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Australian Securities & Investment Commission Publishes Report on Marketplace Lending, Shows Double the Loans

The Australian government and regulatory officials are keenly engaged in fostering the growth of Fintech. Marketplace lending, one of the largest sectors of Fintech, has provided a much needed new source of credit in many countries around the world. Earlier today, the Australian Securities and… Read More

David Siemer and Wavemaker Partners Publish Report: The Global State of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

David Siemer, Co-Founder of Wavemaker Partners, a cross-border venture capital firm, dual headquartered in Los Angeles and Singapore, published his State of Crypto Global Overview. In recent months, Siemer deliberated the implications and impact of cyptocurrency on global industry and economic organization, as well as the… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Food-X to Issue a Joint Request For Innovations

On Wednesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it is teaming up with global food innovation accelerator Food-X to issue a join Request for Innovations. The funding portal revealed that it and the accelerator are calling upon independent creators who are attempting to improve food systems, working… Read More

LendInvest Grows 104% in 2017, Tops $1 Billion in Lending Capital & Looks Ahead to 2018

LendInvest, a leading UK online marketplace platform for property finance, has reported a record-breaking year of capital raising. Since the start of 2017, LendInvest’s lending capital base has grown by 104% to £765 million ($1.03 billion). LendInvest’s diversified investor base includes global banks, pension and infrastructure… Read More

Suffolk University Student Entrepreneur Launch New Round of Ventures Through Crowdfunding Course

  On Wednesday, Suffolk University announced that some of its students have launched some ventures through its crowdfunding course. The ventures made their debut on December 6th, with two dedicated to the people of Haiti. The University stated that is Sawyer Business School introduced the… Read More

Quesnay Female Founders in Tech Competition Winners Announced

Quesney Female Founders In Tech has announced their winners in their competition to identify up and coming tech platforms. The judges determined the winners at an event last night in Manhattan. Seven finalists pitched before an audience of 100+ attendees. The live event judges –… Read More

Gute Reise! Travel Platform itravel Utilizes Blockchain & AI, Live on Companisto

Ready for a new investment or for a vacation? Oh, the places you will go! itravel could be the first digital travel agency that uses data analysis, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology in order to provide customers with individually personalized trips. itravel seeks to remove the… Read More

Citi Unveils New Beta-Testing Financial Wellness Community

On Tuesday, banking giant Citi announced the launch of its new beta-testing customer community, Canvas Designed by Citi, which promotes financial wellness. According to Citi, the new community enables customers to co-create products and digital capabilities that promote their financial wellness. It will use data across a… Read More

Stripe Follows PayPal’s Passage into India, Initiates Invite-Only Beta

Attention MobiKwik, RazorPay and PayPal, Payments startup Stripe has just announced its entrance into the Indian mobile wallet sector! “Today we’re starting an invite-only beta for Stripe in India with a small group of companies. These businesses will help us test our platform in the… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd to Hold Largest Investment Summit Ever as 10,000 People Expected to Attend

OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, says registration numbers have rocketed for its upcoming Global Investor Summit taking place on February 1st. OurCrowd reports that more than 10,000 individuals have registered for the event with participation from 80 different countries.  Participants also include over… Read More

MyEtherWallet Clone App Breaches Apple App Store Vetting Process

The excitement surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has driven a huge surge in popular interest in Apps that allow individuals to purchase, or sell, digital currencies. This week, something rare happened as an imposter App reportedly managed to evade Apple’s stringent vetting process to post… Read More

BizEquity Announces Partnership With Envestnet For Business Valuation & Prospecting on Env 2 Platform

On Friday, U.S. fintech and online provider of business valuation big data BizEquity announced it has formed a partnership with Envestnet,  a wealth technology platform for advisors, to offer its patented cloud-based service and product to Envestnet’s 60,000 wealth advisors through the Env 2 platform. The… Read More

CCAF: Startups & SMEs are Big Beneficiaries of UK Alternative Finance as Market Grows by 43% Year over Year

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading global research institute for all things Fintech, has published its fourth annual survey on UK alternative finance. According to the report, entitled Entrenching Innovation: The 4th UK Alternative Finance Industry Report, the sector of emerging financial… Read More

Seed&Spark and CEO Emily Best Have Exciting Plans for 2018: Action!

Seed&Spark, the subscription streaming and crowdfunding platform focused on making entertainment more diverse and inclusive, has announced a slate of crowdfunding rallies for 2018, aiming to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching loans, grants and investments from prestige brands and production company partners… Read More

Downing Crowd Toasts its Newest Bond Opportunity: Bedfordshire’s White Hart Pub Bond

Downing Crowd, part of Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager with over 25 years of experience which launched in March 2016, has announced a new opportunity to lend to Oakman Bedfordshire Holdings Limited, a company that owns a freehold pub restaurant, The White Hart… Read More

BFS Capital’s Into Money: Extends Over $1.7 Billion to SMEs Since 2002

Marking its 15th anniversary year, BFS Capital, a small business financing platform, has extended over $1.7 billion in financing since funding its first deal in 2002. The company also reported that over 75 percent of its originations have occurred in the last five years and more… Read More

SyndicateRoom Publishes “Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses”

Hot off the press! UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom launched a new report which identifies the fastest-growing business in the UK: Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses. The SR Top 100 report uses a methodology by Beauhurst to rank the country’s leading startups by their increase in valuation between… Read More

Seedrs: Tennis Star Andy Murray Invests in GoodBox & ZoomDoc

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced that one of its advisors and famous British tennis player Andy Murray invested in two early-stage businesses, GoodBox and ZoomDoc. According to Seedrs, GoodBox is a company that is seeking to disrupt the charity sector. The funding portal… Read More

Phenomenal Growing Season: Kabbage Extends $4 Billion+ to 130,000+ US Small Businesses

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses, has extended over $4 billion to more than 130,000 small businesses, serving the largest customer base than any online small business lender. These landmarks represent an approximate 30-percent increase in total funding… Read More

World’s Best Crowdfunding on Seedinvest: Making Luxury Lifestyle Accessible

World’s Best, a leading online destination for the luxury lifestyle, has launched a capital raise through SeedInvest to expand their offerings and continue to disrupt the luxury shopping model. At this writing, World’s Best, which is offering securities under both Reg D and Reg CF, has… Read More