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SyndicateRoom Launches Investor Academy for Crowdfunding Education

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Leading UK investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is addressing the challenge of education and awareness in the crowdfunding space by launching the “Investors Academy”.  SyndicateRoom has taken an interesting approach towards crowdfunding by matching established angel investors to each offer on their platform thus allowing the… Read More

Crowdcube: Key Statistics and Facts About Its Growth (Infographic)

Growth Farm Green Plant

With the recent prediction that it’ll have a “record breaking” year, Crowdcube unveiled a new infographic to reflect the key statistics and facts about its investment crowdfunding platform’s growth. Last week, Crowdcube announced that it is expecting to have an exciting 2015 following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter saw… Read More

Proplend Launches P2P Loan Exchange

Proplend Loan Exchange

Online marketplace for commercial property loans, Proplend, has announced the Proplend Loan Exchange (PLE) where active peer to peer loans listed on their platform may be immediately purchased or sold. Prior to the hosted exchange, Proplend investors could lend via their “In Funding” channel. However… Read More

FicShelf is New Platform to Crowdfund Authors

FicShelf CEO Monique Duarte

FicShelf has launched a new crowdfunding platform to help authors finance the editing, design and publishing of their books. The new site hopes to assist authors to make a living from their talent, and through connecting independent authors with editors, proofreaders and designers. Authors can then fundraise via… Read More

Crowdfunding London

Crowdfunding London launches with a one-day summit designed to demystify all that this fast-growing financial sector entails, with panel discussions and talks from several of this industry’s major players taking place throughout the day. This isn’t a typical financial seminar – it offers opportunities for… Read More

Funding Circle Gets $150 Million in Funding. P2P Lender is Now Over $1 Billion in Originations.

Funding Circle Affordable loans

Funding Circle has just received another capital boost in the amount of $150 million.  The equity funding round was lead by DST Global with participation from Baillie Gifford, a fund managed by Blackrock, Sands Capital Ventures and Temasek. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent… Read More

BrewDog is Equity Crowdfunding Again. This Time for £25 Million.

BrewDog Founders Live the Dream

Established brewery BrewDog is going to the raise capital once again but this time they are going big.  Their Equity for Punks pitch is seeking £25 million in crowdfunding which will be the largest equity crowdfunding round in the UK to date. This is the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners with Virgin on Startup Loans: Real Innovation or a Tricky and Limited Combination ?

Richard Branson

Is this the start of a new trend – or even a new phase – in crowdfunding? Might it be another step in rewards crowdfunding ‘coming of age’ in the UK? It’s certainly getting noticed as the route of choice to seed a startup. In… Read More

Assetz Capital Celebrates 2 Years of P2P Lending, Raises £ 3 Million on Seedrs

stuart law at lendit

Assetz Capital hopes to run £ 1 billion in loans by the end of 2016 and they have a good start in getting there. The peer to peer lender launched in April of 2013 and has funded over £70 million in secured lending and states… Read More

Mini-Bonds Start to Payoff: Investors Receive £93,000 in Interest from Chilango and River Cottage

Chilango Mini Bond Successfully Funded

The advent of min-bonds in the UK has been an interesting financial phenomena and nice option for investment crowdfunding platforms.  Investing in mini-bonds allows individuals to receive an annual return with a lower level of risk.  Crowdcube has been the leader in the mini-bond space… Read More

Crowdcube: We Will Have a Record Breaking Year (Infographic)

Crowdcube on Taxi

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is predicting a “record breaking” year following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter of 2015 saw 36 businesses raising £17.5 million.  During the quarter total investments topped £24 million (some offers are still crowdfunding). Crowdcube touted some of the… Read More

Innovation for Growth – UK

Venturefest aims to drive the development of new business opportunities by bringing together Innovators who have exciting new ideas, Investors who want to partner and financially support innovators to commercialise their ideas and Entrepreneurs who can turn ideas and money into new and successful businesses…. Read More

FCA FinTech Investors Roundtable – London

The Innovation Hub is keen to promote policy and process change that can facilitate innovations that benefit consumers. With than in mind, we are keen to hear about regulatory barriers to innovation from early-stage investors in financial technology (FinTech) firms. To discuss these issues, we… Read More

Raising Capital on Crowd2Fund, Inntuit Wants to Save the Local Pub with PubCube

Fred Bell the Fleece

Fred Bell wants to reinvigorate the institution of the local pub.  Having owned and operated the Half Moon Inn, under Inntuit Limited, he understands the challenges and wants to help owners regain past glory or just improve their bottom line.  During the last few years… Read More

Zopa Tops £800 Million in Lending. Has Returned £50 Million in Interest to Investors

zopa giles andrews

The very first peer to peer lending platform to grace the UK has announced a new milestone. Zopa has announced topping £800 in loans (over $1.16 billion for the yanks) and has returned £50 million in interest to investors.  Over a third of the interest… Read More

Eureeca Announces First UK Business to Raise Capital on Dubai based Crowdfunding Platform

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Dubai based investment crowdfunding platform Eureeca received FCA approval this past March.  Now the funding portal is announcing the first UK company to raise capital for domestic growth and expansion into Dubai and other markets marking the first time a business outside the Middle East… Read More

Ratesetter to Provide P2P Solutions to Creative Industry Finance

Creative Industry Finance

P2P lender Ratesetter has targeted the art sector by partnering with the Creative Industry Finance to fund artistic and cultural enterprises. Explaining that the UK creative sector is worth £71 billion per year to the economy, Ratesetter will now offer P2P finance solutions to the businesses… Read More

Sports Crowdfunding Site PledgeSports Raises Equity on Seedrs

PledgeSports

Sports crowdfunding site PledgeSports has raised over €80,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs and is seeking a total raise of €100,000.  This represents 5% equity in the young company with a pre-money valuation of €1,900,000. The Dublin, Ireland based site will use the new funding will… Read More