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Peet to Peer Lending & Investment

Making P2P a successful part of your investment portfolio The UK alternative finance market grew by 91 per cent from £492 million in 2012 to £939 million in 2013 and is predicted to grow to £1.6 billion in 2014. The peer to peer finance industry is growing exponentially, and the opportunities within it are vast…. Read More

Open Co UK

For the first time ever, the most innovative companies from across the UK will open their doors to executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and future influencers during OpenCo UK. Check out the tab for your city – Birmingham, Bristol & Bath, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Sheffield – and select what companies you want to see! THE BEST… Read More

Beauhurst Asks Questions about easyProperty Valuation

Stack of Coins Money

Beauhurst recently posted a comment about the successfully equity crowdfunding raise of easyProperty on Crowdcube.  After Private Equity Guru Jon Moulton” questioned the valuation of the not yet live platform quoted at £67 million it appears that research firm Beauhurst dug a bit further to do a comparison. Beauhurst stated; “… it’s notable that in return for… Read More

GamCrowd Announces New Chairman: Ian Hogg

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UK based GamCrowd has announced that Ian Hogg has become chairman of gaming industry crowdfunding platform.   Hogg recently left the board of global pools betting operator and supplier, Sportech Plc. Hogg, described as a serial entrepreneur, brings an expertise across online, TV, e-gaming, retail betting, poker, and racing to London-based GamCrowd, the equity crowdfunding and… Read More

Scoop Films Seeks to Raise £75,000 on CrowdShed for New Indie Film That Stars Actor Luke Perry

Beat Beneath My Feet

Earlier this month, Scoop Films producers Fiona Gillies, Raj Sharma and Michael Mueller launched a crowdfunding campaign on UK-based platform CrowdShed for their film The Beat Beneath My Feet. The film will star former Beverly Hills 90210 actor, Luke Perry. Per the synopsis, The Beat Beneath My Feet is about a teenager boy who uncovers… Read More

UK’s Rollasole Surpasses £150,000 Equity Crowdfunding Goal on Crowdcube; Nears £175,000

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Bristol-based Rollasole launched a Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign earlier this month to raise £150,000 for the expansion of its shoe company. Within a few weeks, the campaign reached well over its initial goal and has raised over £174,000 thanks to 87 investors. Rollasole is dubbed a “form of rolled footwear designed to be compact enough… Read More

UK Fans Launch Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring Foo Fighters to Birmingham; Hits Over £149,000 First Week

Foo Fighters

Just a few weeks after Foo Fighters, took to the stage at their crowdfunded concert in Richmond, Virginia, a group of UK fans are taking matters into their own hands to bring the hit rock band across the pond. A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Kickstarter last Friday (September 19th) to raise £150,000 for a… Read More

Edinburgh’s SuperJam Launches £250,000 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube; Jumps to Nearly £91,000

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Setting out to expand its franchise, Edinburgh-based company SuperJam turned to Crowdcube for its £250,000 crowdfunding campaign. The company is said to be known for its delicious jams and popularity in the UK region. Funds from the project will help SuperJam make its way into other countries such as China and Japan. According to the Herald… Read More

Cornish Ketchup Company Named Winner of Crowdfunder UK’s Eden Project Live Crowdfunding Event

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Nearly two weeks ago, Crowdfunder UK, hosted an online crowdfunding event at the Eden Project for three foodie start-ups. They each battled it out to gain support and funding from the crowd, which were both live audience and online viewers. And now, the winner of the event has been declared as Cornish Ketchup Company. According… Read More

The House Crowd Has Bought & Refurbished 78 Properties. Crosses £ 5 Million Mark

The House Crowd

Hale, UK based crowdfunding property investment company, The House Crowd, has announced it has fundraised more than £5 million from investors over a two year period. Since it started operations, the company has bought and refurbished 78 properties in and around the Manchester area, totalling more than £5 million of investment.  The House Crowd offers people… Read More

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

Chapel Down Store

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

UK Self Serve Frozen Yogurt Company Launches £285,000 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube For Expansion

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Seeking to expand its frozen yogurt business, UK-based company Samba Swirl launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £285,000. Samba Swirl, a trading name of Obal Solutions, Ltd., reportedly opened the first ever self-serve frozen yogurt shop in the UK in 2010. With much excitement, fun customer experience, and over 50 flavors/topping, the company… Read More

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

Rimbal

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

HOW TO GUARANTEE YOU GET FUNDED

How To Guarantee You Get Funded The questions about funding that you were afraid to ask but need to know. As you know Angels Den is Europe and Asia’s largest angel network having successfully raised £16m in investment. We operate across 12 countries, see 140 plans a day and have over 400 angels visit us… Read More

Crowdcube Partners with Escape the City on “Escape School”

Escape the City and Crowdcube

Escape the City was an early equity crowdfunding success on Crowdcube. The team at Crowdcube acknowledged their unique success, of quickly raising £600,000 in just 14 days, by crowning Escape the City “Pitch of the Year” in 2012.  Escape the city is a a website that helps professionals to make career transitions – leave the drab cubicle… Read More

Crowdfunding Leaders Back Startup Manifesto Seeking to Guide UK Economic Policy

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The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec)  published earlier this month “The Startup Manifesto” outlining their vision of a UK economy powered by innovation and technology.  Founded by tech entrepreneurial types, Coadec wants the UK to be the best place in the world to launch and grow digital startups.  This is part of a growing British… Read More

UK-based Charbrew Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise £150,000 For Expansion

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Herbal tea entrepreneur and founder of Charbrew, Adam Soliman has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £150,000 for expansion. The company is known as a specialist hot beverage brand that is “revolutionizing” the UK tea market. According to its campaign website, Charbrew has introduced innovative fruit and herbal products designed to bolster the profitability… Read More

P2P Lending Platform RebuildingSociety Announces Link with ABF

RebuildingSociety

The peer-to-peer lending platform rebuildingsociety has joined the rapidly-expanding Alternative Business Funding (ABF) portal – to support SMEs requiring non-bank finance solutions. “Accounting for over 85% of the UK’s alternative business funding market, ABF continues to receive widespread backing from industry bodies including the British Banking Association, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of… Read More

Launched Last Month, CrowdProperty Lists First Projects in Drive to £20 Million

CrowdProperty House

UK based peer to peer (P2P) lending platform CrowdProperty has announced its first two property developments live on the site and ready to be financed. Investors may participate starting at £500 and up pledged towards the projects and receive either 5% or 10% gross returns. CrowdProperty, a crowdfunding site that matches private investors with property professionals… Read More