Activewear Brand Sundried Seeks £125,000 on Crowdcube For Expansion & New Line

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Sundried, a UK men and women’s activewear brand, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative to raise £125,000 as it prepares to expand and launch its new clothing line. The company, which notably has designers from other famous activewear brands including LuluLemon Athletica and Sweaty Betty, stated it… Read More

Singapore’s Crowdo Receives CMS License for P2P Lending & Equity Crowdfunding from MAS

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Singapore-based crowdfunding platform Crowdo received its full Capital Market Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for securities crowdfunding (SCF) to deliver P2P lending and equity crowdfunding, according to the platform’s blog, reportedly making Crowdo the first and only regional operator that can undertake licensed… Read More

Primo Toys Addresses Digital Dream Labs Lawsuit

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Following the news that Pittsburgh tech startup, Digital Dream filed an infringement lawsuit for its Kickstarter-funded project, Cubetto, Primo Toys officially addressed the situation. As previously reported, Cubetto is a toy for both boys and girls and is powered by what is described as a “tangible” programming… Read More

News Corp VCCEdge India FinServ Insights: India Fintech’s 23 Deals Harvest $184 million

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News Corp VCCircle, Indian publisher of startup and private equity news, data and information, released News Corp VCCEdge India FinServ Insights related to funding in India’s Fintech sector, with a focus on segments of online personal finance and lending, reported BWDisrupt. News Corp VCCEdge, the financial… Read More

Indiegogo Shares Details About Newegg Partnership

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Last month, Indiegogo announced it had formed a new partnership with Newegg. The tech-focused e-retailer is now set to offer order fulfillment and promotional support to select campaigns on the crowdfunding platform. David Mandelbrot, CEO of Indiegogo, previously stated: “We’re thrilled to partner with Newegg to provide… Read More

Brief: Flat Cap Hotels Taps Seedrs for Luxe Cheshire Property Fundraise

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A new British hospitality group Flat Cap Hotels which was founded in 2015 by brothers Oliver Heywood, a former Business Development Manager of London’s iconic The May Fair Hotel, and Dominic Heywood, is planning to open a second property in Knutsford, Cheshire with the help of its crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Health & Wellness Brand Chris James Mind Body Taps Into Crowdfunding: Seeks Funds on AngelsDen For UK & International Expansion

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Chris James Mind Body, a premiere health and wellness brand, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on AngelsDen to raise £100,000. The company currently offers products of health supplements and protocols, this includes 12Days, 3R Cleanse, Gorgeous Greens, Brilliant Biotic, Magical Multi, Hello Aloe and… Read More


WePay Crosses the Atlantic and Sets Up Shop in UK

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WePay, a “payment as a service” platform” has opened up offices in the UK to further expand its reach into the white label payment sector including crowdfunding and other marketplaces.  WePay already provides services to GoFundMe, a very large donations-based platform in the US. The… Read More

Overfunding: See.Sense Tops £500,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

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Success! Kickstarter alum and creator of intelligent bike light ICON,  See.Sense, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding goal on Crowdcube. The company took to the equity crowdfunding platform earlier this month and quickly raised over £400,000. As previously reported, See.Sense was founded in 2013 by husband and… Read More

Dear Mr. Bailey, “The Peer-to-Peer Lending Sector Has Embraced a Level of Transparency Which is Unrivaled in Financial Services”

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The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association has released a letter addressed to Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, buttressing their position regarding the recent dialogue with the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee. This past June, Andrew Tyrie, MP, Chairman of the Committee,… Read More

Sorry for the Delay: FCA Apologizes for Extensive Wait Times for Authorizations

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has finally “fessed up” and publicly admitted to what everyone already knew. They are backed up and behind in processing authorizations for firms seeking their stamp of approval.  Of course, this includes alternative finance platforms and P2P lenders seeking approval… Read More

Queen’s University Scientists Unveils Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Northern Ireland Cancer Research Projects

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A group of Queen’s University scientists announced this week the launch of their crowdfunding platform, ResearchFunderNI, which is dedicated to raising funds for various cancer research projects in Northern Ireland. ResearchFunderNi revealed it has partnered with cancer and medical research charities to collect funding for… Read More

Bad Norwegian Nears 750,000Kr During the Final Week on Invesdor

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With less than week until its Invesdor crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, Norway-based skincare brand, Bad Norwegian has successfully secured its initial 500,000kr funding goal and is currently nearing 750,000kr. The company previously extended its initiative due to the fact that larger investors were not able to… Read More

LendInvest’s Christian Faes Reflects on Brexit Decision Four Weeks Later & Announces Revised Lending Criteria

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Last week, CEO of LendInvest Christian Faes took to the website’s blog to reflect on the Brexit decision, which was voted on last month in the UK. Following the shocking vote to leave the European Union (EU), the largest peer-to-peer mortgage lender in the UK… Read More

Brief: Kristen Bell Reveals She Randomly Searches Through GoFundMe Pages At Night

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While continuing to raise awareness for her new healthy food petition, Veronica Mars starlet Kristen Bell recently revealed to E! News her favorite pastime is looking up GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns she can put funds towards. During her interview with the media outlet, Bell shared: “I… Read More

Gillian Roche-Saunders Shares Insight into UK FCA Crowdfunding Regulatory Review

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Gillian Roche-Saunders, is a partner at the law firm of Bates, Wells & Braithwaite in London.  She is a leading regulatory consultant in the Fintech sector having been engaged in alternative finance for the past five years – before the FCA jumped in to officially… Read More