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New Fundraising Platform DonorSee Seeks to Improve the Charity Industry

DonorSee is described as a new fundraising platform specifically to improve the charity industry. Its goal is to change the way people support charities with complete transparency. Instead of giving to a large charity that may fall short of the mark or simply has huge… Read More

Startup Grind 2017: Fintech is the Future

Two-day conference Startup Grind earlier this week set in Redwood City, California at the Fox Theater boasted “5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups”.  The ability to pull back from all of the pitches and decipher key messages… Read More

Tech City Announcement: 26 New Tech Companies to Join Future Fifty Program

Tech City UK announced earlier the week the 26 new companies that are joining its Future Fifty program. According to the London-based business management consultant, the Future Fifty program gives participants immediate access to a valuable peer network along with expert-led classes and workshops designed to… Read More

TransferWise Integrates Money Transfer Bot With Facebook Messenger

Global peer-to-peer lending platform TransferWise announced earlier this week it has integrated its money transfer service, TransferWise Bot, with Facebook Messenger. The online lender revealed that customers may now send money and set up rate alerts without having to leave the Facebook Messenger app. TransferWise reported that users… Read More

French Retail Investors Elect Their Favorite SME Lending Marketplaces

In what is probably a worldwide premiere, the French SME lending aggregator site crowdlending.fr organized an online competition enabling retail investors to elect their favorite lending marketplaces. The members of crowdlending.fr’s community of lenders lend on average €4,500 through 3,2 platforms. The 600 voters, who… Read More

RateSetter Forms Partnership With Accountancy Advisor TaxAssist to Engage With SMEs

Online lender RateSetter has formed a partnership with accountancy advisor TaxAssist Accountants to help engage with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). TaxAssist Accountant notably specializes in all businesses with a turnover of £2 million of less. It has more than 290 locations throughout the UK. While discussing the… Read More

Sharestates Receives Emerging Real Estate Platform Nomination For the LendIt Conference Industry Awards

Real estate crowdfunding platform Sharestates announced on Thursday it received a nomination for LendIt Conference Industry Awards’ emerging real estate platform award. The winner will be announced on March 7th at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Speaking about the nomination, Allen Shayanfekr, co-founder and CEO of Sharestates, stated: “We… Read More

VeriComply Appoints Former LendingClub Executive Roger Dickerson President As it Prepares to Expand Into the Marketplace Industry

VeriComply, a company that automates the verification of marketplace loans for the secondary market, announced on Thursday it appointed former LendingClub executive, Roger Dickerson as its new president as it prepares to expand into the marketplace lending industry. According to VeriComply, Dickerson served as Vice… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Reveals Crowdfunding Video Awards Second Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Thursday the second round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This event provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. Season one of the CVAs kicked off on January 25th with a live… Read More

£19.5M in Series B Funding in Hand, Monzo Plans Exciting Crowdcube Return

Fresh from closing its £19.5 million in Series B funding round and celebrating its 2nd birthday, app-only Monzo  (formally know as Mondo) is planning to raise a further £2.5M through crowdfunding, according to multiple news sources. New York-based Thrive Capital led the round, with participation from Passion Capital… Read More

Cloud Lending Closed Latest Financing Round Led by Cota Capital: Global Expansion Continues

Cloud Lending Solutions announced that it had closed its latest financing round led by Cota Capital, with all existing investors participating. The proceeds will be used to continue its global expansion and to further develop its industry-leading lending platform, according to the release. Founded in 2012,… Read More

LendInvest Shares Quarterly UK Buy-To-Let Market Research, Comments from CEO Christian Faes

LendInvest, the UK online property lending and investing business, has released its latest quarterly research Index on the UK Buy-To-Let market. The LendInvest BTL Index ranks each postcode area around England and Wales based on a combination of four critical metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes,… Read More

$1 Million Prize Awarded to Israeli Insurtech Startups GetmeIns and Seegnature

Israeli startups GetmeIns and Seegnature shared the top $1 million prize in the Insurtech Israel competition, reportedly a first of its kind competition in Israel for startups in the field of insurance technology.  JVP decided to double the grand prize, investing over $2 million in the winners…. Read More

Solar Investment Firm Wunder Capital Announces Partnership With French Financial Platform Lumo

Wunder Capital, a firm that develops and manages solar investment funds through partnerships, test processes, underwriting framework and its investment portal, announced it has formed a partnership with French financial platform, Lumo. While sharing details about the new partnership, Wunder Capital revealed: “Wunder Capital strives to… Read More

JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With CFSI to Launch Virtual Fintech Lab to Help Startups Improve Overlooked Populations’ Financial Health

On Wednesday, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) announced it has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to launch a virtual fintech lab, the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab), as a way to help the financial health of overlooked populations, which includes low-income women, aging and disabled populations. This… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Crowdfunding Video Awards First Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Wednesday the first round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This news comes just days after NextGen revealed the second round of finalists. The CVAs will provide campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as… Read More

Maven Capital Partners £57.5 Million for the Northern Powerhouse Investment SME Fund

UK-based private equity firm Maven Capital Partners announced on Wednesday it was appointed by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to manage the £57.5 million NPIF Maven Equity Finance fund as part of NPIF’s £400 million of capital available to support growing SMEs.  According to… Read More

LendIt Announces 2017 PitchIt Finalists

LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, announced on Tuesday the eight finalists for its fifth PitchIt @ LendIt competition. According to the event organizers, in partnership with 500 Startups and sponsored by Marqeta, the PitchIt competition fintech startup finalists were reportedly chosen from… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More