Tagged: entrepreneurs

European VC Breega Establishes €250M Fund

Breega, the European VC built “by founders for founders,” has closed a €250 million venture fund and now celebrates the launch of a Barcelona office along with its London and Paris locations. The fund should enable Breega to finance founders at Series A stage and… Read More

European Founders Want “More Control,” Alternative Financing Could Help, Capchase Claims

2021 was a “watershed” moment for the European technology startup ecosystem, according to an update from Capchase. More than $100 billion was invested in companies/businesses across the continent – “more than triple the amount in 2020.” This has put founders in a “rare” – and… Read More

Colombian Fintech Plurall Acquires Funding to Support Entrepreneurs in Latin America

Plurall, a Colombian Fintech firm that’s focused on enhancing the financial inclusion of Solopreneurs in Latin America, finalized a pre-seed round by securing $1.5 million in equity and $10 million debt financing, marking a key milestone for entrepreneurship in the region. Supported by well-known investors… Read More

Fintech Tide to Incubate 500,000 Women-led SMBs in India by 2027

Tide, which is the United Kingdom’s business financial platform with full-scale operations set to launch in India, has confirmed their plans to support 500,000 female-led companies by 2027. UK based #fintech #Tide commits to incubate 500,000 women-led small businesses in India in next five years,… Read More

UK’s Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Shares how they Helped Bantham Technologies Access Affordable Financing

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes that at their company, the whole team connects every week for their (presently virtual) Townhall. But now that COVID-related restrictions are gradually easing and businesses can “take stock” of this past year,… Read More

Plaid Unveils Incubator Program to Empower Early-Stage Black, Indigenous, or People of Color Entrepreneurs

  Plaid announced on Thursday it has launched FinRise, an incubator program to empower early-stage entrepreneurs that are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. “During an internal hackathon, Plaiderdays, last summer, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of us got together to… Read More

Barclays Set to Launch 12-Week Virtual Accelerator Program Designed to Help Early-Stage Tech Businesses Founded By One or More Black Entrepreneurs

Barclays announced earlier this week it is launching a 12-week virtual accelerator program that is designed to help early-stage tech businesses, founded by one or more black entrepreneurs. Barclays reported that the program, which is in partnership with social enterprise Foundervine, was created in order to… Read More

eBay Teams Up With LendingPoint to Provide Seller Financing to Entrepreneurs & Businesses

eBay announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with LendingPoint, a data and technology platform dedicated to democratizing credit and accelerating commerce, to launch a new program that will give eBay sellers in the U.S. access to funding to help grow and sustain their businesses, called… Read More

Nextfin Launches “Free Our Startups” Campaign to Protect UK Startups Using Private Equity; Pens Letter to HM Treasury Calling for Signifiant Short Term Changes to the EIS & SEIS

Nextfin, a UK-based investment aggregation platform, announced on Thursday it has launched its “Free Our Startups” campaign to help entrepreneurs and startups that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the “Free Our Starups” campaign, Nextfin also revealed it penned an open letter to… Read More

Exclusive! Mr & Mrs Smith Founder Tamara Lohan Discusses the Record-Breaking Crowdcube Raise, Global Travel Industry Growth & Women in Tech

Since Mr & Mrs Smith, a global luxury travel business, launched its equity crowdfunding campaign through Crowdcube in September, the business has been the first offering to top €5 million. At this writing, Mr & Mrs Smith has secured over £5,817,124 — overfunding by 581%–… Read More

Santander’s Changemaker Fund Surpasses £1 Million in Matched Funding

On Tuesday, Santander announced its Changemaker Fund has surpassed £1 million in matched funding and support from the crowd for charities, social enterprises, and community projects across the UK. According to the bank firm, The Fund, which is in partnership with Crowdfunder, supports organizations looking to deliver social… Read More

Ripple Launches New Initiative “Xpring” to Invest In, Incubate, Acquire, & Provide Grants For Proven Entrepreneurs

On Monday, Ripple announced the launch of Xpring, which is a new initiative by the company that will invest in, incubate, acquire and provide grants to companies and projects run by proven entrepreneurs. According to Ripple, every entrepreneur will use the digital asset XRP and… Read More

Sweden Startup Cubimo Now Seeking €350,000 on Seedrs For Entrepreneur Platform

Cubimo, a Sweden-based startup that helps people become entrepreneurs, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise €350,000. Founded in 2015, Cubimo describes itself as an online platform that aims to help anyone our an idea into a business, regardless of previous experience…. Read More

In Partnership With Indiegogo: Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch Episodes Now Streaming

On Wednesday, Indiegogo announced the launch of Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch challenge. The global crowdfunding platform, which is powering Elevator Pitch, revealed that the media outlet has teamed ups tie a group of real investors to put entrepreneurs to the “ultimate” pitch test. “Entrepreneurs have sixty… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Collaboration With Jif For New Young Entrepreneur Contest

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced it has teamed up with Jif for a new young entrepreneur contest, Imagine If, With Jif. While sharing details about the contest, Indiegogo stated: “We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with Jif and the brilliant young thinkers of… Read More

IFundWomen Set to Expand into Maryland

iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women with a pay-it-forward model, is set to expand its services to Maryland. Launched in November 2016, the funding portal stated it was on a mission to help drive funding towards female entrepreneurs and close the gender funding gap in… Read More

Crowdcube Announces New Partnership With Global Invest Her to Help Elevate & Educate Female Entrepreneurs

Crowdcube announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Global Invest Her, an online funding community specifically for female entrepreneurs. The equity crowdfunding platform reported it is set to help elevate and educate female entrepreneurs and give them the best advice to better prepare themselves… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform CrowdPal Launches: Seeks to Support Palestinian Entrepreneurship

CrowdPal, a new equity crowdfunding platform, announced on Tuesday it has officially launched its website to connect Palestinian entrepreneurs with investors. The funding portal’s description reads: “CrowdPal is the first online equity crowdfunding platform purpose-built to support Palestinian entrepreneurship. The company was created with the… Read More

Biz2Credit Study Reveals: Annual Revenues & Profits of Women-Owned Businesses Leaped in 2016

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday that its latest study revealed that the average annual revenues of women-owned businesses increased 47 percent and average annual earnings jumped 61 percent last year among companies that applied for funding through its online credit marketplace. The company reported the average… Read More

Fintech Startup BlueVine Announces Scholarship Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Following the news that BlueVine secured $49 million during its Series D funding round, the fintech startup announced it was launching a new scholarship program specifically for young entrepreneurs. The company stated its Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship program aims to motivate and support aspiring business owners… Read More

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