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Research: New Finance Including P2P Lending & Crowdfunding to Top £10 Billion by 2020

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Financial services technology company Fiserv has published research on the UK alternative finance market that indicates new finance will top £10 billion by 2020. According to the report, UK SMEs will benefit dramatically from the growth of peer to peer lending and crowdfunding over the… Read More

Hate Your Bank? You are Not Alone. FCA Publishes Updated Complaints Data on Financial Institutions

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its most recent data on complaints filed against financial institutions. While the top line number dropped, removing the  Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) category saw the overall number jump by 11.6% versus the same period year prior. The increase was… Read More

Indiegogo Alum uBiome Donates Funds to Oral Disease Prevention Research

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uBiome, a microbial genomics company, announced on Friday that it is supporting the prevention of oral disease, the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults in the United States, in three ways. The company is making a donation to the Smiles Across America… Read More

In The UK, Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Now ‘Crowding Out’ Banks, VCs & Business Angels, New Research Suggests

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Equity crowdfunding platforms are “crowding out” banks, venture capitalists and business angels in the UK, suggests a new paper published by researchers from the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. St. Andrews explains that UK startups are “embracing the £146 million Crowdcube economy.” Crowdcube may be… Read More

Electrospinning Company Seeks £450,000 on SyndicateRoom For Synthetic Corneal Epithelial Transplant


Electrospinning Company, a UK SME that was established in 2010 to develop products utilizing the world-class electrospinning platform, has launched an crowdfunding campaign on SyndicateRoom to raise £450,000 for what it believes to the world’s first synthetic corneal epithelial transplant. The company noted that corneal blindness affects around… Read More

AlliedCrowds Publishes September Report on Developing Nations


Data analysis company AlliedCrowds has published an updated report on the growing sector of crowdfunding and developing nations. The most current data indicates that developing countries raised over $30 million during the month of August. Some of the “key” findings include: Brazil led the developing… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils Details About University of Pennsylvania’s “The Wharton Crowdfunding Study”

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Offering backers a closer look at its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter has unveiled details about the new The Wharton Crowdfunding Study, which is conducted by University of Pennsylvania’s professor, Ethan Mollick. The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is considered the largest academic effort seeking to understand how crowdfunding works, how… Read More

Pharmaceutical Research & Biotechnology Company Liverpool ChiroChem Seeks £550,000 on SyndicateRoom For New Manufacturing Process

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Liverpool ChiroChem, a pharmaceutical research and biotechnology company, has launched a crowdfunding initiative on SyndicateRoom to raise £550,000 for expansion and a new manufacturing process. According to Insider Media, the company was founded in 2014 and has developed a manufacturing process to make pure chemicals in three… Read More

Which Countries Top the Global Opportunity Index? You May Be Surprised.

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The Milken Institute publishes an annual Global Opportunity Index that tallies the countries where it is easier to do business and thus foster companies that can be competitive on a global basis. This is important because while all businesses start small, most would love to scale… Read More

Industry Report: Disruptive Finance is Making Finance More Transparent, Efficient & Democratic for Entrepreneurs & Investors

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New forms of finance are poised to inalterably change the entire finance industry ecosystem we know today.  Investment crowdfunding, and the various iterations of alternative finance, are still in the early stages of its evolution.   The disruptive finance industry is measured in mere billions… Read More

Christian Catalini Talks Crowdfunding & the Power of the Syndicate (Video)

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  Christian Catalini, a professor at MIT Sloane School of Business, is a prominent crowdfunding researcher and he believes he has discovered the “killer app” for crowdfunding in partnering professional investors with the crowd. Angel investors and VCs have been leveraging “syndication” for a very… Read More

FundedByMe Publishes Review of What Makes a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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FundedByMe, based in Sweden, has published a review of successful Nordic equity crowdfunding campaigns.  FundedByMe provides a portfolio of services for companies raising capital including debt, equity and rewards based crowdfunding. The platform has successfully funded around 500 companies from 25 different countries so they… Read More

Dr. Richard Swart: Every Month More Businesses Close Than Are Created. Disruptive Finance Can Help

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The Roosevelt Institute is publishing a series of policy papers tackling the trends and challenges that will sculpt our economy over the coming decades. Roosevelt notes that too frequently reactionary politicians take short term policy approaches to issues that require a more thoughtful, long term… Read More

FundedByMe Emphasizes the Importance of Social in Raising Capital

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Investment crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has been reviewing what are the characteristics of a successful campaign.  Their data should come as no surprise. Beyond having a solid concept for a business, social media and the right team is crucial for achieving a targeted funding goal. FundedByMe… Read More

Kauffman Report: Startup Activity is Increasing, But There is Still A Long Way to Go

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Kauffman Index on Startup Activity Indicates Reversal of 5 Year Trend. According to the Kauffman Index that measures US startup activity things are looking better. Following a downward slump that cratered in 2010, startup activity jumped in 2014 representing the largest year over year increase… Read More

Report: If You Crowdfund Your Company, You Keep More of Your Equity

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According to a report published by Beauhurst, companies that utilize equity crowdfunding end up selling a smaller stake in their company to shareholders. The document compared equity crowdfunding platforms in the UK to their counterpart Angel and VC groups.  The difference between traditional finance and… Read More