Tagged: 2016

Betty White Fan Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Protect Entertainer From 2016

Following the deaths of iconic actress Carrie Fisher and musician George Michael, a South Carolina man named Demetrios Hrysikos launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds to protect 94-year-old entertainer, Betty White, from 2016. Fisher and Michael are the latest celebrities who passed away… Read More

Funding Circle Takes a Look Back at 2016 Memorable Moments (Video)

With less than two weeks until 2016 comes to an end, Funding Circle took a look back at its marketplace lending platform’s memorable moments of the year. The platform shared: “As the new year approaches, we wanted to take a moment to share with you… Read More

BrewDog Announcement: Projected £70 Million Turnover During 2016 Fiscal Year

Earlier this week, famous brewing company BrewDog announced it projected a £70 million turnover during the 2016 fiscal year. This news comes just a few weeks after the brewery launched its mini bond on Crowdcube, which is currently nearing £7.6 million thanks to more than 2100 investors…. Read More

Crowdcube Receives Two Awards at AltFi’s Third Annual Awards

On Monday, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it received two awards during the 2016 AltFi Annual Awards. The event celebrated achievements within the alternative finance industry and had 28 categories, including 13 new ones. Crowdcube revealed it was named “Crowdfunding Platform of the Year,” which… Read More

FundedByMe Milestone: Doubles Total Funds Raised in 2016

Scandinavia-based crowdfunding platform FundedByMe announced on Thursday it raised almost €30 million for 461 successful campaigns in 2016. The funding portal revealed it has over 74,000 registered members from 179 countries with an average €5,500 per investment and investments from 45 countries CEO and co-founder, Daniel Daboczy,… Read More

Crowdcube Announces 2016 Funded Club Holiday Gift Guide

With the 2016 holiday season already in full swing, Crowdcube unveils its yearly holiday gift guide. This guide, which consists of products from the funding portal’s Funded Club, offers investors some gift ideas for the upcoming festivities. The UK-based equity crowdfunding platform revealed in a… Read More

CEO & Co-Founder of Propel(x) Named Winner of World Technology Award in Finance Category

Online angel investment platform Propel(x) announced on Tuesday CEO and co-founder, Swati Chaturvedi, was presented the 2016 World Technology Award (WTN) in the “Finance” category. According to Propel(x), the 2016 World Technology Awards winners were some of the most influential and impactful innovators in science… Read More

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks & Institutional Lenders Reach New Heights in November 2016

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index, which reportedly revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders continued their recent surge and improved to new highs last month (November 2016). The monthly analysis was conducted on over 1,000 small… Read More

GoFundMe Unveils “Year in Giving” Report: Highlights Data & Milestones of 2016 (Infographic)

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe unveiled its “Year of Giving” report, which revealed data and milestones of 2016. Highlights of the report included: The top 16 largest GoFundMe campaigns in 2016 included campaigns for survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, support for Standing Rock protesters… Read More

Barbara Corcoran Announces Winners of the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest

Small business online lender OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) and entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran announced on Wednesday the winners of the 2016 OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. It was revealed that the winners were chosen from over 1,000 submissions. Each will receive a $10,000 cash prize from OnDeck and a one-on-one… Read More

Brief: YouCaring Announces “10 Most Compassionate Cities” of 2016 As Part of #GivingTuesday Festivities

With #GivingTuesday less than two weeks away, crowdfunding platform YouCaring announced the 10 Most Compassionate Cities of 2016. This list is based on total donations raised per 100,000 households, providing a list of cities whose compassion and caring helps those in need. Dan Saper, President of… Read More

Innovate Finance Reports: Global VC investment in Fintech Up 27% to $15.2 Billion to 2016 Third Quarter While UK VC Investment Drops 26%

Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, announced on Wednesday its latest report through Pitchbook revealed over global investment for fintech has increased by 27 % to $15.2 billion to 2016’s third quarter with 839 deals in total. The organization… Read More

SyndicateRoom Named Best Investment Platform & Industry Game Changer At 2016 Growth Investor Awards

Earlier this week, leading UK-based investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom announced it was named Best Investment Platform and Industry Game Changer at this year’s Growth Investor Awards. The event celebrated the role of the UK SME fund management community in both job and wealth creation. It also recognizes… Read More

OnDeck Releases 2016 Third Quarter Results

On Thursday, online lender for small business OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) released its 2016 third quarter results. The platform shared that the report revealed its Loans Under Management saw an increase of 44% year-over-year to $1.1 billion, Originations by 27% to $613 million, and gross revenue by 15%… Read More

FundedByMe Selected As Finalist For Third Annual True Global Ventures’ Fintech Competition

On Friday, crowdfunding platform FundedByMe announced it has been selected as a finalist for the third annual Global Ventures’ Fintech Competition. True Global Ventures is an international, early-stage super-angel investment firm that was formed by technology entrepreneurs-turned-angel-investors who have done more than 600 investments on… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Reports More Than 100 Campaigns Raise $100,000 For World Series Tickets

With the 2016 World Series already in full swing, GoFundMe revealed that more than 100 campaigns on its crowdfunding platform have already raised $100,000 to purchase Wrigley and Progressive Field’s high priced game tickets. A few campaigns include: Blues Road To the World Series: $28,588 raised by… Read More

Small Business UK Announces Winners of the British Small Business Awards 2016

Last week, the winners of the 2016 British Small Business Awards were announced. Held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, the event is organized by Small Business UK and celebrated the small business community in the UK and among the winners was equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. … Read More

Wealth Migrate Placed Top 3 at the First Annual African Fintech Awards

Real estate crowdfunding platform, Wealth Migrate, announced on Friday it placed top 3 at the first annual African Fintech Awards, which was held on Thursday at the Sandton Convention Center. The new event notably celebrates innovators in finance and acknowledges the work they do to make a… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube Named Winner of MoneyAge Awards’ Innovation in Consumer Finance Award

On Friday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it was named the winner of the 2016 Money Age Awards’ Innovation in Consumer Finance award. The funding portal revealed on Twitter the exciting news: Very proud to say team @Crowdcube won the ‘Innovation in Consumer Finance’ award at… Read More

Crowdcube Legal Team Receives Recognition at the FT innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2016

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced on Tuesday its legal team received recognition at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2016. The event took place last week, and its judges were Integreon’s Bob Gogel, Financial Times’ Michael Skaplinker, and RSG Consulting’s Reena SenGupta. Crowdcube was shortlisted… Read More

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