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On the Efficacy of Alt Lending Platforms

By Pascal Bouvier, CFA General Partner at Route 66 Ventures, I will start with a few definitions to set the stage. By Digital Alternate Lending Platforms (Digital Alt Lenders) I mean a new generation of non-bank lenders that originate, underwrite and provide credit across a variety of asset classes via a digital platform, with the use of varied data sources, some traditional, some non-traditional, advanced data analytics, big data technology and machine learning. Digital Alt Lending is the act of lending by Digital Alt Lenders. By Marketplaces I mean a subset of the Alt Lenders universe, where the marketplace originates, underwrites, arranges for providing lending by connecting borrowers and lenders.  A marketplace will…

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Byco micro-financing platform is crowdfunding Fashion’s Next Big Designers

Byco micro-financing platform is crowdfunding Fashion’s Next Big Designers

Jesse Finkelstein has created an online “one-stop-shop” for designers that facilitates production, with a little help from investors large and small Fashion design schools teach their students how to sketch a design, drape or tailor a piece of clothing, sew it together, and, eventually, create a coherent collection. What’s less taught are the nuts and bolts of what happens after the design process: sampling, production, distribution and financing, all of which can delay (or halt completely) the debut of a designer’s pieces. One way to correct this barrier, thought entrepreneur Jesse Finkelstein, was to create an online “one-stop-shop” for designers, fashion and otherwise, that facilitates the production parts, letting…

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Mission Impossible: UK Government Efforts to Get Banks Lending to Businesses Aren’t Working

Mission Impossible: UK Government Efforts to Get Banks Lending to Businesses Aren’t Working

There was a time, not that long ago, when entrepreneurs would put...

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Cal-X Crowdfund Connect Selects EarlyIQ for Diligence and Transparency Services to Protect Investors

Cal-X Crowdfund Connect Selects EarlyIQ for Diligence and Transparency Services to Protect Investors

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The The California Stock Xchange (Cal-X) and Cal-X Crowdfund Connect have selected EarlyIQ, Inc. of San Diego to provide enterprise management reports for use in vetting, diligence, and fraud detection services that will further help protect investors on future Cal-X platforms. In partnership with MethvenLaw, Cal-X Crowdfund Connect helps guide companies through the California Qualification by Permit process, which is essentially fully legal equity crowdfunding, and assists them in raising up to $5 million. The program is limited to California-based corporations and investors only, and participants must meet certain accreditation requirements. In addition, Cal-X Crowdfund Connect collaborates with Cutting Edge Capital to help firms arrange Direct Public Offerings in 28 states. Working with select…

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Why Your Local Bank Is Terrified of Crowdfunding

Why Your Local Bank Is Terrified of Crowdfunding

As crowdfunding becomes more mainstream, more entrepreneurs see it as an alternative to bank loans. Banks are none too pleased. In 2012, crowdfunding portals helped small business owners and individuals raise about $2.7 billion. By the end of this year, that figure could nearly double, according to Massolution, which tracks the market. I’ve written about crowdfunding extensively mostly from the point of view of entrepreneurs, who view crowdfunding as a cheaper way to finance their business over traditional bank loans. But little has been written from the perspective of the banks, which are beginning to view crowdfunding’s rise as a potential threat to their core business.…

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TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

Ypsi crowdfunding statistics reveal startling disparityConcentrateWe all hear the words "Kickstarter," "Patronicity," and "GoFundMe" on an almost daily basis, but how much good do those campaigns actually do? Here in Ypsilanti, quite a lot – although more [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

Business InsiderSeedrs CEO hails 'standout year' as total investment on crowdfunding platform passes £300 millionBusiness InsiderSeedrs said crowdfunding investors reaped "strong returns" but didn't specify the amount. The crowdfunding platform, one of the two [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

Want to Hold Your Own ICO? Indiegogo Can Help You With ThatFortuneCrowdfunding sites like Kickstarter (kickstarter, +0.00%) and Indiegogo raised start-up cash for a generation of online entrepreneurs, but one increasingly visible method of internet-sourced financing seemed to have sli [...]

Financial TimesCrowdfunding a mission to save capitalism from itselfFinancial TimesJeff Lynn is on a mission to save capitalism from itself at a time when millions feel locked out, and unable to foresee themselves better off than their parents. His answer: to democratise capital. That [...]

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