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Brief: PledgeMe Hits the Road Again For New North Island Tour

Brief: PledgeMe Hits the Road Again For New North Island Tour On Thursday, New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced it was hitting the road again for a new North Island tour. This past spring, the funding portal conducted a “Tour de South Island” to share with orders the concept of equity crowdfunding. The PledgeMe team […]

Brief: Söderlund International Raises €565,794 on Invesdor For HUONE Hotel’s Singapore Location

Brief: Söderlund International Raises €565,794 on Invesdor For HUONE Hotel’s Singapore Location Earlier this week, Söderlund International’s HUONE Hotel finished its equity crowdfunding run on Invesdor. The Helsinki-based firm secured €565,794 for the meeting and event hotel’s new Singapore location. To date, the HUONE Hotel has won a total of six awards, which includes Best Event Venue […]

Music Industry’s Abbey Konowitch, Rob Cavallo, & Tommy Tallarico Team Up to Launch RockmanaiaLive! Campaign on StartEngine

Music Industry’s Abbey Konowitch, Rob Cavallo, & Tommy Tallarico Team Up to Launch RockmanaiaLive! Campaign on StartEngine On Monday, music industry leaders Abbey Konowitch, founder/executive producer and former record/television executive at MTV, Disney Music, and Madonna’s Maverick Records), Rob Cavallo, executive music producer, and Tommy Tallarico, creative director and creator of Video Games Live, teamed up […]

Indiegogo Teams Up With General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co & Rent the Runway to Present “Startup Fundraising 101”

Indiegogo Teams Up With General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co & Rent the Runway to Present “Startup Fundraising 101” On Friday, Indiegogo announced it has teamed up with General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co, and Rent the Runway to present Startup Fundraising 101, a guide that reveals the pros and cons of finding funding. The guide […]

JPMorgan Chase Invests in InvestCloud: Announces Partnership For Digital Wealth Management

JPMorgan Chase Invests in InvestCloud: Announces Partnership For Digital Wealth Management Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced it has made an equity investment in California fintech firm, InvestCloud. The banking giant also confirmed it has formed a strategic partnership with InvestCloud to accelerate its development of brand new digital capabilities for individual […]

Lendit USA Predicted to be Biggest Online Lending Event Yet

Lendit USA Predicted to be Biggest Online Lending Event Yet Lendit, the prominent online lending conference, is predicting a hugely successful event in New York this coming Spring. Each year the gathering has grown. Reportedly 2017 will be no different as Lendit expects over 5,000 participants from around the world. Lendit began in the US… […]

CFPB Orders LendUp to Pay-up $3.63 Million in Refunds & Penalties

CFPB Orders LendUp to Pay-up .63 Million in Refunds & Penalties The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered LendUp to pay approximately $1.83 million in refunds and pay a civil penalty of $1.8 million. The enforcement action was taken as the “online lender did not help consumers build credit or access cheaper loans” as […]

Pittsburgh’s Buvinger Building Nears Crowdfunding Goal on Small Change

Pittsburgh’s Buvinger Building Nears Crowdfunding Goal on Small Change Small Change offers the crowd to partake in the revitalization and redevelopment of Pittsburgh real estate. Its Buvinger Building campaign launched earlier this summer is now headed toward the home stretch, closing in on its  $238,500 goal. At this writing, 85% of the funds, $203,250, have been raised by 13 investors…. Read […]