Tagged: secondary

Crowd2Fund Says Their Secondary Market is Booming

Crowd2Fund’s Exchange, a secondary market for crowdfunded investments, is apparently experiencing solid utilization according to a release by Crowd2Fund. Launched 18 months ago, Crowd2Fund states it is benefiting from a “significant increase in activity in line with the platform’s exponential growth this year.” Investors using the… Read More

Orchard Platform Pivot? Not So Fast.

Earlier this week there was note circulating the Orchard was in the midst of a pivot.  Specifically, the report said Orchard was pivoting from a data/analytics platform to a loan trading platform. This was interesting as the secondary transaction platform for securities based on online loans… Read More

No Bidding Yet. Seedrs Outlines How Crowdfunded Shares will be Valued in Secondary Marketplace

Seedrs will commence its secondary market feature next week on Tuesday (June 6) as they launch monthly their trading marketplace for crowdfunded securities (labeled Trading Tuesdays). This is not a simple task and a persistent item of discussion in the investment crowdfunding sector. Creating liquidity… Read More

Orchard X: Secondary Market for Online Loans Delayed Due to Regulatory Hurdles

Orchard X, the secondary trading platform being created by Orchard platform, received coverage from NYTimes.com yesterday shedding some light on the delayed launch. The electronic trading platform for online lending assets was announced in April 2016 but since that date little has been said about a… Read More

SEC Publishes Agenda for May 10th ACSEC Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published the agenda for the May 10 meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC). At this meeting, ACSEC will discuss the underwriting of small offerings and will receive updates from SEC staff about the… Read More

Following the Sale of PeerRealty: Founders Jordan Fishfeld & Juan Hernandez Shift Energy to Secondary Market Platform CFX Markets

Following the announcement that real estate crowdfunding platform PeerRealty had been sold to Brelion, founders Jordan Fishfeld and Juan Hernandez are shifting their energy to solving a pressing issue in the alternative finance space: creating a secondary market for alternative assets including securities sold on… Read More

Secondary Market: Crowdcube Facilitates First Secondary Share Trades

Crowdcube has announced the completion of its first batch of secondary transactions on their crowdfunding platform. The serviced was initially tipped for release last year during Crowdcube’s self-crowdfunding round that raised £6.6 million.  Incorporating secondary transactions is an important step in the crowdfunding platform as… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Launches Secondary Trading for Crowdfunded Securities

Sweden-based investment crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has launched a secondary trading platform in partnership with Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.  The new platform was announced during a breakfast event at Stockholm’s Stureplan and is designed to provide liquidity for investors in crowdfunded securities. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken or SEB,… Read More

Asset Match Says Interest in Early Stage Investment is High but Liquidity Challenges are a Problem

Peer to peer trading platform, Asset Match, is out with some research on the demand for a secondary market for alternative securities. Asset Match is a London-based platform that enables shareholders to trade shares in unlisted companies. According to Asset Match, nearly two million UK… Read More

Forthcoming ACSEC Meeting to Tackle Several Important Issues: Secondary Markets & Dearth of IPOs

The SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) is scheduled to meet in Washington, DC next week at SEC HQ.  On the Committee’s agenda are two important issues: Secondary market liquidity for Regulation A Tier 2 and non-exchange listed companies and why companies are… Read More

StartEngine to Launch Secondary Market for Crowdfunded Securities

Tackling the exit challenge head on, investment crowdfunding platform StartEngine has announced the creation of a secondary market to buy and sell shares in Reg CF and Reg A+ securities. Reg CF, created by Title III of the JOBS Act, allows issuers the ability to… Read More

Needed Policy Reforms to Improve Entrepreneurs’ Access to Capital

Capital formation and entrepreneurship improve economic growth, productivity and real wages. Existing securities laws impede entrepreneurial capital formation. To promote prosperity, Congress and a reconstituted Securities and Exchange Commission need to systematically reduce or eliminate state and federal regulatory barriers hindering entrepreneurs’ access to capital…. Read More

Secondary Market Success: Unique Property Exchange has Seen £10 Million of Shares Traded

Property Partner, a UK Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, Updates on Results of Secondary Market for Property Shares Property Partner, a crowdfunding platform for UK real estate, has said that £10 million of shares in property have been exchanged on their unique secondary marketplace. Stating “bricks… Read More

Prosper Backs Out of Secondary Market for Loans

According to multiple reports, Prosper is shutting down secondary trading for it’s loans eliminating a liquidity path for retail investors. The justification was stated as lack of demand. Bloomberg reported that Sarah Cain, a Prosper spokesperson, explained the decision as one driven by utilization; “While… Read More

Orchard Will Launch Electronic Trading Platform for Marketplace Lending Assets

Orchard Platform connects most of the established marketplace lending platforms to institutional investors via their virtual data pipes.  The company is at the epicenter of the online lending industry and recently held a gathering of many well-known lenders this past March. During their inaugural partner… Read More

Equitise Joins with Syndex to Create Secondary Market for Crowdfunded Securities

Equitise, operating in Australia and New Zealand, has partnered with Auckland-based Syndex to create a secondary market to trade crowdfunded securities. The “Trans-Tasman” market is said to deliver “a new degree of maturity and sophistication to the nascent crowdfunded equity market in New Zealand”.  … Read More

CircleUp Boosts Liquidity with Secondary Market called CircleUp Rights+

CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform that target consumer facing companies,  launched a secondary market for shareholders to trade shares last week.  According to a report in CNBC, the platform will enable investors to sell or buy shares in the CircleUp listings twice a year. Ryan… Read More

OTC Markets Targets Reg A+ Issuers: Creates “On-Ramp” for Companies to Trade Shares

OTC Markets has published proposed new rules and standards for companies seeking to use newly adopted “Regulation A+,” or Title IV of the JOBS Act.  The objective is to have companies using this new exemption  to list their securities on OTCQX Best or OTCQB Venture… Read More

Crowd2Fund launches Crowd Exchange to Grow Liquidity in Crowdfunding Market

Crowd2Fund, a regulated “five model” crowdfunding platform, has announced the launch of the Crowd Exchange, a new site that will a holders of debt or equity in private companies to sell their investments to other individuals online.  Crowd2Fund states the primary objective of the exchange… Read More

LOOKING FOR THE EXIT – Commissioner Aguilar Presses On The Need For Greater Secondary Market Liquidity 

Earlier this month, Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar addressed the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies in Washing D.C. In his speech (embedded below), Commissioner Aguilar echoed the sentiments of the market in arguing the need for increased liquidity in the private placement market. His… Read More