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Social Lending Awards

Social Lending Awards

The Social Lending Awards On the 22 January 2015 the social lending community will come together to recognise and celebrate the successes of the teams and individuals who have delivered excellent service and innovative approaches  in the rapidly evolving sphere  of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. The Awards will highlight the importance of the contribution that… Read More

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference

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Crowdfunding has become a serious source of capital to kick-start new ventures. It is also proving to be a powerful method to quickly raise capital for renewable energy projects worldwide, be it based on a steady ROI for a multitude of investors or a community effort to empower a shared building. The Renewable Energy Crowdfunding… Read More

Peet to Peer Lending & Investment

Making P2P a successful part of your investment portfolio The UK alternative finance market grew by 91 per cent from £492 million in 2012 to £939 million in 2013 and is predicted to grow to £1.6 billion in 2014. The peer to peer finance industry is growing exponentially, and the opportunities within it are vast…. Read More

Open Co UK

For the first time ever, the most innovative companies from across the UK will open their doors to executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and future influencers during OpenCo UK. Check out the tab for your city – Birmingham, Bristol & Bath, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Sheffield – and select what companies you want to see! THE BEST… Read More

Beauhurst Asks Questions about easyProperty Valuation

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Beauhurst recently posted a comment about the successfully equity crowdfunding raise of easyProperty on Crowdcube.  After Private Equity Guru Jon Moulton” questioned the valuation of the not yet live platform quoted at £67 million it appears that research firm Beauhurst dug a bit further to do a comparison. Beauhurst stated; “… it’s notable that in return for… Read More

GamCrowd Announces New Chairman: Ian Hogg

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UK based GamCrowd has announced that Ian Hogg has become chairman of gaming industry crowdfunding platform.   Hogg recently left the board of global pools betting operator and supplier, Sportech Plc. Hogg, described as a serial entrepreneur, brings an expertise across online, TV, e-gaming, retail betting, poker, and racing to London-based GamCrowd, the equity crowdfunding and… Read More

The House Crowd Has Bought & Refurbished 78 Properties. Crosses £ 5 Million Mark

The House Crowd

Hale, UK based crowdfunding property investment company, The House Crowd, has announced it has fundraised more than £5 million from investors over a two year period. Since it started operations, the company has bought and refurbished 78 properties in and around the Manchester area, totalling more than £5 million of investment.  The House Crowd offers people… Read More

Chapel Down Updates Share Subscription Offer on Seedrs as Funding Nears £4 Million Raised

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Chapel Down Group plc, a publicly traded company [EPIC:CDGP], has updated their new share subscription to reflect the success of their equity crowdfunding offer on Seedrs.  In a public filing  Chapel Down stated they had raised an additional £0.57 million via the subscription of 2,035,714 ordinary shares.  This increase was correlated to the total raised… Read More

Australian Financial Tech Firm Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign For Financial Advisory Platform

Rimbal

Australia-based company, Rimbal Ltd., has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £60,000 to fund technology and business growth. According to its campaign page, Rimbal is an online financial advisory platform that automates investment advice and allocation for retail clients. It is scheduled to be functional and operational with fully regularity compliance by late… Read More

Capgemini: We Will See Acquisitions of P2P Lending Platforms By Banks Soon

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Capgemini recently posed the question;  ”To what extent is crowdfunding a problem for our traditional bank manager? And what, if any, pressure does this bring to our big banks?” We think this is an astute question to ask – especially in the UK where peer to peer lending is experiencing dramatic growth.  Meanwhile traditional banks…… Read More

HOW TO GUARANTEE YOU GET FUNDED

How To Guarantee You Get Funded The questions about funding that you were afraid to ask but need to know. As you know Angels Den is Europe and Asia’s largest angel network having successfully raised £16m in investment. We operate across 12 countries, see 140 plans a day and have over 400 angels visit us… Read More

Crowdcube Partners with Escape the City on “Escape School”

Escape the City and Crowdcube

Escape the City was an early equity crowdfunding success on Crowdcube. The team at Crowdcube acknowledged their unique success, of quickly raising £600,000 in just 14 days, by crowning Escape the City “Pitch of the Year” in 2012.  Escape the city is a a website that helps professionals to make career transitions – leave the drab cubicle… Read More

Crowdfunding Leaders Back Startup Manifesto Seeking to Guide UK Economic Policy

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The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec)  published earlier this month “The Startup Manifesto” outlining their vision of a UK economy powered by innovation and technology.  Founded by tech entrepreneurial types, Coadec wants the UK to be the best place in the world to launch and grow digital startups.  This is part of a growing British… Read More

UK-based Charbrew Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise £150,000 For Expansion

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Herbal tea entrepreneur and founder of Charbrew, Adam Soliman has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £150,000 for expansion. The company is known as a specialist hot beverage brand that is “revolutionizing” the UK tea market. According to its campaign website, Charbrew has introduced innovative fruit and herbal products designed to bolster the profitability… Read More

Launched Last Month, CrowdProperty Lists First Projects in Drive to £20 Million

CrowdProperty House

UK based peer to peer (P2P) lending platform CrowdProperty has announced its first two property developments live on the site and ready to be financed. Investors may participate starting at £500 and up pledged towards the projects and receive either 5% or 10% gross returns. CrowdProperty, a crowdfunding site that matches private investors with property professionals… Read More

Guide to Crypto Currency (Infographic)

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So the team over at Crowd for Angels has cooked up an infographic explaining the intriguing realm of Crypto Currencies.  Unless you have been on the Moon for the past few years (and without the internet) you are well aware of Bitcoin and other competing digital currencies.  The concept of digital currency, detached from certain… Read More

Crowd for Angels Lists Crypto Currency Offer on Crowdfunding Platform

LXCCoin

Hybrid investment crowdfunding platform  Crowd of Angels has announced an opportunity to invest in a crypto-currency.  LXCCoin is described as the “worlds first asset based crypto-currency.  The company states it has “both 100% real asset value and inbuilt profitability”,  The expected annual rate of return is predicted to be 12%-15%.  LXCCoin is seeking to raise up to £250,000 at a valuation… Read More

MusicRaiser Will Offer Some Projects Free Promotional Services

MusicRaiser Team

Crowdfunding record label MusicRaiser.com is now offering selected projects on their site free promotional services. According to a release the music crowdfunding platform will offer the service only to bands who the site’s music specialists believe have genuine potential for either signed and unsigned bands. Selected artists will receive a personalised project set-up in which… Read More

Chapel Down Easily Beats Goal on Seedrs, Adds Ordinary Shareholders

Chapel Down Beer

Chapel Down, the first publicly traded company to raise capital via equity crowdfunding, has filed a brief announcing an additional share placement in the amount of £0.44 million.  This additional amount was in conduction with the placing of over 1.5 million ordinary shares, at 28 pence each, associated with their equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs…. Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lending Passes £2 Billion. Onward & Upward.

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For followers of the peer to peer lending industry this should come as no surprise.  P2P lending in the UK has no passed the £2 billion mark as it continues to surge forward as more consumers, and more investors, take advantage of the more effective and efficient form of lending.  In a brief by AltFi,… Read More