Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

UK Fintech Flagstone, a Cash Deposit Marketplace, Secures $15 Million in Capital via Round led by OMERS Ventures

UK-based Fintech firm Flagstone, a developer of one of the largest cash deposit marketplaces in the country, has secured $15 million (appr. £12 million) in venture capital through a funding round led by OMERS Ventures. Existing investors Kindred Capital and Moneysupermarket Group plc also took… Read More

StartEngine Files New Reg A+ and Concurrent Reg CF, Seeks $41+ Million

StartEngine, a leading US-based investment crowdfunding platform offering securities under the full stack of available exemptions (Reg CF, Reg A+, Reg D) has filed for another funding round Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), StartEngine has posted a Reg A+ offering seeking $41… Read More

Next: CoinList Trade Adds Orchid Digital Currency to List of Digital Assets

CoinList Trade has added another digital asset to its list of crypto available to trade. CoinList Trade is a crypto exchange that was announced last year but opened for trading a few weeks ago. If you are curious as to which virtual currency you can… Read More

Genesis Capital Publishes Q1 Report on Digital Asset Lending, Adds More than $2 Billion in Originations, Addresses March “Great Deleveraging”

Genesis Capital, an institutional digital asset lending platform, has published a report on Q1 performance. Genesis Capital is part of a group of companies that include Genesis Trading and Grayscale Investments. According to the report, Genesis Capital had a big month doubling originations to $2… Read More

COVID-19: Largest Real Estate Platform in Austria First Saw Dip, then a Bounce

  We are hearing a lot of chatter about some online lending platforms halting originations and some real estate crowdfunding platforms pulling back. A report out of the DACH countries provides some European perspective. In the DACH countries, property investment has been a standout performer… Read More

Folk2Folk Reports Positive Net Income

Folk2Folk, a unique localized peer to peer lending company, is reporting a profit for the first time of £198,000 for the financial year of February 2019 to January 2020, according to a company release. In the previous period, Folk2Folk generated a £535,000 loss. Full audited… Read More

Celsius Network’s Milestones: Surpasses 50,000 BTC In-App Deposits & Sees Record Growth in 2020

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending, and borrowing platform, recently announced that more than 50,000 BTC have been deposited into Celsius apps since its launch in August 2018. This latest milestone comes just months after Celsius reported crossing 20,000 BTC deposits in its first year. Founded… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Grupeer Says it May Take Up to 2 Years to Stabilize After COVID-19 Pandemic

  Earlier this month, Latvia-based peer to peer lender Grupeer announced it was pausing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post, Grupeer founder Alla Kiska stated said that the Coronavirus had compelled the platform to halt operations as before and told investors… Read More

CoinDCX Lists CRO Token Marking Crypto.com’s Entry into India

CoinDCX, India’s largest crypto exchange, has listed Crypto.com‘s MCO and CRO tokens representing Hong Kong-based Crypto.com’s entrance into the Indian market.  Two trading pairs are now available on CoinDCX: CRO/BTC & CRO/INR. The MCO token is a payment and finance digital asset within the Crypto.com… Read More

Binance-backed Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange FTX to Launch Spot Trading in the US

FTX, a digital assets derivatives exchange that primarily caters to Asian traders and investors, will be introducing a spot exchange in the US markets. Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX, noted that the company’s US-based trading platform is presently in its beta testing phase. The spot… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company enVirid Raises $20 Million Series B

OurCrowd portfolio company enVerid Systems, a leader in HVAC technology, has closed on a $20 million Series B round of financing led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures. enVerid’s HVAC products significantly lower upfront system costs and reduce annual energy consumption by 20-30% while improving indoor air… Read More

Honeycomb Credit Announces “Loyalty Bonds”

Honeycomb Credit has announced a new financial product for SMEs called “Loyalty Bonds.” This new product is less a bond and more of a gift card as the offering enables small businesses to quickly raise cash today with the purchaser receiving a gift card worth… Read More

Lendio Joins Forces With Mindbody to Expedite COVID-19 Relief Funding to Small Business Customers

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with wellness industry technology platform, Mindbody, to expedite relief funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to small businesses that are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lendio, Mindbody’s software solution links hundreds… Read More

Christian Faes Founder and Chairman of LendInvest Comments on UK Government Support of SMEs During COVID-19 Crisis

Christian Faes is the founder and Chairman of one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. While there may be better-known names in the Fintech world, LendInvest, a property finance platform, has emerged as a leader not only in the sector of finance it… Read More

What Pandemic? Wefunder Says Little Impact from COVID-19

Wefunder, a FINRA regulated funding portal, continues to take the COVID-19 pandemic in stride, according to a series of tweets fromr the company and its representatives. In fact, the company reports “relatively little impact” from the virus while simultaneously reporting 20 different campaigns are finishing… Read More

Robo.cash Says 52.8% of P2P Investors Have No Preference with Regard Platform’s Business Model Regarding Originations

Peer to peer platform Robo.cash says that 42.8% of P2P investors are “more confident” in platforms originating own loans while 52.8% of surveyed have no preference with regard to the platform’s business model. 4.4% prioritize marketplaces that deal with third-party loan originators, IE aggregators. Robo.cash… Read More

Impact Investing Platform Bamboo Capital Partners Publishes Report on 2019 Performance

Founded in 2007, Bamboo Capital Partners is an impact investing platform that provides innovative financing solutions to bridge the gap between seed and growth-stage funding.  Bamboo aims to improve the lives of marginalized communities while delivering strong financial returns. Since inception, Bamboo reports having raised… Read More

Binance Makes Mining Easy with New Mining Pool Option

Crypto exchange Binance has launched “Binance Pool,” a mining platform that is described as being dedicated to the development of the global crypto mining industry and empowering miners. Binance Pool is integrated into the growing Binance ecosystem, allowing users access to its suite of derivatives products… Read More

EstateGuru Touts Contact Free Real Estate Transaction for Property Loan

EstateGuru, a marketplace facilitating property-backed loans for SMEs, is touting its “first” 100% contact free transaction for a property loan. According to EstateGuru, the platform financed a reconstruction of a property where everything happened without a single face to face meeting  – an interesting ability… Read More

STOKR Partners with Lemon Way Enabling Payment Gateway for Security Token Issuance

STOKR S.A. has partnered with payment platform Lemon Way S.A.S, thus allowing for registration with the French financial regulator Autorité de Control Prudentiel et de Resolution (ACPR) as payment service agent (a​gent prestataire de services de paiement​). STOKR is now subject to the supervision of… Read More

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