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Crowdfunded Balloon To Fly In London

The right can play the blimp game also. After raising £59,452  of £75,000 stretch target in a crowdfunding campaign, Yanny Bruere, a “free speech” advocate running the Make London Safe Again campaign (sound familiar?), is planning to fly a blimp … Continue reading

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Raffle Company Crowdfunding Equity

How would you like to buy a house worth £650,000 for £5? Raffle House, a UK company, that raffles off homes is crowdfunding its company on Seedrs. Raffle House is currently showing a home appraised at £650,000 and wants  to … Continue reading

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Pros Say Crowdfunding About To Crash

Certain finance professionals in the UK believe that crowdfunding lending is “a car crash waiting to happen.” At the Finance Professional Show in London, that lender based his conclusion on the belief that there are too many lenders who don’t … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Free “Wall Street” Convict

If you’re a Bernie Sanders supporter, then you probably won’t be contributing to the crowdfunding campaign to raise legal fees for the appeal of Tom Hayes. Hayes was the London trader who is currently serving an 11-year sentence for conspiring … Continue reading

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Democratizing IPOs With Crowdfunding

Is capitalism undemocratic? When was the last time you got to participate in a hot IPO? Seeing this divide, the London Stock Exchange has made a crowdfunding platform an exchange member to allow small investors get in on initial public … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Comes of Age in the UK

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal CrowdCube funded 100 projects in 2014, raising GBP35 million and over GBP50 million since inception in 2011. The site now has 120,000 investors registered on their website, 30,000 being qualified as “sophisticated,” not including … Continue reading

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UK’s CrowdCube Intros Mini-Bonds

The UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platform continues to innovate, now offering the first (?) crowdfunded mini-bond. Investors who lend to Chilango’s, a Mexican restaurant chain, and/or a number of other companies,  will receive: 8% fixed interest per annum; paid in … Continue reading

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