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Finovate Europe 2016 – London

What is Finovate? Finovate is the only conference series focused exclusively on showcasing the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies. Finovate conferences consistently attract large, high-impact audiences of senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs…. Read More

Update: Luxury Marketplace Luxtripper Overfunds on Crowdcube

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With less than two weeks left until its second Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, luxury marketplace, Luxtripper has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding goal. As previously reported, Luxtripper, which secured £152,000 on Crowdcube last year, uses propriety tech to present travellers with their personalised… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Lovespace Releases New London Notting Hill Moving Guide

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Offering up some advice to those looking to move to London’s famous neighborhood Notting Hill, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and storage company Lovespace has released a new moving guide for new or soon-to-be residents. The company, which was founded by Streetcar co-founder and entrepreneur Brett Akker, won the… Read More

AngelsDen Recognizes Best Crowdfunded Deals of 2015

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AngelsDen has been on a steady trajectory of growth for the past several years. The migration from analogue funding to digitally raising money online appears to be doing rather well.  In 2015, AngelsDen raised approximately £11 million for 60 deals with the backing of 13,000 investors…. Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Bellfield Brewery is Moving Into the Production Stage

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Crowdcube #FundedClub member Bellfield Brewery recently announced, nearly a year after the closing of the company’s equity crowdfunding campaign, it is officially moving into the production stage. As previously reported, the new craft brewery with a mission: to make Gluten Free (GF) beers and lagers that taste… Read More

Seedrs Success Fy Joins 500 Startups’ London Distro Dojo Program

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Earlier this week, global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, announced that six companies have joined its London Distro Dojo program. Among the six was Seedrs success and creative shopping app, Fy. According to Venture Beat, 500 Startups announced in December that it would begin… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Farmdrop Completes £3M Funding Round Led By Atomico

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Continuing to find success wherever it goes, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and award-winning online marketplace in the UK, Farmdrop, announced this week that it has completed its £3M funding round led by Atomico, which was reportedly founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. As previously reported, Farmdrop hit Crowdcube in… Read More

Seedrs-Funding Candy Kittens Set For Sweet Success in 2016

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On Friday, Candy Kittens, the UK confectionery brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, shared its plans for growth in 2016. The company stated it aims to achieve turnover of £800,000 with projected sales of £2.5 million by 2017. It recently launched a crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Joins Mayor of London’s International Business Programme

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On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it is joining the Mayor of London’s International Programme. The programme reportedly offers mentoring, expert advice and real business opportunities for high-growth companies in the life sciences, technology and urban sectors. We’re excited to be joining the Mayor’s International… Read More

British Business Bank: the UK Now Has a Record 5.4 Million Small Businesses

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In the UK, similar to other parts of the world, SMEs are the engine of economic growth and associated job and wealth creation.  According to the Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses (FSB); Small businesses account for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK’s Jess Ratty Offers Up Tips on Launching Crowdfunding Projects (Video)

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On Tuesday, Crowdfunder UK’s marketing manager, Jess Ratty,  revealed some tips on how to launch crowdfunding projects as part of the platform’s series, Bootcamp 2016. As previously reported, the reward-based crowdfunding platform stated that Bootcamp is an intensive three-week campaign, hosted by the Crowdfunder Academy to get new… Read More

UK Startup Founder Rick Fish Discusses His Experience as a Crowdcube Member

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This week, Crowdcube caught up with one of its members, Rick Fish, to discuss his investing experience through the UK-based crowdfunding platform. The Crowdcube team shared: “Our next investor is Rick Fish, who is 39 and lives in North London. After spending almost 20 years… Read More

UK P2P Industry Lent £2.2 Billion in 2015

P2PFA Members as of January 2016

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published end of year numbers for 2015. The P2PFA tracks the top peer to peer lenders in the UK.  In Q4 of 2015, P2PFA members generated just shy of £650 million in loans. Their numbers also… Read More

How Risky is Equity Crowdfunding? Beauhurst Has Answers

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UK research firm Beauhurst has compiled some interesting data regarding the success, or failure rate, of issuers raising capital via equity crowdfunding. The UK is the most developed country in the world when it comes to raising capital online.  But the real results will inevitably… Read More

Crowdfunding Gadfly Sets Up Equity Crowdfunding Service

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Rob Murray Brown, a steady critic of the equity crowdfunding industry particularly in the UK, has launched a service to support SMEs seeking to leverage the new form of finance. The new service has been labeled ECf Solutions. Brown has operated the web site “Fantasy Equity… Read More

Round Two: AutoTrip Returns to Crowdcube & Seeks An Additional £350,000

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Earlier this month, AutoTrip took to Crowdcube for the second time with a mission to raise an additional £350,000. AutoTrip, which is led by E-Car Club founder Andrew Wordsworth, captured £146,030 during its last Crowdcube round and is known to create a connected device which automates the recording… Read More

SyndicateRoom & Gust Ink Strategic Partnership

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Gust, a well-known startup funding ecosystem and SyndicateRoom, one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the UK, have formed a partnership that will allow UK companies reach a far-wider audience of global angel investors. The collaboration is described as a new service to accelerate early stage… Read More

Data Reveals: Rewards Crowdfunding is the New Seed-Funding

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Data provided by TheCrowdfundingCentre asserts that crowdfunding is the vehicle driving an “unprecedented” global wave of innovation.  In a report entitled, “2016: State of the Crowdfunding Nation”, the authors state that rewards based crowdfunding is providing much needed seed funding for smaller firms thus generating… Read More

Estonia Based Investly Launches P2P Lending in the UK

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Following a €600,000 investment, Investly has launched a peer to peer lending platform targeting UK SMEs. Investly is an invoice finance platform similar to market leader MarketInvoice. SpeedInvest, a venture capital group that has been active in the Fintech space, provided the financing to enable… Read More