French financial watchdog set to approve ICO-related companies under new rules

France’s Financial Markets Authority’s new rules are coming into force in late July and a bunch of cryptocurrency-related businesses are already in talks for approval.

Lumia Capital looks for more money to back international tech businesses

Lumia Capital, a VC investor focused on expanding technology businesses in international markets, is back with a new fundraise.

UK’s FCA releases rule changes to P2P platforms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released the new rules for the peer-to-peer sector, in a bid to better protect investors while not hindering the ecosystem.

FinTech investor Green Visor eyes up to $100m for third fundraise

FinTech-focused early-stage investment firm Green Visor Capital is back in the market eyeing up to $100m for its third fund.

PIR Equities races to €275m Fund III hard cap close on strong prior performance

Employee-owned private equity house PIR Equities has taken just four months to hit a €275m hard cap close for its third flagship fund, after strong performance from its predecessor vehicles.

Lending Club, Funding Circle investor USV raises more than $428m across new funds

Union Square Ventures has pulled in more than $428m of new capital across a pair of vehicles.

FundedByMe becomes first regulated crowdfunding platform in UAE

FundedByMe has received approval to become the first regulated crowdfunding platform in the United Arab Emirates.

European Crowdfunding Network writes open letter to European Council for EU-wide crowdfunding reg

Members of the European Crowdfunding Network have written an open letter to the member states of the European Council in support of a pan-EU regime for crowdfunding platforms.

VentureCrowd has pulled in nearly $1.5m in crowdfunding round

Australia-based equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has raised just under $1.5m in its own crowdfunding campaign, so far.

Crowdfunding platform picks Onfido to combat fraud

Indiegogo has partnered with Onfido, an identity verification provider, to prevent fraudsters from entering its crowdfunding platform.

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