FundedByMe becomes first regulated crowdfunding platform in UAE

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

Ethical crowdfund platform Yielders said to close Series A round

Yielders, an ethical property crowdfunding platform, has reportedly closed a Series A investment round as it looks to expand in Asia and the Middle East.

Emerada lands $1.8m to launch SME funding platforms

Japanese FinTech startup Emerada has secured ¥200m ($1.8m) in a Seed round led by D4V.

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.

Accel-KKR buys non-profit fundraising platform Salsa Labs

Accel-KKR acquires non-profit fundraising and marketing software platform Salsa Labs, for an undisclosed amount.

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.

Kapilendo pockets €7m for crowdfunding platform

German crowdfunding platform Kapilendo has raised €7m in a Series B round of funding led by the pension fund for the Berlin Chamber of Dentists.

Nonprofit crowdfunding platform Funraise closes $9.7m Series A

Nonprofit crowdfunding platform Funraise has closed a $9.7m Series A round led by Toba Capital.

Seedrs has agreed terms for £4.5m funding round

UK-based crowdfunding platform Seedrs has confirmed that it has agreed to terms of a £4.5m funding round.

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.

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Pakistan hopes to soon be out of FATF’s grey list

Pakistan is hoping to be removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list soon after it improved its foreign and internal policies.

Cybercrime is rife in Latin America but is often overlooked study finds

Drug cartels, political corruption, economic struggles and internet censorship are all factors that have contributed to making Latin America a hotbed for cybercrime, according to a new report.

Seven more countries on Financial Action Task Force’s watchlist

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has added an additional seven more countries to its high-risk jurisdictions list for deficiencies in their anti-money laundering or counter terrorism financing protocols.

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.