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How crowdfunding will transform inner cities

By  for VentureBeat

It’s been only six months since Regulation Crowdfunding was legalized, and it’s already proving to be highly successful funding source for new businesses. 50 percent of companies that have closed on their financing hit their minimum funding target. That 50 percent success rate is far greater than typical 3 to 10 percent success rate of bank loans or venture financing, according to the Small Business Administration. (more…)

About, Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

December 8, 2016

562

9 Fintech Providers for Higher Investment Yields in Singapore

by 

Investment opportunities in Singapore stand in a low yield environment and investors are increasingly turning to alternative Fintech solutions to generate a higher profit. Some options that have gained traction around the world, are Fintech companies that provide services such as peer-to-business (P2B) invoice financing, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, real estate crowdfunding, and student loans, among others. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Global trends, p2p/online lending, Singapore

December 6, 2016

506

Crowdfunding advice: 4 sage tips for a successful campaign

By Ken Mendiola for e27

While fintech in Asia continues to build momentum more broadly, crowdfunding in particular offers huge potential that remains largely untapped. In a Q3 2016 report, KPMG reveals that Asia got the largest chunk of venture capital in the fintech and cryptocurrency technology sectors. (more…)

About, Crowdfunding/investing

November 26, 2016

391

ECrowd! raises more than €300K in second round of funding

By Finextra

The debt crowdfunding – also known as crowdlending- platform ECrowd!, specializing in sustainable investments, has closed an investment round of € 307,900 through the online investment platform Crowdcube (equity crowdfunding). (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news

November 26, 2016

344

Indiegogo enlists MicroVentures for a new investment platform

By  for TechCrunch

For sites like Indiegogo, supporting a project generally means a pat on the back, a t-shirt, or, best case scenario, an early delivery of whatever it is that company is selling. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news

November 16, 2016

551

Another Singapore crowdfunding startup gets green light: Funding Societies gets provisional CMS license

By Kevin McSpadden for e27

About four months after Funding Societies temporarily halted its crowdfunding loan terms in order to ensure it met regulations set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Singaporean startup announced today it has received a provisional Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the nation’s central bank. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news, Malaysia, p2p/online lending, Singapore, SME

November 7, 2016

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EthisKapital.com – World’s First Licensed Islamic P2P/Crowdfunding Platform

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Securities Commission Malaysia has awarded 6 P2P licenses, one of which is the world’s first license for Shari’ah-compliant P2P. This license was awarded to EthisKapital.com, which will be focused on funding small businesses, and real estate development projects. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Malaysia

November 4, 2016

400

Singapore’s equity crowdfunding platform Fundnel clears major MAS regulatory hurdle

By Kevin McSpadden for e27

Fundnel, a Singaporean equity crowdfunding platform, announced today it has received a provisional Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) — clearing a major regulatory hurdle within the industry. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Singapore

November 4, 2016

358

Online money pot Leetchi launches in UK

By Finextra

Leetchi.com is an easy, fast and secure money collection platform that allows anyone to create a ‘money pot’ in less than a minute and invite others to help finance projects such as group gifts for birthdays, baby showers and co-workers, as well as fundraising for projects, charities and events.
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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

October 21, 2016

416

‘Rock Hall Of Famer’ Jerry Harrison Launching Red Crow Equity Crowdfund Platform

By Roger Aitken for Forbes

Angel investor and ‘Rock & Roll’ hall of famer Jerry Harrison, most widely known for his work with the Talking Heads, is set to launch equity crowd funding portal Red Crow this November, which will initially target ‘social impact’ and healthcare/medtech sectors. There are also plans to expand into other verticals including cyber security, virtual reality, machine learning and potentially “environmentally focussed” investments. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

October 16, 2016

428

iFunded Raises Seven Digit Pre-Series A Funding Round

By FinSMEs

iFunded, a Berlin, Germany-based real estate crowdinvesting platform, received a euro seven digit investment in a pre-Series A round. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing

October 11, 2016

588

Milestones and achievements: Indonesia’s crowdfunding platform KitaBisa shares its story

By  Anisa Menur A. Maulani for e27

KitaBisa CEO Alfatih Timur talks about the company’s milestones, and how it managed to balance business and social impact (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Indonesia, Interviews

October 7, 2016

410

Financeit’s Fresh $17 Million to Fund TD Financing Acquisition

By Julie (Schicktanz) Muhn for Finovate

Today, Financeit pulled in a $17 million venture funding round that was led by new investors Pritzker family business interests advised by The Pritzker Organization and DNS Capital. Existing investors also contributed. The new installment boosts the Canada-based company’s total funding up to more than $38 million since it was established in 2011. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, POS/mPOS and online acquiring, SME

October 7, 2016

413

Santander Joins The Crowdfunding Revolution

By David Prosser for Forbes

Remember the days when crowdfunding platforms were the young upstarts threatening to disrupt the banks out of business? Well today, those very same platforms are signing partnership deals with the banking industry. (more…)

