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LendingClub Adds Warehouse Credit Agreement to Finance Loans | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has filed an 8K with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it has entered into a Warehouse Credit Agreement on October 10th with “certain lenders.” In connection with the Warehouse Agreement, “LendingClub Warehouse” also entered into a Security Agreement with the Administrative Agent… Read More

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Online Lender Prospa Forms New Partnership With Retail Marketplace MyDeal | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Prospa, an Australian online lender for small businesses, has formed a partnership with Gandel-backed retail marketplace MyDeal, which will allow retailers on its platform to apply for loans of up to $250,000. According to Australian Financial Review, the partnership will allow Prospa to integrate directly into the… Read More

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Ron Suber: We are in the Golden Age of Fintech | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


  Ron Suber has become one of the most recognizable voices in the global Fintech arena. Since officially departing the Fintech he helped to create, the former President of Prosper Marketplace has become an elder statesman for online lending and financial innovation in general. An… Read More

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City of Boston Forms New Partnership with Crowdfunding Platform iFundWomen | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Just a couple months after iFundWomen announced its expansion into Maryland, the City of Boston revealed on Monday it is teaming up with the crowdfunding platform women. As previously reported, iFundWomen is on a mission to help drive funding towards female entrepreneurs and close the gender… Read More

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Short-Term P2P Lender Welendus Receives Full FCA Approval | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Last week, short-term peer-to-peer lending platform Welendus announced it has received full Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Approval. The company revealed on LinkedIn last week the exciting news: “We are pleased to announce that Welendus (PTP Funding Limited) is now authorised and regulated by the FCA… Read More

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Update: Boulder Hut Set to Close Crowdcube Round With Nearly £375,000 in Funding | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Indoor climbing brand Boulder Hut is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £375,000 in funding from more than 360 investors. The initiative was launched last month, seeking £250,000 as it prepares to build its first center in Ellesmere Port, which is south… Read More

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PeerStreet Hires Wall Street Veteran Louis Nees to Head Capital Markets, | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


PeerStreet, an online marketplace for real estate backed loans, has appointed Louis Nees as Head of Capital Markets. Nees is a Wall Street veteran with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Nees previously served as  SVP of Global Capital Markets for… Read More

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Startupbootcamp Fintech Latin America Reports: First Cohort Secures 30 Collaboration Projects | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Startupbootcamp FinTech program in Latin America, which is a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista, announced on Monday it celebrated the end of its first batch during Demo Day. According to the program, each of the startups has collectively secured 30 pilot projects and collaborations… Read More

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European Venture Capital Declines in Q3 versus Prior Quarter | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Dow Jones has just released its quarterly report on Venture Capital in Europe.  According to their tally, venture capital declined both in regards to funds raised and investment activity during the 3rd quarter. Both the number of funds and amount raised by European VC funds decreased… Read More

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Indiegogo Introduces New Marketplace For Projects Ready to Ship | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced on Sunday the launch of its new Indiegogo Marketplace, which offers users a chance to purchase projects that are ready to ship. While sharing details about the new feature, Indiegogo revealed: “Today we’re launching the Indiegogo Marketplace to help you… Read More

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Streamr ICO Closes Early Having Raised CHF 30 Million | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Streamr reports it has closed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) early having raised CHF 30 million (USD $ 30.74M) from more than 1300 backers. Streamr had set a hard cap on the offer but it was originally scheduled to run until October 26th. The public… Read More

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Global Debt Registry Reports $1.5 Billion in Loans Verified | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Global Debt Registry (GDR), a Fintech firm that provides asset verification for institutional investors and warehouse lenders in the online lending market, has announced it has topped $1.5 billion in loans validated from leading online lenders. GDR says that has processed 100,000 online, unsecured consumer… Read More

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SoFi Completes $776.7 Million Loan Securitization | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


SoFi announced on Friday the closing of a $776.7 million offering of SoFi Professional Loan Program 2017-E notes, which has been dubbed the lending platform’s largest loan securitization. According to the online lender, SoFi 2017-E marks the company’s largest asset-backed securities issue to date and its 10th ABS… Read More

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Julian Assange Thanks US Government for Forcing Him to Invest in Bitcoin as Returns Top 5000% | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, is thanking the US government for boosting his investment returns. Assange shares in a tweet that the illegal banking blockade targeting Wikileaks compelled him to look elsewhere to… Read More

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IBM & Dream Payments Announces Expansion of Payment Services on the Cloud to U.S. Financial Institutions | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on Monday it is teaming up with Canadian-based fintech company Dream Payments to bring a new revenue-generating, mobile payment offerings to financial institutions and merchants in the United States through the IBM Cloud. The technology giant revealed that it and Dream Payments are rolling out… Read More

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Fintech Supporter Marvelstone Pushes into AI with World’s Largest Artificial Intelligence Hub in Singapore | #VentureCanvas

