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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Annual Conference – Cambridge

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, with the support of CME Group Foundation, is holding its second annual dinner and conference – Navigating the Contours of Alternative Finance.  Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers and academic researchers for a one-day invitation-only industry and academic conference. To learn,… Read More

Golf Technology Program VPAR Completes Seedrs Round With More Than £1.2 Million in Funding

VPAR, a UK-based golf technology platform, has completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs and has secured over £1.2 million from investors. The campaign was launched in January, and the platform was seeking £1 million. VPAR was founded in 2007 and is seeking to change the golf experience for… Read More

Crowdfunder UK: Surge in Crowdfunding Helps More Political Candidates Run in Snap Election

This week, Crowdfunder UK reported that more political candidates are excepted to crowdfund their election campaign in the snap general election. The crowdfunding platform revealed that just a little over a week since the election, projects on its website have raised £200,000 in the politics category…. 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

Following Seedrs Overfunding: Humble Grape To Open Third Location in Islington

Independent wine merchant and wine bar concept, Humble Grape, is set to open a third site in Islington this upcoming summer. The news comes just a few weeks after the company secured its initial 1 million funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on… Read More

Overfunding: Hummus Bros Secures £125,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Mediterranean restaurant and pop-up chain, Hummus Bros, has successfully secured its initial £125,000 through its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative last month and has raised £132,700 from nearly 180 investors. As previously reported, Hummus Bros was launched in May 2003 by… Read More

Update: Derby Brewing Co. Increases Equity Offering Through Crowdcube Campaign & Decreases Valuation

Less than two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Derby Brewing Co. has officially increased its equity offering from 3.86% to 6.5% through the funding round and decreased its initial valuation from £12,459,364 to £7,192,307.60. As previously reported, Derby Brewing Co. was… Read More

Assetz Capital Expansion Continues with New Hire for South Wales

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has appointed former Handelsbanken Branch Manager and Barclays Business Development Director, Mark Standley, to oversee their South Wales operations. Prior to his roles at Handelsbanken Cardiff and Bridgend, Standley was with Barclays leading a mid and large corporate business development team… Read More

Kuflink’s P2P Lending Platform Receives FCA Authorization

On Thursday, Kuflink received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its peer-to-peer lending platform. According to the registration, Kuflink has been given permission to provide regulated products and services, which includes accepting deposits, provide credit to consumers, offer investment advice, and arrange deals with… Read More

MASECO Private Wealth Selects InvestCloud to Provide Client & Advisor Portals For UK/U.S. Clients

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Thursday it was selected by MASECO Private Wealth to provide client and advisor portals to the company’s UK/U.S. customers. InvestCloud reported it would deliver comprehensive client communication and reporting capabilities, which includes the automation and consolidation of client reports online…. Read More

Crowdcube Announcement: Browse & Invest on Your iPad With Our iOS App v2.0

Just a little over six months after launching its iOS app, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, announced the debut of the app’s v2.0. This new version will allow investors to invest not only through their iPhones but also through their iPads as well. While sharing… Read More

Crowdcube & Seedrs Success Pod Point Announces New Initiative With Global Real Estate Service Provider Savills

POD Point announced on Wednesday it has formed an initiative with global real estate service provider, Savills. The company reported that the new partnership will encourage electrical vehicle (EV) charging across Savills’ managed retail parks and shopping centers throughout the UK. The POD Point team revealed:… Read More

Farmdrop Secures £7 Million During Series A Funding Round Led By Atomico

Crowdcube #FundedClub member and award-winning online marketplace for local food producing, Farmdrop, announced it raised £7 million during its Series A funding round, which was led by a previous investor, Atomico, which was founded by Skype co-founder, Niklas Zennström. This new round of funding comes… Read More

P2PFA Publishes Q1 Peer to Peer Lending Data: “Impressive Expansion in Lending Volumes”

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published its first quarter peer to peer lending data from its nine member platforms. The P2PFA reports that cumulative levels of lending neared £8.5 billion with loan originations in excess of £1 billion during the first… Read More

Update: Sugru Extends Latest Crowdcube Campaign By Two Weeks

Moldable glue company, Sugru, announced on Tuesday that due to continuous interest from various investors, it has decided to extend its latest equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube by another two weeks. In the latest update, Sugru’s Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, Roger Ashby, and Paraic Begley stated:… Read More

Overfunding: Online Food & Beverage Marketplace TheFoodMarket Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

With less than two weeks until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, food and beverage online marketplace, TheFoodMarket has successfully sur passed its initial £200,000 funding target thanks to more than 320 investors. The company reported that through this latest funding round… Read More

Update: Aussie Social Platform Gather Online Acquires Secret Algorithm As Seedrs & Equitise Campaigns Surpasses £400,000 in Total Funding

Australia-based social discovery platform Gather Online announced on Friday it has acquired a new secret algorithm. This news comes just as the online portal surpassed £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and Equitise. The initiative was launched last month, seeking funding for growth and… Read More

Growth Street Reports Rapid Growth as 600 Investors Sign Up in Just 5 Months

Peer to peer lender Growth Street is reporting solid growth. The online lender said it has captured over 600 investors since platform launch at the end of 2016. Growth Street is a platform that provides online financing options for UK SMEs. The company also touted its… Read More

One Week to Go: Sugru Nears £1.5 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

With less than a week until its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, moldable glue creator Sugru has successfully secured nearly £1.3 million from 1670 investors. The company is currently seeking £1.5 million through the round as it continues its expansion. The launch of… Read More

BrewDog USA Milestone: First Batch of Beer Is In The System!

Cheers to BrewDog! The UK-based crowdfunded brewery announced on Thursday that its USA location (in Columbus, Ohio) has officially put its first batch of beer into its system. This news comes just a couple weeks after BrewDog announced it received a £100 million investment from San Francisco-based… Read More