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Brewdog Vows Revenge Against Diageo For Infamous Industry Awards Snub

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Nearly four years after one of the world’s largest drinks companies, Diageo, snubbed BrewDog for an industry award, the perpetually crowdfunding company is officially vowing revenge for the decision. According to The Daily Record, Diageo, who make drinks such as Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, was forced to apologize… Read More

FitMiBODY’s Founder Talks Growth & Expansion Following Crowdcube Success

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This week, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube caught up with founder and director of #FundedClub member FitMiBODY, Matt Lo, discuss the company’s growth and expansion. FitMiBODY is a personal training and fitness company that provides training services and outdoor fitness classes in London. Its mission is to create… Read More

Latvian Marketplace Lender Twino is Not Magic, It is Reselling Short Term Consumer loans

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Today at Finovate Europe in London, quite a few attendees were startled to hear Jevhenijs Kazanis, Twino’s CEO, confidently assert: “Twino will buy back any non performing loan after a 30 day period of delinquency.” How could that work? Many wondered. It was already startling… Read More

Former FSA Chair Lord Adair Turner Warns About Peer to Peer Lending. Industry Leaders Disagree

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In an interview today on BBC, Lord Adair Turner, former Chair of the FSA (predecessor to the FCA), shared his opinion on banking and the financial industry in general, including a discussion on the burgeoning peer to peer lending sector.  Lord Turner, it appears, is… Read More

Merger: Growthdeck & Squareknot Join Equity Crowdfunding Operations

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Recently launched equity crowdfunding platform Growthdeck, has merged operations with Squareknot based in Glasgow, Scotland in perhaps the first merger of two online equity marketplaces. Growthdeck, announced its debut this January to offer “investors more investment experience, transparency and a much higher level of customer… Read More

SyndicateRoom & Wayra UK Partner to Guide Startups through Funding Journey

Gary Stewart, Director of Wayra UK

SyndicateRoom and startup accelerator Wayra have joined to collaborate to aid tech startups in their funding “journey”. SyndicateRoom, a leading UK equity crowdfunding platform, is said to work closely with current and future companies participating in the Wayra program.  For qualified startups, SyndicateRoom will help… Read More

Brief: NovitasPartners and FTCL Merge Firms to Meet Growing Demands in Fintech Sector

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NovitasPartners and FTCL, two UK boutique corporate finance firms specialising in the fintech sector, today announced their merger to meet the growing demand for corporate finance advisory services from clients within the payments, data, financial software, market infrastructure, business process outsourcing, and securities services subsections…. Read More

Update: Luxury Marketplace Luxtripper Overfunds on Crowdcube

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With less than two weeks left until its second Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, luxury marketplace, Luxtripper has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding goal. As previously reported, Luxtripper, which secured £152,000 on Crowdcube last year, uses propriety tech to present travellers with their personalised… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Lovespace Releases New London Notting Hill Moving Guide

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Offering up some advice to those looking to move to London’s famous neighborhood Notting Hill, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and storage company Lovespace has released a new moving guide for new or soon-to-be residents. The company, which was founded by Streetcar co-founder and entrepreneur Brett Akker, won the… Read More

Rebus Called Biggest UK Crowdfunding Failure to Date as Firm Files for Bankruptcy

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Rebus, a company that raised over £816,790 on Crowdcube in 2015, has gone into administration making it one of the largest equity crowdfunding failures in the UK to date.  According to data provided by Crowdcube, the company sold a 6.63% stake in the firm to 109… Read More

AngelsDen Recognizes Best Crowdfunded Deals of 2015

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AngelsDen has been on a steady trajectory of growth for the past several years. The migration from analogue funding to digitally raising money online appears to be doing rather well.  In 2015, AngelsDen raised approximately £11 million for 60 deals with the backing of 13,000 investors…. Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Bellfield Brewery is Moving Into the Production Stage

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Crowdcube #FundedClub member Bellfield Brewery recently announced, nearly a year after the closing of the company’s equity crowdfunding campaign, it is officially moving into the production stage. As previously reported, the new craft brewery with a mission: to make Gluten Free (GF) beers and lagers that taste… Read More

Seedrs Success Fy Joins 500 Startups’ London Distro Dojo Program

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Earlier this week, global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, announced that six companies have joined its London Distro Dojo program. Among the six was Seedrs success and creative shopping app, Fy. According to Venture Beat, 500 Startups announced in December that it would begin… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Farmdrop Completes £3M Funding Round Led By Atomico

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Continuing to find success wherever it goes, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and award-winning online marketplace in the UK, Farmdrop, announced this week that it has completed its £3M funding round led by Atomico, which was reportedly founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. As previously reported, Farmdrop hit Crowdcube in… Read More

Seedrs-Funding Candy Kittens Set For Sweet Success in 2016

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On Friday, Candy Kittens, the UK confectionery brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, shared its plans for growth in 2016. The company stated it aims to achieve turnover of £800,000 with projected sales of £2.5 million by 2017. It recently launched a crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Brief: EY + Innovate Finance = FinTech Talent Secondment Program With Innovate Finance

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EY and Innovate Finance have just announced the launch of a FinTech secondment program, according to a recent press release. As the only Big Four member of Innovate Finance, one of the world’s largest membership association for FinTech, EY will second members of staff into Innovate… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Joins Mayor of London’s International Business Programme

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On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it is joining the Mayor of London’s International Programme. The programme reportedly offers mentoring, expert advice and real business opportunities for high-growth companies in the life sciences, technology and urban sectors. We’re excited to be joining the Mayor’s International… Read More

British Business Bank: the UK Now Has a Record 5.4 Million Small Businesses

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In the UK, similar to other parts of the world, SMEs are the engine of economic growth and associated job and wealth creation.  According to the Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses (FSB); Small businesses account for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK’s Jess Ratty Offers Up Tips on Launching Crowdfunding Projects (Video)

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On Tuesday, Crowdfunder UK’s marketing manager, Jess Ratty,  revealed some tips on how to launch crowdfunding projects as part of the platform’s series, Bootcamp 2016. As previously reported, the reward-based crowdfunding platform stated that Bootcamp is an intensive three-week campaign, hosted by the Crowdfunder Academy to get new… Read More