Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Fight Terrorism By Crowdfunding

Here’s a way to fight terrorism: support the families affected by it. The crowdfunding page for murdered police officer Keith Palmer has raised over a £300,000 in less than one day. Palmer was killed in a terrorist attack at Westminster … Continue reading

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UK Government Matches Crowdfunded Projects

The British government is supporting crowdfunding by matching amounts raised where the project is meant to preserve historic sites, places, buildings, cultures and traditions. So-called “heritage” projects that raise between £4,000 and £40,000 have their funds matched by the Heritage … 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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Crowdfunder Wants To Educate MPs On Brexit

If you lead a horse to water, can you make it drink? A Brit has crowdfunded the cost of sending the book “Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?” by Ian Dunt to all members of Parliament. Now that the United … Continue reading

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Christmas Elves Crowdfund For Sick Kids

Sounding almost like a Dickens story, a heartless thief stole “presents worth £3,000 which were to be given to desperately ill children in intensive care” at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, over Christmas. Even Santa’s costume was swiped. Now, the charity … 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 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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