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Overfunding: We Build Bots Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Secures £250,000 Funding Target

Less than two years after raising £727,820 through its first Seedrs campaign, We Build Bots (IntelAgent) has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already successfully secured its initial 250,000 funding target. The company is currently offering 7.64% in equity at a £3,021,340 pre-money… Read More

Property Investment Platform British Pearl Seeks £800,000 on Seedrs

British Pearl, a property investment platform that promises to provide “hassle-free property investment” is seeking £800,000 on Seedrs. The offering is for a 3.38% equity stake at a pre-money valuation of £22.8 million.  As it stands today, 141 investors have committed £641,503 to the crowdfunded… Read More

Open Up Challenge Announces 15 Fintech Finalists Leveraging New Open Bank Rules

Nesta, in partnership with Open Banking Limited (OBL), has announced the Open Up 2020 Challenge finalists. According to Nesta, the 15 finalists were selected out of 107 entries. Many of these Fintechs are live and in the market already. This group of Fintechs will compete… Read More

Mission Driven Platform Abundance Lists its Greenest Investment Ever

Mission-driven investment platform Abundance is offering its “greenest ever social and affordable housing investment.” Liverpool Community Homes PLC is raising up to £6,850,000 to finance two green and sustainable developments. The development is for up to 37 new homes on the outskirts of Liverpool. Abundance… Read More

AI-Enhanced Smart Savings App Plum Raises $3 Million via Latest Investment Round

Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced smart savings application, has raised around $3 million via its second investment round, bringing the company’s total funds raised to approximately $9.3 million. Plum recently introduced its new Android app, which extends the firm’s digital offering across Facebook Messenger and… Read More

Challenger Bank Tandem Hires Former HSBC Head of Banking Products

Tandem Bank has hired the former HSBC Head of Banking Products Kunal Malani as Chief Growth Officer. The appointment comes at a time when the challenger bank is planning an expansion into Hong Kong. Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO, said he was delighted to bring… Read More

Remember Norton Motorcycles? The 121 Year Old Iconic British Motorcycle is Crowdfunding on Crowdcube

Norton Motorcycles, the 121-year-old legendary British motorcycle company, is planning to raise capital on Crowdcube. Norton Motorcycles UK Ltd is seeking £1 million to help fill product pipeline orders and to continue to innovate and develop its bikes. Additionally, the company states that the offering’s… Read More

Innis & Gunn Now Seeking £3 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Less than three years after securing £2.4 million in funding through its Crowdcube round, Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn has launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign, this time on Seedrs. The company is currently seeking £3 million and is offering 1.96% in equity at a… Read More

BrewDog Launches New Mini Bond Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube

Crowdfunded brewery company BrewDog has launched its latest mini bond round through the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The mini bond comes just a few months after BrewDog USA filed a form 1-A, which indicated its intent to raise capital via Reg A+. As previously reported,… Read More

HSBC Holdings and Royal Bank of Scotland Prepare to Launch New Digital Banking Platforms to Meet Growing Demand from Clients

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) are preparing to introduce their digital banking platforms in order to meet client requirements. HSBC Kinetic, the bank’s new digital banking platform,… Read More

Revolut Appoints New Chairman of the Board: Martin Gilbert former Co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen to Aid International Expansion of Digital Bank

Digital bank Revolut has selected a new Chairman of the Board. Martin Gilbert, an individual who has been advising Revolut co-founder and CEO Nik Storonsky, will join the bank on January 1st as non-Executive Chair. Gilbert is the former co-Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen,… Read More

Insurtech: Zego is First to Claim UK Insurance License

Zego, a UK based firm, has become the first UK Insurtech to receive an insurance license, according to a release from the company. Zego will now be able to build and sell its own insurance products. Zego, which raised $42 million this past June, has… Read More

Monese Founder Norris Koppel Receives “Rising Star” Award At EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony

Norris Koppel, founder and CEO at Monese, a mobile banking service for people who travel frequently, received the “Rising Star” award at Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony. Koppel has been recognized for his pioneering work in banking. Introduced 20 years ago,… Read More

ICYMI – The Sunday Times Removes Inaccurate Article about Seedrs, Posts Clarification

In case you missed it, the Sunday Times has removed a questionable article published about Seedrs this past August. In August, the Times covered the fact that Seedrs was in “advanced stages in a fundraising discussion”  as did Crowdfund Insider on the same day. The… Read More

Property Investment Platform CapitalRise Receives Backing of Revolt Ventures

CapitalRise has received the backing of Revolt Ventures, the VC portion of the multi-billion dollar real estate investment company Meyer Bergman. According to a note from CapitalRise, Revolut Ventures has provided £1 million in equity funding for the early stage Fintech. The investment from Revolut Ventures… Read More

Long Known for its Nominee Structure, Seedrs Adds Direct Investment Option for Issuers, Investors

Leading investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced a new feature – the ability to offer a direct investment in a company raising capital online. Seedrs has long been known for its “Nominee” structure, a type of special purpose vehicle (SPV) that benefits both issuers and… Read More

Innovate Finance Opens Applications for Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019

Applications for the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019 are now open, according to Innovate Finance. Innovate Finance is the leading advocacy group for all things Fintech in the UK.  The Women in Fintech Powerlist has become an annual staple for the group as… Read More

UK Fintech Rapyd Launches Singapore Platform to Enable Businesses to go Cashlee

Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-service provider, announced last week the launch of its new Singapore platform to enable businesses to go cashless. Rapyd claims that the platform will bring greater convenience to local consumers and businesses, by enabling consumers and businesses to easily make payments electronically,… Read More

Fintech IMMO Investment Technologies Completes $79.3 Million Round, with $12.6 Million in Equity from Talis Capital, Others

IMMO Investment Technologies recently announced that it had completed a €72 million (appr. $79.3 million) funding round, with €11.5 million (appr. $12.6 million) in equity from Talis Capital, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tom Stafford & Rahul Mehta of DST Global, and Mato Peric. IMMO Investment is… Read More

Leading AI Consultancy Brainpool AI Raises Capital on Seedrs

A leading artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, Brainpool AI is raising capital on Seedrs. The consultancy is seeking £120,001 for a 3.3% equity stake in the firm. The company has set a pre-money valuation of £3.5 million. As this moment, Brainpool AI has raised over half… Read More

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