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Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments and Will Expand to the United States

Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments and Will Expand to the United States

  CrowdFunding Beat UK News Wire, Seedrs announce that has acquired California-based Junction Investments. We plan to use this acquisition to expand to the United States in early 2015. Junction’s co-founders, Adam Kaufman and Brian Goldsmith, are now Co-Heads of Seedrs America, and they will be leading this expansion. The Seedrs and Junction teams are very excited about the opportunities that our combination creates, and I wanted to share some background to the transaction and an overview of next steps. A Global Platform A founding principle of Seedrs is that investment in startups and growth businesses should be global. We believe in a future where entrepreneurs and…

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Deposit, invest and create campaigns with Euros

Deposit, invest and create campaigns with Euros

   CrowdFunding Beat UK, Seedrs, Since we opened up to Europe last November, a lot has happened. Investment through the platform has increased more than 4X and we’re averaging just over £1 million per month in funded campaigns. Around 35% of new investors have come from outside of the UK – we are very proud to now have users from almost every country in Europe (although we are still looking for our first investors both from Liechtenstein and the Holy See, but it shouldn’t be long before people there start using Seedrs). We beat the previous equity crowdfunding world record by raising £2.6 million for our…

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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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Powered Now smashes target and raises £585k

Powered Now smashes target and raises £585k

CrowdFund Beat News Wire, Teignmouth, Devon – 11 August 2014: Devon-based tech start-up, Powered Now announces the successful conclusion of its investment pitch on Crowdcube, the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform. Initially aiming to raise £350,000 from the crowd, Powered Now smashed its original target, overfunding by 167% to secure £585,580 within five weeks of listing. Powered Now will use the capital for marketing and further development of its award-winning mobile apps. These help small trade businesses such as builders, plumbers and electricians to streamline their administration and eliminate paperwork. A total of 165 people have invested for 30.26% equity share of the company. Investments range from as little…

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Clear Books launches biggest ever British tech crowdfund to raise £3.3m

Clear Books launches biggest ever British tech crowdfund to raise £3.3m

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, British cloud accounting software company, Clear Books, has recently opened a £3.3m funding round from its own crowdfunding platform, following its first oversubscribed crowdfund last year. This news comes as the company offers 275,000 shares at a subscription price of £12 per share.         Founded by Tim Fouracre, Clear Books offers cloud-based accountancy software for small businesses, sole traders and accountants who want to run in the cloud. Whereas its competitors are backed by venture capital, private equity and pension funds, Clear Books has taken an alternative route to financing its growth. In September 2013, Clear Books launched “Cloud Funding”; its…

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