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SEC Adopts Modernized Intrastate “Crowdfunding” Rules:  A Time to Yawn?

SEC Adopts Modernized Intrastate “Crowdfunding” Rules:  A Time to Yawn? On October 26, 2016, the SEC’s three Commissioners convened at their headquarters to adopt new rules intended to modernize what had historically been a little used path of raising capital for startups, early stage businesses and community-based enterprises: the so called intrastate exemption. It had… […]

Custard Square Company Denheath Desserts Launches Crowdlending Campaign on PledgeMe

Custard Square Company Denheath Desserts Launches Crowdlending Campaign on PledgeMe Denheath Desserts, a custard square brand from South Canterbury, launched its crowdlending campaign on PledgeMe on Monday. The company is seeking a minimum of $300,000 (max $1.2 million) to accelerate its self-proclaimed “World Custard Invasion,”  grow distribution and New Zealand, and start expansion plans in Hong Kong, Singapore, and… […]

Online Care Platform SuperCarers Set to Hit Seedrs: Seeks £500,000 to Drive Growth

Online Care Platform SuperCarers Set to Hit Seedrs: Seeks £500,000 to Drive Growth On Monday, online care platform, SuperCarers, announced it was launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The website is seeking 500,000, which will be geared towards growth and development. The website curates a personal matchmaking service where families can find vetted, reliable […]

Brief: ArchOver’s First Loan Ever Paid Back in Full

Brief: ArchOver’s First Loan Ever Paid Back in Full Archover‘s first loan ever has been paid back in full.  The SME lender said the 24 month loan for £100,000 to TruTac Limited has successfully cleared the books. Terry Ramsey, TruTac’s managing director, labeled the entire process hassle free. “Although having our first ever loan successfully… Read […]

Damon Walford Appointed Chief Development Officer at ThinCats

Damon Walford Appointed Chief Development Officer at ThinCats P2P Lender Tops £200 million in Loans ThinCats has announced that Damon Walford has been appointed Chief Development Officer.  Walford will be working directly with ThinCats CEO John Mould to boost loan originations and increase the network of sponsors in the UK.  The announcement comes… Read More […]

Here is the Lending Club Presentation Where They Introduce Auto Loans

Here is the Lending Club Presentation Where They Introduce Auto Loans The largest US marketplace lending platform Lending Club (NYSE:LC) introduced a new vertical on October 25th.  Lending Club will now offer individuals the option to refinance their existing auto loans and potentially save a good amount of money.  While only available to residents of […]

“Super Troopers’” Jay Chandrasekhar Sends Update on Sequel: It’s An Exciting Time

“Super Troopers’” Jay Chandrasekhar Sends Update on Sequel: It’s An Exciting Time Less than a month after wrapping up the filming portion of Super Troopers 2, director and star Jay Chandrasekhar offered backers a quick update on the highly anticipated comedy’s progress. As previously reported, the production company Broken Lizard originally sought to raise $2 […]

“Bears vs Baby’s” Kickstarter Success Continues: Hits $1.8M in Under Two Weeks

“Bears vs Baby’s” Kickstarter Success Continues: Hits .8M in Under Two Weeks Elan Lee and Matthew Inman’s latest creation, Bears vs Babies, continues to attract backers to its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The initiative was launched earlier this month by the duo, seeking only $10,000. Within a matter of days, the project successfully secured $1 million. Now […]

Overfunding: UK’s Marketing Agency Influencer Quickly Surpasses £100,000 on Crowdcube

Overfunding: UK’s Marketing Agency Influencer Quickly Surpasses £100,000 on Crowdcube Less than a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, marketing agency Influencer has already surpassed its initial £100,000 funding target. The company notably connects brands with “famous individuals” (aka influencers) on social media as a way to generate buzz. The company stated… […]

Brief: Cringle Finishes Companisto Run With €800,000 Raised

Brief: Cringle Finishes Companisto Run With €800,000 Raised Cringle, the smartphone app for users who want to send money to friends across Europe in a matter of seconds, has officially closed its campaign on crowdfunding platform Companisto. The German fintech company secured €800,000 from 1487 investors. Cringle was founded in 2014 by Joschka Frieda, Malte Klussmann,… Read More […]