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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

Seedrs Has Great June with Most Deals Funded in 2016

Pronto on Seedrs

Seedrs sent out a note earlier today that June is going to close on a high note. According to the crowdfunding platform; “June has seen the most funded deals of 2016 with 17 businesses hitting their investment targets. The biggest deal this month was independent brewer of award-winning beers West… Read More

SyndicateRoom: It’s Premature to Call Title III Crowdfunding a Disappointment

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Tom Britton, SyndicateRoom co-founder and CTO, shared his views on Reg CF, Title III of the JOBS Act, a few days ago. Britton, a US citizen transplanted in the UK, is helping to manage one of the most successful investment crowdfunding platforms in the UK,… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Named One of 2016 Innovative Business Awards’ Winners

Carlos and Jeff at Seedrs

On Thursday, Market Inspector announced the winners of the 2016 Innovative Business Awards. This award honors 50 companies that have turned groundbreaking ideas into success. Among those on the list was equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Seedrs’ description reads: “Seedrs allows all types of investors to… Read More

Overfunding: Plumen Surpasses £500,000 During Crowdcube Funding Round

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Plumen, a UK-based energy-saving lightbulb manufacturer, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding goal through Crowdcube. The company launched the initiative earlier this month as it prepares to launch new products. As previously reported, Plumen revealed it created energy-saving lighting, using design and beauty to inspire adoption of sustainable… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding on the Go: Crowdcube Announces Upcoming iOS App

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On Thursday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced the upcoming launch of its iOS app. The website revealed: “[This app offers] equity crowdfunding investment opportunities like you’ve never seen before. The Crowdcube iOS app is coming soon, and selected Crowdcube investors will be offered the opportunity… Read More

AngelsDen on Brexit Decision: In Short Term, We All Expect A Period of Economic Volatility in the UK

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One week after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), equity crowdfunding platform AngelsDen revealed its thoughts about the departure and economy predictions. The website stated: “Obviously the UK vote to leave the European Union has raised many questions about investing in UK… Read More

JustUs Sets Ambitious Plan to Disrupt Peer to Peer Lending

Lee Birkett

JustUs, a new peer to peer lending platform focusing on the IF ISA space, is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1 million. According to the company, this is part of a larger “ambitious” funding round to raise a total £5.35… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube Named EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year For London & South Region

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On Wednesday, Crowdcube announced it was dubbed 2016 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the London and South regions. The equity crowdfunding team took to the portal’s social media pages and revealed the exciting news. Yay! @Crowdcube announced as #EOY2016UK #London & #South… Read More

Nationwide House Price Index Reports 0.2% Raise in June; LendInvest Co-Founder Responds

Ian Thomas

Despite the recent news that the UK has voted to depart from the European Union (EU), the National House Price Index announced the house prices have raised up by 0.2% this month, with an annual house growth now standing at 5.1% (average price £204,968). LendInvest’s co-founder… Read More

Crowd for Angels Debuts New Growth Funding Round

Tony De Nazareth

On Wednesday, investment crowdfunding platform Crowd of Angels announced the launch of its new growth funding round. The website is seeking a minimum of £196,000 (max £700,000) as it prepares to expand. Crowd for Angels reported it has helped to raise over £1.1 million for small growing companies… Read More

Artisan & Fine Foods Curator BoroughBox Launches New Crowdfunding Initiative on AngelsDen

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BoroughBox, a London curated distributor of artisanal produce, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on AngelsDen. The distributor, which has used the crowdfunding method through Seedrs and Crowd2Fund, was launched in the summer of 2014 by Andrew Lawson and is described as a specialist artisan and fine foods… Read More

RealtyShare Reports: Real Estate Crowdfunding Offers Potential Opportunity to Diversify Following Brexit Decision

Arash Sotoodehnia

Following the UK’s vote to depart from the European Union (EU), the team at crowdfunding portal, RealtyShares, revealed their thoughts about the shocking decision. Arash Sotoodehnia, RealtyShares chief credit officer, stated: “The uncertainty around what happens next as Britain begins the process of negotiating her… Read More

Forrester: Digital & Customer-Facing Talent Will Migrate Out of the UK

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Research consultancy Forrester is making some pretty dire predictions regarding Brexit collateral damage. In a blog post this weekend, Forrester stated; “Digital and customer-facing talent will migrate out of the UK,” and “Product and delivery innovation will slow”. Forrester cautions that a “customer-focused agenda is… Read More

Invesdor on Brexit Decision: Let’s Keep Calm & Carry On

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Just days after the UK’s voters made the surprising decision to leave the European Union (EU), Finland’s equity crowdfunding platform, Invesdor, weighed in on the big vote. The funding portal’s communications manager, Mikko Savolainen, revealed in a blog post: “Late last week, the UK voted… Read More

LendInvest Receives Highest Credit Rating from ARC

Christian Faes

Commercial mortgage marketplace lender LendInvest saw its ARC Ratings affirmed receiving a Limited SQ1 Servicer Quality rating, with stable outlook. Revealed last Friday, ARC stated; “LendInvest, the mortgage marketplace lender, was previously accorded a public SQ1 Servicer Quality rating on 23rd June 2015. Over the past… Read More

Competition Counts & the UK FCA Leads the Way in Regulatory Innovation

Mary Sparks

The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of Fintech innovation. While there are many reasons for the UK playing a lead role in new forms of finance several variables may be distilled from the list. First, the country is very supportive of an entrepreneurial/market-based… Read More

Update: Jo Cox Supporters Offer Up £1.4M to Various Organizations Through GoFundMe in One Week

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Just one week after the British Labour Party politician, Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox, tragically passed away, more than 40,000 of her devoted supporters have raised £1.4 million for various organizations in her honor through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. As previously reported, Cox died just outside the library… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang on Brexit Decision: We Remain Confident the Economy is Fundamentally Strong

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang on CNBC

With the UK’s unexpected decision to leave the European Union (EU), co-founder of Crowdcube, Luke Lang, shared the equity crowdfunding portal’s reaction to the decision. As previously reported, the UK continues to remain in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will… Read More