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Agritech Marketplace Hectare Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £1 Million in Funding

Hectare Agritech, a UK-based online marketplace for the agriculture sector, has returned to Seedrs to raise £1 million through its new equity crowdfunding round. The company previously raised £500,000 through its third investment round on Seedrs in 2018 and is offering 5.88% in equity at a… Read More

Insurtech Dinghy Recognized as “Most Disruptive Insurance Business in the UK”

Insurtech Dinghy was recently recognized as the “most disruptive insurance business in the UK” at the recent Disruption Summit Europe. Dinghy was also said to be the 26th most disruptive overall. The Summit was hosted in London on the 10th September with the final rankings… Read More

Monzo Milestone: More Than Three Million People Are Now Using the Challenger Bank’s Services

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Monday that more than three million people are now using its banking services. The digital bank reported that the amount of people equals 1 in every 20 adults in the UK. Founded in 2015, Monzo claims it is building… Read More

Insurtech Pluto Crowdfunds on Seedrs: Travel Insurance Startup to Provide Instant Payouts to Users When Travel Goes Wrong

Travel insurance has a bad rap. Claims too frequently are denied and if they pay out it may take weeks to receive any remuneration for a trip gone bad. Insurtech Pluto is seeking to address this sector of the insurance market with an app-based service… Read More

Hacker Accused of Selling Unreleased Music of Famous Artists for Cryptocurrencies Arrested in UK

Police from London’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have arrested a 19-year-old man they believe stole unreleased songs from the websites and cloud-storage accounts of “world-famous artists” and then sold the music for cryptocurrency. The release does not state where the music was sold nor… Read More

Update: Diabetes Research Company Gendius Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £475,000 in Funding

Gendius, a UK-based diabetes research company, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £475,000 in funding from nearly 385 investors. The campaign was launched earlier this summer and quickly raised its initial £400,000 funding target. As previously reported, Gendius… Read More

Coinbase UK Settles Lawsuit After Being Forced to Freeze Stolen Bitcoins Settles Lawsuit

Coinbase UK has settled a lawsuit with the CEO of Alphabit regarding Coinbase’s alleged handling of Bitcoins worth almost $1 million USD that were allegedly stolen from Alphabit by hackers in July, Law 360 reports. Alphabit is UK-based “crypto-asset investment company” that claims to manage… Read More

Hong Kong-based Investment Platform BnkToTheFuture to Facilitate Security Token Offerings, Invests in UK based Blockchain Consultancy Diacle

Hong Kong-based fundraising platform BnkToTheFuture is planning to facilitate security token offerings (STOs). The move will be facilitated by a strategic investment in Diacle. Founded in 2013, Diacle is an appointed representative of Met Facilities LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial… Read More

Cross Atlantic Crowdfunding Offering: Arival Bank Closes at USD $ 2.145 Million on SeedInvest – Crowdcube

Arival Bank, a digital-only challenger bank, has closed its crowdfunded bridge round (preferred equity) on SeedInvest-Crowdcube. Arival is the creation of a VC firm based in Singapore that claims 20 investments & multiple exits. The securities offering was a cross-Atlantic crowdfunding offering via the two… Read More

Update: blow LTD Complete Latest Seedrs Round With More Than £1.9 Million in Funding Secured

UK-based tech-enabled beauty business blow LTD has closed its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs with a total of £1,930,470 in funding secured. The campaign was launched last month, originally seeking £1.5 million. blow LTD previously raised £1.35 million through its other crowdfunding campaign on… Read More

In an Effort to Enlist More Brokers, LendInvest Joins MCI Mortgage Club Lender Panel

Leading UK Fintech and online mortgage provider LendInvest has joined MCI Mortgage Club’s lender panel. The move was said to be driven by the desire to offer the company’s Buy-to-Let mortgage products to a wider audience of brokers. Mortgage Club members will now have access… Read More

Brexit Report: 55% of UK Fintechs Feel Well Prepared for Brexit with a Deal. If No Deal, Percentage Drops to Just 22%

Innovate Finance, an advocacy association for the development and support of the UK Fintech industry, has published a report on Brexit and the impact it may have on UK based Fintechs. According to the report, 55% of Fintechs feel well prepared for Brexit but that… Read More

Update: Smarterly Completes Seedrs Round With More Than £2.575 Million in Funding

UK-based investment services Smarterly completed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a total of £2,575,103 secured. The funding round was launched earlier this summer, originally seeking £2 million. Smarterly is on a mission to turn the UK into a nation of investors, by promoting the… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Gives Up on Luxembourg e-Money License

Revolut has decided to withdraw its application for an e-Money license in Luxembourg, according to a report in the Telegraph. The application was originally filed in September of 2018. Revolut was said to make the decision following the approval of two financial services licenses from… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Starling Bank Adds Insurtech Digital Risks and Cybersecurity Platform CyberSmart to Marketplace

Starling Bank, a digital-only challenger bank, has added two new partners to its marketplace feature. According to a note from the bank, Starling is now offering access to SME Insurtech Digital Risks and cybersecurity platform CyberSmart. Both services are available to customers of Starling Bank… Read More

UK Fintech Provider Sonovate Raises £110 Million in Debt & Equity Financing

Sonovate, a UK-based fintech provider, announced on Monday it raised £110 million through its latest debt and equity financing round, which was led by M&G Investments, MXB Holdings Inc, Dawn Capital, and Rocket Internet SE. Founded in 2012, Sonovate reported it has created an end-to-end… Read More

Online Investment Firm PrimaryBid Secures £7 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Pentech & Outward VC

PrimaryBid, an online funding platform that enables investors to gain access to placings of AIM-listed companies, reportedly secured £7 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Pentech and Outward VC.  Founded in 2012, PrimaryBid describes itself as a platform that allows private… Read More

Regulated Crypto Arb Fund Raises $50 Million

UK based a hedge fund, Nickel Asset Management, is reporting the first digital assets arbitrage strategy fund run by a UK FCA-regulated manager. The Nickel Arbitrage Fund will apply market-neutral, low-latency algorithmic trading to crypto securities, according to a release. Nickel states that within 2… Read More

Overfunding: Property Renting Platform Inadash Surpasses £350,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Round

Inadash, a UK-based property renting platform, has successfully secured its initial 350,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Inadash claims to be the fastest-growing property app in London and is on a mission to build an “innovative way” for people to… Read More

Following the Tokenization of a Property Investment, Smartlands Plans Tokenized “Disruptive Fund” Investing in Fintechs & More

This past June, Smartlands announced the first UK property to be tokenized and offered to investors. The crowdfunding platform now reports that the project has closed fully funded. The student accommodation in the UK sought £1 million for a 30% equity stake in a property… Read More

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