Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Fintech and Traditional Bank Collaborations and Open Banking Are Becoming More Prevalent Globally

Traditional bank and Fintech collaboration and Open Banking are becoming quite common for financial institutions throughout the world that are planning to update their product offerings for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). India-based private lending institution SBM Bank recently teamed up with PayNearby to introduce… Read More

RiverNorth Marketplace Announces Repurchase Offer Final Results

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation, an established and currently operating as a closed-end interval fund dedicated to the marketplace lending asset class, announced on Thursday the final results of its repurchase offer for up to 5%, or 330,914 of its outstanding common shares. The repurchase offer… Read More

Report: As EU Regulations Tighten, Crypto Options Exchange Deribit Moving from Netherlands to Panama

Deribit, a cryptocurrency options exchange that does not currently require customers to identify themselves, will relocate to Panama from the Netherlands, the exchange says in a letter to customers obtained by Bloomberg. According to the outlet, the Deribit communiqué says that new EU rules likely… Read More

loanDepot to Pay Off Two Homeowners’ Mortgages Through 10-Year Anniversary nextX Sweepstakes

loanDepot announced on Thursday it will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by paying off one lucky customer AND one employee’s mortgage through its nextX Mortgage Sweepstakes, which will feature $680,000 in total prizes. According to loanDepot, the nextX Mortgage Sweepstakes is part of its year-long #nextX… Read More

European Investment Platform Bux Acquires Social Crypto Exchange Blockport

European investment platform Bux announced on Thursday it has acquired Blockport, a social cryptocurrency investment platform based in Amsterdam. Bux reported that the acquisition will further expand its service offerings and will continue to drive its mission to become a single designation for young investors… Read More

Roofstock Secures $50 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led by SVB Capital

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Roofstock, an online marketplace where you can invest in single-family rental homes, announced on Wednesday it secured $50 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by SVB Capital with participation from Citi Ventures, Fort Ross Ventures and 7 Global Capital as well… Read More

Kraken Crypto Exchange: Costs of Law Enforcement Information Requests Increasing

American cryptocurrency trading platform Kraken says the global law enforcement requests for information went up 49% in 2019, with associated costs, “increasing, even in a relatively flat market.” The company tweeted an infographic of showing total requests in 2019, countries of requesting agencies, countries of… Read More

Digital Asset Marketplace Openfinance: CEO Juan Hernandez Outlines 2019 Accomplishments – 2020 will be the Year of Lasting Legacy

Openfinance is one of a handful of platforms that are seeking to leverage the digitization of securities to create a comprehensive marketplace for investing and trading in these digital assets. As a regulated alternative trading system (ATS), Openfinance has established a foundation to help lead… Read More

YieldStreet Announces New Partnership With Citi For Access to Private Credit Opportunities Delivery

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Citi to access investment opportunities across private credit markets, which includes Real Estate, Aviation, Shipping, Telecommunications, as well as other structured credit products. YieldStreet… Read More

Kraken Lists Circle’s Stablecoin, USDC

US cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will enable trading of Circle’s USD-proxy cryptographic stablecoin, USDC, starting January 8th. Kraken says it will enable deposits and withdrawals of USDC at 14:30 UTC on January 8. “The first trades will start shortly after funding is enabled as sell orders… Read More

SoFi Opens New Office in Jacksonville

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday the opening of its newest office location in Jacksonville, Florida.  According to SoFi, the office is located in the St. Johns Town Center and will fit up to 300 full-time staff, mainly focused on operations functions including member relations,… Read More

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Announces Monthly Distributions of $0.18 Per Share

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation, an established and currently operating as a closed-end interval fund dedicated to the marketplace lending asset class, announced on Monday the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.18 per common share for the months of January, February and March 2020. It was… Read More

OurCrowd Backed ADvantage Sports Tech Fund Enlists Michael Redd, Former NBA Star and Olympic Gold Medalist

Michael Redd, a former NBA star and Olympic gold medalist, has joined the OurCrowd backed ADvantage Sports Tech Fund. According to OurCrowd, Redd is an active venture investor having supported more than 85 companies. Redd will now focus on innovative opportunities shaping the future of… Read More

AngelHub, the Only Licensed Crowdfunding Platform in Hong Kong, Adds New Securities Offerings Including Later Stage Rounds

AngelHub says it continues to launch new securities offerings after the successful funding of its first two issuers. AngelHub is the only investment crowdfunding platform to receive regulatory approval from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Last spring, AngelHub was approved for… Read More

Seedrs Booms. Crowdfunding Grows 49% as Record £283 Million is Invested into Securities Offerings

Seedrs, a leading investment crowdfunding platform in the UK and a trailblazer in online capital formation, has announced 2019 investment numbers. According to a release, Seedrs had a record-breaking year with the highest levels of investment than in all prior years. The investment activity was… Read More

Luc Falempin: Tokeny Solutions CEO Discusses the Processes Involved in Conducting Security Token Offerings

Luc Falempin, CEO at Tokeny Solutions, a compliant security tokenization platform, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Tokeny helps mid-cap firms, investment banks, funds, asset managers and distributors to “dematerialize” assets on the blockchain, which allows them to reach a global audience,… Read More

OurCrowd Founder and CEO Jon Medved Recognized as One of 17 Israelis that Shaped the Decade

Jon Medved, OurCrowd founder and CEO, has joined an illustrious group of leaders being recognized as one of 17 individuals who helped to define the last decade. OurCrowd is the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the world having raised over $1 billion since platform launch… Read More

StartEngine’s Reg A+ Round Surpasses $4.4 Million in Funding Secured

StartEngine’s latest Regulation A+ (Reg A+) funding round has successfully raised more than $4.4 million from over 3,700 StartEngine investors. Founded in 2011, StartEngine claims to be the leader in Online Public Offerings (OPOs). StartEngine further explained that it helps individuals invest in private companies… Read More

Poloniex Crypto Exchange: Very Few Customer Emails Leaked

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex says “Less than 5%” of purported Poloniex customers email addresses posted by hackers to Twitter this week belong to actual Poloniex customers: “Earlier this week we emailed a small group of our customers (about 1% of our total base), requiring them to reset their… Read More

Poloniex Crypto Exchange Asks Customers to Change Passwords After Emails Purportedly Leaked on Twitter

Operators of the Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange have asked certain customers to change their email passwords after hackers claimed they leaked user data on Twitter. An excerpt from a letter sent by Poloniex to affected customers states: “A couple of hours ago we discovered that someone… Read More

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