Russia Follows USA to Tighten Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Russian Parliament has started finalizing a draft bill on cryptocurrency and digital tokens recognising them as assets that cannot be used in exchange for goods and services. The draft aims to define the scope of the regulations of cryptocurrencies, not their prohibition, according to… Read More

Overfunding: Plant-Based Restaurant Chain Stem + Glory Quickly Surpasses £350,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Stem + Glory, a UK-based restaurant chain, has quickly secured its initial 350,000 equity crowdfunding target on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding on Monday morning and by the afternoon surpassed the funding goal. Opened in October 2016, Stem + Glory describes itself as a… Read More

Mr. Wonderful Says Big Name Hotel to Launch $400 Million Initial Coin Offering (Video)

Kevin O’Leary, one of the sharks on Sharktank who calls himself Mr. Wonderful, was visiting with the team at CNBC Squawk Box yesterday when he discussed a forthcoming initial coin offering for a “very prestigious hotel brand” with the security being offered to global investors. … Read More

Eagle Brewing NZ Seeks $750,000 on PledgeMe to Fund New Kaiapoi Brewpub

  Christchurch craft brewery, Eagle Brewing NZ, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to raise up to $750,000 to fund the fit-out of their new Kaiapoi brewpub, The Port & Eagle. According to Eagle Brewing, the Port & Eagle is the brewery’s new brewpub… Read More

KODAKCoin to Issue SAFT, Seeks $176.5 Million ICO

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, KODAKCoin indicated its intent to raise up to $176.5 million in an initial coin offering. The Reg D 506c filing also indicated that KODAKCoin will be using a SAFT structure or a Simple Agreement for Future… Read More

Northern Monk Brewing Co. Closes Crowdcube Campaign After Achieving £1.5 Million

UK’s Northern Monk Brewing Company has completed its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The brewery completed its funding round less than three weeks after launched and achieved £1.5 million from 2,161 investors. The company previously stated: “Initially based in a parent’s cellar, selling our wares at farmers… Read More

Vice Industry Token: Penthouse Launches Blockchain Platform & ICO for Adult Entertainment

Penthouse Global Media, publisher of the Penthouse magazine, has announced it will create a Vice Industry Token (VIT) for visitors to be able to pay and earn tokens across Penthouse’s original content, as well as comment on and vote for content. The Vice Token is a… Read More

Full Circle Brewing: First Equity Crowdfunded Brewery West of the Rockies

BreakAway Funding has successfully helped Full Circle Brewing complete a Reg CF crowdfunding round. According to the Breakaway website, Full Circle, Fresno, California’s longest running brewery, has raised $809,000. According to the filing with the SEC, the offer was seeking $1 million under Reg CF by… Read More

Emerald Metrics Signs Agreement with Tetracam for Cannabis Specific Tool as it Crowdfunds on SeedInvest with Side by Side Reg CF – Reg D Offer

Emerald Metrics has announced an exclusive agreement with Tetracam for the distribution of spectral imagers targeing the emerging Cannabis market. The partnership with Tetracam is said to allow Emerald to continue to help evolve the Tetracam cameras and build in Cannabis-specific firmware from Emerald Metrics…. Read More

UK Insurtech Honcho Secures £150,000 Investment From the Finance Durham Fund Nearly Two Months After Completing Crowdcube Round

Less than two months after it raised £829,370 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based insurtech Honcho has secured a £150,000 from the Finance Durham Fund.  As previously reported, Honcho is described as a reverse-auction marketplace where insurers enter a competitive real-time bidding process in order to… Read More

Following Bitgrail Hack, Crypto-Exchange Commits to Cash Fund for Victims of Nano Theft. Not Everyone is Convinced the Offer is the Best Option

Bitgrail, an Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange, was attacked several weeks back and approximately $153 million in NANO was stolen. In the ensuing weeks, an acrimonious discussion took place between Bitgrail founder and CEO Francesco Firano, team NANO and users who were impacted by the theft. The attack… Read More

Stormy Daniels Launches CrowdJustice Campaign to Raise Funds For Her Legal Battle Against President Trump

Following the announcement that she is suing President Trump over a non-disclosure agreement about their alleged affair in 2006, Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdJustice, seeking funds to cover her legal fees and other expenses. While sharing details… Read More

RFID Smartband Easygoband Debuts on Crowdcube & Quickly Nears 300,000 Funding Target

Easygoband, a Spanish incorporated company that has created an RFID smartband that allows personal identification and cashless payments, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and is seeking a minimum funding target of £300,000. Easygoband describes itself as a company that gathers the advantages… Read More

LendInvest Returns to Retail Bond Market with Fixed Rate Notes

LendInvest, a UK based online marketplace platform for property finance, has announced a proposed issuance of  5.375% fixed rate bonds due October 2023 by its wholly-owned subsidiary, LendInvest Secured Income plc. Christian Faes, Co-founder and CEO of LendInvest Limited, said they were delighted to return… Read More

Overfunding: Hydrogen-Electric Car Brand Riversimple Quickly Secures £1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Less than two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Wales-based hydrogen-electric car company, Riversimple, has successfully secured its initial £1 million from more than 400 investors. As previously reported, Riversimple designed a new car, the Rasa, which the company states, emits nothing but a tiny… Read More

Update: Northern Monk Brewing Co. Surpasses £1.3 million in Funding on Crowdcube

Just a little over two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK’s Northern Monk Brewing Company has successfully secured more than £1.3 million in funding from nearly 1935 investors. The funding round raised its initial £500,000 target just hours after its debut.  As previously… Read More

Crowd for Angels Updates on Initial Coin Offering Progress

Crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels has shared that it is making progress in advancing its “Liquid Crypto Bond” issue and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its ANGEL tokens. As Crowdfund Insider previously reported, Crowd for Angels is looking to raise up to £50 million through… Read More

Extreme Sports Brand Ruroc Launches Third Funding Round on Crowd2Fund; Seeks £200,000 Crown Loan To Develop New Products & Double Down On International Sales

Extreme sports brand Ruroc announced on Tuesday it has returned to Crowd2Fund to raise £200,000 of new debt finance (estimated APR of 10%) to facilitate its expansion into a number of new overseas markets, alongside their continued efforts to develop a range innovative products. Founded in… Read More

Airsorted Hosting Management Service Raises £5 Million from VCs, Offers £1 Million to Investors via Seedrs

Airsorted, a hosting management platform with hosts using the service across accommodation like Airbnb,, Expedia and HomeAway, has raised £5 million in Series A funding backe by VCs Pi Labs and Atami Capital. The company previously raised £1.5 million in seed funding, bringing Airsorted’s total funding… Read More

trueEX to Launch trueDigital Derivatives Marketplace for Digital Assets, Partners with ConsenSys

trueEX LLC will launch a regulated derivatives marketplace for digital assets. Initially, the company will list contracts for Bitcoin non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) settled in USD and will be listed under the “trueDigital” (TDH) brand on the existing trueEX swap execution platform. The launch is pending… Read More