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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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First Virgin Startup Entrepreneurs to Crowdfunding for their Business!

Richard Branson-backed network launches Ice Dragons platform

 CrowdFunding Beat UK, Mous Musicase integrates your headphones into an innovative, stylish case for your iPhone. November 20th, 2014 – Virgin StartUp is on a mission to change the prospects of start-ups, for good. In its first year, it has supported 1000s of businesses and helped over 350 to get a loan, get mentor and get ahead. Mous is the latest business to join Virgin StartUp and has officially launched its debut product, Mous Musicase on Kickstarter. Mous integrates your headphones into a stylish iPhone case and will be available for the iPhone 5/5s/5c and iPhone 6. “Screw it, lets do it” are words often repeated by…

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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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Top 15 Crowdfunding Platforms In Europe

Top 15 Crowdfunding Platforms In Europe

By Priti Ambani, Crowdfunding in Europe has attained a significant level of growth, adoption and maturity in recent years. The European Commission’s Startup Europe that “aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU”, has the EU rooting for better access to capital and a lowered barrier for success — all possible through crowdfunding. Equity crowdfunding has enabled small time investors to diversify their portfolios and gain ownership in high growth startups, leveling the playing field. Continued growth of European crowdfunding platforms would require 1) a legal crowdfunding framework across Europe and 2) a rating…

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E2Exhange announces launch of new crowdfunding site

E2Exhange announces launch of new crowdfunding site

Ryan Platt| Feb 10, 2014 | startups.co –  (E2Exchange), the entrepreneur network headed by Sir Richard Branson, today announced the launch of a new crowdfunding platform targeted at young entrepreneurs. Delivered in partnership with the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise (ICE), the Ice Dragons platform will aim to connect high net-worth individuals with young entrepreneurs seeking funding for ‘high-quality’ start-ups and early stage businesses. The platform plans to leverage its extensive network of entrepreneurs affiliated with E2Exchange and ICE to create a UK-wide network of investors and pre-screened early-stage businesses. Backers can invest upwards of £100 in businesses listed on the platform, with no upper limit…

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UK CrowdFunding News

road.ccTemple Cycles hits crowdfunding target in days + videoroad.ccBristol bike brand Temple Cycles is looking for crowdfunding to grow its business, allowing it to launch a revamped range of bikes, recruit 15 new members of staff and invest in manufacturing bikes from scra »»»

Cauli Rice reaches 308% of crowdfunding targetThe Investment ObserverThe start-up has already shown considerable promise, winning awards including: The Grocer's “Product Launch of the Year” for Rice, Pasta & Noodles beating market leaders Uncle Ben's and Tilda; »»»

DEALSTREETASIAThe UK experience for Asian fintechs: Engagement through crowdinvestingDEALSTREETASIAFor the last six months, five British fintech ventures raised £6,9M from their current and potential clients via crowdinvesting (equity crowdfunding) platforms. This news were »»»

BBC NewsZTE scraps 'design our smartphone' crowdfunding campaignBBC NewsThe Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36 »»»

The IndependentPressure group launches crowdfunding to encourage corporations to stop advertising in 'hate' mediaThe IndependentA pressure group whose aim it is to encourage corporations to stop advertising on media outlets that they say encourage hate speech and e »»»

Gizmodo UKSomeone's Crowdfunding A Dildo Selfie StickGizmodo UKLadies and gentlemen, please welcome to the Hall of Bad Ideas our latest inductee: the Sexfie Stick. Yes, that's right, it's a selfie stick with a dildo on the end, "created to photograph or f »»»

Financial TimesUK start-ups struggle to raise money as private equity deals fallFinancial TimesOne bright spot was the growth of crowdfunding platforms, which are moving from early seed capital to regularly raising £1m plus. Despite an overall decline in crowdfunding deals, »»»

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