The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

BY : Robert Wardrop, Bryan Zhang, Raghavendra Rau & Mia Gray Since the global financial crisis, alternative finance – which includes financial instruments and distributive channels that emerge outside of the traditional financial system – has thrived in the US, the UK and continental Europe. In particular, online alternative finance, from equity-based crowdfunding to peer-to-peer business lending, and from reward-based crowdfunding to debt-based securities, is supplying credit to SMEs, providing venture capital to start-ups, offering more diverse and transparent ways for consumers to invest or borrow money, fostering innovation, generating jobs and funding worthwhile social causes. Although a number of studies, including those carried out by…

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Crowdcube Expands its Team with Two Senior Appointments


CrowdFund Beat News Wire, Exeter, UK – 17 February 2015: Crowdcube, the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, has continued the strategic expansion of its senior team with the appointment of Dean Mayer as Head of Debt and Stuart Nicol as Growth Director. Dean will develop Crowdcube’s new debt business, including its increasingly popular mini-bond offering. Stuart will lead the growth of Crowdcube through initiatives that include attracting more institutional and public funds to invest in businesses alongside the crowd. Stuart’s new role sees him moving from being a Non-Executive to an Executive Director on the Board. Stuart Nicol            Dean Mayer Dean Mayer has over 22 years’…

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Classical Music Agency Launches Pioneering Crowdfunding Scheme

Classical Music Agency Launches Pioneering Crowdfunding Scheme

LONDON, January 7, 2015 / CrowdFund News Beat UK Pioneering classical music agency Noel Music Management is offering philanthropic music lovers world premieres, private concerts and even whole festivals held in their name as part of a new crowdfunding scheme With crowdfunding becoming increasingly popular Noel Music Management has brought the relatively new fundraising method to the classical music industry. Music lovers and philanthropists alike can give between £40 and £10,000 to receive VIP tickets and backstage access to concerts featuring the agency’s 13 professional soloists and 140 strong orchestra in venues across the UK. As a top tier Patron you can expect rewards including a…

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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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LumeJet goes into Over Funding with 14 days to go on Uk’s CrowdBnk

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CrowdFunding News Beat UK, London, 1st December 2014 – CrowdBnk announces LumeJet, the innovative print technology company, has surpassed its crowdfundraising target and gone into over funding and has raised £1,510,306.  LumeJet has developed and brought to market a new concept in light-based, inkless, digital printing which, according to experts, has the highest print quality available in the market. This photonic technology has been developed by the company’s founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Dr Trevor Elworthy, and LumeJet is developing technologies, in addition to its award-winning commercial printer – the LumeJet S200 – that is already available, for its own products and for third party solutions through its photonic print head…

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This is MoneyCrowdfunding site Seedrs backed by Neil Woodford partners with Chinese venture capitalistsThis is MoneySeedrs, the crowdfunding site backed by star fund manager Neil Woodford, has partnered with China's InteBridge Venture Capital to co-host the UK division »»»

Crowdfund InsiderOFF3R Index: Very Strong Growth for UK P2P Lending in 2016Crowdfund InsiderThe European Parliament announced towards the end of 2016 that the Equity Crowdfunding limit for raises on platforms without an investment prospectus would increase from €5million to »»»

Crowdfund InsiderReport: Crowdfunding Delivers More Cash to Business than UK Startup Loan SchemeCrowdfund InsiderThe Crowd Data Center is out with a report stating that seed crowdfunding is more effective in delivering more money to businesses than the UK government's p »»»

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BBC NewsFunerals paid for by crowdfunding are on the riseBBC NewsA spokesman for the UK Crowdfunding Association said: "What we often see is people raising money for those who would otherwise have a pauper's funeral," he said. "It can also happen where th »»»

Scottish Daily RecordScots couple launch crowdfunding campaign to raise cash for homegrown challenger to Big Six energy companiesScottish Daily RecordDavid and Karin say the idea came to them after they became “fed up” with the Big Six – British Gas, EDF Energy, Npower, EON »»»

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