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Marvelstone Group, the company behind the world’s largest Fintech hub – LATTICE80, is getting into Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a big way. Marvelstone has announced the creation of the “world’s largest AI Hub” based in Singapore. Marvelstone, based in Singapore, is a private investment group that… Read More

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Chatbot SaaS Company BotSkill Crowdfunds on Britbots Following £250,000 Investment | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


London-based BotSkill, a Software as a Service (SaaS) chatbot firm, has secured a £250,000 investment led by the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF). Simultaneously, BotSkill has launched an investment crowdfunding campaign on Britbots Crowd. The offer on Britbots Crowd seeks £350,000 for an EIS eligible… Read More

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StartEngine’s Self Crowdfunding Campaign is Live. Platform Valued at $65 Million | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine officially launched their self-crowdfunding round this past Friday. The securities offer seeks a maximum funding goal of $5 million using Reg A+. Both accredited and non-accredited investors may participate in the funding round. StartEngine, one of the larger full stack (Reg… Read More

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Geostellar is Republic’s Most Funded Reg CF Campaign Yet. Plans ICO | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Geostellar successfully crowdfunded on Republic last week and became the most funded campaign on the platform to date. According to the campaign page, Geostellar attracted the support of 729 investors who invested $325,308 on a minimum goal of $50,000. Geostellar is a platform that is… Read More

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Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Hammers CFPB Arbitration Rule | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Keith Noreika, acting Comptroller of the Currency, published an Op-Ed in the Hill on Friday that hammered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to push forward an updated rule on arbitration clauses for financial service firms. At the time the ruling was announced, CFPB… Read More

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Gibraltar: Does Statement on Initial Coin Offerings Include New Regulatory Framework? | #VentureCanvas

Joey Garcia and Joshua Ashley Klayman | Crowdfund Insider


  On September 22, 2017, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a Statement on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO).   With the GFSC Statement, Gibraltar joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have provided token sale guidance, including, among others, the United States, Canada,  Singapore,  Hong… Read More

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Taking Your Crowdfunding Project from Concept to Market | #VentureCanvas

Jonathan Chaupin | Crowdfund Insider


The painful truth about the explosion of startups turning to crowdfunding to help build their dream products is that many of them struggle to meet delivery dates. Even many successful crowdfunding campaigns that garner an enormous amount of interest and supporters, noteworthy media buzz and… Read More

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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review | #VentureCanvas

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Tencent Received License to Sell Insurance on WeChat and QQ This week, China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced that it had grant an operation license to Shenzhen Wei Min Insurance Agency Co. Ltd. Tencent owns a majority stake (57.8%) of this new insurer. Fubon Property… Read More

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Scotiabank Teams Up With NXT Labs to Gain Access to Promising Latin American Fintech Startups | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Scotiabank announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Latin America’s startup accelerator, NXTP Labs. According to the Canadian bank, the strategic collaboration will allow it to gain access to the most promising Fintechs in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru, and also leverage these… Read More

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Prior to Public ICO, Grid+ Signs MOU with the Tokyo Electric Power Company | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Earlier this month, Grid+ announced the results of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale that brought in about $27 million. The forthcoming public sale is scheduled to kick off just before Holloween on October 30th. Grid has now raised about half of its 90 million… Read More

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Update: Kokoon Attracts £900,000 on Crowdcube; Announces Manufacturing Update | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


With its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close on October 24th, VC backed and Kickstarter alum Kokoon has successfully secured more than £900,000. The company launched the initiative last month seeking £750,000, which was achieved within the first week. As previously reported, Kokoon was founded… Read More

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Overfunding: Hybrid Estate Agent Vesper Secures 100,000 Funding Target on Seedrs | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Hybrid estate agent, Vesper Homes, has successfully secured its initial 100,000 funding target on Seedrs thanks to nearly 100 investors. As previously reported, Vesper stated that it offers users all of the same services as a local estate agent, but with a saving of 50% on fees…. Read More

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Monetary Authority of Singapore: DLT is a Natural Platform for Collaboration | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), spoke about the intrinsic potential of Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) at the Global Blockchain Business Conference last week in India. Singapore is the leading Fintech hub in southeast Asia and is keen… Read More

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ePesos Raises $6 Million in Funding Round Led by Santander InnoVentures | #VentureCanvas

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  Santander InnoVentures, the Fintech VC fund of Santander Group, has invested in the Mexican startup ePesos, a mobile payments company for the underbanked. The $6 million funding round included the participation of VilCap Investments, Pomona Impact, and Fiinlab, the innovation lab owned by Gentera. The… Read More

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Seen and Heard at LendIt Europe: The Future of Finance | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


LendIt Europe took place in London earlier this week with around 1000+ attendees participating including a good showing of regular suspects and an emerging group of early stage, aspiring Fintech firms. For both presenters and attendees the backdrop of the Brexit decision and the uncertainties… Read More

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