CoAssets: Southeast Asia’s Very First Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

September 10th, 2015|

CoAssets is a Singapore-based real estate crowdfunding platform, business network and educational interface for real estate and crowdfunding enthusiasts.

Launched in July 2013, the platform aims to „match make“ property deals with investors and was the very first real estate crowdfunding platform in Southeast Asia. The startup was incubated by Expara Pte. Ltd., a venture fund […]

Equity Crowdfunding: What’s in it for Investors?

September 10th, 2015|

It’s fair to say that we at Symbid are advocates of investing in unlisted businesses (start ups, early-stage and established companies). We like the idea of supporting entrepreneurs. Whether it’s a young tech start-up with a disruptive business model or a more established business with a tried and tested business model. We also like the […]

Seedrs Offers Up Six Reasons For Companies to Raise Equity Through Crowdfunding

September 10th, 2015|

Earlier this week, Seedrs unveiled a list of reasons why companies (both established and startups) should consider using equity crowdfunding as a way to receive funds from investors.
Marketing Director of the crowdfunding platform, Alysia Wanczyk, shared:
“There are so many different avenues for you to inject cash into your business these days that it can be a […]

Will Stock Losses Hamper Equity Crowdfunding? It Depends

September 7th, 2015|

Stock markets performed poorly in August and continue to experience weakness this month. How will it impact the growing crowdfunding space?

It may have only lasted for a moment, but on August 24th the Dow Jones opened down and quickly fell over 1000 points, with the index touching 15,370. Whether the decline was fueled by losses […]

Crowdcube becomes first equity-based crowdfunding platform to hit £100m

September 5th, 2015|

A crowdfunding platform used by the likes of Brewdog and former LoveFilm CEO Simon Calver to raise investment has become the first of its type to attract more than £100m in funding.

Crowdcube, which mainly focuses on equity funding as opposed to lending, took three years to reach its first £50m but has brought in the […]

Craft beer maker BrewDog raised £5 million in 20 days — but only £3 million in the 3 months after that

September 1st, 2015|

BrewDog — the Scottish craft beer maker that’s known for its Punk IPA — just launched two new crowdfunding drives on platform Crowdcube, letting people buy shares and offering a bond.

Investors can buy a minimum of two shares for £95 ($145) or lend BrewDog a minimum of £500 ($768) in the form of a 6.5% […]

Why This $9 Billion Publicly Traded Toy Company Is Crowdfunding to Find the Next Big Game

September 1st, 2015|

Crowdfunding is how indie bands and other under-the-radar creative types raise money to record their next album, produce their next short documentary or put up their newest art show. It’s hip, it’s democratic, it’s trendy, it’s part of the everyday vernacular of millennials.

It’s also finding favor within the corporate board rooms of giant, public companies.

Hasbro […]

Asia! Equity crowdfunding is here to stay

August 28th, 2015|

Fintech expert Chris Thomas shares crowdfunding hacks and how your startup can benefit from a successful campaign
After years of global growth, innovative finance options such as equity crowdfunding are on the verge of changing Asia’s business landscape, making the process of raising funds more accessible, efficient and transparent than ever before.

Equity crowdfunding is a financing […]

How crowdfunding can speed up Hyperloop and more

August 28th, 2015|

Crowdfunding isn’t just for the little guys anymore. Well-known companies are getting in on the act, too.

The big-name projects seeking crowdfunding include everything from household appliances from General Electric to the Hyperloop—the high-speed transit concept envisioned by Elon Musk.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the company that plans to build a five-mile test track in California next year, […]

How the Global Stock Market selloff will affect Crowdfunding

August 25th, 2015|

Crowdfunding has been celebrated as the grand democratization of finance — a mechanism for anyone with a business idea to raise money from their peers, outside the bureaucracy and nepotism of more traditional fundraising paths. But while this “of the people, for the people, by the people” approach to raising money may see itself as […]