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Nesta Promotes Cross Border Equity Crowdfunding Alliance with China

This is interesting. Nesta, the UK based non-profit foundation that focuses on innovation, believes the UK should work towards creating a cross border equity crowdfunding alliance with China. The UK has been the clear leader in online capital formation since the early days. While the… Read More

Growth Street Comments on Nesta’s One Up Challenge Selection: Helping UK’s SMEs Prosper

UK small business lender Growth Street has been selected to participate in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge. As one of 20 Stage 1 participants, Growth Street will work to develop new tools and change small business banking in the UK. Growth Street will build services that use… Read More

Nesta Reveals 20 Fintechs Competing to Win £5 Million in the “Open Up Challenge”

Nesta , a global innovation foundation, has announced the twenty Fintech firms that will participate in the Open Up Challenge. Nesta announced the competition this past February. The Open Up Challenge is a global search for organizations who would use new open banking Application Programming… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Announces New Crowdfunding Program Dedicated to Arts & Heritage Campaigns

On Thursday, Crowdfund UK announced it was teaming up with Nesta, Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England to distribute 250,000 towards arts and heritage campaigns as part of a new crowdfunding program.  According to the UK-based funding portal, the program will give a series of specially-selected… Read More

Racefields Research New Service Investigates P2P & Crowdfunding Platforms

Racefields, an FCA authorized corporate finance house, today launched the Racefields Research Service, which will investigate businesses looking to raise finance on P2P and crowdfunding platforms. The independent service will provide over one hundred in-depth reports on individual businesses every year, which subscribers can access… Read More

UK Alternative Finance Grows by 84% to £3.2 Billion in 2015

    The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Nesta have released their much-anticipated report on alternative forms of finance tracking results for 2015. The research was completed in partnership with KPMG and with the support of CME Group Foundation. Entitled”Pushing Boundaries”, the… Read More

Nesta Schedules Event to Launch Alternative Finance Industry Report

Nesta, in partnership with Cambridge University and KPMG, has scheduled a gathering to launch the UK Alternative Finance Industry Report. The event, which is open to the public, is an opportunity to discuss key trends in the UK crowdfunding and peer to peer lending (marketplace… Read More

Ablrate Partners with The Just Loans Group PLC: Offers Instant P2P Lending Diversification

  Ablrate, a UK peer-to-peer lending platform that offers investors access to asset-backed loans against aircraft transactions, has announced a partnership with The Just Loans Group PLC to provide commercial property-backed investment options on the Ablrate platform. “This collaboration represents a fantastic way for Ablrate’s… Read More

InvestUp CEO James Tuckett Talks Crowdfunding: “2015 is a Watershed Year”

This week Crowdfund Insider featured Chris Tyrell’s post “Crowdfunding is Impacting the Global Economy” and Rodrigo Niño’s post “Crowdfunding: From Impossible, to Improbable to Inevitable in less than 10 years,” James Tuckett, CEO of investUP adds to this exciting conversation below as he shares his insights in a release regarding… Read More

Capify: AUSvance Rebrands, Forms Partnership with Alibaba.com, Lends Capital to Australian SMEs

Capify, formerly AUSvance, will serve as an international conglomerate provider of unsecured alternative finance solutions to SMEs. Capify,  powered by a proprietary technology and analytics platform, today announced its global rebrand aiming to become the most diverse, worldwide alternative SME financing platform. Headquartered in the… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Talks Record £3M+ Seedrs, Competitive Loans, Interests Rates & Fintech’s Future

Fresh from celebrating its two year birthday, Assetz Capital made another announcement: Assetz Capital, a British peer-to-peer lending platform exceeded its fundraising target of £2 million by raising funds from 731 investors through investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The firm, which specializes in providing loans to SMEs… Read More

Nesta: 2015 Will See a High Profile Blow Up in the World of Crowdfunding, P2P Lending

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  The highly respected innovation charity Nesta, has published its annual list of predictions for 2015.  We all know that predictions are easily given and quickly forgotten.  More fun than fact that hopefully gives a good read while providing some perspective.  This year the soothsayers… Read More

Crowdfunding Author Marianne IIZUKA Examines French Crowdfunding Industry: ANACOFI and AFIP Member Shares Expertise

In November The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe.  This benchmarking… Read More

Asociación Española de Crowdfunding President Daniel Oliver: Spanish Thought Leader on New Forms of Finance

As readers know,  The University of Cambridge has teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe…. Read More

Back to the Future: The Early Days of Online Trading Revisit FinTech and Crowdfunding Disruption

After reading Orchard Platform’s Bill Ullman elegantly deliberated “Is Fin-Tech History Rhyming Again?” on the platform’s blog last week and prepared for Thanksgiving, I wondered how the early days of online trading revisit fintech and crowdfunding disruption innovation.  While prepping for last week’s feast, I… Read More

CrowdfundingHub Founder Ronald Kleverlaan: Dutch Thought Leader on Alternative Finance Benchmarking Research

As reported last week in Crowdfund Insider,  The University of Cambridge has teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other… Read More

Creative England & Crowdfunder UK Join Forces to Transform Alternatie Funding

Furthering their commitment to offering alternative finance and supporting the creative industries, Creative England has invested £150k in the UK’s crowdfunding network, Crowdfunder UK. Caroline Norbury, CEO of Creative England has also joined the Crowdfunder Board, effective immediately. The news comes as a recent report from… Read More

Nesta: 44 Facts About Alternative Finance (Infographic)

Nesta and Cambridge University recently published an update on crowdfunding, peer to peer lending and all forms of alternative finance in the United Kingdom.  Crowdfund Insider reported on the complete publication but buried inside the document was an infographic gem.  The creative team at Nesta… Read More

Cambridge’s Dr. Mia Gray Clarifies Collaborative Nesta Report: UK Economic Geography Update

Dr. Mia Gray opines about the recent Nesta and University of Cambridge report.   To recap, Nesta, a UK based innovation charity and staunch proponent of entrepreneurship and creativity, recently published an update on the alternative finance industry in the United Kingdom.  Crowdfund Insider JD Alois explains, “The report notes… Read More