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Personal Finance App Squirrel Seeks £400,000 on SyndicateRoom

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Squirrel, a personal finance app designed to help users have more control over their money, will raise £400,000 on SyndicateRoom. The platform reported that experienced angel investor Jos Evans will be the lead investor on the funding round having committed £100,000 to Squirrel. SyndicateRoom members… 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

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

SyndicateRoom Reports First Exit for Investors as Oval is Acquired by US based Healthcare Manufacturer

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Oval Medical raised £1,118,647 in August 2014 crowdfunding on SyndicateRoom. The offer saw the participation of 40 SyndicateRoom investors. The company offered 25% equity in the EIS qualified investment.  Today Oval is announcing it has been acquired by SMC Ltd., a US-based contract manufacturer in… Read More

SyndicateRoom: £7 Billion in Wealth Creation for Investors in Early Stage Companies in 2017

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SyndicateRoom has released research that indicates up to £7 billion in wealth creation will occur in 2017 for individuals investing in early stage companies – undeterred by Brexit fallout. Of course past results are no guarantee of future returns but the findings are positive for… Read More

Crowdcube Calls for Common Set of Benchmarks to Measure Platform Performance

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Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has called on the industry to create a common set of rules and principles to measure platform performance and the returns generated by crowdfunded companies. The statement comes on the heals of a report by AltFi on the status of companies… Read More

Action! Producers ItchyFishFilm Launch “Bromley Boys” Syndicate Room Campaign

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In just a few days since launching, the UK independent film produced by ItchyFishFilm has secured over £342,000 toward its £640,000 goal to support production for the film. £305,000 has been fronted by the film’s lead investor group Ken Anderson, Chairman of Bolton Wanderers FC; ItchyFishFilm will seek… Read More

Bank of England Cuts Rates: Alternative Finance Leaders Respond

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  The Bank of England (BoE) has cut its benchmark rate by 0.25% – the first time in 7 years. The pound quickly moved lower reacting to the announcement. The move was telegraphed several weeks back in reaction to Brexit fallout. The interest rate cut… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Industry Comments on FCA’s Call for Input on Rules

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As announced earlier today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has requested feedback from interested parties regarding the regulatory environment for debt and investment-based crowdfunding. The process is part of an anticipated periodic review of this new form of finance. Original rules were enacted in 2014…. Read More

SyndicateRoom Named High Potential Business Awards’ Alternative Finance Provider of the Year

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Leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom was named Alternative Finance Provider of the Year at the 2016 High Potential Business Awards, which took place in London on June 22nd and celebrated the achievement outstanding growth businesses, along with the advisors and financiers that support them. “This award… Read More

AIM Listed Company Fitbug is Crowdfunding on SyndicateRoom

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SyndicateRoom offers retail investors chance to take part in Fitbug’s £2.6m fundraise AIM-listed company Fitbug, a “digital wellness pioneer”, will be raising capital via equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom. The move by Fitbug, founded in 2005, is part of a strategic turnaround effort initiated by CEO Anna… Read More

SyndicateRoom Launches EIS “Fund Twenty8” Making Portfolio Diversification Easy

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SyndicateRoom has announced the launch of Fund Twenty8, a new investment fund designed to make investing in early stage companies easy and efficient. As we all know, portfolio diversification is key to capturing better returns. The company said the fund was available beginning today for… Read More

SyndicateRoom Says Brexit Would Place £2 Trillion of Investment at Risk

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SyndicateRoom has published results of a survey on the potential impact of a Brexit and their numbers indicate £2 trillion of assets will be at risk if the UK decides to leave the EU. SyndicateRoompolled more than 3000 individuals who have invested in private companies… Read More

SyndicateRoom Easily Self Crowdfunds Series A Round at £3.1 Million. Predicts Future Billion Dollar Business

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Leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has closed its self-crowdfunding round having raised £3.1 million in growth capital.  The oversubscribed Series A round beat its original target of raising £2.3 million – a number that was topped in just 10 hours.  The offer benefited… Read More

UK Carbon Tracker ET Index Partners with SyndicateRoom, Quickly Secures 74% Campaign Goal

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ET Index, a business helping investors maximise returns in a carbon constrained world, has linked with equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom to complete a £1.1m investment round.  To date over £813,000 or 74% has been raised on the round, with £390,000 secured from the lead investor, a German Family… Read More

SyndicateRoom CEO Says There is a Real Need for People to Look Towards Alternative Investments

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Following the decision by the Bank of England to hold interest rates at 0.5%, SyndicateRoom CEO and co-founder Gonçalo de Vasconcelos made the statement that investors need alternatives in a historically low interest rate world. “In an environment of low-interest rates, Britons are looking for alternative… Read More

Antonio Banderas Signs Up to Star in Equity Crowdfunded Film “Salty”

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Antonio Banderas has signed up to star in the equity crowdfunded film Salty. In 2014, the project launched an investment campaign on SyndicateRoom. The offer allowed smaller investors to participate in the film project for as little as £1000. The offer later closed having raised… Read More

SyndicateRoom Announces Series A Funding Round

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On Monday, equity crowdfunding portal, SyndicateRoom, announced plans to open its Series A funding round for investors. The offer is set to open on the website this Tuesday (May 10th).   Just one year ago, SyndicateRoom successfully completed its previous  funding round in just 33 hours and… Read More

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Discusses Growth & Development of SyndicateRoom (Video)

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Earlier this month, SyndicateRoom’s co-founder and CEO, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, sat down with Proactive Investors to discuss the firm’s growth and development. As previously reported, Gonçalo came to the UK from his native Portugal for a role in banking and never left. SyndicateRoom is a crowdfunding platform… Read More

Race to Scale: £100 Million Funding Drive to Support British Business Launched by Crowdfinders

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Event organizer Crowdfinders has joined with a group of high-profile partners to launch an annual £100 million funding drive to raise both equity and debt capital to help scale UK SMEs. The partnership includes the following entities; Seedrs, SyndicateRoom, UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), Crowdcube,… Read More