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We find crowdfunding news from around the world and share it with you here. Some content is translated by our rather worldly in-house staff.

Waves Launches Euro Gateway

Waves Platform, a decentralized platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, says it has launched its flagship Euro gateway. The Waves Platform completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016, garnering more than $16 million (30,000 BTC) and becoming one of the… Read More

TransferWise Launches Borderless Accounts Eliminating One More Need for Using a Bank

TransferWise, the Fintech unicorn, announced the creation of “Borderless Accounts”. These new accounts make doing business easier as there is no need to pull your funds back into your home account which is typically a bank. As TransferWise explains:  “… now, you can say to… Read More

SyndicateRoom Offers Investors Access to £150 Million REIT IPO

SyndicateRoom, an online investment platform, is offering its members the option to participate in the initial public offer (IPO) of AEW UK Long Lease Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The REIT is currently open for… Read More

IW Capital Completes £2.2 Million Funding Round for SaveMoneyCutCarbon

UK-based private investment house IW Capital has completed the first close of a £2.2 million funding for SaveMoneyCutCarbon. The company is an energy and water savings consultancy and online retailer. SaveMoneyCutCarbon works with organizations and homes to reduce energy and water consumption and cut operating… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore & the International Finance Corporation Join in Fintech Cooperation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a “Memorandum of Cooperation” agreeing to establish and develop the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN). AFIN will strive to increase the adoption of Fintech innovation and… Read More

cashpresso Recognized as Best Fintech Startup 2017

Austrian Fintech startup Credi2 GmbH, operating under the brand cashpresso, has received recognition as the Best Fintech Startup 2017 as part of the Banking and Insurance Summit held in Berlin, Germany this week. According to cashpresso, this year approximately 120,000 customers evaluated the 184 participating… Read More

EstateGuru Says More than €1 Million in Interest Paid to Real Estate Investors

Peer to peer property lender EstateGuru has shared that investors on its platform have now earned in excess of €1 million. The Estonia-based company said that nearly 6900 investors from 39 different countries have earned, on average, 12.63% since platform launch in 2014. EstateGuru also reports there… Read More

London-Based Robo-Advisor MortgageGym Closes £2M Seed Round

According to a company release, fintech startup MortgageGym secured £2 million in funding from its seed round. The company, which is licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), plans to launch this summer and will connect customers seeking a home mortgage with brokers and banks. Customers can upload… Read More

Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Announces 86 New Members Including Toyota, Merck, and Deloitte

The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) has announced the addition of over 86 new members to the group. The EEA is an alliance of fortune 500 companies, startups, academics, and technology vendors with a shared goal: to build and develop Ethereum with a clear roadmap for… Read More

Estate Baron Adds White Label Option

Estate Baron, a Melbourne-based crowdfunding startup, has announced an initiative to allow property developers the ability to crowdfund their property development projects online by using the Estate Baron platform as a white label service. Estate Baron co-founder, Moresh Kokane, says that the concept will provide… Read More

Crowdcube Partners with WeWork to Boost European Expansion

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced a new partnership with fast-growing shared workspace company WeWork.  The new partnership will help boost Crowdcube’s European expansion goals.  Crowdcube will be opening offices in both Paris and Amsterdam within the next two months and will continue to roll… Read More

EIS & SEIS May Be in Store for Improvement Under Conservative Plan

The UK has led the European continent in economic growth and Fintech innovation. This welcomed phenomenon is due, in part, to a culture of entrepreneurism and a supportive government. One important catalyst in the growth equation are the tax incentives available to early and mid-stage… Read More

FlashFunders Sold to UK-based Boustead & Co.

Full stack crowdfunding platform FlashFunders has been sold to Boustead & Co. While no official announcement has been made, social media profiles are being updated to reflect the transaction. Co-founded by Vincent Bradley and Brian Park, FlashFunders was one of the first Regulation Crowdfunding portals… Read More

Smart Dubai: Implementing Blockchain Across the City, Emirates NBD on Board

Dubai’s pioneering government-backed initiative to implement blockchain technology across the city is now into its third month, and the pilot schemes continue to roll out. The move aims  to secure the city’s reputation as a leading Middle Eastern business center. This month Dubai’s largest bank, Emirates… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Receives FCA Authorization, Ready for UK Expansion

Linked Finance, an Irish P2P lending platform, has received full authorization by the UK Financial Conduct Authority which will enable the platform to actuate growth into the UK market, according to multiple Irish news sources. In late April, the Ireland government announced a Public Consultation on the Regulation… Read More

Defying Brexit Gloom: UK Online Lender WiseAlpha Exceeds £627K During Second Crowdcube Run

WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, has raised over £627,000 on its Crowdcube return in just 7 days, coming in at 125% over its original target. More than 433 investors have invested in return… Read More

Report: UK Investors Turn to Property Investment During Brexit Uncertainties

Peer to peer lender Kufflink is out with a report that UK investors are turning to property investment in response to Brexit uncertainty and the forthcoming snap election.  Kufflink is a relatively young P2P lender in the property sector so any shift in property investment… Read More

LATTICE80 and Nanyang Polytechnic Partner on Fintech Program

LATTICE80, Singapore-based Fintech hub owned and operated by private investment firm Marvelstone Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to offer a Fintech experience program for year 1 and 2 students. NYP students that qualify can may up to be… Read More

Singapore-based Blockchain VeChain Joins PwC’s Incubation Program

Singapore-based blockchain service provider VeChain S.E.A, a subsidiary of the leading blockchain technology company in China, BitSE, is proud to announce it will join PwC’s incubation program. PwC and BitSE held a signing ceremony on Monday in Hong Kong with Raymund Chao, PwC Greater China Chairman,… Read More

UK P2P Lender RateSetter Announces Joanna Wright as New CRO

Peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter has appointed Joanna Wright as Chief Risk Officer. Wright joins RateSetter from GE Capital where she was Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital Bank in the UK, leading a team of over 200 risk professionals with responsibility for prudential and enterprise risks… Read More