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Landbay, a P2P Property Lending Platform, Joins P2PFA

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UK based Landbay has joined the Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) becoming the latest member to adhere by the standards set by the advocacy group.  Landbay has targeted a segment of the real estate sector by lending against occupied housing.  The peer lender has differentiated their service from many other P2P lenders by added a… Read More

Crowdnetic Opens London Office, Targets UK Data

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Crowdnetic, a provider of technology and market data solutions, has launched on a financial media site Digital Look today. This content suite is stated to feature real-time information on private UK-based companies that are publicly raising capital online through securities-based crowdfunding and peer to peer lending platforms. Digital Look provides financial data, news and tools… Read More

The Big App Fund Winners Announced: Finalists Benefit from Crowdfunded Investment

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UKADEMICS, YOOVI and Briefly Named Winners in Worth Capital Sponsored Big App Fund. The contest to find the next big thing in Apps has announced the winners of a competition that saw over 400 submissions from 27 different countries.  The Big App Fund, created by Worth Capital, has released the names of the competition that… Read More

Brief: The Big App Fund Finalist Pitch Event is Today

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Today at the Facebook HQ The Big App Fund, sponsored by Worth Capital, will select the three (or more) finalists in the search for the next big thing in Apps.   Today, someone’s life will change to the tune of £150k. Big App Finals live now at Facebook HQ @worthcapitalpic.twitter.com/R92VLwvkxb — Paul Soanes (@paul_soanes) November… Read More

The Big App Fund Narrows List to 10 Finalists

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Announced this past September, the Big App Fund, sponsored by Worth Capital with the assistance of Facebook, has ventured to discover the next big thing in Apps by organizing a pan-European competition.   The contest was joined by an investment crowdfunding round on Seedrs where interested investors could be part of a fund that will… Read More

Brief: Several Crowdfunding Execs on BI UK Coolest People in Tech List

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While it is not quite clear how one qualifies as “cool” these days, leading news publication Business Insider has put together their list of UK coolness in tech.  BI points out that after Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley in NYC – London has become a hot startup scene for tech.  Now with the UK government… Read More

UK based Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Moves Into US with Acquisition of Junction Investments

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UK based investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced the acquisition of Junction Investments located in California.  This strategic acquisition positions Seedrs to expand their reach beyond the borders of Europe.  Junction founders Adam Kaufman and Brian Goldsmith will be joining the Seedrs team and assisting with the next phase of Seedrs growth.  The acquisition closed… Read More

Buy to Let Crowdfunding Platform “CrowdLords” Raises Capital on Seedrs

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CrowdLords, a new twist on real estate crowdfunding that targets landlords or “buy to let”, is crowdfunding their platform on Seedrs.  The startup is seeking a raise of £90,000 and launched yesterday quickly garnering over £27,000 from 29 investors.   We are live on @Seedrs! Interested in investing in #CrowdLords? Find out more here http://t.co/LQXHbCERIT… Read More

Convertible Loans as a Band-Aid Solution to the Valuation Problem in Equity Crowdfunding

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What’s happening: the industry wants equity It’s ironic that crowdfunding makes it possible to set up companies that otherwise never would’ve come into existence, only to ruin them later by postponing the valuation issues that any start up will have to solve sooner or later. Might the positive start of crowdfunding come to a halt… Read More

The Big App Fund Creates Shortlist of 50 Entries

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The Big App Fund has narrowed down the list of entries from the original 425 to a shortlist of 50 businesses.  Entry was closed on October 6th with the next step being a pitch event held at the Facebook offices in London.  The project organized by Worth Capital, in partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs,… Read More

Seedrs: Big VCs Use Our Crowdfunding Platform to Invest

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European investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs recently commented on the fact that venture capitalists are using their platform to invest in promising companies.  Seedrs, one of the leading investment crowdfunding platforms in Europe, mentioned specific examples of two VCs leveraging their crowdfunding site to invest in PeerIndex – now overfunding having easily topped the £500,000 target…. Read More

Seedrs Now Accepts Euros, Plans Expansion Into Other Currencies

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European investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced support for investing and raising investment in Euros.  Previously the UK based company only accepted British pounds but today the site has announced transactions may be made in Euros – with additional currencies coming in the future.  Now any Seedrs user may deposit or create crowdfunding campaigns in… Read More

Brief: Chapel Down Finishes Its Run on Seedrs; Closes at £3.95M

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UK-based wine company, Chapel Down Group plc, is pleased to announce that it has now reached the maximum available under the terms of the equity crowdfunding campaign that was launched on Seedrs last month. Accordingly the crowdfunding campaign is now closed. The company has raised a total of £3.95m through the issue of 14,120,782 new ordinary… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Posts Record Month of Equity Crowdfunding

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Investment crowdfunding site Seedrs has posted a record breaking month for the funding platform.  According to a report, for the month of September £5.6 million (Over $9 million USD) was invested through the funding portal.  The money raised went to 14 different diverse businesses. This brings the total businesses funded for 2014 to 81 companies…. Read More

Seedrs: Equity Crowdfunding Makes Sense for Publicly Traded Companies

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Seedrs recently chalked up another first by offering shares of Chapel Down in an equity crowdfunding campaign on their platform.  Chapel Down is a publicly traded company listed on the ISDX growth market in the UK.  The funding closes on October 1st but stands at over £4 million today. The funding for Chapel Down is part… Read More

Chapel Down Updates Share Subscription Offer on Seedrs as Funding Nears £4 Million Raised

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Chapel Down Group plc, a publicly traded company [EPIC:CDGP], has updated their new share subscription to reflect the success of their equity crowdfunding offer on Seedrs.  In a public filing  Chapel Down stated they had raised an additional £0.57 million via the subscription of 2,035,714 ordinary shares.  This increase was correlated to the total raised… Read More

Australian Financial Tech Firm Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign For Financial Advisory Platform

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Australia-based company, Rimbal Ltd., has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £60,000 to fund technology and business growth. According to its campaign page, Rimbal is an online financial advisory platform that automates investment advice and allocation for retail clients. It is scheduled to be functional and operational with fully regularity compliance by late… Read More

CrowdLords Preps Crowdfunding Platform for “Buy to Let” Property

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Crowdfunding and real estate is a perfect match.  Either debt or equity the equation just works. Investors understand the asset class. The promise of higher returns on a tangible asset is a compelling proposition for investors both large and small.  The buy to let market in the UK is booming now.  A recent article placed… Read More

Chapel Down Easily Beats Goal on Seedrs, Adds Ordinary Shareholders

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Chapel Down, the first publicly traded company to raise capital via equity crowdfunding, has filed a brief announcing an additional share placement in the amount of £0.44 million.  This additional amount was in conduction with the placing of over 1.5 million ordinary shares, at 28 pence each, associated with their equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs…. Read More

Seedrs CIO Talks Chapel Down Equity Crowdfunding Offer (Video)

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Seedrs Chief Investment Officer, Thomas Davies, took to the studios of Bloomberg to talk about the Chapel Down share offer that is the first publicly listed company to go the equity crowdfunding route. Davies explains the strategy behind Chapel Down doing the very public listing on Seedrs by stating  there were two main reasons for… Read More