Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

P2P Lending Platform LandlordInvest Now Seeking £300,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

LandlordInvest, a peer-to-peer lending platform for residential and commercial mortgages, is now seeking a minimum of £300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2014, LandlordInvest is a fully FCA authorized secured peer-to-peer lending platform and is an ISA manager. The online lender provides a marketplace… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate Platform RealtyShares to Shut Down as Money Runs Out

RealtyShares, one of the more promising entrants in the once-hot real estate crowdfunding sector, is shutting down, according to several sources. A write up in the RealDeal from earlier today said the investment platform had been unable to raise additional growth capital as investors failed to… Read More

Future Digital Bank & P2P Lender Zopa Raises £60 Million, Plans for Expansion [u]

Zopa, the UK’s largest consumer peer to peer lending platform, has closed on a £60 million funding round – its largest capital raise to date. This most recent funding round was partially announced back in August when Zopa reported it had raised £44 million. The new capital… Read More

More Money: Crowdcube Raises £8.5 Million in Funding Round Led by Draper Esprit

Leading European VC group, Draper Esprit, has led a £8.5 million funding round in UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. According to release by the company, Draper Esprit has taken a £6 million stake in Crowdcube. The funding round also saw the participation of Balderton Capital and… Read More

Birchal Expects First Listed Pty Ltd Company to Successfully Crowdfund Under New Australian Rules

This past September, Australia finally allowed “proprietary firms” to use “Crowd-Sourced Funding” (CSF) or investment crowdfunding to raise capital online. New legislation was signed into law that should help boost online capital formation in Australia. Before the change, only “unlisted public companies” were allowed to… Read More

LendingClub Q3 Reports Increase in Net Revenue As Originations Rise, Net Loss Stands at $22.7 Million

Marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE: LC) has reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. According to the company, net revenue rose 20% year over year to a “record” $184.6 million. Loan originations came in higher too at $2.9 billion, up 18% year… Read More

Hopsters Brewery’s Wicked Awesome Wefunder Crowdfunding Update

Something’s brewing in Boston… Just two years ago Hopsters Brewery celebrated investors pouring in $2 million in its first Wefunder crowdfunding campaign. Just a few weeks ago Hopsters Brewery initiated its second Wefunder Reg CF round, this time seeking $1,070,000 to scale up in a new… Read More

Hong Kong Exchange to Incorporate Blockchain Tech as it Moves Towards Digital Assets

Announced last week during Hong Kong Fintech Week, the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) has partnered with “Digital Asset” to incorporate blockchain tech as part of the trading process. In a speech by Charles Li, the Chief Executive of HKEX, the successful testing of a prototype… Read More

Online Lender MoolahSense Adds Blockchain-based AI for Superior Risk Management

Singapore based peer to peer lender MoolahSense has added a cloud and blockchain based Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is said to provide real-time anticipation of loan delinquency, fraud, and default. “MoolahSense Active Intelligence” (MAI) is designed to monitor loans and borrower business activities in real-time… Read More

Abundance Hits £1.2 Million Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

Abundance, a crowdfunding platform that allows investors the opportunity to earn money while making the world a better place, has hit their £1.2 million goal on Seedrs.  Abundance launched their equity offering for a 6.76 stake in the firm in October. Abundance reported that pre-registered investors… Read More

Malta based Crypto Exchange LXDX to Issue Security Token Representing Equity Plus Dividend Rights

LXDX, a crypto exchange that claims to operate with “military-grade security protocols,” has announced an initial Security Token Offering (STO). The Malta-based corporation will issue tokens that represent a 10% stake in the company along with dividend rights. LXDX claims to be the first digital asset… Read More

Coinbase Exchange Cuts Remote Staff

Though Coinbase announced it raised $300 million “from high-quality investors” last week, the cryptocurrency exchange also laid off an estimated 15 people working remotely in support, compliance, and fraud departments, Yahoo Finance reports. Coinbase would not confirm how many employees were cut, it did admit… Read More

LendingTree Completes Acquisition of QuoteWizard & Announces Revolving Credit Facility Amendment

Online lending exchange LendingTree(NASDAQ: TREE) announced earlier this week it has completed the acquisition of insurance comparison marketplace, QuoteWizard. As previously reported, QuoteWizard has helped nearly 40 million consumers find their ideal insurance policy with top-tier insurance carriers across key insurance markets, which are auto, home, and… Read More

Overfunding: Prop-Tech Investment Platform Brickowner Surpasses £150,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Prop-tech startup Brickowner has successfully secured its initial £150,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The funding round is now nearing £220,000 thanks to more than 180 investors. As previously reported, Brickowner’s investment platform has reportedly experienced significant growth throughout 2018, even completing five raises totaling £4.9… Read More

Funding Circle Joins Forces With Just A Card to Back Independent Retailers This Christmas

Online lending platform Funding Circle announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with Just A Card, a grassroots campaign run by artists, makers, and small business owners, to help independent retailers increase sales during the upcoming Christmas season.  Funding Circle reported that in the run-up… Read More

Former CBEO Head of Equity Options Joins Digital Asset Platform AlphaPoint, Laureate Digital Securities Signs Up to Use AlphaPoint Tech

The former Head of Equity Options at Cboe Global Markets Kapil Rathi has joined digital asset firm AlphaPoint as Global Head of Trading Markets.  Rathi will lead and manage the blockchain based company on its trading and exchange business. AlphaPoint is a Fintech that seeks to help… Read More

Over Two Dozen Television Pilots Fund Through Seed&Spark’s “Keep It Colorful” Crowdfunding Effort

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday that pilots for 27 television series developed by creators of color were funded as part of a special month-long “Keep It Colorful” crowdfunding effort. According to Seed&Spark, approximately 50 content creators of color entered the crowdfunding… Read More

Crowdcube Has Now Helped to Raise Capital for Three UK Unicorns

UK Unicorns Monzo, BrewDog & Revolut are Crowdcube Alumni UK’s largest investment crowdfunding platform by volume Crowdcube has now helped to raise capital for three separate unicorns aka firms that have attained a valuation of $ 1 billion or more. Crowdcube pointed to this fact… Read More

seriesOne Announces Joint Venture With Global Crypto Exchange Bithumb

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seriesOne, a blockchain based fintech firm, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with global crypto exchange Bithumb. seriesOne reported that under the terms of the agreement, it and Bithumb will form a joint venture intended to create a new exchange in the U.S. that… Read More

Korean Courts Order Nonghyup Bank to Restore Services to Coinis Crypto Exchange

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A judge at the Seoul Central District Court has ordered one of South Korea’s largest banks, Nonghyup, to restore services to the Coinis cryptocurrency exchange, 8BTC reports. The showdown reportedly began in September when Nonghyup announced it would no longer process deposits and withdrawals on behalf… Read More

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