Tagged: altfin

Brief: Catching up with Billion Dollar Fund Co-Founder Sarah Chen & MENA Update

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women (TBDF), founded by Shelly Porges, Sarah Chen, Anousheh Ansari, Nadereh Chamlou and Anu Jain, aims to mobilize and connect venture funds with institutional and other investors to create larger pools of capital for investments into women-founded companies. The global venture consortium’s funds… Read More

Growth Street Celebrates Full FCA Authorization & New GrowthLine Lending Product: Need to Borrow £2M?

UK alternative finance firm Growth Street has been granted full FCA authorization,  a significant milestone for Growth Street, which had been operating as an Appointed Representative of Resolution Compliance Limited since 2016. “We’re delighted to be fully authorized and regulated by the FCA. It’s a… Read More

CAN Capital Welcomes Tom Davidson as New CFO

CAN Capital, a tech-driven small business specialty finance company, has hired Tom Davidson as its new Chief Financial Officer. Davidson brings 25 years of financial services experience to the company, including deep expertise in capital markets, securitization, treasury, investor relations and risk management. “I couldn’t be more… Read More

Buzzing Along! Sancus Announces £17.5M Drawdown on New Honeycomb Facility

Sancus BMS Group,  part of GLI Finance which includes Sancus Finance (formerly Platform Black)and Sancus Finance (formally FundingKnight), announced its first significant drawdown of £17.5 million on its new facility with Honeycomb Investment Trust plc to expand its property-backed lending activities. The provision of the £50 million accordion… Read More

European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) Crowdfunding Research Week 2017: What You Missed

From June 7-9 Utrecht School of Economics (U.S.E.) hosted the inaugural Crowdfunding research week of the European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF), co-organized by U.S.E., CrowdfundingHub and Sustainable Finance Lab. 37 researchers from seven European countries spanning 21 organisations contributed to the successful event. The… Read More

Marine Training: ThinCats Syncs with SMT to Finance Growth

ThinCats, an alternative lending industry leader, has joined forces with Edinburgh based Alderburn Finance and specialist marine training and consultants Stream Marine Training (SMT), to provide funds to bring a unique offering to Scotland. “It was a delight to be able to help SMT finance their… Read More

AltFin Investment Marketplace Update: Symbiont Links with HK-Based PrivateMarket.io

Hong Kong-based PrivateMarket.io and Symbiont announced an agreement to build an alternative investment marketplace for closed-end funds using Symbiont’s SmartSecurities software. At this writing, terms were not disclosed. “Symbiont’s SmartSecuritiesTM back-end is production-ready and we look forward to working with Loïc and his team to commercialize… Read More

Ready & Waiting: NCFA Canada Opens 2017 Alternative Finance Industry Survey

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada has announced the launch of its third Alternative Finance Crowdfunding Survey in Canada for platforms, investors and companies as part of its annual exercise in providing Canadian benchmarks on market size, volume, market activity, platform characteristics, jobs, and key… Read More

Just in! Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & UChicago Polsky Center Share Research from 2016 Survey (Infographic)

Last chance to complete your Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago and the Cambridge Centre for  Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School  2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey.  The survey highlights the size, growth and key market trends of the online… Read More