Tagged: united kingdom

And Action! UK Film “Kat and the Band” Hits SyndicateRoom Goal

“Our aim is to enable women behind and in front of the camera in the industry during a time when gender inequality still exists.” UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom announced that the independent UK film Kat and the Band has been fully funded, having reached its £400,000 target…. Read More

Funding Circle Fully Authorised by FCA. Platform Now Biggest P2P Lender in UK

Funding Circle, an online lender for SMEs, has received full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Funding Circle is now queued up to offer the IFISA – an event that is expected to fuel platform growth even further. The FCA has struggled to complete… Read More

Judopay Announces Ryan Farley as CEO

Judopay, a UK-based “AppCommerce” payments platform, has appointed Ryan Farley as its new CEO. Farley takes over just as Judopay secures reinvestment from key shareholders having exceeded growth expectations over the past year. Judopay predicts mobile commerce (or m-commerce) is set to grow 200% faster… Read More

Relendex Now Offers Innovative Finance ISA

Peer to peer lender Relendex has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) following authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Relendex offers loans for commercial real estate via its online marketplace. The UK Government introduced the IFISA in April 2016 as a vehicle for investors to… Read More

IW Capital Completes £2.2 Million Funding Round for SaveMoneyCutCarbon

UK-based private investment house IW Capital has completed the first close of a £2.2 million funding for SaveMoneyCutCarbon. The company is an energy and water savings consultancy and online retailer. SaveMoneyCutCarbon works with organizations and homes to reduce energy and water consumption and cut operating… Read More

Crowdcube Partners with WeWork to Boost European Expansion

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced a new partnership with fast-growing shared workspace company WeWork.  The new partnership will help boost Crowdcube’s European expansion goals.  Crowdcube will be opening offices in both Paris and Amsterdam within the next two months and will continue to roll… Read More

FlashFunders Sold to UK-based Boustead & Co.

Full stack crowdfunding platform FlashFunders has been sold to Boustead & Co. While no official announcement has been made, social media profiles are being updated to reflect the transaction. Co-founded by Vincent Bradley and Brian Park, FlashFunders was one of the first Regulation Crowdfunding portals… Read More

Report: UK Investors Turn to Property Investment During Brexit Uncertainties

Peer to peer lender Kufflink is out with a report that UK investors are turning to property investment in response to Brexit uncertainty and the forthcoming snap election.  Kufflink is a relatively young P2P lender in the property sector so any shift in property investment… Read More

Quarter Billion Milestone. P2P Lender Assetz Capital Keeps Growing

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital has surpassed £250 million in lending for UK businesses. The platform has accomplished this milestone in the four years since its launch in 2013. The company reports that approximately 20,000 registered lenders have earned over £21 million in interest… Read More

Growth Capital Ventures Says it is Ready to Power the Northern Powerhouse

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) says it is ready to help fuel early stage companies in the North with a £57.5 million investment fund. GCV said it is working with Maven Capital Partners to help fund promising businesses. In late 2016, Maven invested £1.1 million in… Read More

Mindblower Pre-Sale Crowdfunding Site Offers Money-Back Guarantee

One of the most challenging problems with perk-based crowdfunding is that too frequently project creators fail to deliver. While outright fraud may be rare, projects that don’t deliver or over-promise and under-deliver is commonplace. This has undermined the entire ecosystem as backers have become wary… Read More

Did You Know That More Than 100,000 Women are Investors on Crowdcube?

There has been much discussion about the potential of investment crowdfunding to empower women and minorities. Occasionally we receive data or research that shares encouraging information that underserved communities are benefiting by newfound sources of capital. Recently, I saw a datapoint on Crowdcube, the largest… Read More

P2P Property Lender Lendy Tops £300 Million. Speed, Security & Low LTVs Key to Growth

Peer to peer property lender Lendy has surpassed £310 million in originations with £50 million coming in last 100 days. The P2P lender states that investors and developers are responding to post-Brexit slowdown in bank lending.  Lendy adds that quick turnaround, security and low Loan… Read More

Overfunding: Sports Nutrition Brand TRIBE Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Less than one week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based sports nutrition brand, TRIBE, has surpassed its initial £1 million funding target thanks to nearly 850 investors. The company reported that in the past 18 months since the founders quit their jobs to… Read More

MarketInvoice Receives £45 Million to Lend from BNI Europe

MarketInvoice, a UK based invoice financing platform, has received a £45 million lending commitment from Portuguese bank BNI Europa. “We are proactively working with Fintech businesses globally that prescribe to our vision of providing low-cost, innovative products with exceptional customer service. MarketInvoice has consistently delivered… Read More

Seedrs: Andy Murray Invests in Three UK Entrepreneurs, Den, Morpher & Landbay

Tennis star and Seedrs advisor Andy Murray has invested in three early-stage UK businesses. The Seedrs listed companies include Den, Morpher and Landbay. Murray’s Seedrs originated portfolio now stands at over 20 companies, according to the platform.  As has been the case in the past, Murray… Read More

Rock & Metal Music Service Primordial Radio Hits Seedrs to Raise £130,000

Primordial Radio, a rock and metal entertainment service that combines the freedom of streaming with the intimacy of a radio, has recently launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £130,000.  According to Primordial Radio, the platform serves the UK rock and metal community…. Read More

Sugru Secures £2 Million During Second Crowdcube Funding Round

Moldable glue company Sugru secured £2 million during its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round, which was originally seeking £1.5 million, was completed on Friday evening. Sugru currently has its products being sold and used in more than 170 countries with patents granted in Europe, the… Read More

GLI Finance Appoints New COO

GLI Finance (LSE:GLIF) has announced a change in senior management. Russell Harte, Chief Operating Officer, will be leaving GLI on July 1st, 2017. Aaron Le Cornu, most recently CFO of Elian, will then replace Harte as Chief Operating Officer. Le Cornu’s role will include both GLI… Read More

Update: Derby Brewing Co. Extends Crowdcube Funding Round

UK-based Derby Brewing Co. announced on Friday it has officially extended its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. This news comes just a couple of weeks after the brewery increased its equity offering from 3.86% to 6.5% through the funding round and decreased its initial valuation from £12,459,364… Read More