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20th March 2019

CrowdProperty secures £100 million institutional backing

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has secured the backing of a major financial institution to lend up to £100 million of loan capital to CrowdProperty’s expertly curated property projects over the coming 12-24 months.

15th March 2019

Cazana raises 150% of target goal on Crowdcube

Disruptive Automotive AI start-up Cazana.com has closed its crowd-fundraise at £1.56 million, nearly 160 percent of its original investment target.

15th March 2019

Seedrs Autoinvest launches full customisation as it moves out of Beta

Leading online investment platform Seedrs announces the highly anticipated launch of full customisation in its pioneering AutoInvest product. From today, investors are able to select their personal investment criteria and the product will build them a portfolio of early-stage private companies automatically. 

13th March 2019

OurCrowd celebrates $1 billion raised, 170 companies, 18 funds and 29 exits

OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, has raised a total of $1 billion for 170 companies and 18 funds in just six years. Of those portfolio companies, 29 of them have achieved exit.

7th March 2019

Heating specialist Koleda 700% overfunded on Kickstarter

Revolutionary heating specialist Koleda has overfunded it's latest funding round on Kickstarter which is more than 700% funded.

The funding round is centered around their new SOLUS radiator, the most efficient home heating device ever made. The SOLUS can cut heating bills by up to 80% due to its innovative use of graphene.

27th February 2019

CrowdProperty hits three major landmarks

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has reached three major landmarks after fully funding the 70th project on the CrowdProperty platform. CrowdProperty has now funded the development of 500 Great British homes, worth over £80,000,000 having lent over £30,000,000.

7th February 2019

Video game Imperium Omni exceeds funding target on Kickstarter

Storytellers Entertainment have defied the odds by hitting the $25k target for its first solo RPG ‘Imperium Omni’ in just 24 hours.  The Kickstarter campaign backed by software specialists and Hollywood special effects experts is based on a novel written by the company’s CEO, Matthew Thomas. It’s the first game out of an exciting quadrilogy from the ambitious entrepreneurs.

24th January 2019

OurCrowd launches investment in leading global cannabis technology fund

OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor has announced that it will invest and partner with 7thirty to build the world’s leading global cannabis technology venture capital fund. The new $30M fund is focused on emerging cannabis technology companies in med-tech, ag-tech, retail, e-commerce, marketplaces, SaaS solutions, and the deep-tech research in Cannabis. The fund, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, will be active globally and include activities in Israel, Canada and the United States.

17th January 2019

TheVeganKind.com raises £65k in crowdfunding round

A fast-growing online retailer, TheVeganKind.com, has moved into a bigger warehouse in Glasgow after receiving financial backing from more than 700 vegans across Britain.  

17th January 2019

Cycle.land smashes through fundraising target

Cycle.land, the bike sharing marketplace unlocking the assets of unused bikes, has announced that it has raised over £200,000, thanks to its highly successful second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. 

11th January 2019

Abundance closes largest investment to date for Orbital Marine Power

The UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance has started the year with the closing its largest fund raise to date, raising £7 million for innovative Scottish tidal energy company Orbital Marine Power (Orkney).

8th January 2019

Crowdcube hits record figures in 2018

Crowdcube hit its best-ever figures across a range of measures in 2018, as crowdfunding continues to cement its popularity with entrepreneurs and investors, despite a backdrop of broader economic uncertainty and concerns around Brexit.

2018 revenue is up 50% to £6m, from £4m in 2017, while investment pledged to growing companies through the platform is up 72% to £224m, from £130m the previous year. The number of successful raises on the platform, at 198, is 35% larger than the previous year’s total of 147.

Q4 2018 was Crowdcube’s most successful quarter ever, with revenue at £1.8m (up 50% from £1.2m in Q4 2017), and investment pledged at £84.6m (up 94% from £43.6m). The number of successful raises rose from 45 to 49, an increase of 9%, while the average amount per successful raise went up from £732,000 to £1,430,000, an increase of 95%.

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