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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…)

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September 22, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Moves To A New Role, To Be Replaced By Current COO

By Lucas Matney for Techcrunch.com,

There’s a major leadership shakeup happening at your second-favorite crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

January 26, 2016

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Profit From A Profile On AngelList

By Evan Baehr for Techcrunch.com,

At a basic level, AngelList is the LinkedIn for startups; it’s a directory for finding and researching great startups. Many of the biggest seed venture capital firms and angel investors are on the list, and many use it to help them source and validate deals. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

January 22, 2016

Crowdo launches, unfazed by other ECF platforms

By Goh Thean Eu for Digital news Asia,

CROWDFUNDING platform operator Crowdo, which officially launched its equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform in Malaysia on Jan 11, believes it has what it takes to beat off its rivals and emerge on top. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news

January 12, 2016

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Deals: Malaysias’ Curren$eek seeks up to $115.5k on CrowdPlus.asia’s platform

By Liz Lee for Dealstreetasia,

Malaysia’s first equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform operator to launch, CrowdPlus.asia, has now posted its first listing – a location-based currency comparison app Curren$eek. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news

January 2, 2016

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Development of Indian crowdfunding and online-lending platforms

E27.CO: Mumbai-based crowdfunding platform for social, personal and creative projects Ketto has raised US$700,000 in funding, led by Pradyumna Dalmia, a member of Calcutta Angels and Sudhir Rao of The Chennai Angels.

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Crowdfunding/investing, India, InspirAsia, p2p/online lending

July 17, 2015

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Realty Mogul Raises $35M For Its Real Estate Investment Marketplace

TechCrunch: Realty Mogul, a startup that connects investors with real estate projects, announced today that it has raised $35M in Series B funding. The company launched its online marketplace more than 2 years ago with a focus on equity deals funded by individual, accredited investors. (So it was offering a kind of real estate crowdfunding, but one where most people couldn’t invest.) (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news, news

July 14, 2015

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South Korea: government and venture funds move towards FinTech

GROOVEMAESTRO: The Korean Government has announced “Plans for Boosting Investments” at the 8th Meeting Promoting Trade and Investment chaired by the President Park on July 9th. The plans are developed to encourage investments in sectors such as tourism, venture, and construction where growths can be accelerated.

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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, InspirAsia, Korea, news

July 13, 2015

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Crowdfunding Enters New Era

WIRED: The UK is a “world leader” in equity crowdfunding, with further democratisation set to open up everything from hedge funds to IPOs in the next few years. Speaking at WIRED Money 2015 Darren Westlake, co-founder and CEO of leading investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, said the future of crowdfunding in the UK and around the world was “more democratisation”. “Crowdfunding platforms are well positioned” to “put the P back into IPO,” he explained, pointing to the success of Crowdcube’s existing equity system as an example of public interest.

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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, news

July 13, 2015

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New Funding Rounds: CircleUp and Omaze

TechCrunch: As crowdfunding sites like Tilt and GoFundMe and lending site Funding Circle raise large rounds to take their businesses to the next level, a startup that sits in the same area of web-based fundraising is trying a new approach. CircleUp, a crowdfunding platform for consumer brands to raise money from accredited investors, has closed a $22M fund of its own to back a range of brands on the platform.

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Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news, news

July 13, 2015

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Real estate crowdfunding: new capital inflow

TECHCRUNCH: In a move that feels fairly unusual, Global Founders Capital (GFC), the venture capital arm of German startup factory and e-commerce behemoth Rocket Internet, has invested in a startup before it’s even launched. The company in question is BrickVest, a London and Berlin-based real estate investment platform founded by Emmanuel Lumineau, Thomas Schneider, and Adalbert Wysocki, who have a background in investment banking, real estate and fintech. It’s launch is pegged for Q3 2015, but interested parties can sign up for pre-registration now with the promise to be able to get in on the action early once the first real estate is listed on the site.

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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, InspirAsia, news, Singapore

July 8, 2015

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GoFundMe’s Valuation Rises To Around $600M-$650M In Latest Funding Round

TECHCRUNCH:  Our sources have given us some additional information since crowdfunding site GoFundMe confirmed its funding round last week, saying that the company is now valued at around a range of $600 million to $650 million. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, news

June 22, 2015

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SEC Reg A+ Will Now Let You Crowdfund Equity

TECHCRUNCH: Crowdfunding just got a little bit more interesting. According to SEC Regulation A+, as of today companies can secure funding via crowdfunding provided they are compliant with a set of very specific laws and standards. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, news

June 19, 2015

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Etsy Debuts Crowdfunding Platform While GoFundMe Confirms Its Funding Round

TECHCRUNCHGoFundMe confirmed that it has raised venture capital financing in a blog post today, infusing the previously bootstrapped company with cash that will give it room to grow. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news, news

June 18, 2015