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Blockchain Company Power Ledger Wins Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

Sir Richard Branson’s annual Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has announced the 2018 winners of its fourth annual competition. This year’s winner is Power Ledger, a software company from Australia that is using blockchain technology to enhance the adoption and accessibility of clean energy worldwide. The… Read More

Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge Extends Deadline to August 31st

If you were thinking about applying to compete in Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) and have not yet applied you have some good news. The deadline has been extended until August 31st. The Extreme Tech Challenge is a celebration of entrepreneurship and competition –… Read More

Richard Branson’s “Promising Startup of the Year” Oppo Returns to Seedrs: Smashes £150,000 Funding Goal in Six Hours

Oppo, a luxury ice cream brand from London, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £150,000 so that it may continue expansion. The company has created ice cream with fewer calories than an apple. It contains 60% fewer calories than regular ice cream… Read More

Giroptic, Bloom Tech & Sphero to Visit Richard Branson on Necker Island to Pitch their Products

Giroptic, Bloom Technologies, and Sphero are the finalists in the Extreme Tech Challenge delivered this past week at CES. The threesome will have the opportunity to zip over to Necker Island to cliff dive and kiteboard with Richard Branson. They will also have the opportunity… Read More

Update: Cauli Rice Surpasses £700,000 During New Crowdcube Campaign & Announces Brand Update

With less than two weeks until its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, London’s Cauli Rice has successfully secured over £700,000. Cauli Rice offers a low calorie and low GI rice replacement, with 80% fewer calories but with the same taste as white rice. It’s great… Read More

Richard Branson-Backed Cauli Rice Returns to Crowdcube; Quickly Gains Over £400,000

This week, UK-based Cauli Rice launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a mission to raise  £500,000 to continue expansion. Cauli Rice offers a low calorie and low GI rice replacement, with 80% fewer calories but with the same taste as white rice. It’s great for… Read More

Pitch to Rich: JustPark, Fourex & Kino-Mo are Winners in Richard Branson’s Competition

Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich competition completed today with each finalist competing to share over £1 million in cash and prizes. Competing for the recognition were three crowdfunded companies: JustPark, Fourex and Cauli Rice. Each of these companies raised capital on Crowdcube so this is… Read More

Cauli Rice, JustPark & Fourex Still in the Running for Pitch to Rich

  On June 26th three winners will be announced in Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich competition.  There are 9 finalists in the running, three of which are crowdfunding alumni. Cauli Rice, JustPark and Fourex each raised capital on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The nine in the… Read More

Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich Competition Has Multiple Crowdfunded Companies in the Running to Win

Winning a £1 million prize is no small thing.  On June 26th, Richard Branson will reveal the winning company in each category in a live event in London.  Pitch to Rich 2015 is now in the semi-finalist round after winnowing it down from thousands to… Read More

Richard Branson Reveals How Crowdfunding Could Change The World (Video)

Sharing his thoughts about crowdfunding, Virgin Group’s founder Richard Branson discuss why he believes that the funding method could be a game changer for startups. While revealing his experience with the crowdfunding industry, Branson wrote: “Is crowdfunding going to change the world? I was delighted… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners with Virgin on Startup Loans: Real Innovation or a Tricky and Limited Combination ?

Is this the start of a new trend – or even a new phase – in crowdfunding? Might it be another step in rewards crowdfunding ‘coming of age’ in the UK? It’s certainly getting noticed as the route of choice to seed a startup. In… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Joins Forces With Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp to Create New Ways For England Entrepreneurs to Access Business Finance

An initial £750,000 of funding from Virgin StartUp will be available for up to 100 businesses that successfully run a campaign on the UK’s No 1 rewards-based crowdfunding platform. As part of the pioneering partnership, those who raise funding through Crowdfunder UK, could be automatically eligible for a Virgin… Read More

Richard Branson Talks Crowdfunding, Business, & Money Raising With Entrepreneur

Ready to share his advice on business success, founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson sat down with Entrepreneur to discuss key ways for readers to raise funds for their businesses. While sharing details about Virgin Group, Branson recalled, “My friends and I came up with… Read More

Indiegogo Gains Sir Richard Branson as Investor

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has announced a new round of investors, coming just a few short months after their $40 million Series B round.  Many of the new investors include well known, high profile names including iconic billionaire Sir Richard Branson.  Specific details of the… Read More

Sir Richard Branson Backed E2Exchange, Welsh Innovation Centre to Launch Crowdfunding Platform

Ice-Dragons crowdfunding site will connect sophisticated investors with high quality startups. E2Exchange, which has Sir Richard Branson as its Honoray President and includes leading business figures such as Darryl Eales, CEO of leading private equity house LDC, and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, is working… Read More

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