Tagged: london

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

Temenos Claims Collaboration Between Banks and Fintech Key to Survival

New financial regulations, including the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive and their open architecture framework that forces banks to share transaction data, may force banks and Fintechs to fight for customer loyalty. Compromises must be made between the competitors. However, according to the banking and… Read More

Fashion Brand ME+EM Set to Finish Crowdcube Round With Nearly £1.4 Million in Funds

  UK-based fashion brand, ME+EM, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube this evening. The company launched the initiative last month, seeking £700,000. It will be finishing the round with nearly £1.4 million. ME+EM was founded by Clare Hornby in 2009, and… Read More

Fashion Brand ME+EM Nears £1.25 Million During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With its Crowdcube campaign set to close this upcoming Friday, fashion brand ME+EM is nearing £1.25 million thanks to more than 750 investors. Prior to the campaign’s debut, ME + EM secured £400,000 from lead investors. ME+EM describes itself as a UK fashion in the direct-to-consumer… Read More

Now on Crowdfunder UK: Trust for London & City Bridge Trust Now Offering £100,000 to Crowdfunding Projects Looking to Improve London

Last week, Trust for London and City Bridge Trust announced they have teamed up to provide £100,000 to through the Improving Life of Londoners Fund. The initiative was launched on crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder UK.  While sharing details about the Improving Life of Londoner Fund, the organizations… Read More

Hummus Bros Returns to Seedrs to Raise £125,000 to Expand Mediterranean Restaurant

Mediterranean restaurant and pop-up chain, Hummus Bros, has returned to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise 125,000 as it prepares for expansion. The company secured 454,651 less than two years ago. Hummus Bros was launched in May 2003 by friends Christian Mouysset and Roen Givon…. Read More

InvestCloud Expands Into Europe: Opens Soho Headquarters & Launches New Division

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Thursday it is expanding into Europe by launching a new division and opening its London Soho headquarters. According to InvestCloud, the forming of its icMAC (Modeling, Accounting & Custody) division follows the firm’s $20 million acquisition of London-based Babel Systems,… Read More

Success: Teneno Completes Seedrs Round & Secures Nearly £165,000

Teneno has successfully completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The IT networks company not only secured its initial £150,000 funding, it also attracted nearly £165,000. The London-based company revealed it allows SMEs to move away from outdated hardware solutions by banishing the need for those industrial cabinets… Read More

Fintech Company Contis Group Opens New London Location

Contis Group, an alternative payments and banking brand based in North Yorkshire, announced on Wednesday it has opened a new office in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. The fintech company declared that the opening of the new office will help facilitate client meetings in London easier and… Read More

London-Based The Vino Beano Officially Kicks Off Crowdfunding Efforts on Invesdor

The Vino Beano, an alternative wine merchant that specializes in bringing fine, artisan-made wine to the UK market, has officially kicked off its equity crowdfunding efforts on Invesdor. The company is currently seeking a minimum of £100,000 and a max of £200,000. As previously reported, the London-based… Read More

Accenture Announces Fintech Innovation Lab London’s Largest Program Class

Accenture announced on Monday that 20 startups were chosen for the 2017 Fintech Innovation Lab London’s 12-week program. This class is considered the largest class in the London Lab’s five-year history and this year’s program reported received the greatest number of applicants, with an increased… Read More

Innovate Finance Welcomes Belgian Delegation in London For Fintech Platform B-Hive Launch

Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community, announced on Wednesday it welcomed a delegation of leading voices from the digital finance community of Belgium led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt in London for the launch of… Read More

London Food Waste Startup ChicP Launches Tesco Backit Campaign to Turn Leftovers Into Hummus

ChicP, a food waste startup based in London, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Tesco Backit. The company is seeking£5,000 for its new system that turns surplus fruit and vegetables into low-calorie hummus. The company, which was founded by food waste entrepreneur Hannah McCollum, aims… Read More

London Financial Services Summit: “Institutions Must Adapt or Risk Obsolescence”

Tapestry Networks and Ernst & Young (EY) published a report this month focused on global revolutionary changes that will affect the financial services sector.  The full version of the report is below. The report is a result of the October 5-6, 2016 Financial Services Leadership Summit in… Read More

Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan Opens New iWealth Digital Branch

Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan opened a digital branch called iWealth in Taipei earlier this month.  iWealth is another component of the London-based bank’s foray into fintech in the Asia-Pacific region.  SC Bank will invest $1.5 billion in Taiwan over the next three years, focusing on… Read More

Overfunding: Menswear Brand Troubadour Goods Surpasses £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Troubadour Goods, a London-based menswear brand that specializes in designing and creating handcrafted leather goods, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Over 100 investors have offered up funds through the campaign. The company, which was founded by Samuel… Read More

Update: Oppo Ice Cream’s Latest Seedrs Campaign Secures £260,000 During First Week

Last week, London-based Oppo Ice Cream returned to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise £150,000. Within a matter of hours, the company’s latest campaign successfully secured its initial target and is now nearing £260,000. As previously reported, the ice cream brand has created ice cream with fewer calories than… Read More

London’s The Vino Beano Set to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign on Invesdor

The Vino Beano, an alternative wine merchant that specializes in bringing fine, artisan-made wine to the UK market, is set to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor. The London-based company stated its key goal is to be the “go to” merchant for wine enthusiasts… Read More