Tagged: seedrs

Brief: Seedrs Not Impacted by Heartbleed

Seedrs Office Sign

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has posted a statement noting their transactional platform was not impacted the the Heartbleed security vulnerability.  Heartbleed, as the world now knows, impacted OpenSSL – something a majority of systems utilize today in transmitting encrypted information.  Sys Admins around the globe have been scrambling in panic to address this unfathomable security… Read More

Cheers: Humble Grape Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

Humble Grape Wine

The successful UK-based wine and events company Humble Grape surpassed its goal raising £250,500 in its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. Continued overfunding aims to raise the £450,000-£500,000 needed for piloting a wine bar in the Shoreditch area of London, then opening four additional sites in the five years following. “In a stylish and relaxed environment,… Read More

Growing Pains as Global Crowdfunding Comes of Age

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It’s growing up fast. As crowdfunding hits what I suppose you might call it’s second official birthday on 5th April – Global Crowdfunding Day (#GlobalCFDay) – it may have a dose of the “terrible twos.” It’s certainly disruptive enough. It’s not toddling but racing away. Now it’s “into everything,” despite cynicism in some quarters and some… Read More

Loyalty App “Loyalzoo” Hits Crowdfunding Goal in 24 Hours on Seedrs

Loyalzoo app

UK based Loyalzoo, a cloud-based loyalty app for independent shops and eateries has shared their success of their first crowdfunding campaign. The equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs hit its £120,000 target in less than 24 hours after going public. Based in Chiswick, West London, Loyalzoo offers a loyalty app to independent merchants as a replacement… Read More

Crowdcube Booms in March, Shows 800% Growth Over Year Prior

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube had a great March.  The company funded 8 businesses totaling £1.6 million in investments.  Crowdcube’s own projections indicate these funded companies will generate 281 new jobs over the coming years. To make things even better it appears the momentum may be increasing because in the last 7 days  over £1 million… Read More

Seedrs Has Big Month of Equity Crowdfunding

Seedrs Office Sign

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has had a great month.  With March just closing the UK based company has shared that in terms of companies funded this has been the most active month ever. In total 18 businesses were crowdfunded on Seedrs in March with each hitting or exceeding their stated funding target. This number included… Read More

In Equity Crowdfunding, The Redcoats are Winning

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Fresh from my trip across the pond, I can tell you I have seen the light. Crowdfunding can and is working and we (the United States) are behind the eight ball on this one. When describing the US regulatory regime to crowdfunding professionals in the UK I would first encounter shock (that the UK system… 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. Their target was reached in under three months with the… Read More

CrowdPower Wants to Revolutionize Property Development & They are Crowdfunding on Seedrs

CrowdPower Crowdfunds Property

UK based real estate crowdfunding platform CrowdPower is raising capital on Seedrs.  The company is seeking £150,000 in shares representing 19.1% equity in the small company. CrowdPower states they want to “Revolutionise” property development. The startup intends on offering a platform where developers may list premier products, vetted by the CrowdPower team, allowing investors to… Read More

A Tale of Two Crowdfunding Platforms: Seedrs & Crowdcube

Seedrs and Crowdcube Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and within the UK equity crowdfunding market two platforms have emerged as the clear leaders. However, they are quite different in both philosophy and operation and it took little time (the timespan of a tweet in fact) for me to realize that competition between… Read More

Nominee Structure of Shareholding at Seedrs

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In a recent profile on Seedrs written by Georgia Quinn she touched on the position of this equity crowdfunding platform and their approach in using a nominee structure for shareholders.  Last week on the Seedrs site they published a brief titled “Protecting Small Investors in Equity Crowdfunding Rounds”.  They posited several points supporting their platform’s structure… Read More

A Profile of Seedrs: UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform

Jeff Lynn Seedrs Discover Great Startups

Speaking with CEO Jeff Lynn at Seedrs’ headquarters in the Silicon Roundabout (as opposed to the Valley or the Alley) of London was like speaking with a member of the same tribe. Both being attorneys, we spoke the same language, and it was clear that we looked at crowdfunding through a similar lens. Of course… Read More

Update: SHAREIGHT Surpasses £600,000 on Seedrs

SHAREIGHT Record Graph on Seedrs

We reported yesterday that SHAREIGHT, crowdfunding on equity site Seedrs, had achieved new records for speed of amount raised and total about crowdfunded.  We just received an update on their progress and SHAREIGHT now stands over £620,000 (over $1.035 million) having hit £600K in just 24 hours as 240 investors moved quickly to purchase shares… Read More

Brief: WebStart Bristol Fully Funds 2nd Round on Seedrs

WebStart Bristol 2

WebStart Bristol has fully funded their 2nd fund on Seedrs.  This is the second round, launched earlier in March, at raising money to invest in companies involved in their incubator program in the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom.  Similar to the first fund this crowdfunding round was listed on Seedrs.  The listing was… Read More

SHAREIGHT Raises £350,000 on Seedrs in 17 Hours

SHAREIGHT Brands

Crowdfunding on equity platform Seedrs, SHAREIGHT has generated a new record for the platform for amount raised  and speed to funding.  Outside of the Seedrs self-crowdfunding campaign which took place late last year, the campaign, that is now at  £463,430, is the largest amount ever crowdfunded on the platform.  Pre-money valuation for the company stood… Read More

Seven UK Crowdfunding Power Players Team Up On New Web Portal, Outreach Initiative

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Seven of the UK’s largest crowdfunding platforms have teamed up to launch alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk, a new web portal aimed at providing SMEs with “a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.” Crowdcube, Seedrs, Zopa, Funding Circle, MarketInvoice, Platform Black and Pensionledfunding.com are all part of the initiative. We are focused on making… Read More

Microco.sm Opens to the Public

Microcosm

Microcosm launched a crowdfunding round on Seedrs in September 2013.  In what may be the fastest equity crowdfunding ever, Microcosm raised £100,000 almost immediately on the day they launched.  It took just 2 hours to fully fund with individuals investing anywhere from £100 up to £12,000.  This was the second crowdfunding round for the company as… Read More

Local Stock Exchanges Give Michigan Communities New Opportunity to Prosper

Michigan Act Now

Recent research is clear that in order to have a prosperous economy with high per capita income, we must have thriving places that attract talent. To compete economically, our communities should possess the critical assets that draw and entice people. One of those essential assets is fostering entrepreneurial opportunities. Having the framework in place that… Read More

WebStart Bristol Launches Second Fund on Seedrs

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WebStart Bristol, an internet incubator based in Bristol, England, opened up for operations in January 2014 following a successful crowdfunding round on Seedrs in 2013.  The incubator just recently launched their next crowdfunding round to raise funding for their second fund. The first “Fund of Crowdfunded Offerings” was a first for both Seedrs and the… Read More

“We Want to Be a Solution for Startups” (Video)

Seedrs DNA

Seedrs representative Ricardo Sequerra, recently presented at the TechChill Baltics and Mini Seedcamp in Latvia.  Outside of some updated information regarding the platform statistics, the video gives an excellent overview of Seedrs and their equity crowdfunding operation.  Seedrs wants to be a “life cycle manager for your company” by managing the process for the seed… Read More