Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Marketplace SaaS Platform Mirakl Secures $300 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Permira

Mirakl, a marketplace SaaS platform that empowers both B2B and B2C organizations to launch and grow an enterprise marketplace at scale, announced earlier this week it secured $300 million through its latest investment round, which was led by  Permira, with participation from long term investors… Read More

Invesdor Launches Updated Website, Looks to Target DACH Countries

Invesdor, an investment crowdfunding platform based in Finland, has relaunched its website and branding. In recent months, Invesdor has had a change in leadership as founder Lasse Mäkelä stepped down as CEO to be replaced by Günther Lindenlaub. Invesdor completed a significant merger with debt-based… Read More

Ocean Protocol Founder Explains that Ocean Market, a Data Marketplace, Supports Automatic Determination of Price Using Balancer powered AMM

Trent McConaghy, Founder at Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, explains that the Ocean Protocol aims to “equalize the opportunity to access and monetize data.” According to McConaghy, data marketplaces… Read More

Fintech Lenders in Indonesia to Support Government with Disbursing Loans to SMEs as Part of COVID Relief Effort

Asosiasi Fintech Pendanaan Bersama Indonesia (AFPI), which is an association of 156 Fintech lenders, is reportedly planning to work cooperatively with the Indonesian government to distribute funds that are meant to offset the economic problems and challenges created due to COVID-19. As of September 2020,… Read More

Santander Bank Announces Partnership With Roostify For Digital Home Lending Platform

Santander Bank announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Roostify for its digital home lending platform, EZApply. According to Santander, the platform provides a “convenient” way for customers to apply for the bank’s home lending services. Santander further explained that the platform offers a… Read More

Biz2Credit Teams Up With AICPA & CPA.com to Launch New Small Business Funding Platform

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), its business and technology arm, CPA.com, to launch a new small business funding platform, CPALoanPortal.com. According to Biz2Credit, the platform was created to help… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Marketplace DiversyFund Announces Significant Growth in 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

DiversyFund, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, announced on Tuesday it has undergone a period of significant growth in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding platform reported it saw an increase in customers this year and surpassed the 13,350 milestone. DiverseyFund further noted that it… Read More

Binance Futures Reports $1 Trillion in Crypto Derivatives Trading Volume

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Binance Futures, a crypto derivatives exchange, is reporting $1 trillion in trading volume – year to date. Binance Futures started a year ago in September 2019 and claims title as the market leader. Binance Futures is part of Binance – the world’s largest digital asset… Read More

UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

LendingClub: Research Indicates Consumers Pay Personal Loans Before Credit Cards, Reports that Repayment Rates are High

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), a top marketplace lender serving consumers, says two recent studies indicate that personal loan payments take priority over paying off credit cards. Of course, this is good news for LendingClub – a long time advocate of cheaper personal loans versus expensive credit card… Read More

Binance Launches Innovation Zone where Certain Traders will be Allowed to Trade Risky Cryptocurrencies including DeFi Tokens

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, has launched what it calls the “Innovation Zone,” which will permit certain users to trade newer cryptocurrency token offerings directly from their Binance account, while protecting “less suited” traders from being exposed to the potential risks that come… Read More

CrowdStreet Provides Unique Perspective into Real Estate Crowdfunding: We feel that we are experiencing our “Zoom” moment

CrowdStreet: COVID Will Accelerate Trends Already in Place Real estate investing has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis – as it has many other industries. In the online investing sector, many platforms have reported a rapid decline in activity during the early days… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company BioCatch Works With Experian to Boost Fraud Detection by 73%

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BioCatch, a behavioral biometrics firm that seeks to uncover attempts at fraud, has partnered with Experian on fraud detection. According to a release, the two companies combined proved that layering multiple identity and fraud detection capabilities can help authenticate legitimate customers, improve their experience, and… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Triterras, a Blockchain based Fintech for Trade Finance, Reports $5 Billion in Transaction Volume on its Kratos Platform during H1 2020

Triterras, a blockchain-based Fintech solution provider for trade finance, has revealed that its Kratos marketplace has handled approximately $5 billion of trade finance volume during the past six months ending on August 31, 2020. Kratos is a large commodity trading and trade finance platform that… Read More

Cadre Cash: Real Estate Investment Platform Offers Cash Savings Account with 3% Reward

Real estate investment platform Cadre has announced the launch of “Cadre Cash,” a cash savings account with an annualized reward of 3%, according to a note from the company. Beginning today, qualified individuals who invest in Cadre’s real estate offerings may earn an annualized reward… Read More

Authorities Order Latvian P2P Lender Grupeer to Stop Issuing Statements About Its Business, After it Paused Activity in April due to COVID

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer noted on August 31, 2020, that it had provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team had confirmed that, as its clients already know, since April… Read More

Ethis Group Launches First Fully Shariah-Compliant Equity Crowdfunding Platform in Malaysia

Ethis Group has launched the first fully Shariah-compliant equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia, according to a note from the company. Ethis already operates in Indonesia with another platform planned to commence soon in Dubai. The announcement of the launch was made during Islamic Fintech Week… Read More

Online Lender October Financed 100 Projects during July and August 2020, On Track to Finance 1000th Project by Next Month

October, a leading European online lender, notes that in the past 5 years, it has issued over 450 million euros in loans to different companies. The marketplace lender reveals that 100 projects, or 10% of all projects that have received loans through its platform, were… Read More

Fundnel Supported Private Securities Marketplace HG Exchange Commences Trading. Will Include Digital Assets Too

Hg Exchange (HGX), Southeast Asia’s first private securities exchange, has kicked off trading. Founding members of the exchange include PhillipCapital, Prime Partners, and Fundnel – a leading securities crowdfunding platform serving sophisticated investors across Asia. Richard Teng, formerly an executive at the Monetary Authority of… Read More

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