Tagged: uk

In Germany, Awareness of P2P Lending Lags UK By Three Years, And Lags US By Another Three Years: Video

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    In Germany, investment crowdfunding is doing well–both debt-based and equity-based crowdfunding jumped notably in Q1 2015 versus Q4 of 2014, according to numbers from the German Crowdfunding Network. What of the country’s peer-to-peer lending? Dominik Steinkuehler, co-founder and CEO of Lendico, a multinational P2P lending platform,… Read More

Crowdcube Tops £100 Million in Crowdfunding

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Crowdcube has become the first UK investment crowdfunding platform to surpass the £100 million investment mark.  The platform shared details on the accomplishing as it headed higher. Powered Now, which is currently overfunding after topping its initial £350,000 goal was the listing that took Crowdcube over… Read More

National UK Survey Finds 7 Percent Of Over-65s Will Consider P2P Lending, Following Change In Pension Rules

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    A recent national survey in the UK found that 7 per cent of over-65s, about 728,000 people, will consider peer-to-peer lending, according to Yorkshire Building Society, which conducted the survey, and FT Adviser. Yorkshire Building Society is among the largest building societies in the UK, with… Read More

Q&A: Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance Talks FinTech, Female Entrepreneurs

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  One of the UK’s leading figures in FinTech, Louise Beaumont is the head of public affairs and marketing at GLI Finance, a prominent investor in the SME alternative finance sector. Her straightforward self-summary–“I grow companies–from initial spark, to operationalisation, results delivered, and value created”–is… Read More

BrewDog Moves Over to Crowdcube with Combo Debt / Equity Crowdfunding Offer

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BrewDog and its “Equity for Punks” crowdfunding offer is now listed on Crowdcube in a “first” combined debt and equity capital raise.  The offer is marketed as the “Worlds Biggest [funding] Round”. According to Crowdcube, investors may purchase 2 shares of BrewDog stock for £95… Read More

Hochanda Seeks £1.9M Through Crowdcube Initiative to Expand Arts & Crafts Television Services

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Hochanda, the self-dubbed home of arts and crafts, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise nearly 2 million to expand its new television services. The company, which its name is an acronym for “Home of Crafts Hobbies and Arts,” is described… Read More

Giles Andrews Out as Zopa CEO. Replaced by Jaidev Janardana

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Leading peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced an executive shake-up that has removed Giles Andrews as CEO. Effective immediately, Jaidev Janardana is the new CEO of Zopa. Andrews, a Zopa co-founder, will now be Executive Chairman of the fast growing direct lender. Janardana… Read More

Himachal Seeks Funds on Crowdcube to Expand Indian Cider Business

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Himachal, a Lancashire-based startup that creates Indian cider using Himachali apples and pure Himalayan mountain water, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to with a mission to raise £65,000 for expansion of its growing business. The company stated: “We are producing an authentic Indian… Read More

100% Funded: SyndicateRoom Introduces the Lift Round

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Typically investment crowdfunding platforms vet the issuer and then list the offer on its site. The issuer pounds the pavement to enlist investors to raise the capital they need. This is no field of dreams and is a lot of work. While raising capital online is… Read More

How Will the Global Turmoil Affect Crowdfunding?

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Hold the front page – the Chinese economy is slowing down. Who didn’t see that one coming? In an age of intertwined economies, extreme volatility in China is being exported globally. Calamity across the Chinese commodity markets this week is having largely foreseen global consequences…. Read More

Angels Den Secures $1M In Investment From Mexican Family Office To Launch Across Mexico

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  London-based Angels Den, an angel-led equity crowdfunding platform, has now successfully raised $1 million from a Mexican family office to launch their angel-led crowdfunding model across Mexico, with bases in five major cities. Following two years of preparation, Angels Den Mexico has ambitious growth plans… Read More

Recently Launched Crowdfunding Platform InvestDen Partners with Crowdnetic

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Newly minted crowdfunding platform InvestDen has partnered with NYC based Crowdnetic to “make the sector morally accountable for the deals it offers to investors,” this according to Tech City News. InvestDen just launched in June and is an investment crowdfunding platform that offers both debt… Read More

Stockflare Easily Overfunds on Crowdcube with Boost from LCIF

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Stockflare, an online investment advisor, quickly surpassed its £300,000 equity crowdfunding goal on Crowdcube and closed overfunded at over £442,000.  According to the listing page, 288 investors participated in the round that took just two weeks to fund. Crowdcube reports the equity crowdfunding was “underpinned”… Read More

Finance Magnates Preps for 4th London Summit this Fall

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In its fourth consecutive year, Finance Magnates’ London Summit, taking place in November, expects this year’s event to be the biggest yet.  The gathering has been stretching its subject over the years to cover a diverse, cross-section of FinTech and new finance. Last year’s event had… Read More

Tech Startup Snugs Hits Crowdcube to Raise £120,000 For Personalized 3D Image Scanned Earphones

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Earlier this week, Roadwater-based tech company Snugs launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £120,000 for its self-titled earphones. Snugs, which was founded by entrepreneur Paul Jobin, stated on its campaign description that it has created these earphones using 3D image scanning technology. They are custom… Read More

Neil Sebba of Tossed Talks Equity Crowdfunding on Seedrs (Video)

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Tossed, a chain of “vibrant” healthy eating restaurants, went to Seedrs to raise £750,000 for a 5.5% equity stake in the growing company that gave a pre-money valuation of £12.8 million.  The still open equity crowdfunding campaign is now over £1.2 million as over 630… Read More

Update: Seedrs Generates £7,227 Per Minute During Self-Crowdfunding Round

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  Seedrs opened up an investment round in their own company for investors on their platform to join the equity crowdfunding odyssey.  Seedrs very best investors were given early access to the £2.5 million set aside for users at 9AM today.  Pre-money valuation was set… Read More

House of Modern Living Raises Capital on Crowd2Fund to Finance Growing Serviced Apartments for Extended Stay

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House of Modern Living, or MoLi, is crowdfunding a loan on Crowd2Fund to power growth, acquire more apartments and invest in new platform tech. MoLi, soon to be rebranded as thesqua.re, targets corporate accommodations for travellers staying more than a few days.  MoLi currently manages… Read More