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Crowdfest 2016 – London

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Crowdfest: the largest, best supported UK crowdfunding event – ever!  Organised in partnership with the UK Crowdfunding Association and supported by the major platforms and government, Crowdfest is the industry’s flagship event and will be packed with fresh ideas, opportunities and knowledge. Crowdfest is a multi-streamed event… Read More

Creators of gamesGRABR Return to Crowdcube: Seeks £250,000 For New SaaS Social Platform “GRABR”

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The creators of the platforms gamesGRABR and bookGRABR, have returned to equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube to raise £250,000 for its new SaaS social media platform, GRABR. The new site is set to allow brands to create their own social network and engage directly with consumers.  Those that use… Read More

Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander 10 Crashes During Second Test Flight (Video)

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Just one week after its exciting and highly anticipated first flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander 10 experienced an issue and crashed during the final minutes of its second test flight on Wednesday. Airlander 10 is a wing-shaped aircraft that can fly for up to five… Read More

LendIt Joins with Capital One on Fintech Startup Competition: PitchIt@Lendit

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LendIt has announced a new partnership with Capital One regarding their annual Fintech startup competition.  Capital One will act as the co-Host for PitchIt@LendIt – scheduled to take place at LendIt Europe this fall in London. Peter Renton, co-founder of LendIt, said they were delighted… Read More

Marketplace LawyerFair Seeks £360,000 on Crowdcube to Expand Online Legal Services

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LawyerFair, a curated marketplace for buying and selling of commercial legal services, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £360,000 as it looks to expand its legal services and team. Founded in 2014, LawyerFair states it helps companies save legal fees by matching the… Read More

Oppo Ice Cream Shares Path to Crowdfunding & Business Success

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  Oppo Ice cream is a bit like the Holy Grail of food: Ice cream that tastes great, is low calorie and is good for you.  The creation of two brothers, Charlie and Harry Thuillier, the duo were exposed to many different natural foods while… Read More

Seedrs Success Pi Labs Forms Partnership With Bosa Properties For PropTech Startups Support

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Earlier this month, property-innovation accelerator Pi Labs announced it formed a partnership with Bosa Venture to grant PropTech startups in the UK access to £100,000 in funding. The accelerator revealed: “Bosa Properties is one of largest luxury real estate development companies in North America with… Read More

Crowdcube Reports: “We’re Excited to Announce That Our 300,000th Member Has Joined” (Infographic)

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Following the success of its recent self-running crowdfunding campaign, Crowdcube announced it now officially has 300,000 members on its funding portal. The website confirmed on Friday: “We’re excited to announce that our 300,000th member has joined Crowdcube. Our ever-growing crowd of everyday, sophisticated and high net… Read More

Mondo Set to Announce New Name Next Thursday

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Crowdcube #FundedClub member, Mondo, may have officially picked its new name! Earlier this summer, the company announced plans to rebrand after “an undisclosed company with a similar name” was challenging them. Mondo previously stated: “It can be painful to change the name of a product, but… Read More

Crowdcube Alum The New Craftsmen Announces Burberry Partnership For Makers House During London Fashion Week

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On Tuesday, Crowdcube success, The New Craftsmen, announced it has teamed up with famous fashion brand, Burberry, on Makers House, which is described as a temporary space in central London during London’s Fashion Week. Back in spring 2014, The New Craftsmen successfully raised £171,580 from… Read More

Crowdcube Finishes Self-Crowdfunding Round With Over £8M From More Than 3,700 Investors

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Following the closing of its latest equity crowdfunding round, the team at Crowdcube announced they have successfully secured over £8 million from more than 3,700 crowd investors. Last month, Crowdcube launched the campaign and due to the size of the funding round, the equity crowdfunding platform had to… Read More

Extreme Sports Brand Ruroc Returns to Crowd2Fund: Seeks £400,000 For New Road & Motor Certified Helmet

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UK-based extreme sports brand, Ruroc, has launched a new equity crowdfunding on Crowd2Fund to raise £400,000 for the design and launch of its road and motor certified helmet, along with the company’s other new products. The brand is known for its integrated ski helmet, goggle, and mask…. Read More

Assetz Capital Receives 5-Star Rating From Defaqto

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Assetz Capital announced on Monday it received a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto in the independent financial information business’ first “Loan Based Crowdfunding” analysis. The UK-based lender is considered one of only four peer-to-peer finance platforms to have achieved the highest rating awarded by Defaqto. According to Assetz… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Alum Storemates Gets Accepted Into MassChallenge’s 2016 Startup Accelerator Program

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Last week, Seedrs success Storesmates announced it was accepted MassChallenge’s 2016 startup accelerator program. A total of 835 MassChallenge alumni startups reportedly raised over £1 billion in funding and created over 50,000 jobs. The early-stage startups coming to MassChallenge UK are chosen based on their impact… Read More

GoHenry Alex Zivoder: “We Believed Crowdfunding Offered a Viable Route to Raise a Meaningful Amount of Capital”

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Just a couple months after GoHenry captured nearly £4 million through its Crowdcube initiative, CEO of the digital bank solution, Alex Zivoder, shared details about the epic campaign and the company’s future. As previously reported, goHenry is an application and pre-paid debit card that is designed… Read More

Final Hours: Crowdcube Self Crowdfunding Offer Nears £7 Million

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The UK’s largest investment crowdfunding platform by total amount raised will be closing its most recent self-crowdfunding round in less than 24 hours. The offer currently stands overfunded at £6.95 million on an initial goal of £5 million. The offer page indicates that  so far… Read More

Crowdcube Names Self-Running Campaign Largest Raise on a UK Crowdfunding Platform

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Just three days before its self-running campaign is set to close, Crowdcube announced the initiative is considered the largest raise on a UK crowdfunding platform. The company launched its highly anticipated campaign last month and within the first 24 hours, the platform raised over £6 million… Read More

ThinCats Adds New Features for SME Loans

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Peer to peer lender ThinCats has updated its system for SME loan grading. The online lender has released a “unique system” developed by Rolf Hickman, described as a pioneer in credit analysis.  Hickman was founder and CEO of the pH Group, now part of Experian,… Read More

Property Partner Adds Bid Engine to Investment Platform

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Property Partner, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has added an interesting feature to their investment marketplace. Property Partner now allows individual investors to bid on property posted on the site.  Property Partner also states their new feature improves clarity for sellers too. According to a… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Mondo: “We Are Now A Licensed Bank!”

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Exciting news, Mondo investors! The Crowdcube #FundedClub member announced it has officially become a licensed bank and is now regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. The Mondo team shared details about its launch, which can be found below. “We started Mondo… Read More