Post Tagged with: "crowdfunding"

Wefunder Doubles Crowdfunding Campaign to $2mm, Eyes Expansion in 2017

Wefunder Doubles Crowdfunding Campaign to $2mm, Eyes Expansion in 2017

by December 8, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Small investors are so hot to trot. Wefunder, a leading crowdfunding platform in the U.S., has doubled its own personal fundraising campaign to $2 million from $1 million. The new goal seems like a shoo-in since the company blew past its original $1 million faster than Usain Bolt on anRead More

3 Startups to Watch: PeerStreet, Clarity Money, UTU

3 Startups to Watch: PeerStreet, Clarity Money, UTU

by November 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

One of the best things about the fintech world is the variety—it’s like a sushi bar for financial services; which is why learning about new startups is so much fun. With that in mind, here are three startups you should keep your eye on this week: PeerStreet You’re probably usedRead More

Elio shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation

Elio shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation

by September 7, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source Elio Motors is the poster boy for Reg A+ Crowdfunding in America and Reg A+ could fundamentally change how capital formation takes place. The Elio story shines a light on crowdfunding, but it also shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation. Traditional FinServ doesRead More

Why Institutions Trump “The Crowd” When it Comes to Raising Growth Capital [Sponsored]

Why Institutions Trump “The Crowd” When it Comes to Raising Growth Capital [Sponsored]

by August 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm 2 comments

Institutional vs. Crowdfunding I am a big proponent of crowdfunding. Unfortunately, equity crowdfunding is still experiencing the growing pains of a nascent industry. That does not mean the promise of crowdfunding as a better, more efficient means of capital formation remains unfulfilled. I am yet hopeful the future is bright,Read More

Going, Going, Gone – Crowdfunded Real Estate Taps into Australia’s Love Affair with Property

Going, Going, Gone – Crowdfunded Real Estate Taps into Australia’s Love Affair with Property

by August 5, 2016 at 4:40 am 1 comment

Australians have a love affair with property. According to CoreLogic data, Australian house prices have already increased by 6.3 percent this year. On its own, this number is relatively impressive, however it’s the post GFC growth data that tells a rather more sobering or encouraging story – depending on whichRead More

Revolut’s Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $17MM in Two Days

Revolut’s Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $17MM in Two Days

by July 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

The hot foreign exchange app Revolut has ordinary users pledging millions to its equity crowdfunding campaign. Just yesterday, the startup announced it raised a $10 million (£7.75 million) Series A funding round to facilitate the way people send and receive money globally. Of the £7.75 million, UK-based Revolut opened up £1Read More

Startup Hip Money Launches Kickstarter to Raise (Social) Capital

Startup Hip Money Launches Kickstarter to Raise (Social) Capital

by May 18, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Crowdfunding is itself a fintech innovation, yet few fintech startups have tapped it for funding. (Unless you count 195 takes on the “slim wallet” to be fintech — sheesh!) Savings startup Hip Money, an offshoot of Lincoln, Neb.-based Hip Pocket, is taking to Kickstarter not just to raise money, but toRead More

Waiting for the Angel List liquidity Shoe to Drop

Waiting for the Angel List liquidity Shoe to Drop

by November 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

Yesterday’s post was about how Angel List ratchets up the disruption of the VC business with the world’s largest seed fund. Naval Ravikant (Angel List founder) really is changing the early stage investing world with that hippy love & peace logo. Syndicates was the game-changer. The announcement about a $400mRead More

Teracotta Warriors of the PrivaTe Market Ghetto: Funding and Quasi-IPOs

by September 7, 2015 at 4:22 am 0 comments

Once upon a time, there was a city called “Publik” where investors and entrepreneurs lived. The city was large but fenced. The fencing was for protection and those living inside had to abide by rules and regulations that looked after the interests of both casts, the investors and the entrepreneurs.Read More

DealIndex: Aggregating & Adding Value to Unbundled Alternative Financing

DealIndex: Aggregating & Adding Value to Unbundled Alternative Financing

by August 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

The Unbundling of Finance is talked about, it is info graphed, and it is happening left and right. Private markets maybe very small in size compared to public markets, but they are increasingly attracting interest and the audience with a “watchlist” in private equity, private debt and real estate isRead More