European alternative financing market grows 92% to $6bn

Banks and investors be wary! The European alternative financing market continues to grow according to a new report.

OurCrowd opens Madrid office, sets sights on South America

Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has expanded its Iberian operations by opening an office in Madrid. The new office, which expands the company’s footprint to seven countries,...

Crowdfunding platform Pledge Me surpasses NZD $500,000 target in its own crowdfund

New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform Pledge Me has surpassed the target NZD 500,080 for its own crowdfunding campaign.

BillFront takes $35m for digital media financing

Digital media-focused invoice financing startup BillFront has picked up $35m in a Series A round from 4finance, NIBC Bank Deutschland and FinLeap.

ICO HeadStart raises $10.8m in first weekend of ICO pre-sale

ICO fundraising platform ICO HeadStart has raised $10.8m during the first weekend of its pre-sale.

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.

Crowdinvesting platform TRINE closes Series A on €6m

Sweden-based solar energy crowdfunding platform TRINE has scored €6m for its Series A, which was led by Gullspång Invest.

OurCrowd opens London office to support rising interest from UK investors

Israel-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has opened a new office in London to support its rising number of British investors.

Cashless donations platform goodbox surpasses £1m crowdfund target

Cashless donation technology developer goodbox has hit its £1m crowdfunding target, which it is raising on the Seedrs platform.

OurCrowd rakes in $72m for equity crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding firm OurCrowd has raised $72m in Series C funding. The round’s investors are undisclosed.

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77% physical security systems are in desperate need of an update

European IT executives are worried about the physical security of their systems, according to a new survey.

Five African nations placed on the FATF’s grey list because their weak money laundering...

The Financial Action Task Force (FATC) has placed Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Uganda and Zimbabwe on their grey list, meaning they need to do more to tackle money laundering and terrorism financing.

Just half of cloud vulnerabilities are a risk

Only half of the vulnerabilities in cloud containers actually pose a threat, despite this, vast resources are being deployed to fix them.

Money launderer ordered to pay back £1.24m in dirty cash

The Crown Prosecution Service has ordered convicted money launderer Thomas ‘Tommy’ Adams to repay more than £1,24m for his part on a money laundering network.

LANDRY et associés acquires e-commerce security platform NexuWeb

LANDRY et associés, a risk and performance consultant, has acquired e-commerce security and development solution NexuWeb.