Tagged: united kingdom

Latin American Street Food Brand Cubana Now Seeking 200,000 Loan on Crowd2Fund For Expansion

UK-based Cubana Waterloo Ltd is now seeking a, £200,000 loan, payable at an estimated APR of 10%, through crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund, in order to expand its Latin American street food and exotic Cuban cocktails concept. Cubana’s restaurant group was founded in 1998 by Phillip Oppenheim,… Read More

Update: Pomodoro e Basilico Extends Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

Pomodoro e Basilico’s CEO and Founder Sara Mittersteiner announced this week that the vegan artisan food stall has extended its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. This news comes after Mittersteiner announced that advisors Emilia Leese and Kip Dorrell are no longer actively involved in the restaurant’s development…. Read More

SyndicateRoom’s Popular Fund Twenty8 to Re-Open to Limited Amount of Investors

SyndicateRoom’s Fund Twenty8, a highly diversified fund that back early stage companies, is preparing to open up for investment. The concept was launched in 2016 to allow passive investors the opportunity to back EIS eligible companies in an easy and efficient manner. Fund Twenty8 (2016)… Read More

Overfunding: GreenJinn Successfully Secures £600,000 Hours Before Crowdcube Campaign Closes

With less than 24 hours until its equity crowdfunding campaign is set to close on Crowdcube, cashback smartphone app GreenJinn has successfully secured its initial £600,000 from more than 200 investors. As previously reported, the GreenJinn app made its grand debut in October 2016 and provides personalized cashback coupons… Read More

Rainmaking Colab Tackles “Accelerator Fatigue” with New Model for Mature Fintechs

Rainmaking Colab, created by the founders of Rainmaking and Startupbootcamp Fintech, are launching a new innovation program designed to help industry incumbents address real business problems. While recognizing the importance of Fintech startups, Rainmaking Colab seeks to aid more mature Fintech operations. Rainmaking Colab is supported… Read More

LendInvest Launches Buy-to-Let Loans for Professional Landlords & Investors in England, Wales, & Scotland

LendInvest, a specialist property finance lender, announced on Thursday it has launched a buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland. According to the platform, BTL loans are available for amounts between £50,000 and £5… Read More

SyndicateRoom Alum Squirrel Launches Crowdcube Funding Round

Squirrel, a personal finance app designed to help users have more control over their money, has launched an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. This initiative debut comes less than one year after the company completed its SyndicateRoom funding round with £585,000 in funds. Squrriel is now seeking £400,000…. Read More

Update: Crowdcube Users Remove Investments from Pomodoro E Basilico Campaign Following Restaurant’s Advisor Changes Announcement

Less than two weeks before its equity crowdfunding campaign was set to close on Crowdcube, Pomodoro e Basilico’s CEO and Founder Sara Mittersteiner announced that advisors Emilia Leese and Kip Dorrell are no longer actively involved in the vegan restaurant’s development. At the time of… Read More

UK Rental Car Brand Whitecar Now Seeking £850,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube

Whitecar, a UK-based new rental car brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £850,000 as it preps for expansion. The company, which describes itself as UK’s leading new car rental brand, notably offers only white Tesla car in Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester,… Read More

Perspective: How to Fix the UK Housing Market

All eyes are on the UK’s property market since the Bank of England announced its first increase in the base rate since July 2007.  The question on everyone’s lips: how will the market react? After a decade of historically low rates homeowners have become relaxed… Read More

Update: The Lakes Distillery Secures More Than £1.2 Million in Less Than Two Weeks on Crowdcube

Less than two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based whisky distillery The Lakes Distillery has raised well over £1.2 million from more than 1800 investors. The Lakes Distillery was opened in 2014 and claims to be England’s largest whisky distillery. It has received over 100,000… Read More

Downing Crowd Offers £3.95 Million Investment in Biogas Renewable Energy Plant

Crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd has listed a £3.95 million offer for Warren Energy, a Norfolk-based renewable energy plant generating biogas. Julia Groves, Downing’s Head of Crowdfunding, said there is a lack of awareness regarding different types of crowdfunding. Crowd Bonds may be a lower risk… Read More

Crowdfunder UK & M&S Energy Announces Winners of £300,000 Community Energy Fund

On Friday, Crowdfunder UK and M&S Energy announced the winners of the M&S Energy Fund. The projects involved in the fund vote involve energy efficiency, hydro projects, solar PV projects, and storage of energy. Speaking about the fund, the crowdfunding platform reported: “Twenty-five renewable community energy… Read More

Bitcoin First: Invest in Asset-Backed Securities with Crypto on Racefield’s RCX Debt Trading Platform

Racefields has announced that its debt trading platform RCX will now accept Bitcoin. Racefields is claiming a “world’s first” service as they will now open up debt sellers to the growing wealth of the Bitcoin community.   Both institutional and individual investors may now invest… Read More

ThinCats Appoints Alison Whistance to Cover South-West Region

  Alison Whistance, described as a finance expert, joins ThinCats as Origination Manager, South-West, as the peer to peer lender gears up for its next period of growth. Recently, ThinCats announced a £200 million funding program in conjunction with its parent company ESF Capital. Whistance… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform Kuber Ventures Forms Partnership with MICAP

London-based Kuber Ventures, an alternative fund investment platform providing access to EIS/SEIS opportunities, has announced a commercial partnership with MICAP to provide independent due diligence and research on the funds that are currently available on the Kuber platform. The partnership is described as placing Kuber… Read More

Oxford’s Adult Beverage Brand TOAD Seeks £750,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube

UK-based distillery The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) is now seeking £750,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube as it prepares to expand its distillery, crafts gin, vodka, and rye whiskey brand. Launched in July 2017, The Distillery describes itself as a grain-to-glass distillery producing spirits from heritage grain… Read More

Overfunding: Borrow A Boat’s Crowdcube Campaign Secures £200,000 Funding Target

Boat marketplace platform, Borrow A Boat, successfully secured its equity crowdfunding campaign’s initial £200,000 funding target from more than 300 investors on Crowdcube. The company launched the initiatve less than two weeks ago. As previously reported, the Borrow A Boat platform was set up in 2016 by boat… Read More

Electroneum Hires Hackerone to Assist with Credible Security Threat

Electroneum, a company that recently raised $40 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), has enlisted the assistance of Hackerone following a “real, credible, security threat” to their platform. Electroneum has prominently promoted its platform as a “super Secure – unhackable offline wallet” that is… Read More

Overfunding: Crowdfunder UK’s Second Crowdcube Campaign Secures £750,000 Funding Target

Just days after announcing an extension of its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, reward-based crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK has successfully secured its initial £750,000 from more than 750 investors. Founded in 2014, Crowdfunder UK describes itself as the UK’s number one rewards-based crowdfunding platform. The… Read More