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Giles Andrews Out as Zopa CEO. Replaced by Jaidev Janardana

Jaidev Janardana

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

100% Funded: SyndicateRoom Introduces the Lift Round

MCADO SyndicateRoom

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

stockflare stock page

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

Finance Magnates 2014

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

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

Neil Sebba of Tossed

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

Jeff Lynn Seedrs Discover Great Startups

  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

Serviced apartment MoLi

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

Tennis Star Andy Murray Invests in Multiple Offers on Seedrs

Andy Murray

Tennis champion  Andy Murray joined the Advisory Board of Seedrs earlier this year.  According to Seedrs, Murray has now shared three companies in which he has invested an undisclosed amount via the equity crowdfunding site. The three include London-based, healthier eating chain Tossed.  The company… Read More

Zopa Tops £1 Billion in Loans, A UK First for Peer to Peer Lending

Zopa One Billion

Zopa has become the first UK peer to peer lender to surpass £1 billion (about $1.564 billion) in lending as direct lender states P2P lending has now become mainstream. The P2P lender has already matched more loans in 2015 than it did in the whole of… Read More

Accounting Practice Cloud Platform Senta Easily Tops Equity Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs in 5 Days

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Senta, a cloud based application that aids accounting firms, quickly topped its  £75,000 funding target in just 5 days on Seedrs. The offer now stands at over £109,000 and about 16% equity.  Senta has a pre-money valuation of £574,950. The Senta product is a new service that… Read More

Brief: Elevate Capital Picks Profile Software to Power Peer-to-Peer Lending

Elevate Capital Offers

Young buy-to-let lender Elevate Capital is using Profile Software‘s peer-to-peer lending solution. Profile has created FMS.Next, an online banking solution, that can power P2P lending platforms. Elevate launched in early 2015 and has been slowly ramping operations. According to a statement provided by Profile, “Elevate,… Read More

Does it Matter Who Does the Lending on Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms?

Cherry Picking P2P Loans Peer to peer

This is a question I get asked a lot. And the usual line of thinking of those asking the question is that it does matter.  The common assumption is that the increased activity of “institutional” funds is crowding out the core retail investors that platforms… Read More

Brief: Megan Butler is New FCA Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale & Specialists

Megan Butler

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that Megan Butler will be joining the FC to take the role of Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists. Megan is currently Executive Director of International Banks Directorate at the PRA. Megan starts on the 1 September and… Read More

Stockflare Becomes First FinTech Startup To Gain Investment Pledge From London Co-Investment Fund

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  London-based Stockflare has become the first fintech startup to gain an investment pledge from the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), supported by the London Mayor’s office, as it raises seed capital on Crowdcube. The company, which makes it easier for private investors to pick stocks that are right… Read More