Tagged: tech

Warwick Audio Raises £2.2M with a Little Help from SyndicateRoom Friends

UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom has supported Warwick Audio in a £2.2M funding round, as part of a larger financing activity bringing in more than £3M to the company. The funds will support Warwick Audio as it prepares to push its patented technology into the… Read More

Crowdcube Teams Up With London’s New Sport Tech Hub

Crowdcube announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with London’s brand new Sport Tech Hub, a hub that creates a platform for both startups and entrepreneurs within the sports tech space. The equity crowdfunding platform stated it offers Sport Tech Hub member teams the… Read More

Overfunding: Agriculture Tech Startup Agroop Secures €200,000 Funding Target Through Third Seedrs Round

Less than a month after launching its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Portugal-based agriculture tech company, Agroop, has successfully secured its initial €200,000 funding target. As previously reported, Agroop was founded in 2014 with a mission to democratize the access to technology in the farming… Read More

Portugal-Based Agricultural Tech Startup Agroop Returns to Seedrs to Raise €200,000

Agroop, an agricultural tech that develops solutions to collect data and provide insight to farming agents, recently launched its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The Portugal-based company is currently seeking €200,000 as it prepares to expand and grow. Founded in 2014, the company stated… Read More

London & Partners Have No Fear: Record Level VC Investment Secures London’s Undisputed Tech Leadership

Record levels of venture capital investment at the start of 2017 has helped London retain its crown as Europe’s number one tech hub for global investors, according to new data from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional agency. “London remains Europe’s leading hub… Read More

Conducting Heat: Copaltec Surpasses First Companisto Campaign Goal During Day One

Since launching yesterday on Companisto, German tech firm Copaltec has raised over 163,790€ from more than 143 investors for 14.63% equity offered. having already surpassed its initial 100K€ goal, the company is now aiming to hit its 600K€ goal within the next 59 days or by 20… Read More

FoundersClub Responds: Each Immigrant FC Founder Creates 159 US Jobs

In a recent post, FoundersClub Christopher Steiner reflected on current concerns with the US’ newest president and hostile immigration policy, “The last five days have led to a great deal of introspection across industries regarding relationships with, and even dependencies on, the greatest American ally of… Read More

UK & India Partner on Tech Summit. Fintech Labeled Next Big Transformation in India

Fintech is emerging as the next big transformation in India India and the UK held a joint Tech Summit on November 7-9 in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India emphasized close collaboration between the two nations during his remarks because it was “vital that India… Read More

Digital Cash: UBS, Clearmatics, Deutsche Bank, Santander, ICAP and BNY Mellon Align to Test Blockchain in “Real-Market”

UBS and Clearmatics have  joined with BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Icap and Santander to advance the Utility Settlement Coin, an asset-backed digital cash instrument implemented on distributed ledger technology, according to a statement. “Digital cash is a core component of a future financial market fabric… Read More

Companisto Update: New Safety Feature Tested on Ameria’s New Crowdfunding Campaign

Companisto founders David Rhotert and Tamo Twinge announced a new safety initiative called crowd voting, offering Companists “the chance to invest in venture capital with a safety net.” After collecting feedback and communicating with investors over the last months, the process of crowdsourcing inspired the founders to offer crowd… Read More

Chinese VC Firm Pando Group Invests $2M In Israeli Fintech Hub ‘The Floor’

Israel’s fintech scene is a can’t-miss these days. As a recent example, Chinese venture capital firm Pando Group has invested US$2 million (HK$15.53 million) in Israeli financial technology (fintech) hub The Floor in Tel Aviv, notes the South China Morning Post. The funds support the creation of… Read More

Zidisha Founder Julia Kurnia: Loans Incentivizing Achievement Rather than Dependency

At age 22, recent George Washington University grad Julia Kurnia co-founded the world’s first microfinance organization built entirely from crowdfunding capital sourced over the internet, using funds raised from Kiva.org in Senegal, West Africa. She spent the next four years managing U.S. government grants to small businesses in… Read More

Overfunding On Crowdcube: Primo, Maker Of Smart Toys To Help Young Children Learn To Code

Now overfunding on Crowdcube, Primo is a smart-toy maker that aims to help young children learn computer coding before they can read. I can’t say that’s the order in which I learned these two skills (probably because the company was then but a spark in its founders’ eyes), but… Read More

Crowdfunder Adds Bitvore to $1M Successful Campaign Club, CEO Jim Curie Comments

Crowdfunder recently celebrated Bitvore’s million dollar raise secured from 10 investors with an interview with CEO Jeff Curie.  The platform will use the new funding to focus on “scaling up sales and marketing to help expand the market footprint and grow the revenue stream.” Bitvore collects vast amounts of Internet data,… Read More

The UK Faces A Once-In-A-Century Chance To Be A Technology Leader, Writes Financial Times Correspondent

Aided by factors such as a record high number of registered businesses in the UK–5.2 million; a national interest in entrepreneurship; and SMEs accounting for just over 60 percent of private sector employment, according to the Department for Business, the UK has the chance to increase its… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang Reveals Why Tech Companies Should Consider Equity Crowdfunding

Offering up his own insight on the tech industry, Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang sat down to reveal why such companies should consider equity crowdfunding for their next funding rounds. During an interview with IDG Connect, Lang stated: “Crowdfunding not only gives businesses a platform to… Read More

Brief: Outernet Exceeded $637K in Indiegogo Pre-orders; Partners with Fundable for Next Fundraise

Fresh from its successful late 2014 Indiegogo campaign for its Lantern reciever which raised more than $637K from 6,642 backers,  New York-based Outernet Hardware has returned to the crowd, this time on its private fundraise on Fundable.  Outernet, ‘Humanity’s Public Library,’ enables anyone to receive data anywhere in… Read More

Oomi Revisits Indiegogo; Fantem Sees Smart Home System Secure 750%+ Funding in 3 Days

In conjunction with the launch of its Indiegogo campaign, Fantem announced feature additions to its Oomi smart home system which successfully pre-tailed on Indiegogo in January, including a redesigned controller and a unique multisensor. The new controller, Oomi Touch, is encased in edge-to-edge glass and… Read More

New Android Tablet Remix Scores Over $100,000 in 24 hours on Kickstarter

On Thursday, China-based Jide Tech, hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new Android tablet, Remix. The Remix is considered an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. The company stated:… 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