platform CapitalRise Seeks £1.5 Million on Seedrs, Easily Tops Initial Target

CapitalRise, a property crowdfunding platform, is raising growth capital on Seedrs. The just recently launched campaign has quickly topped its initial goal of raise £1.5 million for 8.57% equity in the company. Today, 307 individual investors have participated in the offer that has a pre-money… Read More

Crowd2Fund Looks to the Global Financial Innovation Network Markets for Expansion

Crowd2Fund, a UK based investment platform, is targeting the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) markets for expansion. In late 2018, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ratcheted up their innovation focus by launching GFIN as it sought to target the larger challenges of cross border… Read More

eToro Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Platform & Wallet in the U.S.

Global investment platform, eToro, announced on Thursday the launch of its cryptocurrency trading platform and wallet in the U.S. eToro reported that eth the launch, U.S. customers with diverse levels of expertise may use its platform to collaborate with one another to find cryptoasset trading… Read More

FundedByMe is Now a Publicly Traded Crowdfunding Company

FundedByMe, a global investment crowdfunding platform, is now a publicly traded company. As anticipated, shares in FundedByMe traded today for the first time on the NGM Nordic MTF AB. The company’s A shares (FBM MTF A) and B shares (FBM MTF B) are now available… Read More

P2Binvestor Teams Up With Pacific Mercantile Bank to Offer Customer-Tailored Lines of Credit For California Businesses

Marketplace lender P2Binvestor (P2Bi) announced on Thursday it has collaborated with Pacific Mercantile Bank to offer custom-tailored lines of credit to California-based businesses. According to P2Bi, the first such business to benefit from this newly formed fintech and bank relationship was a company with more than… Read More

OurCrowd Signs Innovation Pact With Singapore’s Changi Airport Group

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday it has signed an innovation pact with Singapore-based Changi Airport Group (CAG) to source and integrate next-generation technology into one of the world’s most cutting-edge airports. According to OurCrowd, the agreement will span areas such… Read More

ArborCrowd Unveils New Equity Offering For Multifamily Portfolio in Sioux Falls

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced on Thursday the launch of its new offering that allows investors to acquire equity interests in the Sioux Falls Multifamily Portfolio, a collection of class-B apartment communities located in Sioux Falls, S.D. According to ArborCrowd, the properties exhibit… Read More

Companisto’s INVEST Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses €4.4M

The largest German crowdfunding platform Companisto is in the midst of an INVEST grant self-funding round, the platform’s own equity investment. To date, over €4,420,000, overfunding by 164%, has been raised by more than 448 investors. The amount continues to increase with each click through…. Read More

Funding Circle Announces Canadian Expansion Plans

Online lending platform Funding Circle announced on Thursday its plans to enter the Canadian market and expand access to fast, affordable and transparent financing for Canadian small businesses. The lender revealed it will establish operations in Canada in the second half of 2019 with an office located… Read More

Downing Acquires P2P Lender Funding Empire

Downing LLP has acquired the peer to peer lender Funding Empire, the company behind Downing Crowd’s platform technology. Funding Empire is the trading name for Tally Marketplace Lending Ltd. Downing LLP is an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager which operates the crowdfunding platform, Downing… Read More

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Lists XEM: Ready to Trade

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), an institutional-grade, regulated and insured token sale platform and digital asset exchange, has added NEM’s XEM token to its Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX). XEM was brought to the GBX-DAX by the sponsor firm Techemy and will have trading pairs with… Read More

OurCrowd Offers New $50 Million Medtech Fund for Investors

OurCrowd, the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the world, has announced the launch of the OurCrowd Medtech Fund joining their existing portfolio of 18 funds. The $50 million fund will focus exclusively on investing in disruptive medical technology – a fast-growing sector of healthcare. This… Read More

OurCrowd Launches $30 Million Impact Fund in Partnership with Social Finance Israel

During the opening of their annual summit with over 17,000 participants, global investment platform OurCrowd announced the launch of a new Impact Fund in partnership with Social Finance Israel – the Israeli impact advisory leader. The new fund is looking to raise $30 million and… Read More

Global Investment Platform OurCrowd Tops $1 Billion Raised, Reports 29 Exits

OurCrowd, the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the world, has topped $1 billion in funding raised. The online investment platform has provided growth capital to 170 individual firms and 18 different funds in the six years since the platform launch. Alongside the milestone funding amount,… Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lending: Loans top £800 Million in Q4 as Industry Matures

The UK Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published fourth quarter numbers for member platforms. According to their data, cumulative lending now tops £9.5 billion with over £800 million originated during the period. The P2PFA states that platforms facilitated loans worth nearly £3 billion during 2018…. Read More

Coinbase Distances Itself as Acquisition of Surveillance Firm Neutrino Stirs Controversy

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, whose recent acquisition of Italian digital surveillance specialist Neutrino sparked a #DeleteCoinbase campaign on Twitter late last week, is taking pains to distance itself from the controversy- in part by firing key staff at Neutrino. Critics are angry that Coinbase acquired… Read More

U.S. Alternative Asset Platform Alto Secures $2.8 Million Through Seed Funding Round

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Alto, a technology platform for investors to add alternative assets to IRAs,  announced on Wednesday it secured $2.8 million through its seed round in order to expand its offering and integrate additional investment platform partners. The new funding brings Alto’s total funding raised to $3.8… Read More

BlockFi’s Interest Account Goes Live; Now Offering 6.2% Compounding Interest to Crypto Holders

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Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Monday the launch of its new program, BlockFi Interest Account (BIA). According to BlockFi, BIA allows users to securely store their Bitcoin or Ether on the BlockFi platform and receive 6% annual interest, paid monthly in cryptocurrency. It was revealed:… Read More

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group Deploys Digital Stock Exchange Prototype on New Blockchain

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group (GSX) has deployed a digital stock exchange prototype on a new blockchain, according to a release from the company. GSX said the prototype was joined by a demo bond issuance, on the “Securities Trading Asset Classification Settlement (STACS) Network’s Global… Read More

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