Tagged: 2015

Zopa’s 2015 Annual Report Reveals: £8.9M Loss Despite Revenues Almost Doubling

On Friday, peer-to-peer lender Zopa released its 2015 annual report and financial statements. The numbers revealed that despite loans disbursals more than doubled, rising from £265 million disbursed in 2014 to £532 million, and revenues for the year increased £11.5 million in 2014 to £20.6 million,… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils 2015’s Transparency Report

This week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter released its 2015 transparency report. This report shares details about the year’s copyright and trademark claims. The funding platform stated: “Kickstarter is a space for creative people to present and find support for new and imaginative ideas. Like many sites entrusted with… Read More

Chapel Down Reports “Another Excellent Year of Growth”

On Thursday, Chapel Down Plc (ISDX: CDGP) announced its 2015 financial results. As Crowdfund Insider reported in 2014, Chapel Down became the first publicly traded company to raise capital via an equity crowdfunding platform using Seedrs.  The capital provided from crowdfunding was used to build a new… Read More

Symbid Releases Full Year 2015 Financial Results

On Friday, investment crowdfunding platform Symbid announced its full year 2015 financial results. The company revealed that its revenue increased by 28% over the past 12 months versus 2014. Korstiaan Zandvliet, co-founder and CEO of Symbid Corp., stated: “We are pleased to report continued revenue growth in… Read More

OTC Markets Releases Four Quarter & 2015 Fiscal Year Financial Results

OTC Markets Group Inc.,  operator of open, transparent and connected financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced this week its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015. R. Cromwell Coulson, president and CEO of OTC Markets, stated: “Our record revenues in… Read More

Crowdcube Celebrates 2015 Award Winners

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated the winners of its 2015 awards. The annual event honors many businesses that have funded through the UK portal (which is also celebrating it fifth birthday). The Crowdcube crew previously stated: “The categories range from ‘Pitch of the Year’ and ‘Coolest Brand… Read More

Brief: Beauhurst Dubs Crowdcube “Most Active Investor” of 2015

UK research firm Beauhurst announced this week it has named equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube most active investor of 2015. According to the latest independent report The Deal 2015/2016, Crowdcube reportedly saw its crowd make over 63,500 investments to the tune of 83 million, funding 166… Read More

Down Again: Biz2Credit Reports Small Business Loan Approvals by Banks Continue to Decline

Loan approval rates at both big banks and small banks dropped in January 2016, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, the monthly analysis of more than 1,000 small business loan applications on Biz2Credit. Additionally, loan approval percentages at credit unions fell to an… Read More

BizFi Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Results: Originates $142M in Financing

Bizfi, a premier FinTech company with a platform that combines aggregation, funding and a participation marketplace for small businesses, announced it originated over $142 million in business financing in the fourth quarter of 2015 – a record for any one-quarter since the founding of the company… Read More

Fundera Releases Two-Year Anniversary Report; Surpasses $115M in Funding to Small Business Loans

On Friday, marketplace for small business loans, Fundera, released its two-year anniversary report. This document revealed the company’s growth to date. Since launch, Fundera has facilitated approximately 2,200 loans totaling over $115 million in funding to small businesses. At this time last year, the website has… Read More

iFunding Hits New Milestone: Returned Over $5 Million to Investors in 2015

On Thursday, real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding announced that it has hit a new milestone. The portal revealed that it returned over $5 million of capital to investors during 2015’s calendar year. Founder and CEO of iFunding, William Skelley, shared: “The entire team is excited… Read More

Brief: Dot London Names Seedrs Alum Wonderush New Business of the Year 2015 Winner

Dot London recently announced the winners of London’s Small Business Awards. Among the winners was Seedrs alum, Wonderush. The company was dubbed New Business of the Year 2015 recipient. Sharing details about Wonderush, Dot London stated: “Aiming to improve the lives of hardworking Londoners, this lifestyle… Read More

P2P Lending Platform LendInvest Publishes Annual Report

On Thursday, peer-to-peer lending platform, LendInvest, announced it has published its 2015 report. Highlights from 2015 include the following: Lowered minimum investment from £10,000 to £1,000 Completed UK’s largest ever Series A Funding with £22 million investment by Beijing Kunlun for 20% shareholding. Became world’s… Read More

Seed&Spark Celebrates the New Year By Taking a Look Back at 2015 Achievements

Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform for films Seed&Spark celebrated 2016 by taking a look back at its 2015 achievements. The Seed&Spark team shared: “2015 was a year of firsts (and thirds, and fourths) for Seed&Spark. We produced our first VR film. For the first time,… Read More

Kickstarter Success Pebble Year in Review (Infographic)

Last week, Kickstarter alum Pebble took to its blog to take a look back at 2015 (i.e. one of its historic years). Pebble hit Kickstarter for the second time last year for its new watch and surpassed its initial goal within just mere hours. By the… Read More

Crowdcube Looks Back at 2015’s Best Moments in Tweets

On Monday, Crowdcube took a look at 2015’s best moments in tweets. The equity crowdfunding platform revealed each month’s favorite 140-character posts. The Crowdcube team stated: “Following on from the success of our year in review, we wanted to celebrate with our year in 140 characters…. Read More

Direct Lender loanDepot Surpasses $60 Billion in Loan Funding

On Monday, direct lender loanDepot announced that it is heading into 2016 after a record-breaking 2015. This is due to the fact that the company added 125,000 new consumers to its community of borrowers over the past twelve months and has increased year-over-year fundings by… Read More

Crowdcube Awards 2015: Check Out the Winners

On Friday, UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, announced the winners of the 2015 Crowdcube Awards. The Crowdcube team declared: “It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the many businesses that have funded on the site by holding our own awards.   “The categories range from… Read More

Crowdcube Unveils Record-Breaking 2015 Highlights

Crowdcube has completed a record-breaking 2015, which saw the first two successful crowdfunding exits, a total of £83 million invested in over 166 pitches via the equity  platform and a £6 million investment in the company itself.  Crowdcube was also crowned the UK’s top crowdfunding company… Read More

Seedrs Releases 2015 Statistics (Infographic)

Seedrs rang in the new year by offering up a new infographic that shared with users what has happened to its equity crowdfunding platform over the past 12 months. The Seedrs team shared: “As we look ahead to 2016, we thought we’d take a look back… Read More

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