Tagged: u.s.

Funding Circle Revamp: Online Lender Announces New Look & Feel to Platform

On Thursday, online lender Funding Circle announced it is revamping its platform by offering a new look and feel. The lending portal also announced its new motto, Made to Do More. It was revealed: “Since  2010, we’ve been proudly helping small businesses (32,000 and counting!)… Read More

CreditEase Wealth Management Receives SEC Registered Investment Advisor Approval

CreditEase Wealth Management announced on Thursday it has recently been approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a registered investment advisor (RIA). The firm may now provide advice to investors in the U.S. Speaking about the RIA process, Dr. Fan Gal,… Read More

Fintech Firm investFeed Ditches Equities for Cryptocurrency

investFeed, a community-powered stock trading network, announced on Thursday that it is making the ambitious move to drop U.S. equities from its platform and to replace them with digital currencies. The New York-based firm, which launched in 2014, revealed it made the decision to pivot… Read More

Funding Circle Expands in the U.S. By Appointing New CCO & Head of Capital Markets

Online lender for SMEs, Funding Circle, announced this week it expanded its U.S. leadership team by appointing Joanna Karger as U.S. Head of Capital Markets and Richard Stephenson as U.S. Chief Compliance Officer. Karger, who notably has 30 years of experience working in capital markets,… Read More

Lice Clinics of America Launches Reg CF Campaign on StartEngine

Lice Clinics of America,  a large lice treatment products, and services company, announced the launch of its Title III Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign (Reg CF) on StartEngine.  The funding round will allow accredited and non-accredited investors to purchase equity in the company. Lice Clinics of America… Read More

China Rapid Finance Unveils Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option For the Purchase of Additional ADSs

On Thursday, peer-to-peer lender China Rapid Finance (NYSE: XRF) that the underwriters of its previously announced initial public offering (IPO) have exercised in full the option to purchase an additional 1.5 million American depositary shares (“ADSs”) from China Rapid Finance to cover over-allotments. According to… Read More

Biz2Credit Names New York City The 2017 Best Small Business City in America

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it named New York City the 2017 Best Small Business City in America. According to the company, this vote was based on a weighted average that includes annual revenue, credit score, age of business (in months), and a BizAnalyzer score that factors in cash… Read More

India’s Impact Guru & GlobalGiving Announces Partnership: Offers Tax Benefits to International Donors in the U.S. & UK

India-based crowdfunding platform for NGOs, medical, and personal causes Impact Guru announced on Tuesday it formed a partnership with U.S. and UK-based non-profit crowdfunding platform, GlobalGiving. According to the duo, this new partnership will enable vetted Indian NGOs and social enterprises raising funds on Impact Guru to… Read More

China Rapid Finance Announces IPO Pricing of 10 Million American Depositary Shares

Peer-to-peer lender China Rapid Finance announced on Friday the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) for 10 million American depositary shares (ADS). The company revealed each ADS was priced at $6.00,  with a total offering size of US$60 million. According to the Asian online lender, each… Read More

MASECO Private Wealth Selects InvestCloud to Provide Client & Advisor Portals For UK/U.S. Clients

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Thursday it was selected by MASECO Private Wealth to provide client and advisor portals to the company’s UK/U.S. customers. InvestCloud reported it would deliver comprehensive client communication and reporting capabilities, which includes the automation and consolidation of client reports online…. Read More

RealtyShares’ Latest Survey Reveals: Americans May Not Know Which Investment Types Have Performed Best in Real Estate

Real estate marketplace lending platform RealtyShares, announced on Thursday findings from its new Real Estate Investing Survey, which was conducted online among over 2,000 U.S. adults in March 2017 by Harris Poll on its behalf. The report revealed Americans’ interest in real estate investing. According to… Read More

Fifth Third Bank Expands Partnership With Accion U.S. Network to Fuel Small Business Growth in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, & Ohio

Fifth Third Bank announced on Thursday an investment and expanded partnership with nonprofit small business lender network, Accion U.S. Network, to support lending to underserved small businesses in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. The bank revealed that the partnership highlights its focus on championing… Read More

Overfunding: BrewDog’s DogHouse Hotel & Sour Beer Facility Quickly Secures $75,000 Funding Target on Indiegogo

Just days after launching its reward-based crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its Doghouse Craft Beer Hotel and Sour Beer Facility at its Columbus, Ohio location, UK-based brewery BrewDog has successfully secured its $75,000 funding target and is nearing $100,000 thanks to more than 575 backers. As… Read More

BrewDog Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Doghouse Craft Beer Hotel & Sour Beer Facility in Columbus

A little over a week after opening its taphouse in the Columbus, Ohio area, UK-based brewery BrewDog has launched a reward-based crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise a minimum of $75,000 for its Doghouse Craft Beer Hotel and Sour Beer Facility. The brewing company has raised over… 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

Vaping Company Vaportronix Launches Fundable Campaign For Vaporizer Smartphone Case

Vaportronix has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fundable. The Miami-based vaping company is seeking funds as it prepares to expand business operations and continue growth in the U.S. for its premium portable vaporizer smartphone case, VQ. The company, which was founded in 2014 by Steven Stanimirovic… Read More

Kickstarter Joins Amicus Brief to Stand Up For America’s Welcoming Immigrants Tradition

Kickstarter announced on Monday it has joined an amicus brief, alongside nearly 100 American companies, to stand up for America’s welcoming immigrant traditions. According to Kickstarter, the brief reads: “Immigrants make many of the Nation’s greatest discoveries, and create some of the country’s most innovative and… Read More

Kickstarter On President Trump’s Immigration & Refugee Order: We Stand With Those Harmed By This Order

Less than a week after President Trump signed an immigration and refugee executive order on seven countries in the middle east (Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen), crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced it is going against the new President’s decision and siding with those… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Responds to President Trump’s Immigration Restrictions & Announces Refugee Crowdfunding Campaign

Following President Trump’s now infamous immigration and refugee restrictions going into effect for seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen), Indiegogo CEO, Dave Mandelbrot, announced he and his team have launched a crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the refugees that are currently in the… Read More

SoFi Makes Debut on “The Ellen Show” (Video)

  Last week, SoFi, one of the largest online lenders in the US, made a special appearance on the hit talk show The Ellen Show and offered the audience a bit of a surprise. As previously reported, SoFi describes itself as a “modern finance company.” Its mission has… Read More