Sunday, February 26, 2017

German investment crowdfunding grew 39% in 2016

Investment crowdfunding grew by 39% during 2016 reaching €63.8m. Still quite small in comparison to some other countries but solid growth none-the-less. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Crossflow Payments lands investment from Calibrate

Alternative finance platform Crossflow Payments has landed an investment from Calibrate Management. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Dubai opens up to crowdfunding, as part of FinTech push

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is preparing to license loan-based crowdfunding platforms for the first time. Read more: www.forbes.com

RealtyShares has now raised more than $300m

Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares has announced that over $300 million in real estate finance has been raised on its crowdfunding platform. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Real estate crowdfunding marketplace hits $275m

Sharestates has originated $275 million in loans since the platform launched in 2015, making it one of the largest real estate crowdfunding platforms in regards to originations. Read more: www.prnewswire.com

Flender secures £500,000 on Seedrs

Social peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Flender has secured more than £500,000 in a equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Here’s how regulation crowdfunding performed in 2016

Regulation Crowdfunding, went into effect and 2016 ended with much promise for entrepreneurs seeking funding and our government seeking jobs. Read more: www.venturebeat.com

Activehours pockets $22m for paycheck app

Consumer financing app Activehours has raised $22m in a new round of funding led by Martix Partners. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

GoFundMe has acquired CrowdRise, may extend to charities

GoFundMe may take a leaf out of its book and expand to introduce funding for charities and non-profit organizations to its platform. Read more: www.thetechportal.com

Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding platform surpasses $1 million

Less than two months after Indiegogo teamed up with MicroVentures to launch its equity crowdfunding platform, campaigns on the platform have successfully secured $1 million in funding. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com