Crowdfunding

The State of ICOs Around The World

We all know what China thinks of ICOs and Cryptocurrency – the country pretty much banned it all, outright. To catch up, read What the heck is happening with China, ICOs and Cryptocurrencies? While some say it’s reasonable and necessary,  it

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What You Should Say, and Not Say to Attract Crowdfunding

Kickstarter campaign creators should take note: The community does not view claims of product novelty and product usefulness as congruent. While the total amount pledged is boosted when a product is said to be useful (or alternatively, novel), claiming that it

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Interns from Funding Societies introduce Miyu, the friendly Crowdfunding Chatbot

Funding Societies, Singapore’s and Southeast Asia’s leading crowdfunding platform, has announced the launch of its chatbot Miyu. This is the first such chatbot created by a crowdfunding company in Southeast Asia. Miyu works round the clock to answer queries that

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Top 11 Donation and Reward-Based Crowdfunding Platforms in Asia

In Asia, online alternative finance is developing rapidly, notably in China but also in the overall Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. China has been the world’s largest online alternative finance market by transaction volume, registering US$107 billion in 2015 or almost 99%

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Peer-to-Peer Lending in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become a global phenomenon. In Asia in particular, alternative financing has experienced an explosive growth. Asia’s large population of smartphone-savvy and unbanked makes it a prime market for alternative lenders. These leverage digital platforms and technology

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OurCrowd an Equity Crowdfunding Opens Singapore Office and Appoints new MD

OurCrowd, an equity crowdfunding, announced that it has opened an office in Singapore, its seventh worldwide, to serve the growing community of Asian investors interested in funding early stage high-growth companies. It has appointed Denes Ban, a successful entrepreneur and

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Fintech Startup Of The Month: Equity & Loan Crowdfunding Platform FundedHere

Based in Singapore, FundedHere is an equity and lending-based crowdfunding platform that connects investors with promising startups in Asia looking to raise between S$100,000 and S$1 million. Founded in 2015, FundedHere aims at helping good entrepreneurial ideas getting funded whilst

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Jungle Ventures Closes Second Fund at US$100 Million

Jungle Ventures announced the final close of its second fund on target at US$100million. The new fund is ten times larger than Jungle’s first fund, raised in 2012 – and has established it as one of the largest early stage venture

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Metech International Raise S$2M Through Singapore Crowdfunded Bond Issues

Four months after it offered its crowdfunding platform to companies listed on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) to raise funds through short-term bonds (“ListCo Bonds”), FundedHere announced that Metech International Ltd (“Metech”) has become the first company to do so. Metech is

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Singapore’s Crowdfunding Scene

In Asia, crowdfunding is still relatively new and in early stages of development when compared with the likes of Europe or North America. In Singapore, however, crowdfunding appears to have taken off, becoming a popular way for entrepreneurs to raise

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