Crowdfunding platform 200 Crowd secures €300k investment

Crowdfunding platform Tip Ventures has rebranded to become 200 Crowd, alongside close of €300,000 investment round.

Ireland-based P2P lending platform Linked Finance secures €50m from Banco BNI Europa

P2P lending platform Linked Finance has secured €50m in a funding round from Banco BNI Europa.

BizFi hits $1.8bn mark in SME lending

Small business lending platform BizFi has reached a new milestone in its 12-year history having provided more than $1.8bn in SME loans to date.

SixUp secures $2.5m in debt financing for student loans

Education financing platform SixUp has secured new debt financing of $2.5m following a Seed equity round earlier this year.

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 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.

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.

Tikehau Capital acquires crowdlending platform Credit.fr

Tikehau Capital has acquired small business crowdlending platform Credit.fr, in a deal worth €12m.

Crowdfunded Pebble will sell to Fitbit for just $40m

Crowdfunded smartwatch-maker Pebble is being acquired by fitness tracker Fitbit for as little as $40m. In total the company raised more than $43m through crowdfunding.

Social good crowdlender ECrowd! lands €300,000 on Crowdcube

Debt crowdfunding platform ECrowd! has raised €307,900 through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round attracted 135 private investors.

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