UK’s FCA releases rule changes to P2P platforms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released the new rules for the peer-to-peer sector, in a bid to better protect investors while not hindering the ecosystem.

PIR Equities races to €275m Fund III hard cap close on strong prior performance

Employee-owned private equity house PIR Equities has taken just four months to hit a €275m hard cap close for its third flagship fund, after strong performance from its predecessor vehicles.

FundedByMe becomes first regulated crowdfunding platform in UAE

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

European Crowdfunding Network writes open letter to European Council for EU-wide crowdfunding reg

Members of the European Crowdfunding Network have written an open letter to the member states of the European Council in support of a pan-EU regime for crowdfunding platforms.

VentureCrowd has pulled in nearly $1.5m in crowdfunding round

Australia-based equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has raised just under $1.5m in its own crowdfunding campaign, so far.

Crowdfunding platform picks Onfido to combat fraud

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

Non-profit crowdfunding platform GiveGab raises $1.5m

Non-profit crowdfunding platform GiveGab has raised $1.5m in a venture funding round.

EveryAction forms strategic partnership with Insight, to fund its next growth phase

EveryAction, a software developer for non-profits and campaigns, has formed a partnership with private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.

Crowdfunding platform GiveHope.com collects $500k seed

GiveHope.com, an online donation and crowdfunding platform, has collected $500,000 in a seed 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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