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Seedrs Raises $15.6M To Launch In US

Seedrs Raises $15.6M To Launch In US

CrowdFundBeat News Wire The round is being led by two of Britain’s most prominent and respected institutional investors, Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital: WPCT is the £800 million investment trust managed by Neil Woodford, who is widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading fund managers over the past 25 years. Augmentum Capital is a leading venture capital firm whose current fund is wholly backed by RIT Capital Partners plc, the award-winning FTSE investment trust chaired by Lord Rothschild. WPCT and Augmentum are investing £7.5 million between them. The other £2.5 million will be made available to current shareholders and new investors through a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign. Details…

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Crowdfunding Growth: the United Kingdom leads

Crowdfunding Growth: the United Kingdom leads

The Increase of Crowdfunding in the UK iCrowdNewswire The JOBS Act of 2012 gave rise to a whole new industry in the U.S. Crowdfunding has grown by leaps and bounds all over the world, but nowhere has it grown as quickly and broadly as it has in the United Kingdom. According to an article published in Forbes last year, alternative funding in the UK increased 91% from 2011 to 2012. Peer-to-peer lending grew by 211% and equity crowdfunding grew a whopping 618% in the UK during the same time period. Since 2011, an estimated 5,000 SMEs have accessed early stage, growth, or working capital through alternative…

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Andy Murray Joins Team Seedrs

Andy Murray Joins Team Seedrs

statement from Jeff Lynn, CEO of Seeders I’m very pleased to share with you that Seedrs has entered into a strategic partnership with tennis champion Andy Murray. Andy will join the Seedrs Advisory Board and will work with Seedrs as we grow our brand in the UK and internationally. In addition, he will be investing actively through Seedrs as he builds his portfolio of early-stage investments. I cannot think of a public figure who better represents what Seedrs stands for than Andy. The combination of determination, focus, integrity and skill he has demonstrated throughout his career are the precise traits that define a successful entrepreneur (and…

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Crowdnetic Launches Crowdfunding Data on Leading UK Financial Media Site, Opens London Office

Crowdnetic Launches Crowdfunding Data on Leading UK Financial Media Site, Opens London Office

CrowdFunding News Beat UK, Crowdnetic officially announces the opening of its London office and its premier data content suite is now available on Digital Look. Crowdnetic, a New York-based provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance industry, launched on leading financial media site Digital Look today. This premier content suite features real-time information on private UK-based companies that are publicly raising capital online through securities-based crowdfunding and marketplace lending portals. Digital Look provides financial data, news and tools to investors and traders. “Our partnership with Crowdnetic increases our ability to provide investors with a comprehensive view of information on this rapidly growing…

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Why VCs Love CrowdFunding?

Why VCs Love CrowdFunding?

Steven A. Cinelli. CrowdfundBeat contributing editor, August 18, 2014, With all the conversation about the perspective of the venture capital industry on the nascent crowdfunding space, it is becoming clear that VCs will be increasingly welcoming platforms that facilitate funding for emerging companies. Stop and think about it. Seed financing has the highest level of failure. The VCs and to some extent the angel community has played that role by providing pre-concept enterprises a bit of juice to test the waters. And as we know, the VCs get refunded based on their performance and/or long term reputational capital. So imagine an environ that enables seed stage…

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