What's it all about?
Peer To Peer / Crowd Funding finance can be broken into three types:
First, Peer-to-peer lending (P2PL) is the practice of lending money via online platforms to unrelated individuals, or "peers", without going through a traditional financial intermediary such as a bank or other traditional financial institution.
Second, is Peer-to-peer investing (P2PI) this lending takes place online too on peer-to-peer lending companies' websites using various different lending platforms and credit checking tools.
Third, CrowdFunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people via online platforms. CrowdFunding is driven by three types of parties.
The project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and the online platform that brings the parties together to launch/fund the idea/project.
I Support Jamaica
ISupportJamaica.com is the leading crowd funding site in Jamaica. Our social mission focuses on the promotion of community empowerment, technology, innovation and entrepreneurial ambitions among Jamaicans and Jamaican interests.
Primarily based in Montego Bay, we hope to encourage the growth of early-stage ventures in Jamaica and the Caribbean through seed-stage investments.
Progressive Micro-Finance Group
Progressive Micro-Finance Group Limited (PMG) is an innovation within Jamaica’s waning financial sector. We pride ourselves as being a company with heart, designed primarily to provide convenient access to micro-loans for Personal as well as Business purposes. Our business model includes the principles of Peer to Peer lending which is the first of its kind in Jamaica. We therefore provide an Agency function for Mom and Pop lenders whether corporate or individual, large or small (subject to satisfying our rigorous background checks and strict compliance with the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering legislation) to make a significant contribution in the lives and livelihood of their fellow Jamaicans.
First Angels Jamaica
FAJ facilitates the introduction of entrepreneurs to potential investors. Members of FAJ are interested in financing privately held companies or ventures typically in an early stage of development. FAJ is focused on potential investments in digital applications, digital media, the creative industries and other innovative businesses.
Sprint Financial Services
Sprint Financial Services was founded May 1st 2011, by Mr. Christopher Paul Barrett, an ambitious and driven professional who has a proven track record of success in business. The company is armed with six well establish executive board members who combined carries over forty years of experience in the financing industry.
Angel Investment Network
Back in 2004 many of our colleagues and acquaintances were starting businesses. Lots of them had brilliant ideas. But they were struggling to find the seed funding necessary to grow; and the best investors to guide their growth.
The problem was clearly undermining the startup scene and stopping so many great ideas from getting the opportunity they deserved. And we thought we could solve it. So we set out to build an online platform connecting startups with a global network of angel investors.