Friday, August 23, 2019

DivideBuy scores £60 million in debt and equity financing

The UK’s leading interest-free-only credit partner, DivideBuy has secured over £60m of equity investment and debt financing from prominent private equity investors and UK banks. Read more: www.finextra.com

Blossom Capital brings $85m tech fund to Europe

Ophelia Brown, a female venture capital investor, has raised $85 million to bring West Coast investing practices to Europe’s tech start-ups, with her first ever fund, Blossom Capital. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Australia-based ReadyFundGo launches Crowdfunding Academy

ReadyFundGo, a crowdfunding platform that claims to be Australia’s own Kickstarter, announced earlier this month the launch of its new project, Crowdfunding Academy.  Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Whirl launches crowdfunding platform

The launch of Whirl, a socially driven crowdfunding platform that's built on the blockchain. Read More: www.finextra.com

HSBC Canada switches on digital lending with Biz2Credit

Biz2Credit is working with HSBC Bank Canada to give Canadian small business owners quicker and easier access to apply for business financing. Read More: www.finextra.com

VentureCrowd has pulled in nearly $1.5m in crowdfunding round

Australia-based equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has raised just under $1.5m in its own crowdfunding campaign, so far. Read more: fintech.global

European Parliament draft legislation on crowdfunding

A recent draft of legislation by the European Parliament pertaining to European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) indicates an interest in Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Non-profit crowdfunding platform GiveGab raises $1.5m

Non-profit crowdfunding platform GiveGab has raised $1.5m in a venture funding round. Read more: fintech.global

Seedrs teams with Republic

Seedrs, a leading European investment crowdfunding platform, has formed a partnership with US based investment platform Republic. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

PledgeMe joins forces with Māori Women’s Development

New Zealand-based equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has joined forces with financial institution Māori Women’s Development Inc to launch a Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com