Airbnb is reportedly in talks to acquire an app that allows people to pool together money
Tilt's crowdfunding platform allows groups and communities to collect, fundraise, or pool money online so they they can make events and projects happen.
The Fintech Boom And Bank Innovation
Lending Club banners hang on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange for it's IPO on December 11, 2014 in New York. Lending Club started trading on the NYSE at a high $24.75 USD per share. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) The Fintech Boom The boom [...]
How to get the most from crowdfunding — and the risks to avoid - FT.com
For something that is considered a very “now” way of raising money, crowdfunding has its roots in something very old-school: prog rock. It is generally acknowledged that modern crowdfunding was invented by Marillion, a band better known for “Kayleigh
The Pulse of Fintech, 2015 in Review
Global Analysis of Venture Funding
How crowdfunding site Klondike Strike is changing the way junior miners raise money
Investment dealer Red Cloud Klondike Strike has set up a website to solicit funds for junior mining vehicles directly from retail investors
Digital Innovation Transforming the Banking Industry
Artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain technology, fintech collaboration, and removing friction to improve the consumer experience are the foundation for the future of banking.
The Rise Of Investment Crowdfunding
A look at the rise of investment crowdfunding and the implications this has for the startup world.
Why Banks Can't Ignore Crowdfunding Anymore - Unprecedented Move Into IPOs
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) started, as the name suggests, as an opportunity for the public to invest in companies listing on a stock exchange. IPOs have since drifted slowly but surely away from the general public and into the hands of institutional investors and investment banks. However, the tide might be about to change. It is time to bring the Public back into IPOs.
Crowdfunder launches a VC fund for the crowd | TechCrunch
Angel investors who wish they could invest alongside top-shelf VCs like Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and 500 Startups finally have an opportunity to do just that. Crowdfunder today announced the world’s first VC Index Fund, which enables smaller investors to get involved with much bigger deals while still being able to spread their investment risk.
US alternative finance market shows no signs of cooling off
The online alternative finance market, including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, is exploding in the US, generating more than $36 billion in funding in 2015, up from $11 billion in 2014, according to a new report published by KPMG, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the Polsky Center at the Chicago Booth School of Business.
Kickstarter and Indiegogo Are Diverging on Equity Crowdfnvesting - The Atlantic
Kickstarter and Indiegogo are responding very differently to new rules that allow small-time investors buy equity in startups.