Tagged: uk

Success: Love Cheesecake Secures £75,000 Crowdcube Funding Target

Just a little over a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based Love Cheesecake has not only secured its initial £75,000 funding target; it is now nearing £90,000 thanks to more than 140 investors. Founded in 2011, the company states it designs, manufactures and sells… Read More

Overfunding: In-Game Advertising Platform Giftgaming Exceeds £80,000 Funding Goal on Seedrs

UK-based in-game advertising platform Giftgaming successfully surpassed its initial £80,000 funding target through its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative at the end of January and has so far raised more than £85,000. As previously reported, Giftgaming is described as a patent-pending in-game ad service… Read More

Innovate Finance Unveils Ambassador Program

Innovate Finance, the group that champions fintech innovation in the UK and around the globe, announced on Friday the launch of its new ambassador program. According to the organization, the invitation-only initiative looks to recognize a select group of established professionals who are passionate supporters of… Read More

City Minister Simon Kirby Defends UK Fintech Leadership

Speaking at the LSE Global Fintech Investor Forum, City Minister Simon Kirby drew a line in the sand and defended UK dominance in Fintech innovation. As Brexit repercussions and encroaching challengers in Asia seek to capture the Fintech crown, Kirby declared “British Fintech is going to… Read More

Andy Murray, Seedrs Advisor, Reports Three New Investments

Tennis star Andy Murray has revealed his next batch of investments into UK early stage companies. The three companies, each listed on Seedrs, include; MacRebur, VPAR and Bijou Commerce. Murray is an advisor to the equity crowdfunding platform and has publicly promoted his investments in… Read More

Africa-Inspired Health Food Brand Aduna Launches Seedrs Campaign: Seeks £325,000 to Fund Next Phase of Growth

Aduna, a London-based African-inspired food brand, has launched a Seedrs initiative to raise £325,000 to fund the company’s next phase in growth. Founded in 2012 by Nick Salter and Andrew Hunt, the company offers a range of African superfood powders and energy bars. The company’s products… Read More

Miso Tasty Completes Seedrs Campaign: Nearly Secures £275,000 in Funds

Just a little over a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, London-based Japanese food brand, Miso Tasty has closed the funding round. Originally seeking £150,000, the initiative secured its initial target in 36 hours and at the end of the round raised £269,900. As previously reported,… Read More

Seedrs Hires New Executives in Advance of a Major Ramp-Up of Activity

Seedrs is preparing for a major strategic push this year as it seeks to hit “aggressive growth targets.”  In advance of the expected expansion, Seedrs has appointed two executives to add fire-power to the management team. Seedrs has appointed, Jeff Kelisky as COO – a… Read More

Challenger Bank Revolut & Lending Works Partner Up to Provide Instant Credit Anywhere

Revolut is a digital only challenger bank that does far more than a traditional bank at a lower cost. Lending Works is a new world online lender that streamlines the borrowing process at a lower cost without having to stomp down to your corner branch…. Read More

Online Florist Marketplace Floom Seeks £390,000 on Crowdcube

Floom, an online marketplace that connects consumers with independent florists, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The website is currently seeking £390,000 to continue growth and expansion. The platform, which was founded by Lana Elie, was designed to solve the problem of finding… Read More

Hummus Bros Returns to Seedrs to Raise £125,000 to Expand Mediterranean Restaurant

Mediterranean restaurant and pop-up chain, Hummus Bros, has returned to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise 125,000 as it prepares for expansion. The company secured 454,651 less than two years ago. Hummus Bros was launched in May 2003 by friends Christian Mouysset and Roen Givon…. Read More

On Two Year Anniversary, VentureFounders Surpasses £40 Million in Funding

VentureFounders, a crowdfunding platform that targets sophisticated investor, has surpassed £40 million in funding after 2 years of operation.  The company explains that 85% of the portfolio has the backing of venture capital firms and that 87% of all issuers listed on the site have… Read More

Investment Platform CapitalRise Launches Innovative Finance ISA For Residential Property

CapitalRise, a London-based property investment platform, announced on Monday it is launching an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) wrapper for residential property. According to the platform, the new IFISA allows savers to invest a minimum of £1,000 and up to £15,240 in the current tax year (rising to £20,000 in the… Read More

London Restaurant Ben’s Canteen Quickly Nears £400,000 Through Crowdcube Initiative

London-based Ben’s Canteen launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube last week. The company secured £150,000 from friends, family and a small group of Canteen customers before publicly launching the initiative. It is now nearing £400,000. Founded in 2011 by experienced multi-channel marketer, Ben Walton, Ben’s… Read More

PwC: UK Fintech Market Matures. Focus Turns to AI & Putting Customers First

A new report by the Startupbootcamp FinTech London program and PwC states that Fintech startups are increasingly focusing on building artificial intelligence and its potential to solve customer problems. The report says there has been a change in culture over the past year in the Fintech… Read More

Businessagent Partners with Crowdrating on Equity Crowdfunding Risk Ratings

Businessagent and Crowdrating have partnered join forces to provide UK equity crowdfunding risk ratings. The new joint venture was said to represent a “significant step forward” in transparency for UK crowdfunding. Businessagent is an FCA regulated equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer aggregator. Crowdrating provides independent research and… Read More

Spring Budget Response: Innovate Finance Says UK Government Must Do More to Create Funding Ecosystem

Innovate Finance, the group that champion’s Fintech innovation in the UK and around the world, has shared the opinion of their Policy and Research Team on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond’s Spring Budget. Innovate Finance said they were pleased with the announcement that technical… Read More

Lawsuits & Delays: The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console Delivers Drama but No Perks

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo may win the award for most melodramatic campaign ever. From the delays to lawsuits and the inevitable demands for refunds – it’s all here. Launched in 2016, Retro Computers and Sir Clive Sinclair –… Read More

OFF3R Launches New Interface & Investor Education Tools

OFF3R, a UK based aggregator of alternative finance platforms, has released an updated interface that allows investors to easily compare investment opportunities from over 40 different platforms. The new site lets users apply filters and sorting to bring forward the most relevant opportunities across equity… Read More

Update: Tutora to Finish Second Crowdcube Campaign Round With Nearly £700,000 in Funding

With just 24 hours left until its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, online tutor marketplace Tutora is set to close the funding round with nearly £700,000 in funding. The company launched the initiative last month seeking £350,000. Tutora was launched… Read More