Tagged: crowdfunding

Overfunding: UK P2P Lender JustUs Secures Over £1.3M in Capital to Disrupt Lending with Better Crowdfunded Financial Products

UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs says it aims to “disrupt” the lending landscape and become an established provider of crowdfunded financial products for consumers with the JustUs ISA. To undertake Peoples Mortgages, JustUs noted that it will be “required to gain regulatory approval which is… Read More

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO at Neufund, Reveals how Blockchain or DLT enabled Crowdfunding Platforms can Streamline Investment Process

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO and Co-founder of Neufund, recently explained how a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered fundraising platform actually works. Neufnd was established in 2016 and its main value proposition involves democratizing access to funding for  entrepreneurs and also to make it more convenient… Read More

Implementation of Ideaology Crowdfunding Smart Contract Platform “Successfully” Audited by Cybersecurity Firm CertiK

The CertiK team, which audits blockchain-based smart contracts, have confirmed that the implementation of Ideaology’s crowdfunding smart-contract was successfully audited. The CertiK Professional Services Division regularly checks source code in order to identify any potential issues. The CertiK team has provided details regarding the scope… Read More

UK’s Wombat, a Fractional Investment Platform, Acquires $2M in Seed Funding via Round led by Fuel Ventures

UK-based Wombat, a fractional investment platform, has acquired $2 million in capital via a seed funding round that was led by Fuel Ventures. Established in 2019, Wombat claims around 62,000 users for its mobile trading platform, providing access to 31 popular stocks and 22 theme-based… Read More

Siam Validus, an SME Funding Platform, Acquires a Debenture Crowdfunding License from the SEC in Thailand

SME or small business crowdfunding platform Siam Validus has reportedly received a debenture crowdfunding license from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC). Siam Validus is a joint initiative between Singapore’s SME financing platform Validus and SCG Distribution, a Thailand-based firm that specializes in… Read More

Blockchain Powered Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Max Crowdfund Announces Expansion to New Zealand

Max Crowdfund, a blockchain-powered real estate crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday it has expanded its services to New Zealand. The platform will launch in the country under Max Crowdfund NZ Agency Limited.  Max Crowdfund reported that the launch in New Zealand will allow investors to… Read More

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Adds Crowdfunding as a New Word

Squeezed somewhere between “cancel culture” and “gig worker” the term crowdfunding has been added to the august Merriam-Webster dictionary. Although crowdfunding has been in use for more than a decade (unlike cancel culture which is more recent), it appears that the etymologists at Merriam-Webster have… Read More

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that Powers Online Capital Formation, to Offer New Crowdfunding Product

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, will be providing a new crowdfunding product in response to growing demand from its clients, according to the company. This, as the white labelling platform begins to pivot away from its role of serving as… Read More

Netshares Scores Approval by FINRA to Operate as a Broker-Dealer and Crowdfunding Portal

Netshares Financial Services, a U.S.-based digital investment bank and regulation crowdfunding (Reg CF) platform, announced earlier this week that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved its New Membership Application to commence operations as a registered broker-dealer. Netshares revealed that it will bring offering… Read More

Embedded Fintech: Christine Loredo from Yodlee Explains how Financial Tech Is Integrated with Existing Businesses to Provide Seamless Services

An embedded Fintech is a non-financial firm providing its own financial technology products and services that aim to complement its existing business model, according to Christine Loredo, VP Fintech Evangelism and Innovation Programs at Yodlee. Loredo explains that embedded Fintech services allow big tech firms… Read More

AltoIRA, a Fintech that Enables Individuals to Use their IRA to Invest in Startups, Finalizes Crowdfunding Campaign on Republic

AltoIRA, a Fintech firm that enables individuals to use their IRA to make investments in startups, private real estate, crypto-assets, and art has finalized a “unique” $1 million crowdfunding campaign on Republic, a leading US-based investment crowdfunding platform. As confirmed in a note shared with… Read More

Regulators Could’ve Created a Compliant Path for Reg A+ and Reg CFs on Ethereum, but they Failed, Crypto focused Lawyer Claims

Gabriel J. Shapiro, a US attorney focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture, governance, Infosec, and digital assets, is arguing that it’s pretty much “pointless” to be a lawyer in the crypto and blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) space. He points out that professionals… Read More

UK’s Crowd2Fund, an FCA Regulated P2P Lender, to Relaunch Platform with New Credit Model and Website, after Suspending New Loans Due to COVID-19

Crowd2Fund, an FCA-regulated crowdfunding platform for individual investors and businesses that claims to be the only peer-to-peer platform to offer 5 types of finance, across debt and equity investments, recently revealed that it will be relaunching its platform with a new type of credit model… Read More

Perspective: Why Shark Tank Sucks and Crowdfunding Rocks

A shark is never your friend, even if he or she happens to be carrying big bags of money. After all, sharks eat people.  They do this literally in the ocean and figuratively in shark tank competitions. Best case: they invest in your deal at… Read More

Update: CapitalRise’s Latest Crowdfunding Round Secures More Than £1.9 Million During the Final Week on Seedrs

Property crowdfunding platform CapitalRise has raised more than £1.9 million through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, which is set to close later this week. The funding round was launched last month, originally seeking £1 million. The initiative made its debut just a little… Read More

CapitalRise Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Raises Nearly £1.7 Million in Funding

Just a little over a year after raising £2,395,250 through its first Seedrs campaign, property crowdfunding platform CapitalRise has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has successfully raised nearly £1.7 million from more than 300 Seedrs investors so far. The funding round’s co-investor is the… Read More

UK Fintech Freetrade to Return to Crowdfunding on Crowdcube on May 14, 2020

  UK-based Freetrade, a Fintech firm that offers a free-to-use investment app that makes it simpler to invest, has revealed that it will again be seeking additional capital via crowdfunding, beginning on May 14, 2020. In 2019, The Freetrade community reportedly invested a record £1… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform For Women of Black Origin “BuildHer” Launches

  BuildHer, a UK-based crowdfunding platform for women of black origin, has officially launched its service. Founded in 2018, BuildHer claims it equips disadvantaged young women in Kenya with accredited construction skills, leading to greater financial prosperity, changing male attitudes, and promoting gender equality within… Read More

Wefunder Announces Crowdfunded Small Business & Startup Accelerator to Help Founders Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Leading Reg CF crowdfunding platform Wefunder announced earlier this week a new loan product to help small businesses struggling with the economic impact of coronavirus. According to WeFunder, the Coronavirus Crisis Loan, is available now to any small business, enables businesses to crowdfund a loan… Read More

Alex Tinsman: President at NEM Foundation Discusses LuxTag’s Use of XEM Tokens for its Crowdfunding Campaign in Malaysia

Equity crowdfunding continues to fill the gap for startups looking to raise capital. Malaysia-based LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit, track and trace, and anti-theft solution provider, recently secured $360,000 in funding, with 51% of the capital denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) and NEM blockchain project’s native token, XEM. … Read More

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