Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

P2P Bitcoin, Ethereum Exchange Paxful Denies there Was Data Leak, Confirms User Data and Funds Remain Safe

A recent post on Raidforums, a marketplace for purchasing and selling stolen data, has claimed that it has the personal details from millions of users on Paxful, a leading peer to peer Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) exchange. However, Paxful‘s management stated that they’re false… Read More

Mintos Explains how Mexico Is Different from European Lending Markets, Platform Plans to Onboard More Mexican Lenders

After carrying out its market overviews for developing Asian countries like Uzbekistan, P2P lending marketplace Mintos has now shared key insights about Mexico. The Mintos team has carefully examined the overall picture of Mexican markets, as well as covering how the nation and the local… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform For Alternative Investments Supervest Now Seeking Funds Through SeedInvest Round

  Supervest, a U.S. crowdfunding platform specifically for alternative investments, is now seeking funds through its crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest. The company describes itself as a technology platform created to bridge the gap between brokers, syndicates, and funding companies. “Supervest is an online, crowd-funding platform that… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Innoviz Trades on Nasdaq in SPAC Deal

LiDAR firm and OurCrowd portfolio company Innoviz (NASDAQ:INVZ) traded on the Nasdaq this week as part of a SPAC deal that was revealed earlier this year. Innoviz became a publicly listed company through a business combination with Collective Growth Corporation in a transaction sponsored by… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Appoints Former N26 and Barclays Executive as COO

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has hired Sameer Dubey as Chief Operating Officer. Dubey has previously worked at digital bank N26 and Barclays. Prior to N26, where he was heading Operations for the UK, Dubey spent over a decade at Barclays Bank focused on its Payments and… Read More

CME Group to Expand Crypto Derivatives Offering with New Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract, Pending Regulatory Approval

CME Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, recently revealed that it would be expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives with the launch of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, 2021 (subject to regulatory review and approval). Micro… Read More

Marketplace Lender auxmoney Receives €250 Million From Citigroup and Chenavari Investment Managers

auxmoney, a marketplace lender based in Germany, has received €250 million for loans from Citigroup and Chenavari Investment Managers. Chenavari is a credit-focussed asset manager with core expertise in European markets. auxmoney reports that it is now co-investing for the first time alongside partners as… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Poloniex Lists Bitcoin Standard Hashrate Token or BTST, Platform Supports Over 80 DeFi Coins

Crypto exchange Poloniex has announced a new DeFi listing. The Poloniex team writes in a blog post published on April 6, 2021 that they’re pleased to support BTCST in their decentralized finance or DeFi Innovation Zone, beginning today (April 6). BTCST joins more than 80… Read More

SEC Concludes Fraud Case Against Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform iFunding and Co-Founder

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained final judgment concluding the fraud case against real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding and defendant William C. Skelley. iFunding was an early entrant in the real estate crowdfunding market that issued securities under Reg D 506c, a new… Read More

OurCrowd 50 Index Fund Available on BNY Mellon Pershing Alternative Investment Network

Global investment platform OurCrowd has announced today that its flagship portfolio index fund OurCrowd 50 (OC50) has been added to BNY Mellon Pershing’s Alternative Investment Network. OC50 was created as a diversified investment vehicle to offer more investors access to highly vetted startups across a… Read More

Following Record Growth in March 2021, GROUNDFLOOR Launches Automatic Investing

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GROUNDFLOOR announced on Wednesday the launch of its new automatic investing feature, which allows investors to keep their money working and not miss out on future loan opportunities. .GROUNDFLOOR further revealed that auto investing enables investors to allocate specific dollar amounts that will automatically fund projects… Read More

Security Tokens Market Cap Surpasses $613M, Up Over 21% MoM, Trading Volume Up Over 10%: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on the fast-evolving blockchain-enabled security tokens space, has published their monthly report. The report reveals that the total security token market cap (as tracked by stomarket.com) stood at  $613,442,470. The market cap monthly change was… Read More

Coinbase Reports Estimated Q1 Results: Total Revenue at $1.8 Billion, 56 Million Users

In advance of its much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO), Coinbase has posted its Q1 results for 2021. For the quarter ending March 31st, 2021, Coinbase reports top-line revenue of $1.8 billion and 56 million verified users. Coinbase is the largest digital asset exchange in the… Read More

Seedrs Founder: Competition and Markets Authority is Stifling Government’s Ambitions for Robust Tech Sector

Coming off the revelation that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was not inclined to approve the merger between Seedrs and Crowdcube, Seedrs co-founder and Chairman Jeff Lynn was recently interviewed by the FT. Speaking with the broadsheet, Lynn “warned that the UK competition… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Sees 2nd Strongest Quarter Ever in UK

While the Seedrs – Crowdcube merger may have been canceled due to the opposition of government authorities, the UK crowdfunding appears to be zooming along just fine – in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis (or perhaps boosted by it).  According to a research… Read More

As New Reg CF Rules Take Effect, Wefunder Reports Big Gains

Earlier today, CI reported that Wefunder listed 40 securities offerings in a single day. All of the companies are Y Combinator graduates and thus have been highly vetted by the accelerator. As well today, Wefunder Vice President of Fundraising, Jonny Price tweeted out that March… Read More

Wefunder Lists 40 Y Combinator Startups in One Day Enabled by New Reg CF Rules

Wefunder, a leading funding portal in the Reg CF offering sector, has listed 40 new offerings – each being a Y Combinator graduate.  According to Wefunder, 20 companies are recent graduates and another 20 are from previous cohorts. Individual investors may participate in any securities… Read More

YieldStreet Launches Real Estate Opportunity Fund

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Monday the launch of the Real Estate Opportunity Fund. According to YieldStreet, the Fund will provide investors exposure to opportunistic commercial real estate investments through a relationship with Harbor Group International (HGI),… Read More

PeerStreet Opens Applications for Evolving Neighborhood Uplift Fund

PeerStreet, a leading platform for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Monday applications for its Evolving Neighborhood Uplift Fund (E.N.U.F) Mentorship program is now open. According to PeerStreet, the E.N.U.F. project was launched in February 2021 and is now accepting qualified applicants to… Read More

European Online Lender October Reports its Best Quarter Ever, Founder Olivier Goy Reveals that Many More SMEs are Being Supported

European online lender October reports its best quarter ever (during Q1 2021). Meilleur Q1 ever sur @October_EU : +126% en € versus 2020 et +181% en nombre de TPE & PME accompagnées (149 entreprises). Et un Q2 avec des innovations structurelles dès avril #staytuned 🇪🇺… Read More

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