Tagged: equity crowdfunding

Tendr, The ‘Tinder of Equity Crowdfunding,’ Launches In UK

Swipe right on Tendr, and a beguiling bio of a company that converts footsteps into electricity might greet you. If you’re just not in the mood to help save the planet with this crowdfunding campaign, swipe left for a new prospect: Hummus Bros, a chain of restaurants and pop-ups… Read More

One Spark’s CEO Elton Rivas Discusses One of the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festivals

One Spark, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding festivals, is about to fill Jacksonville, Fl., with 555 projects in art, education, health and science, music, social good and technology. From April 7 to April 12, the festival gives attendees a chance to contribute to Creator Projects, and vote for… Read More

VentureCrowd + Sydney Angels = Partners in Crowdfunding

Many in the crowdfunding world are abuzz with news about Australian startups–from Flow Hive, Indiegogo’s most funded crowdfunding project, to CrowdfundUp, Australia’s first real estate crowdfunding platform. And in today’s news, angel investor group Sydney Angels is partnering with equity-based crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd to offer more Australian startups the… Read More

Urban.co.uk, Leading UK Online Estate Agent, Now Crowdfunding on CrowdCube

As spring strikes again and bird nests fill the trees, a leading UK online estate agent is helping homeowners sell their brick-and-mortar nests on the ground. Urban.co.uk, based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is now equity crowdfunding on CrowdCube, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, with minimum share… Read More

New Zealand Startup SellShed is Equity Crowdfunding on PledgeMe: Buyers and Sellers, It’s a Match

It’s a site reminiscent of CraigsList, but gone mobile (and without the Missed Connections): SellShed, a New Zealand startup, is a free mobile app that matches buyers and sellers in their local communities for online trading. The company is now aiming to raise $500,000 through equity crowdfunding,… Read More

Hold My Mercedes McLaren, Would You? Luxury Asset Lender Borro Crowdfunds on OurCrowd

A “last-minute business opportunity” is why an 18-karat white gold bracelet, diamond weight approximately 19 carats, was taken off its owner’s wrist and housed in a highly secure vault or with Citibank or Malca-Amit—temporarily. But jewelry and diamonds are only one type of high-class goods… Read More

Interview: P2P Banking.com and P2P Kredite.com Publisher Claus Lehmann Talks Alternative Finance in Germany

Since late November, The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative… Read More

Abundance Co-Founder & UKCFA Director Bruce Davis Spotlights Democratic Finance, ISAs & Crowdfunding in the UK

The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline has been extended until 6 January 2015. In late November  The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest… Read More

UK Thought Leader Sam Ridler, Executive Director of Peer-to-Peer Finance Association, Delivers Answers, Challenges & Inspires

In late November  The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms… Read More

OfferBoard CEO and CFIRA Chair Chris Tyrrell Presents at DC Growth Summit Update

OfferBoard CEO and CFIFA Chair Chris Tyrrell presented detailed research in his paper  “Equity Crowdfunding Under Title II of the JOBS ACT: The First Year” at the Washington, D.C. Growth Summit Update.  Tyrrell founded OfferBoard, an investment platform that uses technology, big data and dating-style matching… Read More

HealthiosXchange Founder Explores How Crowdfunding Alters Equity Investing

Scott Jordan, founder of the equity-based crowdfunding portal HealthiosXchange (H/X), has published a White Paper titled “How Does Equity Crowdfunding Resemble the Discount Brokerage Revolution?” which explores how the Charles Schwab & Co. discount brokerage phenomenon has altered the financial services industry for individual stock-trading… Read More

Sources: SEC Close To Proposing Equity Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfund Insider is hearing from multiple sources that the SEC is nearing proposed rules for Title III of the JOBS Act. Title III mandates equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors. A proposal of rules by the SEC would open the process to a period of public… Read More

How Smart Angels Will Leverage Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding has a large and growing base of global supporters and advocates. Every few months we see new developments in securities-related legislation, and activity kicking off in countries around the world that are advancing crowdfunding for businesses. On the flip side, equity crowdfunding has… Read More

Equity Crowdunding Platform Seedrs Continues to Grow, Funding 24 Deals to Date

UK equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs continues to grow rapidly and is experiencing a steep rise in investments having funded 24 deals with 45 live offerings currently live on their platform.  It was recently announced that Seedrs had powered through the £1 Million Funded mark and now… Read More

UC Berkeley Fung Institute; Estimate on Size of US Crowdfunding Market (PDF)

As reported earlier today,  the Fung Institute at UC Berkeley has released a conservative estimate for debt and equity crowdfunding for the US Market.  Estimated to be just under $4 Billion, the technical report is posted in its entirety below. Abstract: The 2012 JOBS Act… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding site Crowdcube on the FinTech 50 Watchlist for 2013

Equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube announced they have been selected to be on the FinTech 50 Watchlist for 2013.  The list is put together to recognize companies which are redefining the financial services industry.  The panel selects which businesses they feel are disruptive or will impact… Read More

Crowdcube Updated Infographic: 42 Businesses Funded to Date

Equity crowdfunding trail blazer Crowdcube recently updated the statistics on their site.  To date they have raised over £5.7 Million to provide funding for 42 businesses in the United Kingdom.  The average amount invested is currently £2,093.  The most robust crowdfunding sectors have been Retail… Read More

99Funding Launches Equity Crowdfunding Platform

99Funding , a securities crowdfunding platform, has announced the launch of their equity crowdfunding site.  Currently only accredited investors will be allowed to invest through the 99Funding platform.  The site offers a secure, transparent and efficient market for investment crowdfunding.  Managing Directors Craig Goos and… Read More

CrowdBouncer Launches Platform for Equity Crowdfunding

CrowdBouncer announced the beta launch of its first product in their Platform-as-a-Service solution for equity crowdfunding portal compliance and back-end transactional tools. The Title 3 Database is a solution for portal compliance with section 302(a) of the Jumpstart Our Businesses Act (“JOBS Act”), the legislation… Read More

Interview with Korstiaan Zandvliet Managing Director at Equity Crowdfunding Platform Symbid

As a Dutch national (but born and raised in Hong Kong and living in the US since 1985) I thought it was particularly interesting that the Netherlands created one of the first equity crowdfunding platforms in the world – Symbid. Being ONE of the first… Read More

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