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Crafting A Winning Equity Crowdfunding Pitch

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  A “pitch” is the information about your company, your team and the investment proposition. Founders often find pitching to be difficult and time-consuming. But pitching is a critical and necessary step to successfully raising funds – and equity crowdfunding is no exception. Equity crowdfunding… Read More

Overfunding: Global Photography Community PhotoCrowd Smashes £450,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

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Success! With less than two weeks until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, Photocrowd, a global photography community, has surpassed its initial £450,000 funding goal and is currently sitting at £544,250 thanks to 431 investors. The company’s platform, which is looking to become the Etsy for photography, connects, inspires,… Read More

Henry Howard Finance Joins with British Business Bank Enable Funding Program with £51 Million

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As part of the British Business Bank’s Enable Funding program, Henry Howard Finance as agreed to a £51 million lending facility to boost asset finance for SMEs.  The new facility is 50% guaranteed by the European Investment Fund and is designed to broaden Henry Howard’s… Read More

ArchOver & GapCap Sign Agreement to Share Future Business Opportunities

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ArchOver and GapCap have formed a strategic agreement where the two platforms will share future business opportunities. While not a merger, the Service Level Agreement (SLA) appears to be a step in that direction.  Both ArchOver and GapCap provide financing secured by receivables. ArchOver is a… Read More

British Business Bank Launches “Help to Grow” Program to Boost UK SMEs

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The British Prime Minister announced the “Help to Grow” program in February 2015. In the most recent budget statement, the Chancellor boosted the commitment from £100 million to £200 million. Today the program, managed by the British Business Bank, is announcing Lloyd’s Banking Group for… Read More

UK’s Tap Coffee Seeks £400,000 on Crowdcube to Expand & Take Coffee Philosophy to Bigger Audience

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Seeking to expand its coffee brand, UK-based Tap Coffee recently launched a Crowdcube with a mission to raise a total of £400,000. Starting in 2010 by Richard Lilley, the company was created to fix what he believed to be a “lack of cafe culture” in the UK. The company stated it… Read More

énergie Overfunds: Exceeds £500,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

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With only seven days left until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, UK fitness brand, énergie Fitness has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding goal. énergie, which has three brands of fitness clubs in 93 locations across 5 countries, currently has over 110,000 club members and is looking expand to… Read More

SyndicateRoom Easily Self Crowdfunds Series A Round at £3.1 Million. Predicts Future Billion Dollar Business

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Leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has closed its self-crowdfunding round having raised £3.1 million in growth capital.  The oversubscribed Series A round beat its original target of raising £2.3 million – a number that was topped in just 10 hours.  The offer benefited… Read More

Zopa Picks Up Loans for Phones in Partnership with UNSHACKLED

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  Peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced a new partnership with Unshackled to provide 2-year loans for consumers that seek to finance a mobile phone instead of purchasing the device. This new announcement follows news last week that Zopa was moving into the £12… Read More

SyndicateRoom Series A Crowdfunding Round to Close May 22nd

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Investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is preparing to close its self-crowdfunding round tomorrow (May 22nd).  The offer was launched earlier this month seeking  £2.3 million in growth capital. The intended use of the proceeds are for business expansion as it readies to deliver its brand of internet finance to a… Read More

Success: UK’s Idler Academy Overfunds During the Final Week on Crowdcube

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Crowdcube has a new #FundedClub member! Last month, UK-based Idler Academy took to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £125,000 as it prepared to expand its new online course programs. During the final week, the initiative surpassed the initial goal and finished the round with nearly £140,000 from… Read More

UK’s Virtual School-Gate Classlist Quickly Raises Over £400,000 on Crowdcube 

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Classlist, a UK-based virtual school-gate community, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative with a mission to raise £550,000 for its website’s growth and development. According to the company, Classlist enables parent communities to work together on a wide range of family related activities. It also offers a private social network for… Read More

Update: Tandem Secures £2M From Over 1,300 Investors Within Two Days on Seedrs

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Less than 48 hours after launching its highly anticipated Seedrs initiative, digital-only bank, Tandem, has successfully secured over £2 million from over 1,300 investors. The company surpassed its  initial £1 million goal just hours after the crowdfunding debut.  The bank currently aims to provide the most helpful, not… Read More

UK’s Premium Gin Brand Pinkster Secures Over £750,000 on GrowthDeck

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On Friday, UK’s premium gin brand, Pinkster announced that it has attracted over £750,000 through its GrowthDeck campaign over the past month and a half. The company took to the crowdfunding platform in late March to raise £600,000 as it prepared its expansion phase. Since… Read More

Capital One Announces UK Fintech Startup Accelerator “Growth Labs”

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Credit card giant, Capital One, announced this week the launch of its UK fintech accelerator known as Growth Labs. The new 10-week program, in partnership with the tech investor L Marks, offers startups advice and support as they develop innovative technology for the financial sector. Capital… Read More

UK’s Venue Marketplace Hire Space Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube to Continue Growth & Development

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Hire Space, the dubbed “Airbnb for event spaces,” has recent launched a Crowdcube initiative to raise £500,000  as it continues to grow and develop its venue marketplace platform. Founded in 2013 by teacher Will Swannell and speechwriter Edward Poland, Hire Space assists brands, agencies, corporations and the public to… Read More

Crowdcube Milestone: 400 Companies Have Been Funded

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UK based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced it has topped 400 successfully funded projects as of today. The milestone event came as Tyne Bank Brewery hurdled its funding target of £150,000 by closing with £213,320 raised from over 350 investors. Tyne was one of… Read More

British Entrepreneur Lara Morgan Invests £100,000 Towards énergie’s Crowdcube Initiative

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With less than two weeks until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, UK’s fitness club franchise, énergie, announced that it has received a £100,000 investment from founder and former CEO of Pacific Direct, Lara Morgan. énergie, which has three brands of fitness clubs in… Read More

Ceru Restaurants Seeks £1.4M on AngelsDen to Secure First Permanent London Location

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Ceru Restaurant, a UK-based eastern mediterranean casual dining concept, has recently launched an AngelsDen initiative to raise £1.4 million as it prepares to open its first permanent London location. Ceru was created by Stephen Gee, co-founder of Carluccio’s and chairman of Gaucho and Iberica along with Barry Hilton,… Read More