Flyover States Alert: Tech Coast Angels ACE Fund II Realizes 400% IRR with OK Investment

Tech Coast Angels’ (TCA) ACE Fund II has announced a highly successful exit that was described as unique in three ways: the time to exit was very short (two years) the exit had a very high return (7.8x) the company was based in the heart… Read More

Digital Lenders Association of India & PwC Publish Report on Impact of Fintech

The Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI), a private association formed by leading Fintech companies in the online lending space such as KredX, Capital Float, Lendingkart, Finomena, Rubique, Zest Money, Indialends and Neogrowth, has released a report entitled Union Budget 2017: Impact of Digital Financial Services…. Read More

Cheers: UK Coffee Brewery Fitch Brew Co. Hits Crowdcube to Raise Product Launch Funds

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube as it prepares to launch its brand. The company, which was founded byEmily Fitchett in May 2016, describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change the… Read More

Prominent Investor Mika Ihamuotila Takes Equity Stake in Invesdor

Mika Ihamuotila, Chairman – Owner of Finish fashion and design company Marimekko, has invested in European investment crowdfunding platform Invesdor. Details of the investment were not released. Ihamuotila is well known in Finland and is also a Board member of Rovio/Angry Birds and Sanoma. He… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Into Northern Ireland, Hires Former Santander Director

  Peer to peer lender  Assetz Capital has hired former Santander Director Andrew Fraser to manage Northern Ireland operations.  Fraser’s role is to help local businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform as Assetz Capital expands its business. Fraser joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial.  In his… Read More

The Invest in America Act: Supporting Entrepreneurs & Innovation While Empowering Everyday Americans

  First off, we all owe Tony a debt of gratitude for actually drafting this set of regulations. Legislative drafting is yeoman’s work especially when it comes to tax law. This new legislation solves for two extremely important problems in the U.S. economy and society…. Read More

P2P Lender Folk2Folk Joins Peer to Peer Finance Association

Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has joined the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).  The P2PFA is acknowledged as a stamp of quality operations as members are held to a high standard and required to follow certain transparency guidelines.  According to the P2PFA website, the… Read More

Fig Launches $500,000 “Fig Finishing Fund” to Help Indie Video Game Developers Pay For Steam Direct

Crowdfunding platform for video games, Fig, announced on Thursday the launch of its $500,000 Fig Finishing Fund. This new fund will help indie game developers pay for Steam Direct. The funding portal stated it is committing up to $500,000 to help developers overcome two hurdles… Read More

GoFundMe Forms Partnership With the Special Olympics to Fund Athletes Attending the 2017 World Winter Games

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the Special Olympics to help fund athletes that are looking to attend this year’s World Winter Games, which will be held in Graz, Schladming, Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria next month. The funding portal revealed… Read More

SEC Schedules Investor Advisory Committee Meeting for March 9th

The Securities and Exchange Commission has scheduled their first Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting for 2017. The meeting will be held at the SEC offices in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 9 from 9:00 AM to 11:55 AM. These meetings are open to the public and… Read More


Second Annual Crowd Invest Summit West to Be Held in Los Angeles September 2017

The second annual Crowd Invest Summit West is set to be held on September 6th and 7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event was notably developed with the vision that every  American, both accredited or non-accredited investors, may now be a venture capitalist. Returning sponsors include… Read More

Fintech Company OpenFin Secures $15 Million During Series B Funding Round Led By J.P. Morgan, Euclid Opportunities & Bain Capital Ventures

Fintech company OpenFin announced on Thursday it has secured $15 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by J.P. Morgan, Euclid Opportunities, and Bain Capital Ventures. OpenFin describes itself as a financial industry common operating layer. The company enables rapid and secure… Read More

OurCrowd Reveals Top Ten Investment Tech Trends at 2017 Global Investor Summit

Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd announced the top ten investment tech trends during its 2017 Global Investor Summit. The event attracted 6,000 guests from 82 countries. Also in attendance were more than 200 multinational corporations, which includes Honda, Innogy, GE, Shell, Intuit, Microsoft, and Samsung… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces $22.4 Million Commercial Real Estate Deal

ArborCrowd announced on Thursday the launch of its latest real estate investment opportunity that is open to accredited investors. According to the portal, the “Southern States Multifamily Portfolio” features three multifamily properties in both Alabama and Mississippi. As previously reported, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, announced the public launch of… Read More

OurCrowd Continues Asia Expansion By Bringing Equity Crowdfunding to Taiwan

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has announced its expansion in Asia with a new Taipei office and financial partner, Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (SCSB). According to OurCrowd, SCSB recently received the approval of the Financial Supervisory Commission, to invest in the Israel… Read More

Auswide Bank Increases Equity Stake in Peer-to-Peer Lender MoneyPlace

Australia’s Auswide Bank Ltd. (ASX:ABA) announced on Thursday it is increasing its equity stake in peer-to-peer lender MoneyPlace Holdings Pty Ltd. According to Auswide Bank, it will have a controlling interest of at least 51% in MoneyPlace with the potential to increase that interest up… Read More

Indiegogo, IBM & Arrow Electronics Partner on Internet of Things Venture

Indiegogo, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) have joined together to help launch the next big thing in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qualified entrepreneurs will now have access to IBM’s Watson platform, Arrow Electronics production service and Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform to bring new IoT… Read More

LendingCrowd Launches Innovative Finance ISA

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, announced on Thursday it launched one of the first Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) by a peer-to-peer lender with a target rate of return of 6% a year. The online lender revealed that with… Read More

SeedInvest Partners with Jason Calacanis with Live Investing at Launch Festival

SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has revealed a new partnership with Jason Calacanis’ Launch Festival. Launch is said to be the largest startup event in the United States. Past headliners at Launch have included Mark Cuban, Paul Graham, Evan Williams, and Yves Behar. Calacanis is… Read More

Got In? Now what? GoFundMe Posts Guidebook Utilizing Crowdfunding to Help Pay for College Tuition

According to student support organization College Board, published tuition fees for 2014/15 at state colleges are an average of $9,139 for state residents, and $22,958 for out-of-staters. $31,231 is the average tuition for private non-profit colleges, with Harvey Mudd College topping the list with $67,255…. Read More