Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

GROUNDFLOOR Launches Pilot Program to Encourage Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Growth in Atlanta

  Real estate crowdfunding platform GROUNDFLOOR announced earlier this week a new pilot program to spur the development of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the Atlanta jurisdictions. According to GROUNDFLOOR, the initiative is designed to support developers who seek financing for the renovation or new construction… Read More

Uma Rajah: CEO at CapitalRise, a UK based Prime Property Lending Platform, Reveals how Company Is Scaling its Business Model

We recently caught up with Uma Rajah, CEO and Co-founder at CapitalRise, a UK-based prime property lending platform. CapitalRise is an investment platform that seeks quality over quantity with just 2% of deals being approved by the platform. Sophisticated or high net worth investors may… Read More

Fountainhead Signs Deal to License Biz2X SBA Platform for Paycheck Protection Program Loans & Other SBA Programs

Small Business Administration (SBA) lender Fountainhead recently announced it has signed a new deal to license Bix2X SBA platform for Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as other SBA programs. Founded in 2015, Fountainhead describes itself as a nationwide direct lender specializing in SBA 504,… Read More

Online Lending Platform Blend Raises $300 Million Through Series G Funding Round; Doubles Valuation to $3.38 Billion in Five Months

U.S. online lending platform Blend announced earlier this week it secured $300 million through its Series G funding round, which was led by Coatue and Tiger Global. The company reported that it has doubled its valuation to $3.3 billion in just five months. Blend previously… Read More

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that Powers Online Capital Formation, to Offer New Crowdfunding Product

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, will be providing a new crowdfunding product in response to growing demand from its clients, according to the company. This, as the white labelling platform begins to pivot away from its role of serving as… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform Linked Finance Claims it has Received Record Levels of Interest from SMEs looking for Government-backed Loans

Ireland-based Linked Finance, a peer to peer lending platform, has reportedly received record levels of interest from SMEs that are looking for government-backed loans. After recently being approved to serve as a Coronavirus Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS) provider,  Linked Finance claims it has received a… Read More

Over $400 Million Now Staked as Part of Ethereum 2.0 Staking Service Offered by Digital Assets Exchange Kraken

Digital asset exchange Kraken has issued an update on cryptocurrency staking options for Ethereum 2.0, a major (and very gradual) system-wide update of the Ethereum blockchain from its current proof-of-work (PoW) based consensus algorithm to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. In December 2020, Kraken introduced… Read More

Gemini, a New York Trust Company and Qualified Custodian, Now has Over $10 Billion in Digital Assets under Custody

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, revealed on January 12, 2020 that it has now surpassed $10 billion in digital assets under custody. The Gemini team confirmed in a blog post that they’re pleased to announce that the crypto firm now… Read More

Crowdfunded on Seedrs, Investors in Senta to Receive Up to 120x Return as Company is Acquired

Seedrs is out with a note this morning sharing that Senta has been acquired by Iris Software Group. Senta listed three securities offerings on Seedrs and investors may anticipate a decent return on their investment. Seedrs reports that this exit represents the largest percentage return… Read More

Digital Mortgage Platform Stavvy Announces Integration With Encompass Digital Lending Platform

    Stavvy, a digital mortgage platform, announced this week its eSigning and eClose solutions are now available through ICE Mortgage Technology’s Encompass Digital Lending Platform. According to Stavvy, the integration allows lenders to access the solutions directly through Encompass’ platform to drive quality and efficiency… Read More

Malaysia based P2P Financing Platform microLEAP Acquires $800,000 in Capital to Expand Business Operations

Malaysia-based microLEAP, a platform that provides conventional and Islamic or Shariah-compliant peer-to-peer (P2P) financing options, has acquired RM 3.25 million (appr. $800,000) in capital. The platform’s investment round consists of RM 1.25 million in equity and a RM 2 million advance. The funds raised will… Read More

Finnest, Part of the Invesdor Group, Says 2020 Was a Good Year for Crowd Investing

Finnest, part of the Invesdor Group, says 2020 was a good year in spight of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Based in Austria, Finnest says some forms of financing were able to show their strengths during this period, including crowdinvesting from specialists in digital financing… Read More

Digital Lending Platform creditshelf Reports Double Digital Growth in 2020, Anticipates Solid 2021

creditshelf, a digital lending platform serving SMEs in Germany, says it has grown by “double-digits” in 2020 despite the ongoing COVID health crisis. While complete financials will be published at the end of March 2021, creditshelf has distributed certain highlights of 2020. Requested loans totaling… Read More

OurCrowd Has Stellar 2020, Expects Solid 2021: A Discussion with OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

OurCrowd is a leading venture marketplace where smaller (accredited) investors can participate in private securities offerings alongside really big investors. A recent example is where JumpCloud, an enterprise cloud service provider, raised $100 million in a Series E Round. OurCrowd’s name was alongside high profile… Read More

UK based Marketplace Lender Growth Street Says All its Platform Investors to Get their Money Back, as Company Winds Down Operations

UK-based marketplace lender Growth Street revealed on Tuesday (January 12, 2020) that all of its platform investors would be getting their funds back, as the company continues to wind down its operations (while still being solvent).  Kim Goetzke, COO at Growth Street, noted that returning… Read More

zinsbaustein.de Appoints Björn Jüngerkes as Managing Director

Björn Jüngerkes has been appointed managing director at zinsbaustein.de according to a company release. In addition to the areas of legal and finance, Jüngerkes will focus on expanding the business model, including by integrating new product structures. This also includes the expansion of the cooperation with… Read More

Record Breaking Year for Crowdfunding as Offerings Top £332 Million led by Crowdcube-Seedrs Combo

Securities offerings via crowdfunding platforms in the UK had a gangbuster year, according to a report. In total, £332 million was raised led by the two dominant platforms – Crowdcube and Seedrs – that hoover up over 90% of the offerings. A report by the… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in December 2020, Are Down More Than 50% from One Year Ago

  Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reported small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.2% in November to 13.1% in December, an indication that the challenges for small business owners in need of… Read More

OKEx says Trading Volume Tops $23 Billion in 24 Hour Period

Digital asset marketplace OKEx says that trading in crypto is rocketing while Bitcoin jumps to new highs and Ethereum rises. In a note from a representative, OKEx points to the total crypto market cap topping $1 trillion only to correct, erasing $140 billion or 24%… Read More

Invest in a Farm: Harvest Returns Reports $10 Million Raised for Ag Projects

Harvest Returns, an agriculture investment platform, says it has hit a major milestone of $10 million raised in private placement agricultural offerings. Chief Operating Officer, Austin Maness, says now that Harvest Returns has shown the agriculture community that there are like-minded investors around the world… Read More

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