Tagged: london

Innovate Finance to Host Global Summit in London March 2018

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization that represents the voice of Britain’s global fintech sector, is set to host its global summit in London on March 20th at the Guildhall. The event’s description reads: “Financial technology has evolved into a powerful global movement that has brought… Read More

Consumer Magazine Time Out Teams Up With GoFundMe to Launch “Make London Better” Challenge

London-based consumer magazine, Time Out, announced last week it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to launch its new “Make London Better” Challenge. Time Out revealed that the challenge was designed for two Londoners (or teams of Londoners) to turn their ideas to improve the… Read More

Update: Gym Retail WIT Fitness Captures £1.2 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Sports retailer, WIT Fitness has successfully surpassed £1.2 million during its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The initiative was launched earlier this month seeking £840,000 and quickly secured 1 million. As previously reported, WIT Fitness describes itself as a unique, multi-brand fitness concept store. Products are… Read More

Update: Leather Backpack Brand Beara Beara Extends Latest Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

London-based leather bag company, Beara Beara, announced over the weekend that it is extending its latest equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The company launched the initiative less than three years after securing £203,000 through its first Crowdcube initiative. It is currently seeking £380,000 to open… Read More

London’s 8O8 Finishes Seedrs Run With More Than £700,000 in Funding

London-based whiskey brand 8O8 completed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £700,000 in funding from nearly 300 investors. 8O8 was founded in 2014 by co-founders, Tommy Danvers and Paul Pullinger. The company describes itself as a fresh and modernized whiskey for the younger generation. It is… Read More

Success: Gym Retailer WIT Fitness Quickly Secures Over £1.1 Million on Crowdcube For London Gym Facility

Sports retailer, WIT Fitness, has not only secured its initial £840,000 funding target on Crowdcube, but it has also surpassed over £1.1 million thanks to more than 200 investors. The campaign is seeking to raise funds for the company’s new gym facility located in London. … Read More

Vegan Burger Bar The Vurger Co. Launches Crowdcube Campaign For New London Location

The Vurger Co., a new vegan burger restaurant, is currently seeking funds through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, as it prepares to open its new location in London. The company is currently on a mission to revolutionize fast food forever through the power of plants. It was… Read More

Barclays’ Rise Accelerator to Host Events During 2017 London Fintech Week

Rise London, a European fintech accelerator created by Barclays, is set to host numerous events during the 2017 London Fintech Week, which will take place July 10th-14th. Magdalena Kron, Head of Rise London, revealed on Wednesday: “We’re opening our doors to the community and squeezing nine FinTech… Read More

London Whiskey Brand 8O8 Set to Complete Seedrs Round With More Than £600,000 in Funding

London-based whiskey brand 8O8 is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £600,000 thanks to 275 investors. The initiative was launched in May and quickly secured its initial £300,000 in a matter of weeks. 8O8 was founded in 2014 by co-founders,… Read More

Lendy: Londoners Borrowed £17B in New Mortgages in 2016, Wimbledon & Wandsworth Top Borrowers

Londoners borrowed another £17 billion in new mortgages last year as the affluent southwest London neighbourhoods of Wimbledon and Wandsworth topped the borrowing league table and and 17 of the top 20 areas for new mortgage lending last year are in London, reported European P2P lending platform Lendy. “Lenders… Read More

InvestCloud Set to Launch London Fintech Incubator

InvestCloud Inc., a global fintech firm, announced on Wednesday that it is set to launch a financial technology incubator and accelerator at its European headquarters in Soho, London. The firm reported that its InvestCloud Innovation Center London will offer both new startups and established financial firms… Read More

London Fintech Firm Blockchain Secures $40 Million During Series B Funding Round Led By Lakestar & GV

London-based fintech startup Blockchain announced on Thursday it has secured $40 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by Lakestar and GV (formerly Google Ventures). The company claims to be the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. It offers a large production… Read More

Overfunding: Redchurch Brewery Hits £400,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Crowdcube

With its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close later this evening, London-based Redchurch Brewery has secured its initial £400,000 funding target thanks to more than 600 investors. This funding round comes less than one year after the brewery company secured nearly £500,000 through… Read More

Leather Bag Company Beara Beara Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £380,000 For New Factory & London Expansion

Less than three years after successfully securing £203,000 through Crowdcube, leather bag company, Beara Beara, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £380,000 as it plans to establish a new factor and open a larger store in London. Beara Beara currently has shops… Read More

Update: London Whisky Brand 8O8 Surpasses £300,000 Funding Goal on Seedrs

Less than a month after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, London-based whisky brand 8O8 has successfully surpassed its initial £300,000 and is currently nearing £365,000 thanks to more than 200 investors. 8O8, which was founded in 2014 by co-founders, Tommy Danvers and Paul Pullinger,  is… Read More

Catching Some ZZZs on Kickstarter: Circadia Quickly Racks Up Over $72K for Sleep Tracker

Circadia, a consumer health technology company, launched of The Circadia System designed to adjust individuals’ internal body clocks using light based on feedback from their sleep. This NASA-inspired technology includes two devices: a contactless sleep tracker with an intelligent alarm and an adaptive light therapy lamp,… Read More

Investing in Food’s Future: Vita Mojo Surpasses £2.1M on Crowdcube

Hungry for an investment or just plain hungry?  Vita Mojo provides a solution to both! Vita Mojo, a quickly-growing UK restaurant chain and software company that is backed by the €6B global caterer Elior, is on a mission “to make food personal.” With industry leaders already on… Read More

Cheers: London’s 8O8 Drinks Company Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs

8O8 Drinks Company, a London-based whisky brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 as it prepares for expansion. Founded in 2014 by co-founders, Tommy Danvers and Paul Pullinger, 8O8 is described as a fresh and modernized whisky for the younger generation. It… Read More

Barclays Signs Eight Fintech Startups Following Rise London UK Accelerator Run

On Wednesday, Barclays, alongside its partner TechStars, announced it signed eight fintech startups following their 13-week Rise London accelerator run. This was revealed during the program’s demo day, which was held at the new Rise London office. The eight fintech startups are Nivo, Simudyne, Barac, Flux, and Alyne. Each of the… Read More

London’s Redchurch Brewery Returns to Crowdcube: Seeks £400,000 to Continue Expansion

Just a little over a year after securing nearly £500,000 through its first Crowdcube campaign, London-based Redchurch Brewery has made its return to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £400,000. Since its establishment six years ago, the Redchurch Brewery has grown from a single archway… Read More