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Crowdfest 2016 – London

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Crowdfest: the largest, best supported UK crowdfunding event – ever!  Organised in partnership with the UK Crowdfunding Association and supported by the major platforms and government, Crowdfest is the industry’s flagship event and will be packed with fresh ideas, opportunities and knowledge. Crowdfest is a multi-streamed event… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang on Brexit Decision: We Remain Confident the Economy is Fundamentally Strong

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With the UK’s unexpected decision to leave the European Union (EU), co-founder of Crowdcube, Luke Lang, shared the equity crowdfunding portal’s reaction to the decision. As previously reported, the UK continues to remain in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will… Read More

Jaidev Janardana Reveals Zopa’s Reaction to the UK’s Departure from the European Union

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Following the announcement that the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), CEO of Zopa, Jaidev Janardana, shared the peer-to-peer lending platform’s reaction to the shocking exit. Janardana revealed in a blog post: “With the UK voting to leave the EU, we’d like… Read More

My London Girl Prepares For Expansion; Announces Upcoming Invesdor Campaign

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My London Girl, a doll brand from London, is seeking to raise a minimum of £62,500 (max £250.000) in its upcoming equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor. The company reportedly sells high-quality dolls that are equipt with fashional clothing and accessories. The doll brand revealed that its key ideas… Read More

LendInvest: Our Business is Built to Withstand Brexit Shock

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The United Kingdom remains in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will see the UK depart the European Union. As markets react to the many questions being asked by policy makers and financial firms, participants in the alternative finance sector… Read More

Property Partner on UK Brexit Decision

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As the world continues to wonder what exactly the Brexit means for the UK and global economies, alternative finance leaders are jumping in with their perspective. Property  Partner, a prominent real estate crowdfunding platform, is circulating a note on the decision to depart Europe. Daniel Gandesha,… Read More

Assetz Capital Says Brexit is Big Opportunity for Investors

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Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is “optimistic” following the decision by UK citizens to depart the EU.  The leave vote has, in their opinion, created an opportunity; “Brexit will create a big opportunity for Assetz Capital’s investors as bank interest rates on business loan… Read More

UK Angels Business Angels Association Announces 2016 Awards Shortlists

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This week, UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) announced the shortlists for its self-titled awards. This event honors the impact of the UK Angel investment communities and features the 14 categories that award achievement in early stage growth and investment. The Gala Awards Dinner will take… Read More

In or Out? It is ALL About the Brexit. Jeff Lynn of Seedrs Responds

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      History will be made tomorrow (June 23, 2016) as the United Kingdom will decide whether to remain, or depart, the European Union. Popularly called the “Brexit” (or Bremain), if the UK departs the second largest market in the world will take an… Read More

Time For a Checkup: London Doctors Clinic Looks to Raise £600,000 on Crowdcube

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London Doctors Clinic has recently launched an equity crowdfunding initiative through Crowdcube with a mission to raise £600,000 as it prepares to expand its services throughout England’s capital. The clinic currently offers 15-minute consultations to the city’s residents starting at £55. Since its commercial debut in 2015,… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Deeper into Real Estate with Five New Property Investment Products

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Assetz Capital has formed a strategic relationship with FundBay, a deal matching platform.  As part of the relationship, Assetz Capital has created some new commercial mortgage products. According to Assetz Capital, the company has been collaborating with the Fundbay team in the development these new loan products for… Read More

British Business Bank Offers New Lenders An Enterprise Finance Guarantee Programme

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British Business Bank announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Entrepreneur Finance Guarantee (EFG) Programme that is exclusively for new lenders. The bank is aiming to increase the number and diversity of lenders offering EFG-supported facilities to smaller businesses by opening up the lender accreditation process. According… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Guardian Live Partnership; Set to Host Five Talks Throughout the UK


On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced it has formed a new partnership with Guardian Live. The funding portal revealed since the UK launch in 2012, it has been overwhelmed with the creative projects from all over the community. It has even passed 100 million in funding for UK… Read More

Invoice Cycle Raises $4 Million Seed Round from Müller Medien Group

UK based Fintech startup Invoice Cycle has secured a solid $4 million seed round.  The funding, first reported in Tech.eu, said participating investors, along with SeedL joined in the round. Müller Medien is an interesting investor as its roots are more traditional businesses. Founded in… Read More

Porky’s BBQ Receives Funds Through Crowdcube From Saracens Players Alistair Hargreaves & Chris Wyles

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Following the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Porky’s BBQ announced that it has received funds from Saracens players Alistair Hargreaves and Chris Wyles. The company, which is currently looking to raise £650,000, was founded by husband and wife, Joy and Simon Brigg, who were former owners… Read More

Nearly 30,000 Supporters Raise Over £900,000 on GoFundMe Following the Tragic Death of MP Jo Cox

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Following the devastating death of British Labour Party politician, Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox, nearly 30,000 supporters have raised over £900,000 through the GoFundMe campaign, Jo Cox’s Fund, which was launched by her family and friends. On June 16th, Cox fatally shot and stabbed outside the library of Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she… Read More

Funding Circle, European Investment Bank Announce £100 Million Investment for UK SMEs

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The  European Investment Bank (EIB) and Funding Circle, a UK-based P2P lender, has jointly announced a £100 million loan program designed to support UK small business. The loans will be originated through the Funding Circle platform.  Funding Circle will also participate with a £25 million… Read More

LendInvest Said to Be Moving Towards an IPO

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This past week LendInvest appointed  Stephen Wilcke as a Senior Advisor.  Wilcke has a long track in finance including being  CEO of HM Treasury’s Asset Protection Agency.  He was also head of OneSavings Bank where he positioned the firm for an IPO back in 2014.  Now… Read More

Update: London Restaurant Pronto Nears £800,000 Through Seedrs Initiative; Announces Third Kitchen

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Less than a week after successfully securing its initial funding goal on Seedrs, London restaurant Pronto is quickly nearing £800,000. Pronto provides healthy meals delivered hot with a 25-minute free delivery. The restaurant revealed that it is looking to create delicious, affordable, quality meals that are healthy enough to… Read More

It’s a Fintech World: Bank of England Launches Fintech Accelerator

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The Bank of England is getting into the Fintech space.  In a speech by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Carney embraced the disruptive transformation that is impacting all forms of finance.  He pointed to Fintech advocates who believe; “…the wave of innovation… Read More