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OurCrowd Portfolio Company Wave is Acquired by H&R Block for CDN $537 Million

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:05

SME financial software platform Wave has been acquired by H&R block for a solid CDN $537 million, according to a blog post on their site. The Canada based firm is also an OurCrowd portfolio company and represents a series of big exits for the crowdfunding... Read More

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Smartlands Claims to be First UK Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform to Tokenize Property

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:16

Blockchain-based Smartlands is claiming to be the first crowdfunding platform in the UK to tokenize property investments. Based in London, Smartlands describes itself as a “worldwide security token issuance platform.” Smartlands is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). A quick visit to the... Read More

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OurCrowd and Partners Win Tender to Operate Israeli Foodtech Incubator

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:35

Following the outsized success of BeyondMeat’s (NASDAQ:BYND) initial public offering, OurCrowd and its partners have received government approval to operate Israel’s Foodtech incubator. OurCrowd, along with Finistere Ventures, a global agrifood investment leader, Tnuva, Israel’s food manufacturer, and Tempo Beverages, the leading Israeli beverage company,... Read More

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Digital Asset Exchange Beaxy Now Available in 43 US States and 185 countries

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:20

Following an $8 million funding round, Beaxy has launched a full-service cryptocurrency exchange. Beaxy is currently available in 185 different countries and 43 US states. In a blog post, Beaxy added some insight into the tiered roll-out explaining that “certain aspects of the exchange may... Read More

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CrowdProperty Funds 600th Home, Tops £40 Million in Lending

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:47

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty has funded its 92nd project. In doing so, CrowdProperty funded its 600th home having lent over £40 million. In total, CrowdProperty pegs the aggregate value of the property at over £100 million CrowdProperty highlights the fact that, to date,... Read More

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StartEngine’s Self Crowdfunding Campaign Keeps Pushing Forward

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 22:02

StartEngine, one of the larger investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, continues to push forward with its self-crowdfunding campaign has now raised approximately $825,000 from 699 investors. StartEngine is seeking from $500,000 to $9 million under Reg A+ at a pre-money valuation of $119 million.... Read More

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LendInvest Completes £259 Million Securitization Transaction

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:57

LendInvest, a UK-based online marketplace for mortgages, announced on Monday it has securitized £259 million of UK prime Buy-to-Let mortgage loans in an oversubscribed RMBS transaction. LendInvest claims it is the UK’s first marketplace platform to securitise its own assets and the securitization received an... Read More

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Bitmex Partners with Cryptocompare on Futures Data

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:12

Crypto exchange Bitmex has formed a partnership with CryptoCompare, a provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, to provide real-time cryptocurrency futures dataset to institutional investors via the Refinitiv Eikon terminal. BitMex has always targeted professional traders and institutions. The exchange claims to be the “world’s... Read More

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Kabbage Forms New Partnership with BTEA to Fuel Access to Funding for Women & Minority-Owned Businesses

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 02:27

Kabbage announced on Friday it has teamed up with the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), to provide access to fast and flexible small business funding for BTEA members through its global financial service platform. According to Kabbage, the collaboration will support women and minority-owned business... Read More

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Securities Commission Malaysia Approves Three Digital Asset Exchanges

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 13:03

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has approved three digital asset exchanges as “Recognized Market Operators” (RMOs) to establish and operate digital asset exchanges (DAX) in Malaysia. Malaysia is known for its support of Fintech innovation in general and recently updated online capital formation rules to... Read More

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Institutional Money is Coming: Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform PeerStreet Hires Wall Street Veteran to Manage “Substantial Institutional Growth”

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:57

PeerStreet, a leading crowdfunding platform serving the real estate marketplace, is expecting “substantial institutional growth.” In the online capital formation world, institutional money is needed for a platform to effectively scale. Since platform launch, PeerStreet has done a pretty effective job as loan facilitations have... Read More

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Circle Fires 30 Employees Due to “Restrictive Regulatory Climate in the US”

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:56

Digital asset firm Circle has let go 10% of its workforce or 30 individual employees. Circle founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire explained the move in a series of tweets. Allaire said: “We made these changes in response to new market conditions, most importantly, an increasingly... Read More

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Crypto Exchange Kraken is Crowdfunding on Bnk to the Future

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:38

Popular crypto exchange Kraken is crowdfunding. Kraken has partnered with Bnk to the Future to “create a rare, but limited opportunity for both large and small investors to own shares of Kraken stock.” Kraken claimed over $85 billion in crypto trading during 2018. Beginning yesterday... Read More

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Three Years of Reg CF: 44 Funding Portals, 9 Departures, 1 Suspension & $200 Million Raised

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:21

Last week Regulation Crowdfunding, or Reg CF as it is affectionately called, celebrated its 3rd birthday. While the JOBS Act legislation that created online capital formation was signed into law in 2012, final rules for Reg CF did not become actionable into about 4 years... Read More

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Lithuanian Fintech Evarvest Crowdfunds on Seedrs, Preps Global Trading App Including Commission Free Trades in US Market

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:36

Evarvest, a startup that is striving to “unite the worlds stock exchanges, making it simple to invest” is crowdfunding on Seedrs. Evarvest is looking to raise a minimum amount of £75,000 at a pre-money valuation of £1.175 million. As of today, Evarvest has raised over... Read More

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Broadband for the Rural North Raises £2 million via Triodos Bank Crowdfunding Platform

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:48

Community benefit society Broadband for the Rural North (or B4RN) has raised £2 million in a bond following its first close on the Triodos crowdfunding platform. Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank focuses on sustainable banking globally. Triodos Bank is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK,... Read More

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Crowdfunding Platform Fundopolis Partners with AlphaPoint on Tokenization

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:49

Fundopolis, an equity crowdfunding platform, is working with AlphaPoint to provide tokenization to issuers and perhaps digital asset trading at some point in the future. In a release, Fundopolis said it plans to use AlphaPoint’s platform to assist with the issuance of equity crowdfunding perks.... Read More

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Overfunding: Assetz Capital Surpasses £1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 20:59

Just one week after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding target and is now nearing £1.3 million. The funding round comes less than two years after Assetz Capital raised more... Read More

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Chinese Consumer Finance Platform LexinFintech Announces First Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:01

China-based consumer finance platform LexinFintech announced on Friday its first quarter 2019 unaudited financial results, which ended on March 31st. According to LixinFintech, Operational Highlights include: Total outstanding principal balance of loans1 reached RMB35.0 billion as of March 31, 2019, representing an increase of 64.7%... Read More

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Report States Average Internet Investor More Likely to Search for Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets as Opposed to Traditional Securities

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:32

Bitcoin Loved by Search BlockState, a security token issuance platform, has posted research regarding investor interest in traditional versus digital assets. According to BlockState, the average internet user is far more interested in crypto, like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, than traditional assets like bonds or... Read More

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