Santander UK forges alt-financing partnership with Crowdfunder

Banking giant Santander’s UK operation is partnering with alternative financing site Crowdfunder to provide £200,000 to community projects through the bank’s Changemaker Fund.

UK PropTech boosted by Vesper collecting £100,000 on Seedrs

PropTech platform Vesper Homes has secured its initial £100,000 funding target on Seedrs, with commitments coming from nearly 100 investors.

Crowdfunding platform picks Onfido to combat fraud

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

Activehours pockets $22m for paycheck app

Consumer financing app Activehours has raised $22m in a new round of funding led by Martix Partners. Funding also comes from March Capital Partners, Ribbit Capital and Felicis Ventures.

FinTech investor Science Inc pulls in $12m for venture fund through ICO

FinTech investor Science Inc has pulled in more than $12m towards its venture fund through an initial coin offering.

LendInvest raises $39.5m in its ‘pre-IPO’ round

Online property financing and investing platform LendInvest has raised $39.5m in a Series C debt and equity round.

East Africa experiences crowdfunding boom as global growth continues

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are leading the crowdfunding boom in Africa, seeing growth rates of 112% to 312%.

Crowdfunding platform Kaistart bags $29m for Series C

China-based hospitality crowdfunding platform Kaistart has reportedly bagged a $29m in Series C led by Yunfeng Capital.

Gravyty raises $2m to accelerate AI product development

AI-powered fundraising software developer Gravyty Technologies has raised $2m in its second round of funding.

GoFundMe passes $3bn milestone in crowd donations

Charitable crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is experiencing rapid growth and announcing that the total raised through the platform now exceeds $3bn.

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