Tagged: ireland

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

Kickstarter Spain

Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

Bonjour! Kickstarter Announces Crowdfunding Services For French Inventors

Kickstarter France

On Monday, Kickstarter announced that it is ready to open its doors for inspired French inventors. The crowdfunding company stated: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to French makers, innovators, filmmakers, chefs and creators of all types! French creators can start building… Read More

Guten Tag! Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services For German Campaign Organizers

Germany Kickstarter

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced that their campaign creation process is officially open to German project creators. Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler wrote: Hallo Deutschland!   My name is Yancey, I’m the CEO of Kickstarter, and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Kickstarter community.  … Read More

Sports Crowdfunding Site PledgeSports Raises Equity on Seedrs

PledgeSports

Sports crowdfunding site PledgeSports has raised over €80,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs and is seeking a total raise of €100,000.  This represents 5% equity in the young company with a pre-money valuation of €1,900,000. The Dublin, Ireland based site will use the new funding will… Read More

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to Target Peer to Peer Loans

ISIF Key Principles Ireland

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is sizing up the opportunity of investing in peer to peer loans following the lead of other global institutions. ISIF is a sovereign fund that was established in December of 2014 with a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial… Read More

Central Bank of Ireland: Peer to Peer Regulations Years Away

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The Central Bank of Ireland has been monitoring the evolution of the investment crowdfunding world but they do not seem to be in a hurry to apply any type of regulatory regime.  According to a report in the Independent, there is no time frame on… Read More

Brief: Linked Finance Receives €2.5M from Ireland’s Frontline Ventures

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On Monday, founder of Linked Finance, Peter O’Mahony announced that the peer-to-peer lender has received a €2.5m investment from Ireland-based Frontline Ventures. According to The Independent, the lending platform is looking to expand its operations and is seeking to double the maximum amount businesses may… Read More

Funding Tree Puts Wind in Investors’ Sails; Offers A Chance to Invest in the Round Britain & Ireland Challenge

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Investors have been given a chance to profit from the popularity of sailing, after the company behind a new round Britain yacht race that’s open to all listed on the crowdfunding platform, Funding Tree. Circular Sailing, which has already attracted substantial equity investment, is now seeking… Read More

Kickstarter Officially Opens to Crowdfunding Campaign Creators in Scandinavia & Ireland

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Last month, CEO of Kickstarter, Yancy Strickler announced the exciting news that the crowdfunding giant would be opening its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland startups. Kickstarter’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and… Read More

Developers of iDonate.ie Launch New Crowdfunding Site: iCrowdFund.ie

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The developers of the charity fundraising site, iDonate.ie, have launched  a new crowdfunding site:  iCrowdFund.ie. Created by Western Webs, the new rewards based site will differentiate itself from competitor  Kickstarter by allowing both all or nothing or “keep it all” projects.  Keep it all is… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services for Scandinavia and Ireland Campaign Organizers

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On Monday (September 15th), Kickstarter’s CEO Yancey Strickler announced that the crowdfunding giant has opened its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland. The platform’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative… Read More

Kickstarter Set to Open Up in Ireland

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According to reports the popular crowdfunding platform to another country; New York City-based crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, has plans to launch a new funding platform for crowdfunders in Ireland. The Irish Independent reports there have been only 90 Irish projects on the crowdfunding platform since its inception. 48… Read More

Smart Crowdfunding Launches Crowd-Fund-Kids Platform

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Smart Crowdfunding LLC has brought mainstream crowdfunding to the younger generation. Their new platform, Crowd-Fund-Kids, launched in July 2014, and will initially be available in four countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.  However, they plan on expanding their platform into more countries in the near future.  Crowd-Fund-Kids will not… Read More

BNRG Renewable Raises £730,000 To Refinance Solar Farms

BNRG Renewables

Ireland-based solar energy group BNRG Renewables has received £730,000 during its crowdfunding campaign on Abundance to refinance two solar farms in Kent, England. According to the campaign’s website, the project funds the two 249kW commercial scale, ground mounted solar arrays, giving a total size of 498kW…. Read More

Central Bank of Ireland Issues A Consumer Notice on Crowdfunding Investors

Central Bank of Ireland

While the Irish government continues to have no plans to regulate the funding method option at this time, the country’s financial services regulator Central Bank of Ireland has issued a consumer notice about crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending options. The Central Bank stated that since crowdfunding regulations… Read More

TheBlueprint Online Marketplace Launched by PCH

The Blueprint Preorders shop

PCH Delivers Online Marketplace to Create A New Retail Experience for Tech Products. PCH, the product development and supply chain management company behind some of the world’s best hardware products,  has launched TheBlueprint.com, an online marketplace for well-designed technology and the stories behind it. The Blueprint will sell… Read More

Brief: Sian’s Plan Hits Equity Crowdfunding Target

Sians Plan

Sian’s Plan, a meal-planning website that wants to change the way Brits buy and consume groceries has hit their crowdfunding target of raising £100,000 for 12.5% ownership in the small business. Having launched in Ireland, the business looked equity through the UK’s active crowdfunding community…. Read More

Flat share innovation Roomsby Raising £25,000 on BloomVC

Flat Share Roomsby

Dublin, Ireland based flat share company Roomsby is looking to raise £25,000 through BloomVC.com, a reward-based crowdfunding platform. Roomsby is an online-based marketplace for renters, created to make flat-sharing simple. The Irish entrepreneurs behind Roomsby are crowdfunding to develop a mobile app. Thomas McKeown, one… Read More

Crowdfunding – Why would an Irish SME do it?

Sians Plan

Editor’s Note:  Sian’s Plan is raising £100,000 on Seedrs representing 12.5% equity in the startup.  Fiona Swan is the COO of the company.  The Belfast based company supports healthy eating for busy families with their online tools.  Sian has already completed a first round of… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Business Lending In Ireland Expected To Surge

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Zopa is the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lending service, and one of the company’s co-founders has made a pretty amazing prediction about the size of the peer-to-business lending market in Ireland. In an interview with The Irish Times, Simon Deane-Johns predicted that peer-to-business lending throughput in… Read More