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Cycle.Land Overfunds: Secures £100,000 Through Seedrs Initiative


Social marketplace for bicycle sharing, Cycle.Land, has successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target on Seedrs. The platform launched its equity crowdfunding campaign earlier this month seeking the funds to make its debut in five additional cities across the UK, which are Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh,… Read More

Downing Crowd Successfully Raises £1.25 Million for “Hydro Bond”


Downing Crowd has successfully raised £1.25 million to fund its first ever “Hydro Bond” for a newly opened ‘run-of-river’ power station developed by Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited in Argyll, Scotland. Downing Crowd is an offshoot of Downing LLP, an investment manager founded in 1986. Downing… Read More

Biscuiteers Surpasses £550,000 Crowdcube Goal & Receives Triple Gold Rating From Crowdrating


Online retailer of handmade ice biscuits, Biscuiteers, has successfully secured its initial £550,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company, which was founded in 2007, has created a wide range of products including biscuits, chocolates, cakes, personalized items, wedding treats and corporate gifts. It… Read More

Bruce Davis, MD of Abundance, Shares Insight & Perspective on FCA Regulatory Review


Bruce Davis is a founder and Joint Managing Director at Abundance, a peer to peer investing platform focused on renewable energy projects. He is also part of the original team that launched Zopa – the very first peer to peer lending platform to set up… Read More

Small Business UK Announces Winners of the British Small Business Awards 2016


Last week, the winners of the 2016 British Small Business Awards were announced. Held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, the event is organized by Small Business UK and celebrated the small business community in the UK and among the winners was equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. … Read More

EIS Has Been a Great Success in Funding Growth & Creating Jobs

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The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has been a standout driver of both economic growth and job creation. A recent paper published (PDF download) by Hardman & Co – a firm that provides research on EIS eligible companies, highlights these benefits. While EIS has been a catalyst… Read More

Pet Tech Brand PitPat Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube to Accelerate Growth & Develop Internet-Based Cloud Platform


PitPat, a UK-based pet-tech company, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £500,000 as it prepares to develop its new internet-based cloud platform.  Founded in 2014, PitPat debuted its activity monitor for dogs on Dragons’ Den earlier this year. The company, which… Read More

IntelligentCrowd.TV Raises Capital on SyndicateRoom & Angel Investment Network

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IntelligentCrowd TV has announced its intent to raise capital online in their “initial crowd offering.” IntelligentCrowd TV has posted an offer on the Angel Investment Network and stated its intent to soon list a share offer on SyndicateRoom at a lower a lower minimum investment requirement…. Read More

Amicus Files for Full Banking License in UK

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Amicus is queued up to become a digital challenger bank as it has filed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for a banking license. Currently, Amicus has three specialist divisions including property finance, commercial finance and asset finance.  The new… Read More

Premiere Cranberry Cider Brand Cranes Set to Close Seedrs Initiative With Over £185,000 in Funding

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Cranes, a premiere cranberry cider brand based out of the UK, announced this week it is set to close its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs shortly. The company launched the campaign last month to raise nearly £100,000. Brewed just outside of Cambridge, Cranes drinks are 100%… Read More

Update: Online Retailer Biscuiteers Nears £550,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube


With two weeks left until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, online retailer of handmade ice biscuits, Biscuiteers, has secured over £500,000. The company launched the campaign earlier this month seeking £550,000 for growth and drive international expansion. Founded in 2007… Read More

Social Network For Health “HealthUnlocked” Quickly Raises £1M on Crowdcube

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HealthUnlocked, a social network for health, has recently launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise nearly £1.5 million as it plans to expand its team. The website reportedly raised £3.5 million from London and Silicon Valley investors before making its way to the equity crowdfunding platform…. Read More

EIS Association Advocates for Better SME Funding in Support of Small Business Taskforce


As everyone knows by now (or at least they should), small and medium-sized businesses are vital for economic growth and prosperity. SMEs are the job creators in the UK – and around the world. The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has worked diligently to promote… Read More

Katipult Launches Peer to Peer Lending Software for UK Market

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Katipult has launched new software designed to power UK peer to peer lending platforms. Katipult has partnered with payment platform Mangopay in their European push.  Katipult, based in Canada, is a white label software provider that facilitates investment crowdfunding / P2P lending in over 20… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunder UK Announces New #MostActiveCity Partnership With London Sport


On Thursday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced it has teamed up with London Sport for a new mission: to make London the most physically active sporting city in the world. Through the #MostActiveCity partnership, London Sport is seeking to get 1 million Londoner to become… Read More

Brief: European Money Collection Platform Leetchi Launches Services in the UK

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Leetchi, a European money collection platform, announced on Thursday it is launching its services in the UK. The company, which was launched in 2009, was acquired by French bank Crédit Mutuel Arkéa last year. It has over six million users from more than 150 countries and… Read More

UK Investors are Turning to Alternative Finance in Low Interest Rate World


A report published by IW Capital, that researched 2000 UK consumers and citizens, stated that 30% of respondents are looking towards EIS investments in this historically low-interest rate environment.  The Bank of England pegged interest rates at 0.25% following Brexit, the lowest level in British… Read More

UK P2PFA Data: Over £700 Million in New P2P Lending During Q3

Christine Farnish

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has released data for member platforms for Q3 2016. According to their numbers, new P2P loans hit £700,374,000 driving cumulative lending to just under £6.5 billion. Aggregate lending was an improvement over year prior quarter indicating ongoing… Read More

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

Overfunding: London Fintech Startup CityFALCON Surpasses £150,000 Funding Target on Seedrs


Less than a month after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, London-based fintech startup CityFALCON has successfully secured its initial £150,000 funding target from nearly 120 investors. As previously reported, CityFALCON has received various awards from Twitter, Ontario, UBS, SB, stated it is redefining how… Read More