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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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How people are powering the funding revolution!

How people are powering the funding revolution!

by Jessica Ratty, Crowdfunder is rolling out UK-wide campaigns after the success of Crowdfund Cornwall – the world’s first-ever, regional crowdfunding campaign. The next four cities immediately benefiting from a region-specific campaign rollout will be Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Crowdfunding projects across the cities have already raised substantial funds in their respective areas and it’s expected that the individually focused campaigns will amplify the economic impact in each area. To date, Manchester has crowdfunded over £92k, Edinburgh, £50k, Liverpool, £35k and Bristol, £44k. The Crowdfund Cornwall campaign has raised over £400k for local communities, business, projects, charities and events in the last 15 months alone. Proving the success of Crowdfunder’s pilot, regional campaign,…

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The role of Equity Crowdfunding in Alternative Investments

The role of Equity Crowdfunding in Alternative Investments

By Tom Britton syndicateroom-CTO & co-founder,  Just how much of your portfolio should be in alternative investments? While you, like many, might be stumped on what exactly an alternative investment is (feel free to immerse yourself at any point on our Alternative Investments page), for the purposes of this article all you need to know is that alternative investments are investments into asset classes other than stocks, bonds, and cash. Common examples include investments into art, wine, antiques, coins, or stamps and some non-traditional financial assets including commodities, private equity, distressed securities, hedge funds, venture capital and, most recently, equity crowdfunding. Examples of Alternative Investments Business Angels buy…

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The rise of Impact Investing

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by angel news uk in Investment, People have always had a conscious and a sense of what is morally right and wrong. For example, charitable giving dates back through all stages of human history to help those in a vulnerable position. Whilst this usually is done through people giving away any spare income, it is only more recently that investors have seen this as a way to get a financial return whilst doing social good. In 2007, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) was conceived by a small group of American investors who gathered together to discuss the emerging impact investing industry. A year later, a broader group of global…

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Cadia Stock Exchange at European Equity Crowdfunding Association’s First Meeting

Cadia Stock Exchange at European Equity Crowdfunding Association’s First Meeting

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, On September 29 2014 Cadia Stock Exchange had the honor to participate in the first meeting of the Board of Directors of European Equity Crowdfunding Association held in Rome, Italy. Cadia Stock Exchange represents Bulgaria and is one of the founding members of the Association. The European Equity Crowdfunding Association which is about to open headquarters in London, counts over 50 members from 16 Countries of the European Economic Space involved in equity and debt crowdfunding. The Association is formed to represent crowdfunding platforms across member States, to increase awareness of this growing segment of the financial industry, to set professional standards…

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CrowdFunding Event: Funding Tree first Investor in London Wednesday 8th Oct

CrowdFunding Event: Funding Tree first Investor in London Wednesday 8th Oct

CrowdFunding Beat News UK edition Exclusive Investor evening Funding Tree would like to invite you to our very first Investor Evening at the Courthouse Hotel, Soho, London, on the 8th October. Join us for drinks, canapés and tell us what you love about crowdfunding. There will be an opportunity to learn more about some of the latest pitches to feature on our platform and meet the people behind them. The evening will also give us the chance to personally invite attendees to The London Investor Show – a one-day event that we will be headlining on 24th October. Already 30.1% funded: 5 investors Target: £100,000 Equity…

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Crowdfunding Innovative Finance or Electronic Begging

easyProperty raises £1.4m on Crowdcube

easyProperty raises £1.4m on Crowdcube

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, New disruptive online estate agent exceeds funding target by nearly 50% Exeter, UK – 24 September 2014: easyProperty, the latest venture from easyGroup, has turned to crowdfunding to help raise funds and change the face of the traditional estate agency market. Founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet and the property entrepreneur and industry veteran Robert Ellice, the company closed its pitch on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube at midnight after raising more than £1.4m – well over its original £1m target. The pitch attracted 396 investors with the biggest single investment of £200,000.   easyProperty aims to turn the industry…

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