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4th September 2019

Crowdcube smashes records as fintech Curve reaches £6 million target in just five hours

Crowdcube, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, had several of its records smashed by fintech pioneer Curve, which raised £6 million in a mere 5 hours. A total of 9,591 people backed Curve, the highest number of investors in a raise on Crowdcube. The fundraise began at 10am UK time on Tuesday and just five minutes later, investors ploughed in £1 million, in the first of the record-breaking statistics that raised the bar for future campaigns.

27th August 2019

Secrets of a successful crowdfunding campaign

Whilst most of us are no strangers to the concept of crowdfunding, what most people don’t know is how to create a successful campaign that hits your funding target! Founder and CEO of Tropicfeel, Alberto Espinos shares his wisdom. 

29th July 2019

Equity Crowdfunding: silly valuations or a fair price for investment?

 

In his latest article for AngelNews, James Murdoch considers the challenges that Equity Crowdfunding investors face when trying to ascertain what represents a 'good valuation' for prospective investments.

 

24th June 2019

We, Equity Crowdfunding Shareholders, are Owners too!

In his latest article, James Murdoch discusses the importance of regular company reporting and post investment communication for equity crowdfunding investors.

21st June 2019

Why Crowdfunding is the New Business Loan

In recent years, Alternative Finance funding channels that exist outside of the traditional finance system have revolutionised how small and medium enterprises are able to operate. The rapid growth of the Alternative Finance industry, in areas such as Crowdfunding, is making it increasingly less ‘alternative’, but where is this development seen the most? 

21st June 2019

How to make crowdfunding work in Europe

If the crowdfunding market in Europe is to continue to develop, it needs an EU-wide framework, says Jörg Rocholl, President and Professor of Finance at ESMT Berlin.

20th June 2019

Fishtek Marine nets transformative impact investment crowdfunding

Marine bycatch prevention company Fishtek Marine has netted its full £900,000 impact investment crowdfunding via the Triodos Bank UK crowdfunding platform.  The equity raise for shares in the organisation is enabling Fishtek to develop its range of products, conduct more live sea trials and help enhance global awareness.

20th June 2019

STEAM learning play pioneers OKIDO & OjO raise £18,800 on Kickstarter

London-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths) learning pioneers OKIDO and OjO, have raised £18,800 on Kickstarter, exceeding their target of £15,000.

17th June 2019

CrowdProperty hits two major milestones

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has hit two more major milestones after fully funding the 92nd project on the CrowdProperty platform. CrowdProperty has now funded the development of 600 Great British homes, worth over £100,000,000 having lent almost £40 million.

7th June 2019

OurCrowd & NOAH Advisors partner to jointly promote startup investments in Europe

OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, has announced a new strategic relationship with NOAH Advisors, a leading European corporate finance boutique and organizer of the NOAH Conferences. NOAH Advisors will support OurCrowd in expanding its European deal flow into top European startups, in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. 

4th June 2019

Product Guru’s ‘Tinder for retailers and suppliers’ platform raises £300,000

Product Guru, an online platform described as ‘Tinder for retail buyers and product suppliers’, has secured a £300,000 investment.

The Scottish company has received financial backing from Asia-based retail technology investor Belmond Capital, Scottish retailer Scotmid and Scottish Enterprise.

Buyers from high street retailers including John Lewis, Tesco and TK Maxx have already signed up to use the technology platform, which allows their buyers to find new products for their shelves.

20th May 2019

SEIS/EIS: great tax benefit democratised or too great administrative hassle and risk?

 

In his second article, James Murdoch considers the substantive advantages of SEIS/EIS for UK investors and whether the administrative aspects of these reduce some of the benefits or add to the risk of investing.

 

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