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Powervault Returns to Crowdcube: Scores Nearly £650,000 in Less than a Week

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Earlier this week, UK-based Powervault launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £750,000 for its already award-winning home energy storage product. This initiative comes nearly two years after the company secured £150,000 on the equity crowdfunding portal. Powervault’s product reportedly reduces electricity bills and helps customers during black-outs. According to the… Read More

Dance Music Appove: PUMP Audio Seeks £100,000 on Seedrs to Create Club Sound Specific Headphones

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Seeking to change the way people listen to dance music, UK startup PUMP Audio has launched an crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £100,000 for its “club sound specific” headphones. Pump Audio reported that while other brands are seeking to produce what is called “flat frequency response,”… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Michael Sherwood Backs Chinese Takeaway Zing Zing on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, London-based Chinese takeaway restaurant, Zing Zing, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000. Within a matter of a weeks, the initiative surpassed its initial goal and is currently nearly £500,000 thanks to over 275 investors. Among those who have pitched in… Read More

Supporters Direct to Partner with ShareIn on Crowdfunding Platform

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ShareIn has inked a new partnership with Supporters Direct to leverage the ShareIn crowdfunding platform. Supporters Direct is a vehicle for fans to set up cooperatives to gain influence in the running and ownership of football clubs. They operate in England, Wales, Scotland and across… Read More

Tramonex Receives £250K from UK Government for Blockchain Prototype Project

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The UK government is pitching in to help finance international transfer platform Tramonex.  The London-based Fintech startup has been given a £250,000 grant by Innovate UK to fund the development of a cross currency payments system that leverages blockchain technology. The prototype is expected to… Read More

Intro Crowd Let’s You Invest in Undeveloped UK Land

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The property crowdfunding sector is a very hot space. The ability to allow smaller investors to gain access to the real estate finance market has gained solid traction with several investment crowdfunding platforms experiencing robust growth.  Intro Crowd, the most recent entry as an online property… Read More

Brief: Luke Lang & Giles Andrews Among the “40 Coolest People in UK Fintech” List

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This week, Business Insider announced its 40 Coolest People in UK Fintech list. This list features entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, hackers, and investors. The media outlet declared: “We looked at who’s done cool and interesting things in the past year, including companies that have raised money or… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Gather in London to Celebrate Business Creativity With Virgin Media Business Voom 2016

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On Wednesday, reward-based crowdfunding portal Crowdfunder UK announced some of Britain and Ireland’s entrepreneurs gathered in London celebrate the nations’ business creativity with Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016. As previously reported, Virgin Media Business launched its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with the UK and Ireland’s pitch competition… Read More

“Dark Souls – The Board Game” Captures Over £1.5M First Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, UK-based Steamforged Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for Dark Souls – The Board Game. Not even five minutes into the initiative, the game surpassed its initial goal and in 24 hours hit £1 million. Now, just a week after the launch, the campaign… Read More

UK’s Idler Academy Seeks £125,000 on Crowdcube to Continue Online Education Course Program Expansion

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Over the weekend, Idler Academy took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £125,000 as it prepares to expand its new online course programs. Founded by author Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler Academy is an publishing and events business that now offers on-demand education, which includes online courses in the liberal arts… Read More

Pavegen’s Laurence Kemball-Cook on Crowdcube Success: “Crowdfunding Was Unpredictable”

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Offering up his other insights on Pavegen’s highly successful Crowdcube initiative, founder Laurence Kemball-Cook shared details about the campaign with the equity crowdfunding platform. Last summer, Pavegen secured over £2 million during the equity crowdfunding round. The company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall… Read More

Online Banking Solution for Children goHenry Smashes £2M Funding Goal in 48 Hours on Crowdcube

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goHenry, an online banking solution that helps children manage their money responsibly, launched a Crowdcube initiative over the weekend to raise £2 million as it prepares to expand its services throughout Europe. Within just 48 hours of its debut, the campaign not only secured its initial… Read More

BrewDog’s Equity For Punks IV Closes: Secures Over £19 Million

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This week, crowdfunded brewery, BrewDog, announced it was closing its latest funding round, Equity for Punks IV. The company declared the campaign to be “the biggest ever equity crowdfunding offer” due to the fact that it successfully secured £19 million. The BrewDog crew shared: “In October 2009,… Read More

One Stop Shop For Children Poppy & Zach Seeks £75,000 on Seedrs to Expand Operations

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Poppy & Zach, a lifestyle store that is dedicated to babies and children, has recently debuted its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is looking to secure £75,000 as it begins operation expansion. The shop, which is the latest venture of entrepreneur and former managing… Read More

Overfunding: UK’s Billy Franks Surpasses £145,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

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Billy Frank, a London-based artisan jerky brand, has successfully secured £145,000 funding goal during its initiative’s final days on Crowdcube. The company, which Mail on Sunday Magazine named “The Aston Martin of Jerky,” is low in carbohydrates and is made by only British meats (native brand, grass fed). It also… Read More

Pan European Real Estate Investment Platform Brickvest Captures Strong Investor Interest

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“Europe’s global real estate investment platform,” Brickvest, is claiming strong early traction only two months after launch. According to information provided by the company, Brickvest has quickly raised £1 million closing two oversubscribed offers for two German “institutional grade” offers. Brickvest states it now has over 1,120… Read More

Data From P2P Lender Crowdstacker Suggests: Government Reforms Should Disrupt How Brits Should Save & Invest

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On Wednesday, peer-to-peer lending platform, Crowdstacker, released data that suggested government reforms how British consumers should save and invest. Crowdstacker offers P2P investment opportunities backed by British businesses that are said to have a good track record or are able to offer security. Crowdstacker assures that… Read More

Trillion Announces Branded Crowdfunding Service. Launches with Two Corporate Clients

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Trillion (formerly Trillion Fund), has announced a hosted investment crowdfunding service called “Your Brand Crowdfunding”  to empower businesses to engage customers directly in raising debt or equity capital. Trillion pivoted away from its original intent of being an investment crowdfunding platform for renewable energy projects…. Read More

UK P2PFA Reports £715 Million in New Lending During Q1 2016

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The UK Peer to Peer Funding Association has released its most recent quarterly numbers for the P2P lending industry. According to their tally, member platforms generated £715 million in Q1 of 2016 with quarter on quarter growth continuing its upward march. In the same quarter… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Celebrates WITT Energy’s Successful Crowdcube Initiative

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While its equity crowdfunding campaign was held on Crowdcube, WITT Energy reportedly received some support from reward-based platform, Crowdfunder UK. Last month, the company launched the initiative to secure £750,000 for its patented fully scalable innovative energy harvesting system. During its first week on the equity crowdfunding platform, the UK tech company… Read More