Tagged: investment

OpenInvest Launches Refugee Impact Investing Initiative

Investment platform OpenInvest announced on Tuesday it is launching a refugee rights investment screen as part of the United Nation’s World Refugee Day. While sharing details about the initiative, OpenInvest explained: “Standing with the United Nation’s World Refugee Day, OpenInvest’s #WithRefugees Impact Investment Screen is… Read More

Fintech Startup Tribe Receives Investment From BearingPoint

Norway-based fintech startup Tribe has reportedly received an investment from independent management and technology consultant, BearingPoint. According to Tribe, the new investment will bring it and BearingPoint together and the duo will enter into a long-term partnership to expand each of their service portfolios. Tribe describes itself… Read More

YieldStreet Hits $100 Million Loan Origination Milestone in Less Than Eight Quarters

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Wednesday it surpassed $100 million in loan originations in less than eight quarters from accredited investors and single family offices. The online lender also reported it had a strong 2016, growing its monthly investor… Read More

Fine Art Investment Platform Maecenas Seeks £400,000 on Seedrs

London-based fine art investment platform, Maecenas, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, seeking 400,000 as it prepares for expansion. The platform describes itself as a marketplace that brings together fine art collectors who are seeking to raise funds and investors looking for exposure… Read More

BrewDog Receives £100 Million Investment From TSG Consumer Partners at £1 Billion Valuation

Crowdfunded brewery, BrewDog, announced on Monday it received a £100 million investment from San Francisco-based company, TSG Consumer Partners. According to the brewery, TSG has acquired approximately 22% of BrewDog plc, with the funds are going into the business for continued expansion, and to create early shareholder… Read More

Fintech Company Street Contxt Receives Investment By Strategic Funding Consortium

Street Contxt, a fintech company that helps brokerages, independent research providers, and asset managers distribute, manage, unbundle and value research, announced on Wednesday it received an investment by a strategic funding consortium led by existing investor Joe Lonsdale of 8VC, and including an investment by… Read More

Los Angeles Fintech Startup ProducePay Secures $7 Million in Equity & $70 Million in Debt Financing 

Los Angeles-based fintech startup ProducePay has secured $7 million in equity and $70 debt during its recent financing round, which was led by CoVenture with participation from Menlo Ventures, Arena Ventures, Red Bear Angels, and Social Leverage. ProducePay, which was founded in 2014, describes itself… Read More

Digital Investment Advisor Stash Reaches 500,000 Investor Milestone

Digital investment advisor Stash announced on Wednesday it has reached the 500,000 investor milestone. The company surpassed the achievement on Mach 12th.  Stash revealed in a blog post: “Congratulations, Stashers! You’re now part of a community that’s 500,000 and growing. You are taking an active… Read More

AlphaFlow Announces New Investment Platform

On Monday, AlphaFlow announced the launch of its new investment platform, AlphaFlow Managed Portfolios. While sharing details about the platform, CEO of AlphaFlow and fintech entrepreneur, Ray Sturm, stated: “Today AlphaFlow is excited to launch a revolutionary investment platform unlike anything on the market. For the… Read More

Update: Monzo Attracts Over £8.8 Million in Interest Two Days into Pre-Registered Campaign

Just a little over 48 hours after opening pre-registration for its upcoming equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, app-only bank  Monzo (formally know as Mondo) has attracted more than £8.8 million in interest. The company’s original target for the funding round was £2.5 million, and the funds from the… Read More

Funding Circle Receives Additional $100 Million From CIM Through U.S. Business Multi-Year Agreement

SME lender Funding Circle announced on Wednesday that Community Investment Management (CIM), an investment firm focused on marketplace lending, will finance an additional $100 million in loans to businesses originated through Funding Circle in the U.S. According to the online lending platform, the multi-year agreement… Read More

Monzo Opens Pre-Registration For New Crowdcube Campaign & Quickly Attracts £5.8 Million in Interest

App-only bank Monzo (formally know as Mondo) announced on Tuesday it opened pre-registration for its new equity crowdfunding campaign. Originally seeking £2.5 million, the company has attracted more than £5.8 million in interest so far. As previously reported, Monzo launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and raised… Read More

VeriComply Completes Angel Funding Round: Investors Include Marketplace Lending Industry Vets

VeriComply, a company that automates the verification of marketplace loans for the secondary market, announced on Monday it completed its latest Angels funding round. Investors in the funding round included Jon Barlow, founder of Eaglewood Capital and John Maute,  co-founder of Helios AMC and Situs… Read More

Landbay Launches Property-Backed ISA

UK peer-to-peer lending platform, Landbay, has officially launched its property-backed ISA investment. This news comes just a little over a month after the lender was granted ISA manager status by HMRC. The Landbay team stated: “The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in our line of… Read More

Auswide Bank Increases Equity Stake in Peer-to-Peer Lender MoneyPlace

Australia’s Auswide Bank Ltd. (ASX:ABA) announced on Thursday it is increasing its equity stake in peer-to-peer lender MoneyPlace Holdings Pty Ltd. According to Auswide Bank, it will have a controlling interest of at least 51% in MoneyPlace with the potential to increase that interest up… Read More

China Rapid Finance Announces Partnership with Tencent Licaitong For Investment Products

Marketplace lending platform, China Rapid Finance, announced on Sunday it has teamed up with Tencent’s wealth management platform, Licaitong, to provide new investment products for individual investors. The online lender stated that with it as the screening party for the underlying assets, the first-phase products on… Read More

Crowdcube Announcement: Over £15 Million Invested Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform in December 2016

Crowdcube announced on Tuesday that more than £15 million was invested through its equity crowdfunding platform during December 2016. The UK-based funding portal shared on Twitter: Over £15 million invested through @Crowdcube in December. Fantastic end to 2016 🙂 — Crowdcube (@Crowdcube) January 3, 2017 Recently, Crowdcube… Read More

Seedrs Alum Tandem to Receive £35 million Investment from House of Fraser

British department store group House of Fraser recently announced it is planning to invest £35 million in digital-only bank, Tandem. This news comes less than a year after Tandem secured over £2 million through equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. As previously reported, Tandem seeks to provide… Read More

Lending Club Announces Bonus Incentive for New IRA Investments

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) recently announced it is now offering a bonus incentive for IRA investments. From now through April 30, 2017, investors that open an IRA investment will receive a bonus of up to 3% of their investment. According to Lending Club, the IRA investment offer is… Read More

Latvian P2P Lender Mintos Debuts Multi-Currency Investment Opportunities

Peer -to-peer lending marketplace Mintos announced on Thursday it is now offering multi-currency investment opportunities. Investors on the platform may now have the opportunity to invest in loans denominated in Czech koruna and the lender stated that by facilitating investments in multiple currencies, it is… Read More