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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

Landbay: From Prelaunch to Established Platform, How Crowdfunding Fueled Business Growth

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  John Goodall and Gray Stern launched their company, Landbay, with the help of Seedrs.  Before their website was even live, Goodall and Stern were raising seed capital on the crowdfunding platform for their vision of mortgage finance.  Their first funding round was for only £50,000… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: We’ve Just Welcomed the 3,000th Person To Our Crowd of Investors

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Just a few days after launching its new equity crowdfunding round, Crowdcube announced it has officially welcomed the 3,000th person to its crowd of investors. The company launched its highly anticipated campaign earlier this week and within the first 24 hours, the platform raised over £6… Read More

Property Partner Takes Cautious Approach Post Brexit

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The reverberations of Brexit aftershocks will be felt for months to come. So many unknown variables create market uncertainty and thus added risk. One of the most immediately impacted sectors of finance was real estate. London has been one of the hottest property markets in… Read More

Piece of Cake: London’s Bakery Genuine Cakes Launches AngelsDen Campaign to Expand Operations

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London bakery, Genuine Cakes (also known as GC) has recently launched an AngelsDen campaign to raise £250,000 as it prepared to expand into the central part of the city. The company, which is owned by cake designer Marie Sinclair and business partner Sach Singh, provides… Read More

Overfunding: Mindful Chef Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target Just One Week After Seedrs Launch

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One week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, London-based healthy meal delivery service, Mindful Chef, has successfully secured its initial  £400,000 funding goal. As previously reported, Mindful Chef is described as a young company that makes healthy eating easy by delivering all the good-for-you ingredients to create… Read More

Incoming FCA Chief Executive Sets Course in Speech at Annual Meeting

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The new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chief Executive Andrew Bailey, delivered a wide-ranging speech outlining his vision for the regulatory agency at the Annual Public Meeting yesterday (July 21).  Bailey replaced outgoing executive Tracey McDermott who announced her decision to not seek reappointment this past… Read More

Social Platform Spontly Quickly Nears £200,000 Funding Target First Week on Seedrs

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Last week, creators of the social platform, Spontly, took to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise £200,000. Within a matter of days, the initiative successfully secured over £170,000 from nearly 80 investors. Spontly is described as a platform for building social apps for existing community…. Read More

Alternative Lender Nucleus Commercial Finance Claims Really Big £14.5 Million Loan

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UK alternative lender Nucleus Commercial Finance is providing a £14.5 million finance facility to Industrial Metal Services (IMS), a large steel stockholder, to the tune of £14.5 million.  This may be the largest loan ever for Nucleus.  While the company is claiming to be the… Read More

Seedrs Among Businesses Supporting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #LondonIsOpen Campaign

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Earlier this week, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, which was to show the world that London continues to remain united and open for business following the UK’s recent vote to depart from the European Union (EU). Khan reportedly stated: “London is the best… Read More

Crowdcube Opens Share Offer to Wider Audience Having Topped £6 Million, Crowdfunding Platform Valued at £65 Million

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Crowdcube is in the midst of a self-crowdfunding round seeking an initial goal of raising £5 million.  In the first 24 hours, the platform raised over £6 million and is now in over-funding mode.  As it stands now, over 2450 investors have invested in the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Offers £2.4M of Extra Funding to Campaign Organizers

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On Monday, Crowdfunder UK announced it has created a new way for projects to secure additional funding and support to turn their ideas into reality. The crowdfunding platform is set to distribute funds, which is traditionally given by councils, brands, and community funds through grants… Read More

Overfunding: Verto Homes Tops £1M Funding Goal Less Than a Week on Crowdcube

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Just a few days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, AngelsDen and Funding Circle’s alum, Verto Homes, has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding goal. The initiative is currently sitting at over £1.3M (with the largest investment being £500,000). As previously reported, the London-based builder designs, builds, and… Read More

Lending Works Says Investors Plan to Maintain or Increase P2P Investments Following Brexit Decision

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P2P platform Lending Works has taken an internal poll of 1600 investors and the results indicate that a majority of investors intend on maintaining or increasing their P2P investments.  Lending Works is describing this as indicative of steady faith in P2P lending following the Brexit… Read More

Seedrs Crosses the Channel. Opens Up Amsterdam Office as Part of European Expansion

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Seedrs has opened up its first office in Continental Europe with the establishment of operations in Amsterdam. The location will be utilized to expand services in the Benelux countries of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The strategic push comes just after Seedrs received its EU… Read More

P2P Platform MarketInvoice Raises £7.2 Million in Post Brexit Funding

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MarketInvoice has announced raising £7.2 million in a funding round led by MCI.TechVentures Fund of MCI Capital, a listed Polish private equity group. Existing investor NorthZone also participated in the round. Along with the investment, Sylwester Janik of MCI Capital will be joining the Board… Read More

A Case of Regulatory Evolution: A Review of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Approach to Crowdfunding

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  Across Europe, crowdfunding is quickly moving from a fringe funding instrument to becoming a mainstream – finance channel, connecting “crowds” to fund businesses, projects and individuals. In its recently published Report on Crowdfunding in the EU Capital Markets Union, the European Commission details the… Read More

Indications of Interest for Crowdcube Share Offer Now at £50 Million

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Crowdcube, the UKs largest investment crowdfunding platform by amount of capital raised, will launch its most recent self-crowdfunding round this coming Tuesday (July 19th) at 12Noon GMT.  To drum up support, Crowdcube is registering “expressions of interest” and to date, Crowdcube has tallied £50 million… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Droplet Shuts Down: “Sometimes Things Don’t Work Out”

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Crowdcube #FundedClub member, Droplet, announced on Friday it is officially “being withdrawn” and will be shutting down its services for good. Founded in 2011, Droplet was the creator of a fee-free mobile payment app, which allowed users to pay without having to queue, and collect rewards on their phone… Read More