Tagged: brexit

A Record Breaking Year for Seedrs: A Discussion with CEO Jeff Lynn

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Seedrs delivered a record year of crowdfunding. In an end of the year recap, Seedrs quantified their accomplishments including: £85 million invested in 159 different deals 45,000 individual investments were made during 2016 from 65 different countries FreeAgent, a company that raised £1.2 million Seedrs… Read More

SyndicateRoom: Young Investors Committed to Backing British Business

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Investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has published a study that indicates the young investors are more committed than ever to support British SMEs. Evan as many voted to “Bremain”, young UK investors want to help boost the economic future of the country as it plans its… Read More

Crowdfunding & Fintech Predictions for 2017

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Last year due to time constraints I was unable to publish my list of Crowdfunding/Fintech predictions for 2016. This year I am back once again, for better or worse, peering deep into my crystal ball with a list of prognostications for the coming year. The… Read More

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

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As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More

SyndicateRoom’s Tom Britton Reflects on “Radical Change” in 2016 & “Perfecting” in 2017

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This time of year is a natural time of reflection for most, and the fintech industry isn’t an exception.  This week SyndicateRoom co-founder Tom Britton posted his year review comments, summarizing 2016 as a year of radical change, “politically, economically and socially.” “Brexit, Trump, the Italian… Read More

What the Hell Happens Now? Crowdfunding Results in 650 Guides to Brexit for MPs

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Justen Hyde, a software engineer with Emergent Design Ltd, began crowdfunding eight days ago on JustGiving to address the Brexit fallout.  His initial goal?  Raise £3,959 (approximately $5,000) within a month to send every Member of Parliament — all 650 of them — a copy of “Brexit:… Read More

Property Partner: Investments in Infrastructure & Technology Inject New Confidence in British Economy

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the annual autumn statement late last month and underlined the UK’s numerous economic weaknesses that the Brexit vote only enunciated.  As Brexit negotiations continue between now and 2019, Britain will have to tackle its poor productivity record, particularly… Read More

Crowdcube Spain’s Pepe Borrell: Creating & Growing an International Portfolio

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  Managing Director Pepe Borrell has been a force behind financial disruption and innovation in Spain, navigating Spanish, Catalan and British financial regulations and raising international funding for national startups and SMEs. Borrell entered the crowdfunding sector with experience garnered from time spent as a consultant for RJCE,… Read More

Cha-Ching: Berlin Fintecher Cashboard Secures €3M from Digital Space Ventures, Redalpine Capital & Earlybird

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Cashboard, a Berlin-based online investment startup, announced that it has raised €3 million from a Luxembourg-based fintech fund Digital Space Ventures and from its existing investors Redalpine Capital and Earlybird. A recent KPMG and CB Insights report stated that German fintech is attracting more investment than… Read More

Downing Head of Crowdfunding Julia Groves: “FCA Review Is Most Welcome”

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Julia Groves, Downing Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, is a respected pioneer and force behind many successful digital businesses and fintech groups. Since founding ba.com for British Airways in 1994, she has instigated disruptive customer-led propositions across online retail, renewable energy and financial services market sectors. She… Read More

Innovate Finance States Global VC Investment in Fintech Up Versus 2015

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Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, has revealed that global venture capital in Fintech for the first half of 2016 is up significantly. According to their numbers, during the first 6 months of the year, global Fintech investment increased… Read More

EU Commissioner Talks CMU, Alternative Finance Following Brexit

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EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis replaced Jonathan Hill of the UK at the Commission following the Brexit decision. He recently sat down with CNBC for an interesting interview where he shared some insight into his perspective on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) in light of the UK EU… Read More

Lending Works Reflects on the Brexit Economy Two Months Later

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On Thursday, UK-based peer-to-peer lender, Lending Works, took to its blog to reveal the status of UK’s economy since voters made the Brexit decision, to depart from the European Union (EU),  just two months ago (June 23rd). The lender stated: “Depending which newspaper you’re inclined to… Read More

Seedrs CEO: No Slowdown Here as “Soft” Brexit is Predicted

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has recently surveyed their customers on Brexit fallout and the results are encouraging. While the number of respondents were small (120), according to Seedrs, 52% of respondents believe London will maintain the title of global hub for international entrepreneurs even with… Read More

Post Brexit: Confidence in UK SMEs UP. Confidence Elsewhere, Not So Much

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IW Capital and crowdfunding specialist Crowdfinders has published commissioned research on investor sentiment post Brexit.  According to their findings, support for SMEs remains strong in the face of uncertainty but confidence towards UK shares, government bonds, and property – has tanked. According to Lloyds Bank,… Read More

Brexit: LendInvest Index Says “Leave” Towns are Best to Invest

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LendInvest, an online peer to peer marketplace for commercial real estate loans, has published its quarterly research index deciphering the UK property market. According to their data, the UK Buy-to-Let Market, the top rental markets are areas where voters overwhelmingly voted for Brexit. Reflecting on the… 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

Brexit Fallout? Report Says VC Activity Declined to Lowest Level in Years

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What we do know about the Brexit is that uncertainty equals risk. And additional risk compels investors to become more cautious in their actions. With so many unknowns regarding the ramifications of the Brexit decision, it is going to take some time to sort things… Read More

Property Partner Takes Cautious Approach Post Brexit

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The reverberations of Brexit aftershocks will be felt for months to come. So many unknown variables create market uncertainty and thus added risk. One of the most immediately impacted sectors of finance was real estate. London has been one of the hottest property markets in… Read More