Charitable crowdfunding platform GoFundMe acquires YouCaring

Charitable crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has acquired personal fundraising company YouCaring, for an undisclosed amount. Read more: fintech.global

European Commission releases FinTech action plan

On March 8, 2018, the European Commission released a FinTech Action Plan (“Action Plan”) and a new proposal to regulate crowdfunding. Read more: www.lexology.com

LendingCrowd secures £2m funding led by angel syndicate Equity Gap

P2P lending platform LendingCrowd has secured £2m in funding led by angel syndicate Equity Gap. Read more: fintech.global

OurCrowd opens London office to support rising interest from UK investors

Israel-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has opened a new office in London to support its rising number of British investors. Read more: fintech.global

FrontFundr passes $500k crowdfunding target in three days

Canada-based crowdfunding platform FrontFundr has hit its own crowdsale target of $500,000, within three days. Read more: fintech.global

Mexico´s Congress approves crypto, crowdfunding regulations

Mexico’s lower house of Congress recently approved a bill that’s set to regulate the financial technology sector in the country. Read more: www.ccn.com

OurCrowd launched 13th investment fund, just weeks after previous fund close

Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has launched its 13th fund on $50m, just weeks after the launch of its previous vehicle. Read more: fintech.global

FinTech Australia tells government time to empower crowdfunding

Australia enacted new crowdfunding regulation (Crowd-sourced funding) in 2017 but left a gaping shortcoming  in the new rules. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Nonprofit crowdfunding platform Funraise closes $9.7m Series A

Nonprofit crowdfunding platform Funraise has closed a $9.7m Series A round led by Toba Capital. Read more: fintech.global

Real estate crowdfunding platform DiversyFund scores $1m Series A

Real estate crowdfunding platform DiversyFund has scored $1m in its Series A funding round. Read more: fintech.global