Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

UK based Marketplace Lender Growth Street Says All its Platform Investors to Get their Money Back, as Company Winds Down Operations

UK-based marketplace lender Growth Street revealed on Tuesday (January 12, 2020) that all of its platform investors would be getting their funds back, as the company continues to wind down its operations (while still being solvent).  Kim Goetzke, COO at Growth Street, noted that returning… Read More

zinsbaustein.de Appoints Björn Jüngerkes as Managing Director

Björn Jüngerkes has been appointed managing director at zinsbaustein.de according to a company release. In addition to the areas of legal and finance, Jüngerkes will focus on expanding the business model, including by integrating new product structures. This also includes the expansion of the cooperation with… Read More

Record Breaking Year for Crowdfunding as Offerings Top £332 Million led by Crowdcube-Seedrs Combo

Securities offerings via crowdfunding platforms in the UK had a gangbuster year, according to a report. In total, £332 million was raised led by the two dominant platforms – Crowdcube and Seedrs – that hoover up over 90% of the offerings. A report by the… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in December 2020, Are Down More Than 50% from One Year Ago

  Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reported small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.2% in November to 13.1% in December, an indication that the challenges for small business owners in need of… Read More

OKEx says Trading Volume Tops $23 Billion in 24 Hour Period

Digital asset marketplace OKEx says that trading in crypto is rocketing while Bitcoin jumps to new highs and Ethereum rises. In a note from a representative, OKEx points to the total crypto market cap topping $1 trillion only to correct, erasing $140 billion or 24%… Read More

Invest in a Farm: Harvest Returns Reports $10 Million Raised for Ag Projects

Harvest Returns, an agriculture investment platform, says it has hit a major milestone of $10 million raised in private placement agricultural offerings. Chief Operating Officer, Austin Maness, says now that Harvest Returns has shown the agriculture community that there are like-minded investors around the world… Read More

JumpCloud Raises $100 Million in Oversubscribed Round, OurCrowd Investment Shows Ability to Participate in Big VC Rounds

JumpCloud, an enterprise cloud service provider that has boomed during COVID, has raised a $100 million Series E funding round that was said to be oversubscribed. The round was led by Blackrock with additional investment from an affiliate of H.I.G. Growth Partners, OurCrowd, and participation… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Predicts Big 2021

For Crowdcube, the UK’s largest crowdfunding platform by total raised, 2020 has been a stellar year in terms of funding rounds. The 3rd quarter of the year was described as “remarkable” and the platform generated £2.67 million in revenue – reportedly Crowdcube’s best ever. The… Read More

U.S. Financing Platform For Small Businesses Nav Announces Launch of PPP Application Portal

    Nav, a U.S.-based financing platform for small businesses, announced on Monday it has launched its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application Portal. According to Nav, the portal is to help small businesses quickly apply for the new round of PPP loans. “The Nav PPP… Read More

Bakkt to Go Public via SPAC at $2.1 Billion Valuation

Bakkt, is the latest Fintech to become a publicly-traded firm via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC).  Bakkt is the creation of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. Bakkt is a regulated digital asset exchange that also provides… Read More

2020 a Great Year for Seedrs as Investments Top £239 Million, 7 Exits During the Year

Seedrs, a top investment crowdfunding platform, has issued a release outlining 2020 results that indicate a stellar year during the time of COVID. According to the company, 2020 is the most successful year to date for the investment marketplace with investors dedicating £239 million, a… Read More

Indonesian Peer-to-Peer Lender Alami Reportedly in Talks to Finalize More Than $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By AC Ventures

ALAMI, an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lender, has reportedly finalized more than $10 million through its Series A funding round. According to DealStreetAsia, the investment round was led by AC Ventures. Founded in 2017, ALAMI describes itself as a peer-to-peer finance platform that connects funders to SMEs. “We… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Blend Network Investor Says Housing or Real Estate is Really Important to UK Economy and for Financial Well-Being

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, recently shared comments and feedback from one of their lenders. UK-based Blend Network notes that a platform lender (investor) “Maria,” has spent most of her career working in management roles and… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Is Now Offering 20% Discount on External Crypto Wallet Send Out Fees in 2021

Peer to peer Bitcoin exchange Paxful has announced that it’s starting off 2021 with a 20% discount. The crypto trading platform will be reducing external digital wallet send out fees by 20% beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021. As noted by Paxful: Send Out Amount … Read More

RateSetter to Reportedly No Longer Process New Transfer-in ISAs Requests From Other Providers; No New IFISA Accounts Will be Opened for Existing Customers

  RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, is reportedly telling investors that starting at the end of January 2021, it will no longer process any new transfer-in ISAs requests from other providers. According to P2PFinance News, the online lender stated it will… Read More

Cross River Set to Participate in Next Round of Paycheck Protection Program

Cross River, a bank that delivers advanced financial and compliance products/services to the fintech industry, announced earlier this week t will be participating in the next round (Round B) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  In the initial round of… Read More

Netshares Scores Approval by FINRA to Operate as a Broker-Dealer and Crowdfunding Portal

Netshares Financial Services, a U.S.-based digital investment bank and regulation crowdfunding (Reg CF) platform, announced earlier this week that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved its New Membership Application to commence operations as a registered broker-dealer. Netshares revealed that it will bring offering… Read More

OurCrowd’s OC50 Available in New Vehicle for Accredited Investors in Canada

OurCrowd, one of the top investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, has launched a new vehicle for Canadian accredited investors to access its OC50 fund. OurCrowd’s OC50 was created as a diversified fund to allow more investors access to highly-vetted startups across a variety of… Read More

Linked Finance Becomes Ireland’s First Non-Bank Lender to be Added to Country’s COVID Credit Guarantee Scheme

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has reportedly been added to the country’s COVID-19 credit guarantee scheme. Notably, the P2P platform is the country’s first non-bank lender to be included. Linked Finance, which is one of Ireland’s largest P2P lending platforms, is now… Read More

Norwegian Block Exchange Reports $7.13 Million Investment, Looks to Become a Digital Bank

The Norwegian Block Exchange, founded by Bjørn Kjos, who also founded Norwegian Airlines and Bank Norwegian, has received a 60 million NOK investment (USD$ $7.135 million). According to a note by Oslo based NBX, the funding will provide the financial robustness to pursue a banking… Read More

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