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Airbnb for Cars Hiya Car Returns to Seedrs

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Hiya Car, which is formerly known as Ascendia Drive, launched a crowdfunding initiative on Seedrs to raise £100,000. The company previously secured £349,470 on the equity portal last summer. As previously reported, the company is described as a platform that matches car hirers to car owners, turning idle cars into income… Read More

BrewDog Updates SEC Filing as Share Offer to Support US Expansion Nears

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BrewDog, and its never-ending EquityforPunks crowdfunding campaign, has updated its filing with the SEC as the US offer, under Reg A+ nears. BrewDog management originally filed its first Form 1-A in early March.  The most recent filing will reflect comments and requests from the SEC… Read More

Fitness Club énergie Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube to Prep For Expansion

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This weekend, fitness club, énergie, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £500,000 to start its expansion. The company, which has three brands of fitness clubs in 93 locations across 5 countries, currently has over 110,000 club members and is looking expand to a network of 583… Read More

Update: goHenry Nears £3M During the First Week on Crowdcube

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  goHenry, an online banking solution that helps children manage their money responsibly, launched a Crowdcube initiative to raise £2 million as it prepares to expand its services throughout Europe. The campaign not only secured its initial goal in 48 hours, it is currently nearing £3 million from close… Read More

Powervault Returns to Crowdcube: Scores Nearly £650,000 in Less than a Week

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Earlier this week, UK-based Powervault launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £750,000 for its already award-winning home energy storage product. This initiative comes nearly two years after the company secured £150,000 on the equity crowdfunding portal. Powervault’s product reportedly reduces electricity bills and helps customers during black-outs. According to the… Read More

Dance Music Appove: PUMP Audio Seeks £100,000 on Seedrs to Create Club Sound Specific Headphones

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Seeking to change the way people listen to dance music, UK startup PUMP Audio has launched an crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £100,000 for its “club sound specific” headphones. Pump Audio reported that while other brands are seeking to produce what is called “flat frequency response,”… Read More

Overfunding on Crowdcube: WiseAlpha CEO Ahmad Discusses Growth and Fintech Disruption

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wiseAlpha, an online platform that allows people to invest in secured corporate loans of blue-chip British brand name companies such as Virgin Media, RAC, United Biscuits and Eddie Stobart, aims to give people the opportunity to earn a higher rate of interest and diversify their… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Michael Sherwood Backs Chinese Takeaway Zing Zing on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, London-based Chinese takeaway restaurant, Zing Zing, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000. Within a matter of a weeks, the initiative surpassed its initial goal and is currently nearly £500,000 thanks to over 275 investors. Among those who have pitched in… Read More

Supporters Direct to Partner with ShareIn on Crowdfunding Platform

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ShareIn has inked a new partnership with Supporters Direct to leverage the ShareIn crowdfunding platform. Supporters Direct is a vehicle for fans to set up cooperatives to gain influence in the running and ownership of football clubs. They operate in England, Wales, Scotland and across… Read More

Tramonex Receives £250K from UK Government for Blockchain Prototype Project

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The UK government is pitching in to help finance international transfer platform Tramonex.  The London-based Fintech startup has been given a £250,000 grant by Innovate UK to fund the development of a cross currency payments system that leverages blockchain technology. The prototype is expected to… Read More

LendInvest Acquires £40 Million Warehouse Facility from Macquarie

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LendInvest, the leading property marketplace lending platform, has received a £40 million warehouse facility from Macquarie.  The funding will be dedicated to bridge  and buy-to-let loans. The financing from Macquarie brings institutional investment for LendInvest to £230 million.  Macquarie, based in Sydney Australia, is a… Read More

Intro Crowd Let’s You Invest in Undeveloped UK Land

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The property crowdfunding sector is a very hot space. The ability to allow smaller investors to gain access to the real estate finance market has gained solid traction with several investment crowdfunding platforms experiencing robust growth.  Intro Crowd, the most recent entry as an online property… Read More

Brief: Luke Lang & Giles Andrews Among the “40 Coolest People in UK Fintech” List

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This week, Business Insider announced its 40 Coolest People in UK Fintech list. This list features entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, hackers, and investors. The media outlet declared: “We looked at who’s done cool and interesting things in the past year, including companies that have raised money or… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Gather in London to Celebrate Business Creativity With Virgin Media Business Voom 2016

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On Wednesday, reward-based crowdfunding portal Crowdfunder UK announced some of Britain and Ireland’s entrepreneurs gathered in London celebrate the nations’ business creativity with Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016. As previously reported, Virgin Media Business launched its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with the UK and Ireland’s pitch competition… Read More

“Dark Souls – The Board Game” Captures Over £1.5M First Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, UK-based Steamforged Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for Dark Souls – The Board Game. Not even five minutes into the initiative, the game surpassed its initial goal and in 24 hours hit £1 million. Now, just a week after the launch, the campaign… Read More

UK’s Idler Academy Seeks £125,000 on Crowdcube to Continue Online Education Course Program Expansion

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Over the weekend, Idler Academy took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £125,000 as it prepares to expand its new online course programs. Founded by author Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler Academy is an publishing and events business that now offers on-demand education, which includes online courses in the liberal arts… Read More

Pavegen’s Laurence Kemball-Cook on Crowdcube Success: “Crowdfunding Was Unpredictable”

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Offering up his other insights on Pavegen’s highly successful Crowdcube initiative, founder Laurence Kemball-Cook shared details about the campaign with the equity crowdfunding platform. Last summer, Pavegen secured over £2 million during the equity crowdfunding round. The company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall… Read More

Online Banking Solution for Children goHenry Smashes £2M Funding Goal in 48 Hours on Crowdcube

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goHenry, an online banking solution that helps children manage their money responsibly, launched a Crowdcube initiative over the weekend to raise £2 million as it prepares to expand its services throughout Europe. Within just 48 hours of its debut, the campaign not only secured its initial… Read More

BrewDog’s Equity For Punks IV Closes: Secures Over £19 Million

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This week, crowdfunded brewery, BrewDog, announced it was closing its latest funding round, Equity for Punks IV. The company declared the campaign to be “the biggest ever equity crowdfunding offer” due to the fact that it successfully secured £19 million. The BrewDog crew shared: “In October 2009,… Read More

One Stop Shop For Children Poppy & Zach Seeks £75,000 on Seedrs to Expand Operations

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Poppy & Zach, a lifestyle store that is dedicated to babies and children, has recently debuted its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is looking to secure £75,000 as it begins operation expansion. The shop, which is the latest venture of entrepreneur and former managing… Read More