On a June morning in midtown Manhattan, more than 300 investors cram into a conference room at the Convene Innovation Center, nibbling on pastries and waiting for Renaud Laplanche to take the stage. As founder and chief executive officer of LendingClub Corp., Laplanche has rock star status at this inaugural LendIt conference, where Wall Street investment managers clamor for insight into the world of peer-to-peer lending.
Last Wednesday night Linked Finance were delighted to be part of the monthly 121 Networking event at Dublin’s Westin Hotel. A community of marketing and business professionals, the 121 Marketing Network aim to build meaningful relationships with their peers.
“I would love to see http://www.LinkedFinance.com as a serious alternative to bank financing and funding hundreds of SMEs on a regular basis...There are over 200,000 SMEs in Ireland and it would be great if LinkedFinance were an option for all of them.”
We’re really excited with how well crowd-funding is being received on the Irish scene. So far, since our launch on 7th March, we’ve fulfilled 8 business loans with 3 now live, amounting to over €270,000 in capital from over 1200 lenders across Ireland. Clearly this style of funding is appealing to business people and investors alike!
Established in Limerick in September 2000, First Choice Financial Services Ltd comprises an expert panel of experienced industry veterans who provide a range of financial, insurance and life assurance advisory services.
One of the most iconic monuments in the world wouldn't stand as proudly as it does today if it wasn't for the forward-thinking of one U.S based newspaper publisher! Yes, the Statue of Liberty, a gift to America from the French in the late 1800’s was completed due to money raised through crowd-funding.