La Banque Postale Takes a 10% Stake in Debt-Based Crowdinvesting Platform WeShareBonds


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La Banque Postale, one of the top 10 French banks, announced that it was taking a 10% equity stake in WeShareBonds, a new French alternative SME financing platform, at an undisclosed valuation. The deal validates WeShareBonds and the French crowdlending sector. La Banque Postale is… Read More

SEC Posts Agenda for Rule 147/504 Meeting Impacting Intrastate Crowdfunding

Mary Jo White

The Securities and Exchange Commission is out with their agenda for the open meeting taking place at SEC HQ tomorrow (October 26,2016).  At 10AM, the Commission will meet to discuss the Universal Proxy and Rules 147 and 504 that impact intrastate crowdfunding.  If you want… Read More

Cycle.Land Overfunds: Secures £100,000 Through Seedrs Initiative


Social marketplace for bicycle sharing, Cycle.Land, has successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target on Seedrs. The platform launched its equity crowdfunding campaign earlier this month seeking the funds to make its debut in five additional cities across the UK, which are Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh,… Read More

EnergyFunders Secures More Than $500,000 For Two Texas-Based Projects in Under Two Months

Philip Racusin

EnergyFunders, an online marketplace connecting investors to oil and gas projects, announced on Tuesday it has closed two projects in Texas that have secured more than $500,000 in less than two months through equity crowdfunding. In November 2015, EnergyFunders officially launched as what it claims to be… Read More

Report: Title II Crowdfunding Data on Three Year Anniversary Tops $1.47 Billion

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Crowdnetic has published its annual  Crowdwatch report on Title II investment crowdfunding as enacted under the JOBS Act of 2012. Title II, or Reg D 506(c), allows issuers the option to “generally solicit” or to promote their securities online to accredited investors. According to their… Read More

ICONOMI Distributes All ICN AppTokens Among Investors Less Than A Month After ICO


ICONOMI, the globally licensed and regulated bitcoin exchange, announced on Tuesday it is distributing all ICN apptokens among its investors less than a month after its successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The company reportedly issued 100 million ERC20 compliant apptokens, which represented 100% ownership of ICONOMI, to the… Read More

Atari Teams Up With ROAM to Launch Indiegogo Campaign For Games & Music Lovers Earphones


On Tuesday, gaming giant Atari and audio company ROAM launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for their new sure-fit earphones, GameON. This news comes just a few months after the companies announced their partnership. According to Atari and ROAM, the GameOn earphones were… Read More

QuickBook Users Will Now Have Fast Access to Credit with BlueVine

Eyal Lifshitz of BlueVine

Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) and BlueVine have partnered to enable QuickBooks users access to credit of up to $100,000.  Intuit explains that small businesses may allow their data to be accessed to get fast approval for lines of credit from BlueVine’s Flex Credit.  The service is said… Read More

Lendio Receives $20 Million Investment from Comcast Ventures & Stereo Capital

Brock Blake

Loan matching platform Lendio has raised $20 million led by Comcast Ventures and Stereo Capital.  The investment will be utilized to expand lending options for SMEs and to boost marketing.  The announcement was delivered at the Money20/20 conference taking place in Las Vegas this week…. Read More

Hilarious Card Game “Bears vs Babies” Nears $1.5M One Week After Kickstarter Launch


Just one week after Elan Lee and Matthew Inman returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for Bears vs Babies, the hilarious card game has already secured nearly $1.5 million from more than 39,400 backers. The duo previously raised $8,782,571 from 219,382 backers on the crowdfunding platform for the hit card… Read More

PeerStreet Funds $150M in Investments with Zero Losses During First Year

Brew Johnson

On Tuesday, PeerStreet celebrated its one-year anniversary by revealing that it has funded $150 million investments with zero losses in the last twelve months. The real estate crowdfunding platform also declared it is offering investors average annualized returns between 6% and 12% to date and… Read More

Dream Payments Named Winner of Global Fintech Challenge VentureClash


On Tuesday, Toronto’s cloud-based mobile payment platform Dream Payments announced it was named the winner of the global investment challenge for fintech and digital health companies, VentureClash. The event was held on October 20th at Yale University. The company stated it was among almost 200 contenders… Read More

Downing Crowd Successfully Raises £1.25 Million for “Hydro Bond”


Downing Crowd has successfully raised £1.25 million to fund its first ever “Hydro Bond” for a newly opened ‘run-of-river’ power station developed by Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited in Argyll, Scotland. Downing Crowd is an offshoot of Downing LLP, an investment manager founded in 1986. Downing… Read More

Former Lending Club COO John Donovan Joins Bizfi as CEO


Bizfi, a, NYC-based fintech platform that combines aggregation, funding and a marketplace for small businesses, announced its board of directors has appointed John Donovan as the company’s CEO. Donovan is 30-year payments and alternative finance industry veteran, serving both small businesses and consumers. “Bizfi is transforming the way… Read More

AngelList Syndicate, Ontario Securities Commission & LaunchPad: Potential Market for Another “Pretty Insane IRR”?


A new program partnership between AngelList and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC),  is now available to investors in Ontario, reported BetaKit. Eligible investors can now invest in Creative Destruction Lab and NEXT Canada startups raising capital through an AngelList Syndicate, provided the startups are headquartered in, or have significant… Read More

Biscuiteers Surpasses £550,000 Crowdcube Goal & Receives Triple Gold Rating From Crowdrating


Online retailer of handmade ice biscuits, Biscuiteers, has successfully secured its initial £550,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company, which was founded in 2007, has created a wide range of products including biscuits, chocolates, cakes, personalized items, wedding treats and corporate gifts. It… Read More

MobiKwik Co-Founder Upasana Taku Comments: No Transaction Fee for Unorganized Retail Merchants ‘Til 2017!


No transaction fees until 2017! The India-based online recharge and mobile wallet company MobiKwik announced that it is waving its per transaction fee for all unorganized retail merchants until December 31 to promote the adoption of e-cash among the local grocery stores, chemists, apparel stores… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Announces Research on Blockchain


The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), has announced a new study focused on blockchain utilization and development.  CCAF has quickly become the global leader in alternative finance research with its annual reports targeting different regions around the world. CCAF has now undertaken their first… Read More

Lending Club Gets into Auto Loans with New Refinancing Product

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Lending Club (NYSE:LC) has entered a new credit vertical with the launch of an auto loan refinancing product. The marketplace lending platform pointed to the fact that for most consumers an auto purchase is their second largest following their home. Initially only residents of California will… Read More