How can SMEs in the North of the UK Respond to the Hidden Credit Crunch?

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Overdrafts have been small businesses’ go-to source of working capital for years now — a dependable way to cover short-term cash flow issues and ride out periods of instability. But since 2011, the banks have reduced or removed business overdrafts at a rate of £5… Read More

London’s The Clubhouse Launches Seedrs Initiative to Open Two New Locations


The Clubhouse, one of London’s business clubs, lounge and meeting spaces, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding initiative on Seedrs to raise £750,000 for two new locations expansion.  With two locations in Mayfair, The Clubhouse is planning to open a network of Clubhouses across London and at… Read More

Sandi Gilbert of SeedUps Canada Discusses Equity Crowdfunding in Canada (Video)

Sandi Gilbert

Sandi Gilbert, co-founder and CEO of SeedUps Canada, the first investment crowdfunding platform to set up shop in the country, was interviewed by Du Plooy Law in Calgary.  Gilbert notes that other countries have pushed forward to advance crowdfunding but now Canadian regulators have finally… Read More

Bragi Dash Enters Mass Production. Angela Merkel Approves

Angela Merkel looks at Bragi Dash

The Bragi Dash is finally in mass production.  In a backer update, Dash creators stated that broad shipping will occur next weeks with batches going to specific regions around the world via UPS. Production is expected to quickly ramp to approximately 1500 Dashes per day.  One… Read More

Dianrong & Hanwha Signs MOU to Begin Global Expansion

Hanwha Dianrong MOU

Dianrong, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, and Hanwha S&C announced on earlier this week that that both have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which formalizes the intention of a strategic partnership to pursue a FinTech solution business and other businesses related to internet… Read More

Sports Platform OpenPlay Unveils Crowdcube Initiative; Scores Over 50% of Funding Goal in 24 Hours

Sam Parton

Openplay, a service that brings sports to users’ doorstep, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £150,000. Within the first 24 hours, the project successfully secured over 50% of its initial goal The company is described as a website with an average 80,000 monthly visitors… Read More

Lighter Capital Secures $100M in Funding From Community Investment Management; Closes $9M Series B Financing Round


Lighter Capital, the online investor providing growth capital to technology companies, announced this week that it received $100 million in funding from Community Investment Management (CIM). The $100 million will enable the company to fund approximately 500 investments in SaaS, tech services and digital media companies,… Read More

UK Government Responds to Enterprise Bill Proposals & Creation of Small Business Commissioner

UK Treasury

The UK Government has published its response to the Enterprise Bill that was created to establish, as a new public body, a Small Business Commissioner.  The new position was described as including the functions of providing general advice and information to small businesses, and considering… Read More

Jack + Bill Provides Pro-Bono Assistance to Pozible Crowdfunding Campaigns

Jack + Bill team photo

Porter Novelli, an Australian based marketing firm, has once again assisted several crowdfunding campaigns raise funding on Pozible. This is the second year the company has partnered with Pozible to aid several projects. Using their “pop-up” public relations creation, jack + bill, the group has… Read More

Will Venture Capital Get Napsterized? Tim Draper Talks Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

Tim Draper

Prominent venture capitalist Tim Draper, founder of DFJ and Draper Associates, joined Crowdfunder CEO Chance Barnett earlier this month to chat about equity crowdfunding and what it means to the world of early stage / VC funding. Draper believes there is a chance that VCs… Read More

2015 Gift Guide: Five Crowdfunding Projects Ready For This Holiday Season

2015 Holidays

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! I don’t know about anyone else but I decided to get rid of my holiday decorating embargo about four days sooner that I expected and yes, I’m fully ready to tackle the nearly dozen of Christmas lists… Read More

Seedrs Crowdfunded Businesses Offer Up Tips For Funding Success

Jeff Lynn Seedrs Discover Great Startups

Last week, as part of UK’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Seedrs sat down with three crowdfunded businesses to discuss their previous funding successes. The equity crowdfunding platform stated: “At Seedrs HQ we talk to entrepreneurs on a daily basis, providing tips on how to promote and… Read More

Serial Crowdfunder Will Perrin Reveals Why He Invests in Startups on Crowdcube


Taking time from celebrating its recent 100,000 member milestone, Crowdcube sat down with serial crowdfunder, Will Perrin, to discuss why he looks to the equity crowdfunding platform for investments. This interview is part of the website’s “Proud of our Crowd” series. Perrin is a IT business interface… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Offers Up Gift Ideas For 2015 Holiday Season

Gift Giving

Gearing up for the 2015 holiday season, Indiegogo has unveiled some gift ideas to help backers find the perfect items for their friends and families. The global crowdfunding platform shared: “We’ve got your end-of-year shopping covered: See products on Indiegogo currently shipping now.” Items on Indiegogo’s… Read More

Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance Comments on Autumn Statement

George Osborne Autum Statement

Alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, there were several associated releases published by the Exchequer’s office.  Louise Beaumont, Head of Public Affairs at GLI Finance and a frequent commenter on policy issues regarding SME’s and the economy, has shared some thoughts regarding specific announcements presented by… Read More

Brief: Eleven Kickstarter-Funded Films Received Nineteen Total 2016 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

Film Camera

On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced that eleven of its funded film projects received a total of nineteen Independent Spirit Awards nominations. The crowdfunding giant declared on its blog: “Film Independent recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Indie Spirit Awards and we’re excited to share that 11… Read More

Victorian Government Launches Five Campaigns on Pozible to Save Threatened Animal Species


  In a first for a Victorian government body, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has thrown its weight behind crowdfunding by offering $200,000 in match funding to community groups raising funds for the state’s threatened species on Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible…. Read More