Tagged: investments

Orange Digital Ventures Collaborates With Google For Startup Financing

Orange announced on Thursday it has partnered with Google through Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), the Group’s corporate venture fund, to join forces in financing the best start-ups. According to Orange, through this partnership, Google will leverage ODV’s sourcing of start-ups to explore opportunities for co-investments… Read More

Crowdcube Launches Flags Feature to Help Investors Identify Global Investment Opportunities

On Tuesday, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it was introducing the feature “Flags” to help investors identify global investments opportunities that are live on its portal. Crowdcube reported that it wants investors to be able to diversify their portfolio geographically and the feature will… Read More

YieldStreet Launches Marine Finance As A New Asset Class

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Monday it is launching  Marine Finance as a new asset class. According to YieldStreet, Marine Finance focuses on financing vessel acquisitions for the spot market, time charters or bareboat charters, as well as the construction of… Read More

Mintos Marketplace Adds ID Finance Loans Issued in Kazakhstan

Mintos, an online marketplace that provides individuals with a simplified way to invest in loans originated by a variety of alternative lending companies, announced on Wednesday that fintech firm ID Finance has further diversified investment opportunities on the Mintos marketplace by launching personal loans listed in… Read More

Triodos Update: Crowdfunding Platform Raises More Than £7 Million For Five Organizations in Three Months

UK-based Triodos Bank announced on Monday five positive social and environmental impact organizations have raised more than £7 million through its crowdfunding platform in the three months since the portal’s debut. According to Triodos, the crowdfunding site opened to investors in January and the latest offer to… Read More

Financial Services Holding Company BB&T Seeks to Invest Up to $50 Million in Fintech Startups

On Tuesday, North Carolina-based financial services holding company BB&T announced it is set to invest up to $50 million in and/or acquire emerging fintech companies. According to the company, the investments will also secure a competitive advantage for it in the marketplace. While sharing details… Read More

Investment Platform InvestorConnect Launches Equity Crowdfunding Round on Invesdor

Investment platform InvestorConnected has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, seeking to raise a maximum of £350,000. Founded in 2010, InvestorConnected describes itself as a website that provides a global platform where entrepreneurs are able to pitch their businesses or projects to a broad range of… Read More

Seedrs: Tennis Star Andy Murray Invests in GoodBox & ZoomDoc

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced that one of its advisors and famous British tennis player Andy Murray invested in two early-stage businesses, GoodBox and ZoomDoc. According to Seedrs, GoodBox is a company that is seeking to disrupt the charity sector. The funding portal… Read More

Users of Acorns May Now Use PayPal For Investment Accounts

On Monday, PayPal announced users may now use its payment processing to fund an investment account with Acorns. According to the company, over 2.3 million people around the U.S. are investing through Acorns to help save for long and short-term expenses. PayPal revealed that once they link… Read More

Former Capital One Executive Troy Jamison Named First Chief Risk Officer at Victory Park Capital

Victory Park Capital (VPC), a Chicago-based investment firm focused on private middle-market debt and equity investments, announced on Wednesday it has appointed formed Capital One executive, Troy Jamison as its first Chief Risk Officer.  Jamison will reportedly oversee the assessment and management of risk within the firm’s… Read More

NextGen Launches Personalized Dashboard To Track Investment Crowdfunding Campaigns

On Friday, NextGen Crowdfunding announced its new personalized dashboard. The new extensive feature tracks equity investment opportunities from more than 20 crowdfunding platforms. The dashboard also enables potential investors to: Discover investment opportunities: Search by industry, view recent campaigns or filter by campaigns that are close to… Read More

Zopa’s Home Improvement Index Reveals: Kitchen Is the Heart of the Home & A New One Can Deliver Homeowners Over 50% Return on Investment

On Wednesday, peer-to-peer lender Zopa released its latest Home Improvement Index that indicated a quart of British homeowners looking to improve their homes this summer are choosing to renovate their kitchens and are seeing a 51% return on investment as a result. According to research, 25% of… Read More

Seedrs, GrowthDeck, & Syndicate Room Named Growth Investor Awards 2017 Finalists

On Friday organizers of the Growth Investor Awards announced Seedrs and Syndicate Room two of the finalists for the upcoming 2017 event. As previously reported, the Growth Investor Awards notably celebrates the role of the UK SME fund management community in both job and wealth creation. It also recognizes… Read More

Startup Growth Program Invest Georgia Makes Third Commitment: Invests $1 Million in Early Stage Fund TechSquare Labs

Georgia-based start-up growth project, Invest Georgia, has reportedly made its third commitment and invested $1 million in early stage fund, TechSquare Labs. According to VentureBeat, Invest Georgia’s program loose to encourage seed and early-stage companies in Georgia and has previously made investments in TTV Capital and… Read More

Crowdcube Welcomes New Investor GuanQun Investment & Receives £1 Million Investment

On Thursday, Crowdcube not only announced its equity crowdfunding platform surpassed its £250 million investment milestone, it also welcomed its new investor, GuanQun Investment. According to the funding portal, the China-based investment firm has already invested £1 million into its London arm. The Crowdcube team revealed:… Read More

RealtyShares’ Latest Data Reveals: Texas Real Estate Market Active for Real Estate Crowdfunding (Infographic)

RealtyShares released data showing the total amount of crowdfunded real estate investments in Texas. Real estate crowdfunding platform stated that to date $28.1 million has been raised for 31 real estate deals, ranking Texas among the most popular states for investors on the RealtyShares platform along… Read More

Katipult Teams Up With Finequia to Bring Risk Mitigated Investment to the Crowd

Platform as a service company, Katipult, announced on Tuesday it formed a partnership with Fineqia to bring risk-mitigated investment to the crowd. According to the companies, Fineqia will use Katipult’s crowdfunding software product to start its UK business that will bring crowd investors to some… Read More

FarmFundr Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Farmland & Announces Three California Investment Opportunities

FarmFundr, a crowdfunding investment opportunity for farmland, announced on Friday it has opened its first rounding of funding opportunities for accredited investors. The new funding portal stated its primary focus is to maximize an investor’s returns while lowering risk. It was revealed: “FarmFundr currently farms and… Read More

Canadian Fintech Platform WealthBar Surpasses $100 Million in Online Investments

On Tuesday, Canadian fintech platform, WealthBar, announced it surpassed $100 million in online investments. This announcement comes just as WealthBar completes its second year in business. The platform stated that during its two-year run its clients saved approximately $1.3 million annually in fees when compared to… Read More

Brief: Russell Investments Picks Qumram For Digital Compliant Record-Keeping

On Thursday, Qumram, a global provider of digital interaction audit solutions for the financial services industry, has been selected by global asset managing company Russell Investments, to provide compliant digital record-keeping. Qumram stated because client demand for digital communication and transaction has increased, so has compliance risk. It will… Read More