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More Money: Crowdcube Raises £8.5 Million in Funding Round Led by Draper Esprit

Leading European VC group, Draper Esprit, has led a £8.5 million funding round in UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. According to release by the company, Draper Esprit has taken a £6 million stake in Crowdcube. The funding round also saw the participation of Balderton Capital and… Read More

British Insurtech Startup PremFina Secures £27 Million in Equity & Debt Financing

PremFina Ltd, a UK-based company that increases access to insurance by providing financing options for the purchase of insurance premiums, announced on Wednesday it secured £27 Million ($36 million) in equity funding and a debt facility. According to the company, Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of… Read More

Draper Esprit Announces 43% Increase In Gross Primary Portfolio Value

Draper Espirit (LSE:GROW), an AIM listed venture capital firm backing promising digital technology companies, has announced their results for the end of the year, the 31st of March. Simon Cook, the CEO Draper Esprit, commented: “At the time of the IPO in June 2016, we… Read More

Draper Esprit Adds £160 Million to Finance European Tech Companies

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) has raised £100 million via new and existing investors. The listed VC said a further £60m in new capital has been raised via their EIS, VCT and secondary co-investment funds which invest alongside their PLC. The additional capital, totaling £160… Read More

VC Firm Draper Esprit Updates on Progress Since IPO

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a publicly traded venture capital firm, has provided an update since its IPO back in June 2016.  According to management, the VC has been “very active” since its admission to AIM & ESM. Draper Esprit was originally launched in… Read More

Draper Esprit Invests $5 Million in RavenPack

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RavenPack, a big data analytics firm for the financial industry, has received a $5 million investment from venture firm Draper Esprit (AIM:GROW & ESM:GRW). RavenPack says this is the first funding they have received from a VC firm. The capital injection will help RavenPack execute on… Read More

POD Point Launches Third Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

POD Point, a UK based charge point suppliers for electric vehicles that claims to be leading the European market, has launched its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is seeking £1.5 million, which will be part of a larger £9 million fundraise led by… Read More

Seedrs Comments on Beauhurst Report: “2016 Was a Great Year for Crowdfunding”

Earlier today, Beauhurst published a report on equity investment into early stage private companies in the UK during 2016. While their numbers indicated a decline versus years prior, crowdfunding was highlighted as a “reason to be optimistic about prospects for equity finance.” Equity crowdfunding platform… Read More

Seedrs Hits £85M+ Invested in 159 Crowdfunding Campaigns in 2016

Seedrs announced that during 2016 more than £85M was invested by the crowd in 159 campaigns. Since launching by Jeff Lynn and Carlos Silva in 2012, Seedrs has facilitated more than 450 deals and counts £190M raised through its platform. “The ongoing success of many of our portfolio… Read More

Update: Seedrs Funding Perkbox Receives £2.5M Backing From Draper Esprit

Following the launch of its already successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, employee and customer engagement provider Perkbox reportedly received a £2.5 million backing from Draper Esprit. As previously reported,  Perkbox has already attracted more than 300,000 paying members ranging from SMEs to large corporations including British… Read More

Crowdcube Raises £6 Million led by Numis & Tim Draper. Will Partner with Numis on IPOs

Crowdcube, UKs largest equity crowdfunding platform by total capital raised, has received £6 million in a funding round to further boost growth.  The funding was led by Numis, a stockbrokerage firm, Tim Draper / Draper Esprit and existing investor Balderton Capital.  The announcement of new… Read More

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