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Glenn Austin: Chief Financial Officer at Dash Core Group Explains Why the Cryptocurrency Is Not Considered a Privacy Coin

We recently caught up with Glenn Austin, the chief financial officer at Dash Core Group (creator of DASH or Digital Cash), a major digital currency platform. Austin, a former VP at Morgan Stanley Investment Management who has worked at other big Wall Street names like… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Reveals Motivations Behind Launching a Masters in DLT Program at University of Malta

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and director of centre for DLTs at the University of Malta. Last month, the island country of Malta introduced a Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology program. The crypto-friendly jurisdiction… Read More

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse Discusses the Fintech Company’s Blockchain Technology Bet

Ready to share Ripple’s insight on the blockchain industry, CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse sat down with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson to discuss the San Francisco-based fintech company’s bet on cryptocurrency’s technology. Founded in 2012, Ripple notably provides global financial settlement solutions to enable the world… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Shares His Insight on Start-Up Challenges & Entrepreneur Lifestyles

This week, Luke Lang sat down with his Crowdcube co-founder, Darren Westlake, to discuss start-up challenges and the entrepreneur lifestyle. The interview’s description reads: “Listen to Luke’s perspective about the challenges of starting a business in a new sector, in the tail end of a… Read More

SoFi’s Mike Cagney Discusses Future Plans & Competition on “Bloomberg Technology” (Video)

Earlier this week, CEO of online lender SoFi, Mike Cagney, sat down with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology” to discuss the platform’s plans for 2017 along with revealing details about the lender’s competitors. SoFi, which was founded in 2011, currently offers various types of lending options…. Read More

Growth Street’s James Sherwin-Smith: Over £34M Has Been Matched on Platform to Date

Growth Street announced last week it would now accept individual retail investors on its peer to peer lending platform. They may do this now as they are an FCA registered Appointed Representative pursuant to a partnership with another firm.  Growth Street, which was founded in 2013 by Sherwin-Smith… Read More

Even Financial’s Phill Rosen on P2P Lending Industry’s Future: I Think We Will See Some Consolidation in the Space

Earlier this week, fintech firm Even Financial announced it increased loan originations by 205% quarter over quarter since the beginning of 2016 and surpassed $1.5 billion in loan requests. The company has experienced solid growth since it was founded in 2014. Even Financial is aiming… Read More

Dominic Pandiscia Reveals Why He Decided to Take on the Role As PledgeMusic’s CEO

Earlier this year, PledgeMusic, a crowdfunding platform that’s dedicated to music, announced it appointed Dominic Pandiscia as its new CEO. Pandiscia notably has more than 20 years of experience in music and media. He was previously president of Caroline, Capitol Music Group’s independent services division and achieved in partnership… Read More

GoHenry Alex Zivoder: “We Believed Crowdfunding Offered a Viable Route to Raise a Meaningful Amount of Capital”

Just a couple months after GoHenry captured nearly £4 million through its Crowdcube initiative, CEO of the digital bank solution, Alex Zivoder, shared details about the epic campaign and the company’s future. As previously reported, goHenry is an application and pre-paid debit card that is designed… Read More

Pod Point’s Erik Fairbairn Reveals Why He is Investing in Crowdcube

This week, Crowdcube caught up with Pod Point’s founder, Erik Fairbairn, to discuss why he decided to back the equity platform’s crowdfunding platform, which has so far raised £6.7 million from nearly 3,200 investors. POD Point turned to the crowdfunding method in 2015 and first captured  £1.5m through… Read More

SeedInvest Ryan Feit Discusses His Role in Passing the JOBS Act & Title III Rules (Video)

On Tuesday, SeedInvest CEO and co-founder, Ryan Feit sat down with Jason McCabe Calacanis on This Week in Startups to share details about his involvement in passing the JOBS Act and his work on the Title III rules (which went into effect on May 16th). The discussion’s… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses Flow Hive’s Crowdfunding Success (Video)

Indiegogo’s co-founder and chief development officer of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann, recently caught up with Inc. to discuss the crowdfunding platform’s most successful crowdfunding campaign, Flow Hive.     As previously reported, Flow is described as a revolutionary beehive invention, allowing anyone to harvest honey without… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann: “The Key to Thriving & to Making It All Happen is to Turn Those Obstacles Into Challenges” (Video)

Co-founder and chief development officer of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann, recently sat down with CNBC to discuss the global crowdfunding platform’s growth over the years along with its beginning failures. During the interview, Ringelmann revealed that the funding portal was indeed rejected 90 times by venture capitalists before… Read More

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Discusses Growth & Development of SyndicateRoom (Video)

Earlier this month, SyndicateRoom’s co-founder and CEO, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, sat down with Proactive Investors to discuss the firm’s growth and development. As previously reported, Gonçalo came to the UK from his native Portugal for a role in banking and never left. SyndicateRoom is a crowdfunding platform… Read More

Seedrs’ Jeff Lynn Believes Equity Crowdfunding Will Develop As An Asset Class (Video)

This week, CEO of Seedrs, Jeff Lynn, met with CNBC to discuss how much equity crowdfunding has grown and why he believes that the funding method is developing as an asset class. During his interview, Lynn revealed: “We have seen massive growth in the three and… Read More

Snowball Effect’s Shaun Edlin: Here’s Some Advice For Businesses Looking to Secure Funds Through Crowdfunding (Video)

  Earlier this month, Snowball Effect’s head of deal flow, Shaun Edlin, recently shared some advice on how businesses can find success through crowdfunding initiatives. During his interview with Xero Accounting Software, Edlin revealed: “Businesses are literally raising hundreds of millions of dollars through crowdfunding at the… Read More

Priority Bicycle’s Founder on Crowdfunding: “I Wanted This Company to Listen to Its Customers For Directions, Not a Board of Directors”

With his third Kickstarter already capturing thousands of dollars, founder of Priority Bicycles, David Weiner, wrote a post about his experience with the crowdfunding platform and the funding method. Weiner took to Kickstarter back in mid-2014 to raise funds for his company. He then returned in… Read More

UBrew’s Co-Founders Discusses Crowdcube Success & Future Plans

This week, equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube caught up with UBrew‘s co-founders Matt Denham and Wilf Horsfall to discuss its previous funding success on its platform. Back in January 2015, UBrew took to Crowdcube to raise £75,000 so that it may expand its operations. During its funding round, the company… Read More

Seedrs Jeff Lynn: “I Think We Have Opened The Conversation About Early-Stage Investment As an Asset Class”

Earlier this week, founder and CEO of Seedrs, Jeff Lynn sat down with online and mobile careers platform, Jobbio, to discuss the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform’s growth and development. Recently, Seedrs, which calls itself “the UK’s No. 1 equity crowdfunding platform,” announced it has had more than… Read More

Droplet’s Steffan Aquarone Talks Company Growth & Second Crowdcube Campaign

Earlier this month, Droplet, a fee-free mobile payment app startup, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a mission to raise an additional £450,000 for its expansion plans. Nearly one year ago, the company successfully secured £549,020 from 298 investors. Now CEO, Steffan Aquarone is… Read More

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