Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

Coinbase has Over $30B in Digital Assets Staked Across 25 Protocols As of Nov 2021: Report

Aaron Henshaw, Head of Coinbase Cloud Engineering, says that it’s no secret that crypto is gaining mainstream appeal, with the international cryptocurrency market cap reaching an all-time high of $3 trillion for the first time, the total value locked in DeFi reaching $250 billion, and… Read More

DeFi: Structure Raises $20 Million in Round Led by Polychain Capital

Structure, a DeFi trading platform, has raised $20 million in a round led by Polychain Capital. The funding was completed via a sale of its token $STXR. The investment set a valuation of Structure at $150 million. Other investors beyond Polychain, include Bixin Ventures and… Read More

NFT Minting Platform Mintable Launches Mintable Go!, a Fund to Support Greater NFT Adoption

Mintable, the next-gen NFT minting platform and marketplace, has confirmed the launch of Mintable Go!, which serves as an international fund that aims to “enable novel newcomers to the NFT space to better serve the market for mass adoption.” Amid the rising interest in the… Read More

Asian Crypto Payments Firm TripleA Granted MAS Digital Payment License, 170+ Applications Received

Asian cryptocurrency payments company TripleA has been granted a digital payment token license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). TripleA is the first standard payment institution to receive this license, the company said. The designation allows TripleA to provide end-to-end cryptocurrency payment services for… Read More

UK SMEs Cheering Up as 2022 Looms: MarketFinance Survey

SMEs across the United Kingdom are somewhat optimistic consumer demand will soon rise, the results of a survey by fintech MarketFinance suggest. MarketFinance asked 2,000 SME owners across the UK about their outlook for 2022 and beyond, gauging their short and long-term plans for business… Read More

Top US Crowdfunding Platform Republic Acquires UK based Seedrs in $100 Million Deal

Republic, a leading US-based securities crowdfunding platform, has acquired Seedrs – a top UK-based investment crowdfunding platform that operates across Europe. The deal brings together two of the most effective investment platforms in the online capital formation sector. Republic is a full-stack crowdfunding platform offering… Read More

Assetz Capital Provides £2.3M Commercial Mortgage for Enlarged North Yorkshire Development

Assetz Capital has provided a £2.3 million commercial mortgage to Roseberry View Lodges. The capital infusion allows the luxury holiday site to refinance an existing development facility and fund five new lodges in North Yorkshire. In a statement, the company said the loan follows 18… Read More

It is Now Legal to Crowdfund Across All of the European Union But Challenges Remain

Earlier this month, the European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) went into effect across the entire European Union. A dramatic step forward in removing internal borders in regards to capital formation, and part of the overall Fintech Action plan, the regulation allows firms in need… Read More

Crypto.com Exchange Introduces International USD Deposits, Withdrawals with Assistance from Silvergate

Crypto.com Exchange has announced that it’s working with Silvergate, the provider of financial infrastructure solutions to the virtual currency industry, in order to introduce USD deposits and withdrawals to its institutional clients. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this integration is “an additional… Read More

OurCrowd Jobs Index Reports Soaring Growth but Predicts Slowdown in 2022

OurCrowd, a global online investment platform, has released its OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index Q3 2021. According to the index that measures job demand, openings at OurCrowd portfolio companies jumped by 244% year over year. But following this period of robust growth, many early-stage firms anticipate… Read More

Laleta Buctkuar from Assetz Capital Explains that Their Pricing Is Driven by Loan-to-Value, Not Security Type, Size, Location

Laleta Buctkuar notes that she recently joined UK’s Assetz Capital in June of this year, “specifically to focus on bridging products and distribution.” Laleta shared that she began working in financial services more than 20 years ago. Laleta also noted that she had a part-time… Read More

Eleving Group Is Reporting “Record-High” Financial Results for 9M 2021

Eleving Group (previously doing business as Mogo Finance) has shared its unaudited results for the nine months of 2021, “conclusively determining the company’s course to the best financial year in its history.” As mentioned in a blog post published by the Mintos team, the group’s… Read More

October CEO Olivier Goy Says that as A Fintech Platform, they Welcome State Guaranteed Loans in Certain Jurisdictions

Online marketplace lender October is currently active in five European nations. October CEO and Founder Olivier Goy recently noted that he launched October 7 years ago in France. While commenting on the financing landscape 7 years back and now and the challenges and opportunities this… Read More

British Business Investments Commits £7 Million to P2P Lender Folk2Folk

British Business Investments, has committed £7 million to Folk2Folk, a peer-to-peer lender with a unique approach for loan originations. British Business Investments is a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, a UK government-backed entity. According to a note from Folk2Folk, British Business Investments aims… Read More

Over €500M Now Invested via European P2P Lending Platform, Bondora

European P2P lender Bondora notes that November is “known to be the gloomiest month in Estonia.” However, as the days became darker, the Bondora team decided to “focus on the bright side.” Here are some of their recent highlights and milestone moments. Over €500 million… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Reveals that 25% of SMEs Report Prices Doubling in Past 6 Months, Some Costs Passed on to Clients

The Christmas buying season is currently underway for many of your company’s business customers, the MarketFinance team notes. UK-based MarketFinance, an established online lender that recently raised £280 million in debt and equity and was approved for flex loans, writes in a blog post that… Read More

Robocash Shares High-Yield Investment Strategies for UK Investors: Report

The Robo.cash team has published an update that covers (what they claim to be) high-yield investments in the United Kingdom. Robo.cash aims to introduce people to different “safe, high yield investments, what they offer and how to go about them.” As mentioned in the update,… Read More

UK’s easyMoney Reveals that A Third of Women Don’t Invest Because they Don’t Know Enough About It: Survey

First came the gender pay gap, and now all eyes seem to be on the investment gap – and this time it’s bigger (a lot bigger), according to an update from easyMoney. UK’s easyMoney, the investment platform from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Announces Support for Bitcoin Core Maintainer Michael Ford

Digital assets firm Gemini recently revealed that they’re pleased to confirm their support for Bitcoin Core Maintainer Michael Ford, also known as “Fanquake.” As mentioned in the update from Gemini, Michael’s sponsorship through the Gemini Opportunity Fund further supports the Fund’s mission or goal to… Read More

Singaporean Digital Assets Trading Platform Sparrow to Accept PayNow Transfers

Sparrow, a Singapore-based digital assets trading platform, now accepts PayNow transfers for institutional customers, the platform announced today. The PayNow transfer service allows Singaporeans to receive money into their bank account through their National Registration Identity Card (NRIC), which is similar to a Social Security… Read More

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