Irish born but Asia based, First Circle has received $1.2 million in seed funding led by Key Capital and IMJ Investment Partners. The online lender is targeting SME in the Philippines first but plans on expanding across Southeast Asia. Speaking with Businessworld.ie, Patrick Lynch, the… Read More
The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report has just been published and it highlights the largest region in the world for disruptive finance. Entitled, “Harnessing Potential”, this is the first report for the region and has been created by a partnership of researchers, including the Cambridge… Read More
Last month ENDVEST, a global real estate crowdfunding platform, launched its highly anticipated and improved platform ENDVEST 2.0. According to CTO of ENDVEST, David Boyajian, the new website was “built with the investor experience in mind every step of the way.” He claimed that the… Read More
Australian listed crowdfunding platform CoAssets Limited (“CoAssets” or the “Company”) (NSX code: CAX), confirmed on Monday that it has successfully crowdfunded the platform’s first Singapore-based real estate project. Launched on July 1st, Mountbatten Lights, a boutique cluster bungalow development, managed to raise S$500,000 from more than… Read More
99designs is a San Francisco-based crowdsourcing web site for graphic and web design work. The site boasts a community of over 250,000 participating designers. Many of these participating designers are based in the Philippines, which was just ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Now the team at… Read More
If two is company, and three’s a crowd, does seven make it crowdfunding? The seven-man team at The Spark Project would like to make it so. Though the idea of bringing the technology of crowdfunding to the Philippines has been around for a while, it was only last… Read More
MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Teofisto Guingona III has filed a bill that would allow the public to comment on pending measures through email or the internet. Guingona said that Senate Bill 3300, to be called The Crowdsourcing Act of 2012,” proposes to allow the public… Read More
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