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2017 Success: Crowdcube Spain Raised €7 Million for 21 Spanish Companies (Infographic)

Crowdcube Spain posted its 2017 recap today, celebrating 7,062,000 euros raised for 21 Spanish companies, nearly doubling the 3.6 million euros raised on the platform in 2016. During 2017, Crowdcube Spain also successfully closed several international rounds which  enabled global  investors to invest in Spanish companies. “The new… Read More

Overfunding: Beer Line Cleaning Solution Startup FullClear Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

FullClear, a UK-based beer line cleaning solution startup, has successfully secured its initial £250,000 funding target from 230 investors through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The campaign was launched earlier this month. The company describes itself as an advanced beer line cleaning solution that is non-toxic and… Read More

Russian Finance Ministry to Suggest Collecting Taxes on Mining of Cryptocurrency

On Thursday, Deputy Minister Alexei Moiseev announced that the Russian Finance Ministry has reportedly suggested collecting taxes on mining of cryptocurrencies. This tax will be introduced through a new draft law, which was announced earlier this week. According to Russian media outlet, TASS, while sharing details… Read More

Cloud-Based Encrypted Communication Platform The Link App Now Seeking £300,000 Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Round

The Link App, a cloud-based encrypted communication platform, is now seeking £300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, The Link App describes itself as the ultimate tool for busy law firms looking to thrive in an increasingly competitive market, improve customer service, save… Read More

Update: TOAD Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £800,000 in Funding

With its Crowdcube campaign set to close this weekend, UK-based distillery The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) has secured nearly 825,000 from more than 650 investors. Launched this past summer, TOAD describes itself as a grain-to-glass distillery producing spirits from heritage grain in bespoke stills.has already achieved 85,000… Read More

Overfunding: Oxford’s Adult Beverage Brand TOAD’s Extended Crowdcube Campaign Secures £750,000 Funding Target

Just days after announcing it was extended its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based distillery The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) has successfully secured its initial £750,000 funding target.  As previously reported, TOAD was launched in July 2017 and describes itself as a grain-to-glass distillery producing spirits from heritage grain… Read More

Ooma Acquires Indiegogo Funded Smart Video Security Platform Butterfleye

Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: OOMA), a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, announced on Tuesday it has acquired Butterfleye, Inc., an AI-powered video camera, and security platform. This news comes just a little over a year after Butterfleye secured $641,774 for its monitoring camera on crowdfunding… Read More

South Korea Cautions Consumers on Cryptocurrencies instead of Ban, Meanwhile Report Says Largest Exchange Bithumb Has Been Hacked

South Korea has decided not to ban cryptocurrencies after all, instead the Korean government has decided to caution consumers on purchasing or trading in cryptocurrencies while regulators attempt to better manage the emerging market.  Previously, it was expected that Korean government officials were going to… Read More

Formerly Saxo Bank Arena, Bitcoin Billionaire Renames Hockey Rink Bitcoin Arena

How times are changing. Reported Bitcoin billionaire Niklas Nikolajsen has become the new sponsor of the Danish Hockey team Rungsted Seier Capital. The team has been playing at Saxo Bank Arena, sponsored by the more traditional Saxo Privatbank, but as of December 27, 2017, the rink… Read More

ASX Will Migrate to Blockchain to Replace 20+ Year Old Trading System

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will migrate away from its Clearing House Electronic Subregister System or “CHESS” to a system using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) commonly referenced as Blockchain. The CHESS platform has been in place since the 1990s. ASX said it is now taking… Read More

Latin American Street Food Brand Cubana Now Seeking 200,000 Loan on Crowd2Fund For Expansion

UK-based Cubana Waterloo Ltd is now seeking a, £200,000 loan, payable at an estimated APR of 10%, through crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund, in order to expand its Latin American street food and exotic Cuban cocktails concept. Cubana’s restaurant group was founded in 1998 by Phillip Oppenheim,… Read More

FINRA Moves to Boost Transparency & Communication with Member Firms

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has revealed several changes to its advisory committees. These changes are designed to increase transparency around the committees and improve their effectiveness as a vehicle for firms to provide input on key issues before FINRA. The move is part… Read More

Reg A+ May Soon Allow Companies to Raise Up to $75 Million

The House Financial Services Committee has been rather busy of late. The powerful Committee led by Chair Jeb Hensarling has been pushing through legislation at a brisk pace. Next Tuesday (November 14th), the Committee has over 20 bills to consider. One of the bills, HR… Read More

Singapore-Based Alpha FinTech Announces Partnership With Finocracy to Boost GCC’s E-Commerce Market

Singapore-based fintech firm Alpha Fintech announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Bahrain’s Finocracy to gain access to the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) e-commerce market. Alpha Fintech describes itself as a company that specializes in end-to-end payment solution, enabling banks to quickly access new fintech partners… Read More

Amazon Growing Business Awards Shortlist. Revolut’s on the List, Lendable & More

The UK Amazon Growing Business Awards ceremony will take place on 29th November 2017 at The Brewery, London. Today, the e-commerce/tech company has announced their shortlist of companies in the mix to win.  According to Amazon, more than 500 nominations were received from across the… Read More

DSTLD Returns to SeedInvest to Crowdfund

DSTLD, a company that wants to disrupt the $200 billion fast fashion market with fairly priced, direct-to-consumer premium clothing (like jeans), has returned to SeedInvest to crowdfund their Series A-2 round. Previously, DSTLD raised $1.7 million under Reg A+ crowdfunding rules. The company has returned… Read More

Seedrs Success: Bonaverde Closes Campaign With More Than £1.3 Million in Funding

Earlier this week, German coffee start-up Bonaverde completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The company launched the campaign earlier this summer, seeking £750,000 and within the first month it surpassed its funding target and finished the round with more than £1.3 million. As previously reported, Bonaverde raised $681,461 from 2,254 backers on Kickstarter… Read More

Securities and Exchange Commission Commences Search for “Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of a nationwide search to fill the position of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation. The new post was created by legislation signed into law at the end of 2016. The mission of the Advocate… Read More

Shocker: SoFi CEO Mike Cagney to Step Down End of Year

SoFi co-founder and CEO Mike Cagney has announced he will resign from SoFi at the end of this year. In a message to SoFi employees last night, Cagney said it was with “heavy heart” he will depart the iconic firm he founded. The announcement comes… Read More

Payza’s Cryptocurrency Address Manager Now Live: Bitcoin Management Made Easy

Payza, the Montreal-based payments technology company, has introduced a new cryptocurrency feature, Cryptocurrency Address Manager. This new feature enables Payza members to generate and manage cryptocurrency addresses from within their Payza accounts. With this launch, Payza members will be able to generate their own Bitcoin… Read More