Tagged: uk

Outdoor Product Designer FieldCandy Overfunds in Two Weeks on Crowdcube

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Earlier this week, Derbyshire-based FieldCandy recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £200,000 to continue growing its business. FieldCandy is described as an exciting design-led brand of outdoor lifestyle products. The company currently stocked in the UK, USA and Asia in leading retailers such as Harrods, Heal’s,… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Receives Recognition From the UK Business Angels Association

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Following its “Pitch to Rich,” equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced that its #FundedClub has been recognized by the UK Business Angels Association. The website shared: “The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards is a celebration of the acievements of some of the UK’s most exciting angel-backed businesses and angel investors. This… Read More

Do You Really Need a Business Plan? Bill Morrow of AngelsDen Thinks Not (Video)

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This one falls under the category of recently discovered.  Bill Morrow, co-founder and Director of AngelsDen, a crowdfunding portal that has raised over £18 million for business believes “those who ask for business plans are doomed to fail”.  Now Morrow is not just being glib…. Read More

P2P Lender Landbay to Fund Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages. Expects to Lend £200 Million through 2016

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Yesterday Keystone announced its three-year funding agreement with Aldermore Bank, had ended. Today it has formed a partnership with Landbay to lend and estimated £200 million through Keystone in 2016. This is significant boost for Landbay, a company that has been in operation a bit over… Read More

United We Conquer: Alternative Business Funding Provides Single Platform to Match SMEs to Sources of Capital

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Alternative Business Funding (ABF) has a growing portfolio of members each with a service to provide access to capital for SMEs. The internet finance providers range from debt to equity, short to long term loans, and more.  The list of collaborators is a who’s who… Read More

Interview with Property Partner CEO & Founder Daniel Gandesha: Highlights Team Synergy, Real Estate & Internet Finance

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  UK-based Property Partner, the residential real estate crowdfunding investment platform, allows people to invest in individual residential properties at the click of a button. Investors receive a monthly rental income and benefit from any capital growth, in direct proportion to their ownership.  Identifying locations and individual properties that are likely to be… Read More

BrewDogs Announces First Brewery Outside of the UK & U.S. Crowdfunding Campaign

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Ready to start expanding, BrewDog announced on Monday its plans to open its North American headquarters and first production facility outside the UK in Canal Winchester, which is located in the Columbus, Ohio region. This news comes just weeks after the brewery revealed its keen interest… Read More

CrowdProperty Tops £1 Million in Lending

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Peer to peer lender CrowdProperty has passed its first £1 million milestone. The property lender launched late in 2014 and has set an ambitious goal of facilitating £20 million in loans its first year in operation. CrowdProperty stated the million mark was hurdled as its… Read More

Update: Job Search Engine Adzuna Captures Over £1.7M During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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With less than a week until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, UK job search engine Adzuna has surpassed its initial £1.5 million goal and has secured £1.7 thanks to 450 investors. Adzuna, which was co-founded by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monroe, has already attracts… Read More

Cornerstone Quickly Overfunds on Crowdcube: Aims to Expand Monthly Shaving Subscription Services

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Earlier this week, London startup Cornerstone took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with a mission to raise £500,000 so that it can start expanding its monthly men’s shaving subscription services. Within just days of its launch, the campaign successfully raised well over its initial goal and is… Read More

Consumer Review Site Which? Rates P2P Lenders

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The largest consumer review site in the UK Which? has reviewed several peer to peer lending platforms. Which?, in operation since 1957,  now claims over 680,000 print subscribers and 335,000 online readers.  The non-profit entity tests and reviews a wide range of products and services,… Read More

Pitch to Rich: JustPark, Fourex & Kino-Mo are Winners in Richard Branson’s Competition

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Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich competition completed today with each finalist competing to share over £1 million in cash and prizes. Competing for the recognition were three crowdfunded companies: JustPark, Fourex and Cauli Rice. Each of these companies raised capital on Crowdcube so this is… Read More

7th International Banking and Finance Forum – London

IBDE Forums in this series are firmly established as providing most value to our members and industry practitioners, bringing together consistently the most senior industry leaders, regulators and policy-makers. Confirmed speakers, amongst others, include: Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc… Read More

Crowd2Fund Sees Early Success with Crowdfunded Revenue Loans

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Crowd2Fund, an FCA regulated crowdfunding platform that facilitates both debt and equity services, states their new Revenue Loan product has generated a solid response.  While still early, Crowd2Fund expects more businesses to use this type of security going forward. The Revenue Loan is a debt… Read More

Role Reversal: Dragons’ Den’-Style Panel Of Entrepreneurs Question VCs During London Tech Week,

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In a turning of the tables, VCs recently took the stage before a “Dragons’ Den”-style panel of entrepreneurs to pitch for themselves. The event was held by Innovate Finance, part of a series of events complementing London Tech Week, as Innovate Finance reports. “Could it be time for disruption… Read More

Oppo Healthy Ice Cream Named The Guardian’s Startup of the Year + Co-Founder Flies RAF With David Cameron

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As temperatures and ice cream sales rise, so does Oppo‘s lucky star: The luxury healthy ice cream company is having a scorchingly successful year. London-based Oppo was just named The Guardian‘s Startup of the Year (and there’s more), according to a recent Oppo blog post. The judging… Read More

The Future of Banking Arrives: Atom Bank Receives License in UK for Virtual Bank

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  “A Branch-free, Paper-free and Stress-free Bank” The traditional banking industry has been rather slow to innovate.  Hundreds of years of operating branches, with tellers, is a hard thing to change.  It is also a costly and inconvenient business structure in a world where everything… Read More

Legendary Musician & Entrepreneur Dave Stewart, Shares Insight on FAB Financial, Ideas Britain, Crowdfunding & Forthcoming Projects

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    Known for sporting a natty brown fedora, Stewart literally wears many hats. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dave Stewart is a producer, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist whose music career spans three decades and more than 100 million album sales, highlighted by his collaboration with Annie… Read More

Biggest Single Equity Crowdfunding Investment Ever? One Investor Backs Sugru with £1 Million

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Sugru, raising equity on Crowdcube, rocketed past £1 Million in just 4 days earlier this month.  The crowdfunding campaign benefitted by a solid consumer base of users and an expanding retail network.  Sugru is moldable glue, described as 21st century duct tape.  Early on in… Read More