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Lending Express Opens Shop in Silicon Valley & Adds Moshe Kazimirsky to Team

Lending Express, an AI-powered marketplace for business loans, has opened a new Silicon Valley office in San Mateo, as well as the appointment of Moshe Kazimirsky to VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development to support the West Coast team. The announcement comes on the… Read More

Santander InnoVentures Adds Pixoneye, Curve & Gridspace to Fintech Portfolio

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, announced its addition of UK based Pixoneye and Curve and US based Gridspace to its portfolio in the latest round of strategic fintech investments. Pixoneye and Gridspace deepen the fund’s focus in artificial intelligence as… Read More

Cross-Border Invoicing on the Radar: Flywire Acquires Startupbootcamp FinTech London Alum PACE Invoice

Flywire, an international payment solutions provider (formerly peerTransfer),  announced that its acquisition of London-based PACE Invoice, a multi-currency invoicing platform provider and an alumni of Startupbootcamp FinTech London. With the acquisition, Flywire adds international invoicing to its cross-border payments and receivables services, enabling its business,… Read More

KeyBank, Progressive, & Other Ohio Industry Giants Team Up To Launch New Global Fintech Accelerator

On Tuesday, Ohio-based companies KeyBank, Progressive, The Kroger Co., Grange Insurance, Huntington, FifthThird, First Federal Lakewood, Root Insurance, and Safelite announced the launch of their new global fintech accelerator program, Fintech71. JPMorgan Chase will also be lending its thought leadership and industry expertise to the… Read More

California Startup JetPack Aviation Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs For JB-10 JetPack & VTOL Aircraft Development

California’s JetPack Aviation launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 for the research and development of its JB-10 JetPack and vertical take offer and landing (VTOL) personal flight machine. The company’s founders, David Mayman and Nelson Tyler, have notably been working on the VTOL… Read More

Lender AvantCredit Receives Full Authorization from FCA: Full Speed Ahead

AvantCredit has received full authorization by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which covers all credit and lending operations and includes permissions for credit broking, debt collection and debt administration, according to a release. Since launching in the UK in October 2013, AvantCredit has issued more than 70,000… Read More

Brewdog Announces Team Profit Share Initiative & New Employee Benefits As It Preps for U.S. Expansion

On Friday, crowdfunded brewery Brewdog announced its team profit share initiative, The Unicorn Fund. The fund is described as an opportunity to share in the success that Brewdog has worked hard to create. The company stated any crew member who signs up for the fund would… 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

Print & Digital Media Company Family Traveller Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube As It Plans Expansion in the UK & US

Family Traveller, a printing and digital media company that focuses on family-centric travel information and advice, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a mission to raise £500,000 as it prepares to expand in the UK and US. Since its launch in 2012, Family… Read More

BrewDog Updates SEC Filing as Share Offer to Support US Expansion Nears

BrewDog, and its never-ending EquityforPunks crowdfunding campaign, has updated its filing with the SEC as the US offer, under Reg A+ nears. BrewDog management originally filed its first Form 1-A in early March.  The most recent filing will reflect comments and requests from the SEC… Read More

TransferWise’s Future of Finance Report Shows How Americans Incorporate Fintech into Daily Life

Nearly one third of Americans will be using a technology company for financial services such as loans, mortgages and payments in five years, reports global P2P platform TransferWise Almost one third of Americans are likely to be using a technology provider and not a bank for… Read More

EY FinTech Adoption Survey: More Millennials Tapping P2P, Online Payments and Investments; Fintech Is Here to Stay

15.5% of digitally active consumers currently use financial technology products Payment services are the most popular product offering Users are younger, wealthier and increasingly urban With 29.1%, Hong Kong has the highest rate of FinTech use of all surveyed markets  “Higher-income individuals are some of the… Read More

Tilt Prepares For Global Launch By Announcing Rollouts in The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway

This week, crowdfunding platform, Tilt, announced it is making the final preparations to launch globally starting in November by hitting five additional international markets by early 2016. Tilt, which was founded in 2012 by James Beshara and Khaled Hussein, recently placed a foothold in the European market… Read More

Update: BrewDog Scores Over £2.6M on Crowdcube

With less than two weeks until its Crowdcube initiative comes to an end, UK-based craft brewery, BrewDog, has successfully secured over £2.6M thanks to nearly 1,500 investors.  Originally started out in the back of a van by two guys and dog, BrewDog is now recognized globally… Read More

Creator of Passion Planner Launches Fourth Kickstarter Campaign

Earlier this week, San Diego entrepreneur Angelia Trinidad launched a fourth crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for her widely popular product, Passion Planner. The Passion Planner is described as a paper planner that is designed with your passions and personal goals in mind. It is noted to seamlessly balance… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunder Announces New Followers & Messages Features

Earlier this week, Crowdfunder announced new follows and messaging tools that will help investors and companies to be more in touch on its crowdfunding platform. The Crowdfunder team shared: “Investing is inherently social. Investors are investing in the founders and their team just as much… Read More

Hiscox Names US as “Most Entrepreneurial” Country, No Time to Rest on Laurels

The International insurance firm Hiscox has released its seventh annual ‘DNA of an Entrepreneur Report’, with the firm using its global network of 268,000 small businesses in order to calculate entrepreneurship and business innovation within six countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Holland and… Read More

Tilt’s James Beshara & Khaled Hussein Discuss International Expansion

Following the announcement of its recent funding round capturing $30 million, Tilt’s co-founders James Beshara and Khaled Hussein sat down with TechCrunch to share their thoughts on the investment and the future of the crowdfunding platform. The media outlet revealed that Tilt has already expanded to the… Read More

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Raises £10M During Series A Funding Round to Launch in the U.S.

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs revealed this week that it has raised £10 million during a Series A round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital. The funds will reportedly be used to launch into the U.S. market. According to TechCrunch, the platform previously captured $7.2… Read More

WikiLeaks Launches $100,000 Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Bounty for Trans-Pacific Partnership Documents

In an attempt to gain full access in the top-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the documentation leaking website, WikiLeaks, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on its own platform to raise $100,000 reward for the remaining chapters of the TPP. The TPP is a “proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty”…. Read More