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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TRILLION SEEKS TO RAISE HALF A MILLION POUNDS ON SEEDRS

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CrowdFunding News Beat,  WHO WANTS TO BE A TRILLIONAIRE? TRILLION SEEKS TO RAISE HALF A MILLION POUNDS ON SEEDRS Crowdfunding for crowdfunders: Trillion Fund has launched a £500,000 equity raise with Seeds • Minimum investment of £10 – no maximum • The fundraise follows the successful merger with Buzzbnk, the first consolidation in  the UK crowdinvesting market • It hopes to raise £3m in total over the next six months, with £500K coming from the crowd and the remainder from institutional investors • Trillion are offering up to 33% of their business to new investors Trillion Fund, the UK’s largest social crowdfunding platform, has today launched a £500,000…

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AXA to provide £10,000 of match funding to road safety initiatives via Crowdfunder

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CrowdFundBeat UK, In conjunction with the launch of the Local Road Safety Index, AXA Car Insurance is match funding a road safety crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Crowdfunder, enabling local communities to source funds to help pay for much needed road safety initiatives – helping to further reduce the number of casualties on UK roads.   As part of the campaign, AXA has committed an initial £10,000 which will be used to ‘match-fund’ the projects once they have reached their Crowdfunder targets.  Communities across the UK can get their road safety projects off the ground and gain vital funds by launching individual projects via the campaign page on…

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Is UK Banks Being Disrupted by Crowdfunding?

Cambridge Launches Europe Wide Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey

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CrowdFunding News Beat UK.  European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey by the University of Cambridge in partnership with EY.  Focusing on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending activities, this survey aims to collect aggregate-level data to measure the size and the growth of the alternative finance markets in Europe between 2012 and 2014.The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report will be published in January 2015 and distributed freely to participating platforms, government agencies, financial regulators, industrial trade associations, business communities and major media outlets.The survey consists of only 10 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, although it may require you to look up or add…

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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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A Close Look at Business Angels + Equity CrowdFunding in Europe

A Close Look at Business Angels + Equity CrowdFunding in Europe

By Pavel Curda Entrepreneur, angel investor. Mentor. Writer, I’m working on a book on equity crowdfunding in Europe. I sat with founder ofInvesdor, a leading platform in Europe. Equity crowdfunding is an interesting way to raise initial funding for startups and more of them use it. It is attractive for investors, too. For small, individual investors or experienced business angels. Some companies were even able to get quickly a follow on investment from a VC after after a successful campaign.http://arcticstartup.com/2014/10/06/webcam-yoga-solution-yoogia-raises-funding-from-inventure ( the VC fund Inventure noted: “Previously Yoogaia listed a campaign on FundedByMe (another Finland-based plarform) which rased €92,172 by 81 investors in an equity crowdfunding campaign, which makes it a good proof of concept…

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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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ECN CROWDFUNDING CONVENTION 2014

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CrowdFunding News Wire,   December 11, 2014 to December 12, 2014 6-8 Blvd Haussmann Paris (Île-de-France – France) The Crowdfunding industry is the fastest growing financing source for Small and Medium Businesses in the World, with an estimated value of just under €1 billion in Europe alone for 2012. It is a major, long term wave that redefines the shape of how things get funded in cohesion with open innovation and as part of the collaborative economy. The ECN Crowdfunding Convention is the reference event for the crowdfunding and early stage investment industry in Europe, gathering top-ranking decision makers from a large variety of industries to discuss the…

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ASSETZ CAPITAL LAUNCHES GREEN ENERGY INCOME ACCOUNT

ASSETZ CAPITAL LAUNCHES GREEN ENERGY INCOME ACCOUNT

CrowdFunding Beat UK, Assetz Capital launches new peer-to-peer product specifically for green loans New account reflects the growing demand for responsible and ethical investment The product has a target return of 7% gross pa, and is the first P2P renewable energy product to also incorporate a provision fund Assetz Capital has launched a new Green Energy Income Account, the first of several specialist investment accounts to be released and allowing lenders to invest in a diversified portfolio of renewable energy projects via the peer-to-peer platform. The account has a target return of 7% gross p/a, and lenders who want to invest into renewable energy projects such…

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Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation and the University of Cambridge has jointly launched the Alternative Finance Industry Report

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CrowdFunding Beat News Wire,  November 7, 2015, Alternative finance market set to double in 2015 UK alternative finance market to reach £1.74bn by end of the year Market predicted to reach £4.4bn in 2015 Largest alternative finance study, published by Nesta and the University of Cambridge £1.74bn will have been raised through alternative finance intermediaries – including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading – by the end of 2014, shows new research1 published today by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and the University of Cambridge, with support from PwC and ACCA. Alternative finance covers a variety of new financing models which connect people seeking funds directly…

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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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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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