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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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Crowdfunding Critic Claims Industry Too Immature For Investors

Crowdfunding’s biggest critic in the United Kingdom is Rob Murray-Brown who blogs about the problems in the “industry.” Recently interviewed, RMB says that the problem is that investors get locked in with no real hope of getting their investment back … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors Trending In Crowdfunding Campaigns

The newest trend in crowdfunding appears to be the more aggressive participation of institutional investors swooping in to take large pieces of campaigns. The United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube says that “Around 10% of all businesses funded on … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK. While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding Worth It?

Now that crowdfunding has become an international institution, folks are starting to focus on results from crowdfunded companies. Is crowdfunding a worthwhile investment or a waste? AltFi issued their first annual report noting that “to date, just 88 of those … Continue reading

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Valuation A Concern In Crowdfunding

Ms. Sam Smith, CEO of finnCap, a United Kingdom stockbroker, likes crowdfunding but is concerned that companies are being over valued, putting early investors at risk of losing value to later, more sophisticated ones or getting little or no profit … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Raises £8 Million

Walking the walk…United Kingdom  crowdfunding web portal CrowdCube has raised over GBP8 Million from 3,700 crowd investors, including venture capital firm Balderton Capital, more than 2X the previous crowdfunding record raise. CrowdCube is the leading British equity crowdfunding platform and intends … Continue reading

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Funding Portal’s Diligence Questioned

Under new Regulation Crowdfunding, a funding portal is required to deny access to its website if it has a “reasonable basis for believing that the issuer or the offering present the potential for fraud.” (A fairly subjective standard that will, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Defends Its Diligence Process

In 2015, UK company Rebus raised “£816,790 via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube last year to fund an expansion that aimed to deliver investor returns of up to 10 times within three years,” per the Financial Times. It has since gone into … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Year in Review

The 15 biggest crowdfunding projects in the UK for 2015 included: ToxiMet (food safety) raising £1,596,040; Pod Point (electric car charging) £1,677,620; Diabetic Boot Company: £1,764,493; Pavegen (floors that cycle kinetic energy) £1,903,400; Hochanda (hobbies, crafts) £1,962,744; Adzuna (job search … Continue reading

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