Crowdfunding Weekend Reads: Jan. 29

crowdfunding newsWe highlight the week’s top crowdfunding news from around the world that you may have missed. This week: real estate crowdfunding continues to grow; crowdfunding and angel investing coming together; crowdfunding platform Fundnel expands to India; and more.

  1. Nigerian students in electric car crowdfunding drive | Biztech Africa
    A team of students building a zero-emissions car at the University of Lagos has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Nigerian platform Sanzy. The campaign, which launched earlier today, aims to raise $25,000.
  2. Crowdfunding site SyndicateRoom joins forces with angel investors on Gust, the world’s largest investor network | City A.M.
    UK’s SyndicateRoom announced earlier this week that it’s partnered up with the angel investor network Gust. This allows companies to showcase their businesses to investors from across the world — Gust’s 80,000 investors are based across the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
  3. Where Will Real Estate Crowdfunding Go In 2016? | SeekingAlpha
    Real estate is arguably the hottest sector in the US equity crowdfunding industry. This piece does a great job of explaining where the industry currently stands, and where it may be going in 2016. As the article points out, there is great interest among foreign investors, as well.
  4. Fundnel builds bridge to India with Anthill Ventures partnership | e27
    Fundnel, the Singapore-based ‘online investment crowdfunding network,’ announced earlier this week that it’s entering the Indian market via a partnership with Anthill Ventures. “Anthill will act as our proxy to India’s market and provide a steady pipeline of deal flow to our fundraising platform, and vice versa… Ultimately, we hope to work together to build a holistic ecosystem that will sustain and grow the startup community in Asia,” said Kelvin Lee, cofounder of Fundnel.

  5. Wealth Migrate Names Hilda Lunderstedt New CEO of Global Operations | CrowdfundInsider
    Real estate crowdfunding is growing rapidly, and Wealth Migrate is one of the platforms looking at the sector on an international scale. After a recent $4m raise, the company has brought on a co-CEO to oversee global growth.

Check back next week for the latest global crowdfunding news!