Monthly Archives: September 2017

Private Equity Investment Confirms Crowdfunding Valuation

Crowdfunding investors have approved a private equity investment in the United Kingdom’s second largest craft brewer. The private equity firm, L Catterton, was approved by 99% of the crowdfunding vote to acquire 27.9% of Innis & Gunn for £15 million, which, … Continue reading

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Groups Crowdfunding To Transform Terrorist Hangout

Three Belgium groups are crowdfunding in order to raise money to transform the coffee house formerly occupied by the Absalem brothers into a new venue. Remember those jerks? They were to terrorists from Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels who attacked Paris, … Continue reading

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Crowd Shames Couple To Take Down Crowdfunding Page

Online bullying has caused this couple to take down their charity crowdfunding page after raising only £55 towards their £6,000 goal. Wanting to have a “dream wedding” in Italy, the couple (wife works at animal shelter; husband in the service) posted on … Continue reading

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UK’s FCA Warns on ICO’s

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has cautioned the investing public that “ICOs [initial coin offerings] are very high-risk, speculative investments.” Taking a less restrictive approach than the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which calls ICO’s “securities” to be regulated … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Doggie AirBnB

HouseMyDog, the AirBnB for canines, has overshot its equity crowdfunding target on the UK portal CrowdCube. Focusing on a supposed £10 Billion market for vacation lodgings for pets, the company believes that people don’t like the boarding alternatives now available and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Terrible Dates (Satire, Maybe)

Crowdfunding has made it into the subconscious now with writers dreaming about such things as crowdfunding bad dates. Based on a (supposedly) true story about a date that ruined a guy’s double paned window (you have to read it to … Continue reading

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“Old World” Cab Company Crowdfunding To Stay Alive Vs. Uber

The last worker-owned “old world” taxi cab company in San Francisco is fighting for its economic life by crowdfunding on the charity site GoFundMe. Buffeted by Uber and Lyft, the original “green” cab company with a social mission of lowering … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Is A Good Business

The United Kingdom’s equity crowdfunding site Seedrs received a vote of confidence as Woodford Investment Management invested another £4 million bringing its total to £10 million. Helping people raise equity is turning out to be a good business proposition as Seedrs, … Continue reading

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Social Issues of Medical Crowdfunding

Why do some medical crowdfunding campaigns attract the attention of Ellen and rake in more cash than others? Scholars now studying this phenomena believe that good videos, compelling stories and a well written appeal help. Also necessary are interesting patients … Continue reading

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