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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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How not to do Crowdfunding … UKCFA event

How not to do Crowdfunding … UKCFA event

CrowdFunding Bear News,  Wire This was a tough choice. On the this same evening there was the Apple iPad event, a kickstarter event on planning and running a campaign and this event run by the UK Crowdfunding Association. So, which did I decide to focus on? I decided to go to this and I’m really glad I did for lots of reasons which will become clear to you I hope. It’s peculiarly British to have an event that tells you how not to do something rather than how to actually do it. But in fact that’s a very useful message. All to often we hear only…

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Crowdfunding the Crowdfunders

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Jonathan May, CEO, shares Hubbub’s reasons for crowdfunding In case you haven’t realised, Hubbub is crowdfunding. Today sees the launch of our 3 week campaign to crowdfund our own investment. Hubbub builds fundraising communities. We connect projects to people and empower organisations to develop and strengthen the relationships they have within their communities and supporters. Our core product is a crowdfunding platform that can be branded and operated by schools, colleges, universities and non-profits – bringing the engagement and interactivity of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo to sectors where fundraising and communities really matter. And now it is our turn. We’ve built a great product and an even better…

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“Live Better, help often and wonder more” – Crowdfunding Religious Practices

“Live Better, help often and wonder more” – Crowdfunding Religious Practices

The Sunday Assembly, a godless congregation set up by comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, is looking to raise £500,000 to build a digital platform that will enable the movement to scale. “Things which are organised are not necessarily bad. A lot of people mistake the organisational aspects of something [e.g. religion] with the bad things that have happened because of it.” - Sanderson Jones The organisation launched in January 2013 with the mission statement to “live better, help often and wonder more”. It runs events on Sundays where people come together to listen to talks, sing songs and “generally celebrate the wonder of life”. It has…

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How crowdfunding drives development

How crowdfunding drives development

Crowdfunding is enabling more aid organisations, charities and civic projects to bypass traditional fundraising techniques In August, two Norwegian students raised $32,000 (£20,000) on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to fund life-saving surgery for Roona, an 18-month-old girl from Tripura, India. She had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition which causes swelling of the brain. Roona is now in recovery, but the campaign to save her is an example of how crowdfunding is being used by individuals and organisations to bring about positive change in the developing world. Similarly, Radar, a British citizen journalism organisation, is using the same platform to raise £11,500 to improve reporter security.…

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