Banks, Crowdfunding/investing, p2p/online lending

October 5, 2016

654

7 crowdlending sites in Indonesia

By Nadine Freischlad for TechInAsia

It’s a gold rush moment for fintech in Indonesia. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Indonesia, p2p/online lending

October 4, 2016

391

WealthForge To Raise $2.5 Million in New Convertible Note Offering

By David Penn for Finovate

WealthForge will raise $2.5 million in new capital using the same convertible note strategy the company used last year to raise $2.2 million. Bill Robbins, who took the helm as CEO at WealthForge last December, said the funding will help WealthForge build its core business, as well as make investments in “sales, marketing, and support.” Characterizing the initial response to the convertible note offering as “extremely positive,” Robbins expects to complete the fundraising by the end of the year. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

October 1, 2016

396

Three things venture capitalists need to show their own investors

By Harry Stebbings of TechCrunch

“The table stakes for [venture capitalists] has never been higher,” says Judith Elsea,  co-founder of the fund-of-funds Weathergage Capital, in our latest interview. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing

September 28, 2016

427

OurCrowd Pulls in $72 Million

By Julie Schicktanz for Finovate

OurCrowd, an equity crowdfunding platform that boasts a network of 15,000 investors to fund U.S. and Israeli startups, raised $72 million. Financial institutions, family offices, and private investors from five continents participated in the Series C round, though most of the investors remain unnamed. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing

September 22, 2016

455

What does the future hold for mutant equity crowdfunding?

By Pedro Madeira for City AM

For the first time since the industry emerged in 2011, according to Beauhurst data, the number of successful equity crowdfunding campaigns fell in the first half of this year. It is therefore an appropriate moment to reassess what the sector’s future may look like. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing

September 1, 2016

680

Crowdfunding: Why private equity opportunities are ever closer for investors

By Claire Madden for CityAM

Small business investment has gone mainstream – or has it? (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Global trends

June 2, 2016

476

GoFundMe hits 25m donors and $2b raised on its giving platform

By Haje Jan Kamps for Techcrunch

GoFundMe seems to be everywhere these days; my social media feeds are never too many posts away from a campaign from the company raising funding for a cause or a goal. (more…)

Banks, Crowdfunding/investing

May 23, 2016

781

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

By  for the Fortune

The Internet of Things is challenging regulated utilities. (more…)

Blockchain, Crowdfunding/investing

May 17, 2016

659

Meet New Union: An under-the-radar Singapore crowdfunding platform putting up mind-blowing numbers

By Kevin McSpadden for E27

New Union also has a legitimate presence in a country not often discussed in local startup media: Cambodia (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Global trends, InspirAsia, Singapore

May 12, 2016

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Crowdinvesting as an Alternative for SME- and P2B- Lending

In many countries crowdinvesting took off with issuers offering financial securities to investors and thus granting returns in the form of interests, dividends, and/or parts of the earnings of the business. Today, a large range of portals has been set up to facilitate the matching between entrepreneurs and the investing crowd.

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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

March 21, 2016

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Crowdfunding: Invesntors and Charity

Global crowdfunding experienced accelerated growth in 2014, expanding by 167% to reach $16.2 billion raised, up from $6.1 billion in 2013. 

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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia, SME

March 21, 2016

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Crowdfunding for the Public Good Is Evil

By Peter Moskovitz for Wired.com

EMMA HOFMAN, A kindergarten teacher in New Orleans, needs your money. In the past two years, she has set up six fund-raising campaigns on the website DonorsChoose.org. Her goal isn’t to fund expensive field trips or even a new computer. She just wants her kids to have books, pencil sharpeners, and a few blocks to play with. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing

March 16, 2016

Let’s Do The Show Right Here: Crowdfunding Site Targets Concert Promoters

By Trevor Clawson for Forbes

The onward march of digital technology hasn’t been altogether kind to those seeking to eke out a living within the music industry. Admittedly, relatively easy access to the big online streaming and download platforms has made it possible for just about anyone to distribute music nationally and internationally, a development that’s worth at least two cheers. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Global trends

March 3, 2016

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SGX is revving up support for the Singapore’s tech startup scene. Here’s how

By Yon Heong Tung for e27,

It wants to become a platform for startups to raise funds, and is raising awareness through events, workshops and various outreach events (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

February 19, 2016

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New marketplace helps angel investors, startup employees sell their shares to VCs

By Malavika Velayanikal for dealstreetasia,

Exits are vital for a startup ecosystem. They improve liquidity because investors can sell their stocks and redeploy those funds into new startups. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

February 12, 2016

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RealtyShares Raises $20 Million For Its Real Estate Investment Marketplace

By Jonathan Shieber for Techcrunch

Less than a year after it closed a $10 million round of financing, the real estate investment marketplace RealtyShares has managed to rake in another $20 million for its funding platform. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

February 10, 2016