Tagged: uk

Cheers: UK Coffee Brewery Fitch Brew Co. Hits Crowdcube to Raise Product Launch Funds

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube as it prepares to launch its brand. The company, which was founded byEmily Fitchett in May 2016, describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change the… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Into Northern Ireland, Hires Former Santander Director

  Peer to peer lender  Assetz Capital has hired former Santander Director Andrew Fraser to manage Northern Ireland operations.  Fraser’s role is to help local businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform as Assetz Capital expands its business. Fraser joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial.  In his… Read More

The Invest in America Act: Supporting Entrepreneurs & Innovation While Empowering Everyday Americans

  First off, we all owe Tony a debt of gratitude for actually drafting this set of regulations. Legislative drafting is yeoman’s work especially when it comes to tax law. This new legislation solves for two extremely important problems in the U.S. economy and society…. Read More

P2P Lender Folk2Folk Joins Peer to Peer Finance Association

Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has joined the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).  The P2PFA is acknowledged as a stamp of quality operations as members are held to a high standard and required to follow certain transparency guidelines.  According to the P2PFA website, the… Read More

UK Fintech Startup Recasher Hits Seedrs to Raise €500,000 For Loyalty Program Expansion

Recasher, a London-based fintech startup, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a mission to raise €500,000 for the expansion of its loyalty program that offers instant e-money cashback to consumers. The company described its loyalty program as an incentive for consumers to… Read More

Seedrs Alum DatePlay Launches Dating App

Seedrs success DatePlay launched its dating app on Tuesday, just in time for the romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day. The company was founded by The Apprentice runner-up Vana Koutsomitis. As previously reported, DatePlay’s free app users will notably have all benefits of the dating and gaming concept while premium… Read More

Update: Cauli Rice’s Fourth Crowdcube Campaign Surpasses £1.1 Million

Just a couple weeks after launching its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, London-based rice brand, Cauli Rice, also known as Fullgreen Ltd., has successfully secured more than £1.1 million from nearly 750 investors. Cauli Rice notably offers a low calorie and low GI rice replacement, with 80%… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland’s NatWest Announces Digital SME Lending Platform Debut

Royal Bank of Scotland’s NatWest announced it is set to launch its very own digital SME lending platform called Esme. The new platform is notably set to offer new and existing NatWest customers with unsecured loans that are worth up to £150,000 for a maximum… Read More

Crossflow Payments Announces Signing Deal With UK Electronics Retailer Maplin

Crossflow Payments, a tech-driven alternative finance platform delivering supply chain finance solutions, announced on Wednesday it has signed a deal with UK electronics retailer, Maplin Electronics. The company reports that the three-year deal will give it the opportunity to fund £360 million of SME payables. … Read More

Asset Match Says Interest in Early Stage Investment is High but Liquidity Challenges are a Problem

Peer to peer trading platform, Asset Match, is out with some research on the demand for a secondary market for alternative securities. Asset Match is a London-based platform that enables shareholders to trade shares in unlisted companies. According to Asset Match, nearly two million UK… Read More

Now On Crowdcube: Tech Startups Lightvert & Tec Avenue Look to Raise Funds Through Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdcube announced on Tuesday three new funding opportunities that launched on its equity crowdfunding platform within the past week. The initiatives were dedicated to Tec Avenue, Lightvert, and #FundedClub member Iolight. Lightvert Lightvert is seeking £670,000 for the development of its new patented digital out… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Plans Edinburgh Fintech Accelerator

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to open a fintech accelerator and relationship hub for startups at its Gogarburn headquarters in Edinburgh. For the past year, the bank’s newly-refitted Gogarburn building has been home to an Entrepreneurial Spark Business Accelerator Hub, including a ‘Hatchery’ for… Read More

Golf Technology Platform VPAR Launches £1 Million Raise on Seedrs

VPAR, a UK-based golf technology platform, has launched an equity crowdfunding platform on Seedrs to raise £1 million as it prepares to expand. The company, which was founded in 2007, is seeking to change the golf experience for amateur golf players through its technology platform. VPAR… Read More

“MasterChef” Finalist Andrew Kojima Seeks £50,000 on Kickstarter For Permanent Location For His Japanese Restaurant

Andrew Kojima, a finalist on the hit tv series MasterChef, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for the permanent Cheltenham location for his pop-up Japanese restaurant, Koj Cheltenham. While sharing details about the pop-up restaurant, Kojima stated: “Last October we converted the ground floor of… Read More

Seedrs Success Perkbox Expands Operations By Opening New Sheffield Office

Perkbox, a leading employee and customer engagement provider, announced on Monday it expanded its operations by opening a new office in Sheffield. This news comes just a few months after the company secured £4.353 million through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. As previously reported, Perkbox has attracted over… Read More

Crowdfunding on Crowd for Angels: Four New Companies List Securities

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels has launched a “quartet” of new issuers on the site.  Tony De Nazareth, CEO and co-founder of Crowd for Angels, commented on the new offers;  “We are pleased to offer our investors the opportunity to get involved with these four… Read More

Housing Whitepaper: Government Actions May Boost Online Lenders

The Housing Market is broken in the UK. The demand / supply imbalance has driven up prices of residential property not just in London but across the UK.  While good for sellers, buyers have struggled.  The UK government has recognized the economic challenge and has… Read More

Swiss Company Lykke Offers Forward Contract with 20% Discount on Cryptocurrency

Lykke, a Zurich-based Fintech firm that wants to become the “world’s first regulated marketplace built on cryptographic technology” is offering a one-year forward contract on a bespoke cryptocurrency or Lykke Coin with a 20% discount. Announced last week, Lykke basically will provide a 20% discount… Read More

UK Beverage Brand Chi Seeks £750,000 Through Crowdcube Initiative

Chi, a UK-based beverage brand, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is seeking £750,000 as it prepares for expansion. Chi describes itself as a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brand that sells a variety of raw and organic coconut-based products. The company… Read More

BrewDog Set to Open First U.S. Pub on February 20th

Crowdfunded brewing company BrewDog announced on Friday it will open its first U.S. pub on Monday, February 20th, in Canal Winchester, a Columbus, Ohio suburb. As previously reported, BrewDog has raised more than $30 million in its ongoing crowdfunding offers in the UK, called Equity For… Read More