Tagged: james watt

Crowdfunded Unicorn: Is BrewDog’s Deal a Vindication of the Crowdfunding Process?

BrewDog released impressive news this week. The UK-based craft brewery received £213 million for a 22% investment from private equity firm TSG – an entity with $5 billion in assets under management. The investment delivered a £1 billion valuation on the fast growing brewery –… Read More

BrewDog Receives £100 Million Investment From TSG Consumer Partners at £1 Billion Valuation

Crowdfunded brewery, BrewDog, announced on Monday it received a £100 million investment from San Francisco-based company, TSG Consumer Partners. According to the brewery, TSG has acquired approximately 22% of BrewDog plc, with the funds are going into the business for continued expansion, and to create early shareholder… Read More

Update: BrewDog Secures £10 Million in Less Than 30 Days Through Crowdcube Mini Bond

Less than one month after launching its mini bond on Crowdcube, BrewDog has successfully secured £10 million from 2,756 investors. The brewery has since closed the campaign.  BrewDog has raised more than $30 million in its ongoing crowdfunding offers in the UK, called Equity For Punks. The… Read More

BrewDog’s Mini Bond Success Continues: Secures Nearly £6M From Over 1850 Investors

Just a few weeks after launching its mini bond on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, BrewDog has successfully secured nearly £6 million from more than 1850 investors. The brewery company originally sought to raise £500,000 (with a max of 10 million). As previously reported, BrewDog was founded… Read More

Q&A: BrewDog Founder James Watt on EquityforPunks USA Crowdfunding Offer

BrewDog, the largest independent brewery in Europe, is crossing the Atlantic and setting up operations in the United States. The founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie, selected the mid-western city of Columbus as their base and the company is in the process of building a… Read More

BrewDog US Launch: Maverick British Brewer Seeks $50 Million in Reg A+ Equity Crowdfunding Offer

Equity for Punks Crosses the Atlantic and Invades the USA. BrewDog to Challenge “Archaic Financial Institutions.” BrewDog, Scotland’s largest independent brewer, has launched its US equity crowdfunding offer following years of success in raising capital from its consumers in the UK. BrewDog was founded in… Read More

Brief: BrewDog Founders Named Queen’s Birthday Honours List MBEs

Earlier this month, BrewDog founders, Martin Dickie and James Watt, received MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The company was started in the back of a van and has evolved into a powerhouse artisanal brewery. It has been known for its guerrilla marketing tactics and ability… Read More

BrewDog Forms New Partnership With Indiegogo-Funding Brewgooder

Brewgooder, a new craft brewer that is seeking to provide clean water to the masses, has formed a partnership with famed brewery BrewDog to produce its new beer line. BrewDog’s co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie have reportedly been named two of BrewGooder’s trustees. Last month, Brewgooder aunched an Indiegogo… Read More

BrewDog Files Reg A+ with SEC to Raise Capital for US Expansion

BrewDog, and its Equity for Punks campaign, is crossing the Atlantic and they are leveraging Regulation A+ to pay the way. Equity for Punks USA is accepting emails now for anyone interested in receiving updates on the forthcoming equity crowdfunding offer. The investment opportunity is… Read More

BrewDog Gifts Donald Trump Shares in Company. Asks Him to Stop Trying to Be Leader of Free World in Return

Perpetually crowdfunding company BrewDog has published an open letter to America’s newest political nemesis Donald Trump.  In an effort to help stop the Trump buffoonery freight train, BrewDog co-founder James Watt offered a gift of 2 shares in his company; “…You see, Christmas is a… Read More

New UK Crowdfunding Record Set with BrewDog Equity + Beer = “World’s Biggest Round”

Cheers to BrewDog, one of the UK’s first craft beer brewers, for raising £10M and setting a UK record for the largest equity crowdfunded project. Listed on Crowdcube as a “first” combined debt and equity capital raise, BrewDog and Equity for Punks marketed the offer as the “World’s Biggest [funding] Round…. Read More

BrewDog Moves Over to Crowdcube with Combo Debt / Equity Crowdfunding Offer

BrewDog and its “Equity for Punks” crowdfunding offer is now listed on Crowdcube in a “first” combined debt and equity capital raise.  The offer is marketed as the “Worlds Biggest [funding] Round”. According to Crowdcube, investors may purchase 2 shares of BrewDog stock for £95… Read More

BrewDogs Announces First Brewery Outside of the UK & U.S. Crowdfunding Campaign

Ready to start expanding, BrewDog announced on Monday its plans to open its North American headquarters and first production facility outside the UK in Canal Winchester, which is located in the Columbus, Ohio region. This news comes just weeks after the brewery revealed its keen interest… Read More

James Watt of BrewDog Shares Equity Crowdfunding Saga with Max Keiser (Video)

BrewDog co-founder James Watt visited the studios of Max Keiser this week to share his equity crowdfunding odyssey which has been labeled EquityforPunks.  James starts off back in 2009 when the young brewery was looking for capital for their business yet there was none to… Read More

BrewDog Announces Plans to Acquire Land in Ohio For First Brewery Outside Scotland

In an effort to expand globally, independent brewery BrewDog, announced it has plans to acquire land in Columbus, Ohio for a first brewery outside of Scotland. Reportedly, BrewDog stated that Columbus is one of two cities it was looking at for in its U.S. operation search. It was also revealed that the brewery… Read More

Investing in BrewDog Equity Crowdfunding Round: Good Deal or Not?

There is a lot of discussion going on the merits of participating in BrewDog’s most recent Equity for Punks crowdfunding round.  The 4th go at raising capital from the crowd, this one is the most ambitious to date seeking a raise of £25 million from… Read More

BrewDog Crowdfunds £5 Million in 20 Days. Drops “Fat Cat Bankers” from Helicopters Over the City (Video)

Iconoclastic brewery, and financial innovators, BrewDog easily raised £5 million in just 20 days making the point that equity crowdfunding is an effective path to raise capital. The established independent brewery, based in Scotland, is looking to raise £25 million in total as part of its… Read More

BrewDog Admits Equity For Punks Pitch Isn’t Considered A UKLA Approved Investment

Last week, independent brewery BrewDog announced it is seeking to raise capital with equity crowdfunding once again but this time they are going big. The company’s Equity for Punks pitch launched to raise £25 million, which will be the largest equity crowdfunding round in the UK to date. This is the 4th time… Read More

BrewDog Founder James Watt: We Want to Introduce a New Approach to Small Business Finance (Video)

BrewDog, the largest independent brewery in the UK today, last week announced a new equity crowdfunding offer that if fully funded will become the UK record holder for a direct issuer. BrewDog wants to raise £25 million via crowdfunding – something that is indicative of… Read More