Tagged: transparency

Divest from Dark Money: OpenInvest Utilizes CPA-Zicklin Index to Advise Politically Transparent Investments

OpenInvest, a digital investment advisor for socially responsible investing, launched Divest from Dark Money, a one-click way to invest in companies that prioritize political transparency. The Divest from Dark Money screen allows investors to divest from companies that fail to publicly disclose whether corporate funds… Read More

Transparency on Investment Returns Counts & FundersClub is Providing it to their Investors

Investing in early stage companies is a risky venture. Everyone understands this. The risk vs return paradigm is an important aspect of any type of investing and the risk is higher in early stage companies and, correspondingly, so are the returns. While some pundits point… Read More

Landbay’s Gray Stern Discusses the Importance of Transparency in the Fintech Industry (Video)

This week, co-founder and chief commercial officer of Landbay, Gray Stern, sat down with The Asian Banker to discuss the peer-to-peer lender’s growth along with the importance of transparency in the fintech industry. Landbay, which founded by Stern and John Goodall, allows individuals to invest in… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana: Leading UK P2P Lending with Superior Service, Transparency and Cutting-Edge Fintech

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Dharmsinh Desai University and MBAs from both the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and McGill University, Jaidev Janardana spent 12 years with Capital One, in the US and the UK. He was the CMO for Capital One UK, responsible… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils 2015’s Transparency Report

This week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter released its 2015 transparency report. This report shares details about the year’s copyright and trademark claims. The funding platform stated: “Kickstarter is a space for creative people to present and find support for new and imaginative ideas. Like many sites entrusted with… Read More

Quote 2 Fund Adds Signature to Small Business Borrower’s Bill of Rights, Committed to Guidelines

Quote 2 Fund announced that it has become a signatory to the Small Business Borrower’s Bill of Rights, a public commitment to ensure small business owners have access to funding that is both transparent and fair. By signing, Quote 2 Fund joins a coalition of industry… Read More

Interview with Companisto CEO & Co-Founder Tamo Zwinge: New Venture Loans, FinTech Disruption & German Regulations

CEO and General Manager of Companisto Tamo Zwinge began his career as a lawyer, studying law at the Freie Universität Berlin and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin and Pretoria, South Africa. Afterward, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in commercial law, specializing in… Read More

Indiegogo Unveils New Campaigner Profile Card Features That Share Details about Campaign Organizers

In an effort to increase transparency and trust, popular reward-based crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has launched new feature: campaign profile cards. Sharing details about the feature, Indiegogo’s Julian Wong stated: “At Indiegogo, we routinely gather feedback from users and use this information to help determine what features… Read More

Kickstarter Releases 2014’s Transparency Report

On Wednesday, popular reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter unveiled its Transparency Report 2014 that shared details about the year’s trademark claims, DMCA requirements, and government and law enforcement requests. The platform shared: “Kickstarter’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life. As part of that mission, we work… Read More

Kickstarter, Lawsuits And An F From The BBB

Curation in crowdfunding carries some risk. Does it carry some responsibility as well? On August 14th, 2013, Kristin “MK” Ducote, author of the racing novel, Naked Paddock, along with her husband, professional racecar driver, Chapman Ducote, and their publishing company, War Chest Publishing, LLC, filed… Read More

FOIA Machine on Kickstarter: Automating Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA or FOY-ah) is a US law dating back to the Lyndon B. Johnson administration that facilitates the disclosure of information. The law is designed to hold the US government accountable for disclosing information. Additionally, it outlines the consequences of… Read More

California Stock Exchange Selects EarlyIQ For Due Diligence Services

The California Stock Xchange (Cal-X) and Cal-X Crowdfund Connect has selected San Diego-based EarlyIQ to provide enterprise management reports for use in vetting companies listed on the exchange. RELATED – From Main Street To Wall Street And Back: Cal-X Determined To Help Startups Succeed In partnership… Read More

Crowd Control? Social Nature Of Crowdfunding Should Control Fraud, Advocates Say

Crowdfunding has the potential to revolutionize how small businesses raise capital, but it generates an old worry: the possibility for fraud. But crowdfunding advocates say not to worry. The public nature of the investing model should help investors quickly identify and put a stop to… Read More

ProHatch Takes Unique Approach To Crowdfunding Transparency

I recently had an opportunity to tour the inner workings of ProHatch’s crowdfunding system, and the approach they’ve taken to raising money may be more in line with how entrepreneurs start and build businesses. As of right now ProHatch is a donation-based platform, but they… Read More

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