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.
PropTech platform Vesper Homes has secured its initial £100,000 funding target on Seedrs, with commitments coming from nearly 100 investors.
Indiegogo has partnered with Onfido, an identity verification provider, to prevent fraudsters from entering its crowdfunding platform.
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 has pulled in more than $12m towards its venture fund through an initial coin offering.
Online property financing and investing platform LendInvest has raised $39.5m in a Series C debt and equity round.
Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are leading the crowdfunding boom in Africa, seeing growth rates of 112% to 312%.
China-based hospitality crowdfunding platform Kaistart has reportedly bagged a $29m in Series C led by Yunfeng Capital.
AI-powered fundraising software developer Gravyty Technologies has raised $2m in its second round of funding.
Charitable crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is experiencing rapid growth and announcing that the total raised through the platform now exceeds $3bn.