Sara Hanks Comments on SEC Concept Release, Defends Reg A+, Advocates on Behalf of Companies in Need of Growth Capital by JD Alois

Accenture’s UK-based Fintech Innovation Lab to Encourage Female Entrepreneurs to Establish Financial Technology Firms

It’s been eight years since Accenture’s London-based Fintech Innovation Lab was launched. The innovation lab is now welcoming a new group of 20 Fintech companies, with reportedly a 50% increase in the number of women founders when compared to last year. The Lab has been… Read More

Study: Crowdfunding Investors More Inclined to Support Female Founded Startups

A new study produced by prominent UK investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs and London-based law firm Joelson indicates the investors are more inclined to support female-founded startups that issue securities on crowdfunding platforms. The report states that 100% of female-founded businesses and 90% of male and… Read More

Legaltech: Bootstrap Legal and Sosnow & Associates Merge

Legaltech platform Bootstrap legal has merged with Sosnow & Associates, the law firm launched by Robin Sosnow. Bootstrap Legal is a Legaltech platform that streamlines the process of drafting legal documents for real estate offerings. Bootstrap Legal is the creation of its affiliate, the Law… Read More

NYC FinTech Women’s Inspiring Fintech Females 2019 List

NYC FinTech Women has published its list of Inspiring Fintech Females 2019. NYC FinTech Women serves over 2,000 members through mentorship, sponsorship, and networking opportunities and publishes their annual list to recognize the achievements of women in financial technology. According to NYC FinTech Women, the… Read More

Sara Hanks Comments on SEC Concept Release, Defends Reg A+, Advocates on Behalf of Companies in Need of Growth Capital

Last week, a meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) held a meeting. On the agenda was the topic of the SEC’s concept release on regulatory harmonization. The concept release was initiated in recognition of the current ecosystem of private… Read More

Northwestern Mutual’s $20 Million Allocation to Female-Founded Startups “Only the Beginning”

VC firm Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures (NMFV) is allocating $20 million USD to fund female-founded start-ups. According to the company, since its launch in 2017, Northwestern Mutual has invested in 18 startups and deployed $50 million in capital. As well: “In May this year, it… Read More

Global Funding & Trading Platform Funderbeam Receives Financial Services License in Singapore

Fintech Funderbeam has received a financial services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This means that Funderbeam will be able to provide funding options to the Singapore market thus representing a significant expansion from its European base. Singapore based Funderbeam Markets Pte Ltd…. Read More

Fintech P2Binvestor has Financed Over $1 Billion in Lending: A Discussion with Founder Krista Morgan

P2Binvestor (P2Bi) is an online lender providing access to capital for businesses which are typically not able to access traditional bank financing. The 5-year-old Fintech lender provides term loans and lines of credit based off of a borrowers assets – mainly accounts receivable. P2Bi explains… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Visits Fintech Hotspot Singapore, Comments on Cross Border Regulation of Digital Assets

SEC Commissioner  Hester Peirce is in Singapore, a noted Asian Fintech hub, talking about digital assets. Peirce, speaking at the SUSS [Singapore University of Social Sciences] Convergence Forum, addressed the audience about innovation – something that frequently makes regulators nervous. Change is hard. Alluding to… Read More

Smart Valor Schedules Launch of Digital Asset Exchange in Switzerland & Lichtenstein for Next Week

Smart Valor, a licensed Financial Intermediary in Switzerland and registered crypto-fiat exchange  in Liechtenstein, will go-live next week on July 30, according to an email from the company. Smart Valor claims to be the “first to build a fully compliant security token exchange for alternative… Read More

Securities Attorney Joshua Klayman Joins Linklaters as US Head of Fintech plus Blockchain & Digital Assets

Global law firm Linklaters has announced the appointment of Joshua Ashley Klayman as US Head of Fintech and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets. Klayman will be operating out of the New York office of the 175-year-old, UK based law firm. Klayman is well known… Read More

Crowdfunding in Transition: How Blockchain Will Change Alternative Finance

This is a report from the 4th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) which took place on 13 June 2019 in Berlin. Berlin – The rooms of Sirius Minds at the 4th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) were occupied to the last seat…. Read More

Automated Investment Platform for Digital Assets SupraFin Plans Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube: Will Award its Own Crypto to Investors

SupraFin, described as the first automated investment management platform for cryptocurrencies / digital assets, will be crowdfunding soon. SupraFin utilizes bespoke algorithms and trading models designed to give individuals the upper hand in the volatile crypto market. According to an email from SupraFin, the company… Read More

AngelHub Founder Karen Contet Farzam: Hong Kong’s Startup Community is One of the Fastest Growing Ecosystems in the World

Hong Kong’s First Regulated Investment Crowdfunding Platform. In April of this year, AngelHub became the first investment crowdfunding platform to receive a license from a Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. In the past couple of years, Hong Kong has moved quickly to… Read More

Like a Jackson Pollock Painting: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Criticizes Commission’s Approach to Digital Assets, Says it Has Stifled Growth

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has polished her pen once again with another thought-provoking speech addressing Fintech innovation and, more specifically, digital assets. Speaking at the Securities Enforcement Forum, East Palo Alto, California (by video), Peirce pointedly criticized the Commission for stifling the emergence of security… Read More

How Fintech Should Help to Close the Gender Gap in Business Lending

The number of women-owned businesses has been steadily increasing globally. Despite this, accessing finance to start or grow their business remains a struggle for many women. A study by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Kansas City found that women are less likely… Read More

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