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Equity Crowdfunding Site Seedrs Turns Profit in July

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has shared to users they have turned a profit for the month of July.  This is the first announcement from any of the UK based equity crowdfunding platforms to make such an announcement.  The company was launched in May of 2012 and currently operates in 32 different European countries.  Seedrs has differentiated their… Read More

Six Rules for Investment Crowdfunding Success

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Crowdfunding is a new source of entrepreneurial finance allowing a wider audience to invest in startups for equity in the venture.  While investment crowdfunding as a vehicle for financing early stage ventures is gaining momentum on a global basis it remains in its infancy.  Our research on crowdfunding has been augmented by information gleaned from… Read More

Nicola Horlick “City Superwoman” Shares Insight into Peer Lending & Crowdfunding

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Nicola Horlick is a well known name in the halls of finance in the United Kingdom.  Nicola captured the title of City “Superwoman” as she balanced on the high wire act of an elite career in finance while simultaneously raising six children. After starting at SG Warburg & Co. in the 80s,  she moved to… Read More

Frame Again Quickly Funds on Seedrs After Turning Down Dragon’s Den Offer

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Frame Again hit the “biggest mover by percentage raised” status soon after appearing on BBC’s Dragon Den.  The startup up quickly surpassed their £20,000 crowdfunding goal on Seedrs. Co-founders Jake Hayman and Joe Kenyon appeared on the long running show offering up 20% equity in their company for £60,000. Their new company allows people to… Read More

Nicola Horlick’s Glentham Capital Raises Equity on Seedrs for Major Expansion

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Boosts Equity Crowdfunding Offer – Raising £450,000 on Seedrs. Nicola Horlick, one of the UK’s most well known and highly regarded fund manager, has announced that her new fund management firm, Glentham Capital, is increasing the target for its core film finance fund from $100 million to $250 million.  Apparently the increase has been driven… Read More

Thomas Davies, CIO of Seedrs Talks Convertible Securities (Video)

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Pan-European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs just announced this week they were offering a new type of security on their young platform. Convertibles have joined straight equity and crowdfunding funds as another option for both listing companies and investors.  Thomas Davies, CIO of Seedrs, hit the studios of CNBC to share Seedrs’ perspective as to why… Read More

Update: Future Ad Labs Hits Funding Goal in 36 Hours with Convertible Offer

Future Ad Labs Convertible

That was fast.  No sooner had Future Ad Labs announced their public offer for convertibles on Seedrs than the offer was fully funded. The funding took only 36 hours to complete. The company was seeking a raise of £300,000 and as of this writing the investment already funded stands at £300,170.  The convertible offer is… Read More

Another First, Seedrs Now Offers Convertibles

Seedrs Bringing Convertibles to the Crowd

Equity crowdfunding site Seedrs announced today they will be offering a new type of securities on their investment platform.  The convertible equity option will join straight equity and fund options as a method for listing companies to raise capital. The first company to take advantage of this new approach is Future Ad Labs – a… Read More

Dating App Rendeevoo Overfunds on Seedrs’ Crowdfunding Campaign

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iOS dating app rendeevoo has raised £33,830 on its Seedrs’ equity crowdfunding campaign for the 6% equity offered, with 123 investors helping the dating app startup to surpass its £25,000 goal. rendeevoo is an iOS dating app that embraces spontaneity in the online dating world, quickly bringing single Londoners together for a cocktail by bridging the… Read More

Seedrs Now Allows Investors to Hold Shares Outside of Nominee Structure

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Pan European equity  crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced a significant change to their investment structure.   Effectively they are codifying an “informal practice” that has developed over the past several years of crowdfunding. According to a recent statement, investors  that contribute £25,000 or more may choose to hold their shares directly outside of the nominee… Read More

NearDesk Chooses Seedrs for Its Crowdfunding Campaign: When Commuting Every Day to Work Does Not Make Sense

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Looking for a quiet place to write, code or think?  Tired of meeting at pubs, cafes or Starbucks? Tired of commuting? Bored of working at home?  Feeling isolated?  London-based NearDesk offers much-needed solutions to these dilemmas by letting its members touch-in, touch-out and rent desk and meeting space by the hour at different locations all… Read More

Seedrs: 100 Deals – £1 Million per Month

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Seedrs, one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the United Kingdom, has surpassed another milestone.  The young company recently announced their 100th deal for companies offering up equity on their investment platform.  This revelation is accompanied by the fact that deal flow is increasing; with over half of these offers occurring in the past… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Crowdfunding Site Landbay Open for Business

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) site Landbay announced last week that it was no longer in beta and now is available for the wider public. The young company is a finance option for the UK’s  savers and investors who have struggled to secure low risk returns on rates above inflation, whether this would be from cash accounts, savings… Read More

Seedrs Shares Investment Term Sheet

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Seedrs has shared their equity crowdfunding term sheet revealing some additional insight into how their platform operates.  Investment structure and the understandings between entrepreneur and investor may be pretty dry stuff but it is exceptionally important.  Having a well structured term sheet that protects both the business and those inclined to support it, is vital… Read More

First Incubator in Croatia is Equity Crowdfunding on Seedrs

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Croatia based Zip is the very first startup incubator in the country.  Having already assisted “four generations’ of Croatian startups achieve their goals the organization is now seeking additional capital to make small seed investments via equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Zip was co-founded by Mihaovil Barančić, who is also the President of the Croatian Angel… Read More

Seedrs Up for European Tech Startup Award

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UK based equity crowdfunding innovator Seedrs is up for another award.  The European Tech Startup Awards 2014 have included Seedrs on their shortlist of potential winners.  The Europas are described as the “premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups”.  The event focuses on new companies but also incorporates mid and later stage startups as well…. Read More

To Celebrate All that They Do: A Crowdsourced Mother’s Day

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With each passing year, the import and expectation of Mother’s Day seem to mushroom. While most young mothers would be happy to enjoy the day in blissful solitude, most contemporary wisdom indicates otherwise.  Older mothers may expect more after all those Sundays grinning while eating charred toast and watery, tepid tea: they want their children… Read More

Landbay Easily Beats Funding Sought on Seedrs

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Landbay, a new peer to peer (P2P) platform that is raising capital on Seedrs, has easily surpassed their targeted equity crowdfunding raise of £41,456 for their EIS round.  This is the third time Landbay has leveraged crowdfunding to raise capital.  This most recent round, that is currently over-funding standing at over £95,000 today, was specifically… Read More

Major VC Firm Invests in “Maily” Offering on Seedrs

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Maily is an email application for kids.  Children are almost immediately introduced to the digital world these days and Maily wants to provide the proper environment for communication – accompanied by sufficient parental control.  Face it – fibbing about the child’s age and setting up a Gmail account is not the best approach.  Having captured… Read More

Jeff Lynn, Eze Vidra & Eileen Burbidge Explain Why We Are Not in a Tech Bubble

Jeff Lynn Why we are not in Tech Bubble

Contradicting famous investor David Einhorn, three well known faces in the investment world gathered to explain why we are currently not in a tech bubble.  Jeff Lynn, CEO of equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, Eze Vidra of Google Campus and VC Eileen Burbidge of Passion Capital joined to together to  share their perspective. The threesome were… Read More