Are Overseas Portals the Next Big Thing in US Equity Crowdfunding?

Much excitement has been generated with the enactment of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and the ability of non-accredited investors to invest in startup companies in the United States. The SEC recently reported that while early capital raising efforts is still growing, Regulation Crowdfunding has provided… Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s Crowdfunding Platform CaringCrowd Receives SXSW Interactive Innovation People’s Choice Award

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson, along with partners CI&T and R/GA, announced crowdfunding platform for public health projects, CaringCrowd, received the SXSW Interactive Innovation People’s Choice Award at the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. CI&T and R/GA reportedly collaborated on the interactive and design work…. Read More

Fig Now Offers Slacker Backer Feature

Crowdfunding platform for video games Fig recently announced the launch of its slacker backer feature, which allows users the opportunity to back portal-selected projects that have closed their campaigns. The funding portal revealed on Facebook last week: Fig also reported that thanks to the Slacker… Read More

Austrade & Commonwealth Bank of Australia Partner Up to Boost Fintech Collaboration with UK

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Austrade have signed a new collaboration agreement designed to improve the flow of Fintech innovation between the UK and Australia. Austrade is the Australian government’s ministry of Trade, Tourism and Investment. The agreement is said to be used… Read More

Fashion Brand ME+EM Nears £1.25 Million During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With its Crowdcube campaign set to close this upcoming Friday, fashion brand ME+EM is nearing £1.25 million thanks to more than 750 investors. Prior to the campaign’s debut, ME + EM secured £400,000 from lead investors. ME+EM describes itself as a UK fashion in the direct-to-consumer… Read More

Now on Crowdfunder UK: Trust for London & City Bridge Trust Now Offering £100,000 to Crowdfunding Projects Looking to Improve London

Last week, Trust for London and City Bridge Trust announced they have teamed up to provide £100,000 to through the Improving Life of Londoners Fund. The initiative was launched on crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder UK.  While sharing details about the Improving Life of Londoner Fund, the organizations… Read More

Kickstarter Welcomes Shopify to Resource Page

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced it was welcoming e-commerce platform Shopify to its resources page. According to the crowdfunding giant, Shopify is now offering campaign creators a 45-day free trial. The Kickstarter team stated: “We are excited to work with Shopify because when paired with themes… Read More

Fan Funded Entertainment: Legion M Launches Qualified Reg A+ Security Offer on Wefunder

After receiving a solid amount of investor interest in their Reg CF offer, Legion M has launched a Reg A+ crowdfunding round to raise a minimum amount of $500,000.  The campaign is live now on Wefunder and is the first Reg A+ offer to be… Read More

OnDeck Appoints Former Morgan Stanley COO Jim Rosenthal to Board of Directors

Online lending platform OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) announced on Monday former Morgan Stanley COO, Jim Rosenthal, is set to join its board of director. This appointment will go into effect on April 3rd.  OnDeck reported during his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Rosenthal served in various roles, including… Read More

Draper Esprit Invests $5 Million in RavenPack

RavenPack, a big data analytics firm for the financial industry, has received a $5 million investment from venture firm Draper Esprit (AIM:GROW & ESM:GRW). RavenPack says this is the first funding they have received from a VC firm. The capital injection will help RavenPack execute on… Read More


North American Expansion: WorldRemit Launches Digital Money Transfer Service in Hawaii

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, announced on Tuesday it has expanded in North American by launching in Hawaii. The company’s Hawaiian customers may now send money to over 140 destinations as easily as sending an instant message, using the WorldRemit smartphone app or website. According to… Read More

What’s an IFISA? Many UK Investors Don’t Have a Clue

The Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA was has been pitched as a good investment option for savers.  The new retirement vehicle allows individuals to invest in peer to peer lending assets that may provide a better risk-adjusted return for investors. There is a growing number… Read More

Update: The Funky Iron Company Completes First Seedrs Funding Round With More Than £135,000 in Funds

The Funky Iron Company, a UK-based company that designs, manufactures, and distributes of stylish, functional electric steam irons, successfully completed its first Seedrs crowdfunding round. The company originally sought to raise £100,000 and raised £137,852. As previously reported, founders Joe and Sadie Sillett, revealed the company’s concept and development:… Read More

Overfunding: ioLight’s Second Crowdcube Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target

UK-based microscope company ioLight has successfully secured its initial £250,000 funding target during its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. ioLight, which was founded in 2014 by Andrew Monk and Richard Williams, is the maker of a high-resolution portable microscope that displays images directly on tablets or smartphones…. Read More

Assetz Capital Continues to Maintain Defaqto 5-Star Status For Loan-Based Crowdfunding Category

Peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital recently announced it is maintaining its 5 Star Rating from Defaqto in the independent financial information business’ “Loan Based Crowdfunding” category. The online is now one of only two platforms to have achieved the highest rating awarded by Defaqto.  Assetz Capital reports that… Read More

SME P2P Lender FinBee Launches in Lithuania Leveraging Madiston Tech

UK based Madiston has shared that FinBee, the first licensed peer to peer lender for SMEs in Lithuania, has launched using Madiston tech. FinBee has already been in operation providing consumer loans using the Madiston platform. The company is extending the arrangement to move into… Read More

Explanatory Memo on Australian Crowdfunding Legislation

Here is the explanatory memorandum on the Australian crowdfunding legislation that is expected to soon become law. Labeled by the Aussies as “Crowd-sourced funding” or CSF, the rules are designed to provide financing for innovative firms and additional opportunities for retail investors.  The memo, embedded… Read More

Join the Grilled Cheese Truck Revolution: Solid Team + Big Expansion Plans

The Grilled Cheese Truck (GCT), a food concept business that is raising investment funding on the Indiegogo / Microventures platform, is riding the mobile food wave with a complete menu of grilled cheese-focused gourmet dining. The company has announced an expansion strategy to boost the brand… Read More