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Lame Duck Congress: Still Time for JOBS Act 3.0

After the first of the year, control of the House of Representatives will move over to the Democrat party following mid-term elections. While the Senate will remain in Republican control, the split Congress means agenda items will frequently be at odds. But in the final… Read More

A Shoe in Success: Undandy Becomes First Portuguese Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra, these shoes were made for funding. Undandy, a custom-made shoes company, has paired with Crowdcube and has made quick steps toward a successful campaign. The first Portuguese startup to list on Crowdcube, Undandy aims to raise £1,000,000 for 8.77% equity offered. Pre-money valued… Read More

Montreal Mobile Payment Startup Mobeewave Closes Series B Round Led by NewAlpha, Mastercard & Forestay Capital

Mobeewave, an in-person contactless payment acceptance platform, has closed a US$16.5M Series B funding round, led by NewAlpha Asset Management, Mastercard and Forestay Capital. The strategic funding will enable Mobeewave to continue to deploy in global markets and develop new product offerings. “We are delighted… Read More

DSTOQ Builds Team & Increases Outreach; David Holtzman Promoted to New CSO

David Holtzman has assumed his new role of Chief Security Officer at DSTOQ, a licensed stock exchange without borders allowing for P2P trading of tokenized securities; he previously held the position of Technical Advisor at DSTOQ. “I am thrilled to be a part of the… Read More

McAfee Labs Detects New Crypto Mining Malware “WebCobra”

Researchers at McAfee Labs have discovered a new type of Russian malware quietly mining Zcash and Monero on exploited computers around the world. The malware “arrives via PUP installers” that drop and install either the Cryptonight Monero miner or Claymore’s Zcash miner onto a system, “depending… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Winners of the 2018 Fintech Awards

On Wednesday, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) awarded 12 FinTech companies a total of S$1.2 million at the FinTech Awards, which took place at the third Singapore FinTech Festival. The FinTech Awards, which is supported by PwC, recognizes innovative fintech… Read More

Apply Now: Women in Fintech Powerlist Accepting Applications

Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist is now accepting applications to be included in the annual compendium of female Fintech leaders. First launched in 2015, the Powerlist has recognized the diverse talent that has helped Fintech to grow and thrive globally. In an email, Innovate… Read More

MAS Announces USD $5 Billion Placed with Private Equity & Fund Managers at Singapore Fintech Festival

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has announced a $5 billion program where the money is placed with private equity and infrastructure fund managers. The announcement was made during the weeklong Singapore Fintech Festival – an event that attracts tens of thousands of attendees each year…. Read More

10Below Ice Cream Rolls Out Delicious Wefunder Campaign to Expand Franchaise

Crowdfund Insider has covered multiple successful ice cream equity crowdfunding campaigns over the years: the global crowd loves ice cream in all its forms. Last May, Spanish Gelateria Ice Wave launched a Crowdcube campaign for its artisanal rolled ice cream, a concept similar to the… Read More

Revolut Unveils New Tech to Reduce Fraud for its 3M+ Customers

Revolut, fintech unicorn and successful Crowdcube alum, is taking its customer protection to the next level, intending to become a world leader. As part of the platform’s plan, a new fleet of machine learning technology has been unveiled, a fleet that has already reportedly seen… Read More

Pundi X Partners With HARA to Bring Blockchain POS Devices to Indonesian Agriculture Industry

Pundi X (CURRENCY: NPXS), an Indonesia-based global developer of blockchain-powered devices, announced on Thursday it has partnered with HARA, an Indonesia-based company that is dedicated to revolutionizing global agriculture with data, to deploy thousands of blockchain-based point of sales (POS) devices to farmers to facilitate data collection… Read More

Electric Car Startup Sono Motors Nears €6M Funding Milestone, Overfunding on Seedrs

Sono Motors GmbH, a Munich-based electric car startup, is revving up to surpass the €6M milestone in its most recent Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. At this writing, over 645 investors have plugged in funds into this overfunding campaign, surpassing €5,984,710 for 5.15% equity offered. Electric cars… Read More

White Label Loan Origination Platform Insikt Completes $26 million Social Bond Securitization With Amalgamated Bank

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INSIKT (pronounced “in-seekt”), a Lending as a Service (LaaS) company, announced on Thursday it has closed a private social impact bond issuance of $26 million as part of its mission to accelerate financial inclusion in America and invest capital into its low-income communities. Insikt reported that… Read More

What Does Control of the House by Democrats Mean for Fintech Innovation & Small Business in General?

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Yesterday, mid-term elections took place in the US and while the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, the House of Representatives moved over to the Democrats. This split government means that an already divisive, and at times excessively acrimonious, political environment will get even more… 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

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women Quickly Secures $500M in Pledges

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women was founded by Managing Partners Shelly Porges and Sarah Chen along with Co-Founders Anousheh Ansari, Nadereh Chamlou and Anu Jain to mobilize and connect venture funds with institutional and other investors to create larger pools of capital for investments… Read More

Joseph Gaudio Takes on New Role as Private Fintech Lender National Funding President

Joseph Gaudio has taken on a new role at National Funding, the large private fintech lenders of small and medium-sized business loans. Previously COO, Gaudio has been promoted to President and will report directly to Founder and CEO Dave Gilbert. Founded in 1999, National Funding has… Read More

Digital Securities Marketing Platform Issuance Set to Acquire CrowdfundX

Issuance, Inc., a marketing platform for digital securities, announced on Monday it has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire the assets of financial marketing firm CrowdfundX. The plans to acquire CrowdfundX come just after Issuance recently announced a listing agreement with OpenFinance Network, a… Read More

StartEngine Summit: Are Security Tokens the Future of Crypto?

The StartEngine Summit entitled “Tokenizing the World” took place in Santa Monica during LA Blockchain week this October. StartEngine, one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, focused most of the conference on the future of crypto and securities issued on the blockchain. As… Read More

Orchard Co-Founder Matt Burton Joins QED as a General Partner

Orchard co-founder and former CEO Matt Burton has joined VC firm QED Investors as a General Partner. According to a note circulated by QED, Burton will lead their newly launched founding stage investment platform QED Belay. As part of this role, Burton will open the… Read More

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