Crowdfunding News: Feb. 12

crowdfunding newsWe highlight the week’s top crowdfunding news from around the world that you may have missed. This week: a profile on one of Thailand’s most prominent crowdfunding platforms; new pan-African equity crowdfunding platform launches; and more.

  1. Thailand: Meefund aims to raise $1.13m in funding for projects on its crowdfunding platform in 2016 | Deal Street Asia
    “Crowdfunding has rapidly spread either in the developed countries such as the United States and Europe or developing countries like Vietnam. Around 30 projects in Vietnam have successfully raised fund from crowdfunding platforms,” said Nathawut Paopreecha, CEO of First Coin Co, the operator of Meefund.

  2. Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India | Gadgets 360
    India’s home to 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities in the world, and some startups are looking to do something about it. One startup, Phoenix Robotics, is looking to build out a financially sustainable pollution monitoring device network, and it’s taken to the crowdfunding platform BitGiving to make that network a reality.

  3. African equity crowdfunding portal launches call for applications | Disrupt Africa
    A new equity crowdfunding platform for startups across the African continent called Malaik is calling for entrepreneurs to list their companies on the platform. Since launching privately in December, Malaik has already funded its first campaign to the tune of $250,000.

  4. Broker behind Vancouver real estate ‘crowdfunding’ website says it was a mistake | South China Morning Post
    A crowdfunding platform for real estate is in hot water for listing multimillion-dollar Canadian properties, well above the $250,000 per campaign cap set by regulators.

  5. Indonesian Bank Sinarmas Partners with P2P Lender Modalku | CrowdfundInsider
    “We are very excited to partner with Sinarmas Bank as we both have a similar vision to create a new-age financial world for Indonesia and simultaneously support growth of SMEs in Indonesia,” said Reynold Wijaya, CEO and Co-founder of Modalku.

Check back next week for more news!