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

Read More – World’s First Licensed Islamic P2P/Crowdfunding Platform

Securities Commission Malaysia has awarded 6 P2P licenses, one of which is the world’s first license for Shari’ah-compliant P2P. This license was awarded to, which will be focused on funding small businesses, and real estate development projects. The team

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Top 5 Crowdfunding Platforms for Thailand

In recent years crowdfunding platforms have become increasingly popular around the globe. As a method of garnering support, both financial and resource-wise they have proved to be a very effective tool. There are two basic models when it comes to

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CoAssets – First Crowdfunding & Peer-to-peer Lending Company IPO in Australia

Homegrown crowdfunding platform CoAssests has announced that it has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Ltd  today under the ASX code “CA8” after successfully raising S$6.72 million under its Public Offer at an issue price of S$0.41 per share. This builds upon an

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Crowdfunding in Vietnam – An Overview

Crowdfunding in Vietnam: Crowdfunding is a term that has just reached Vietnam within the last years and is therefore still a relatively new concept for the country. Crowdfunding is not only a source for raising funds from a larger community

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