Crowd Investment Platform To Transform Private Capital In Emerging And Frontier Markets

Crowd Investment Platform To Transform Private Capital In Emerging And Frontier Markets

CrowdFundBeat News Wire. Emerging Crowd today announces the upcoming launch of its UK-based equity crowd investment platform aimed at unlocking the huge growth potential of strong, well-managed companies in emerging and frontier markets. The platform is planned to go live in October 2014 once FCA authorisations are in place and will provide ordinary investors with direct investment opportunities in individual growth stage companies through a secure, risk-managed and cost effective online process.   There are reportedly 3 million ‘DIY investors’ in the UK, and this is forecast to increase to 5.5 million by 2017. Emerging Crowd will provide this self-empowered community with the opportunity to explore…

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Crowdsourcing to fund studies

Crowdsourcing to fund studies

Credit Chris Parr, TimeHE, 7 August 2014 The story of a University of Oxford graduate who has crowdfunded her way to a master’s at the institution’s Wadham College has certainly divided opinion in the past few weeks. Emily-Rose Eastop, an “aspiring scientist, singer and hula-hoop dancer”, had been accepted to do the one-year course in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology but said she did not have enough money to meet the £11,250 in tuition fees, £2,765 in college fees and £11,343 living expenses she estimated she would need. So she took to crowdsourcing website Hubbub, where members of the public can attempt to raise cash for their projects, and…

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Britain’s Biggest Social Crowdfunding Platform

Britain’s Biggest Social Crowdfunding Platform

By David Prosser, In Britain last week, 14.9 per cent of all electricity generated came from renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, India announced the commissioning of the country’s largest ever solar polar plant. And in the US, New York State unveiled a $250m funding package for renewables. All these updates – and there are many more – come courtesy of Trillion Fund, the British crowdfunding platform that specialises in raising money for renewable energy projects – and which has just reached a landmark of its own. The platform’s merger with fellow platform Buzzbnk, which focuses on the social enterprise sector, is set to create the UK’s largest…

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IdeasTap Launches Accelerator: Commission-Free Crowdfunding For Creative People

IdeasTap Launches Accelerator: Commission-Free Crowdfunding For Creative People

Clyde Smith | HypeBot | Aug 4, 2014 – IdeasTap is an “arts charity” or nonprofit based in London that supports young creatives with funding, networking tools and information. To further their mission they launched a commission-free crowdfunding platform with “Cash TopUp Funds” for outstanding projects. However Accelerator is for UK residents only and that’s unlikely to change given the UK focus of IdeasTap. According to the Accelerator launch announcement, Peter De Haan founded IdeasTap in 2008: “in response to the first of the arts funding cuts, to empower young creative people through opportunities, seed funding, arts jobs and career development.” This mix is evident on…

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Why crowdfunding is a viable alternative to capitalism

Why crowdfunding is a viable alternative to capitalism

BY Matt McAlister, Why crowdfunding is a viable alternative to capitalism Crowdfunding has the potential to overhaul every aspect of production, argues Crowdfunding is just capitalism by another name, according to one of the attendees I spoke with at Activate Summit in July. I get why he felt that way after such a long day of talks – a steady stream of crowdfunding experts with relentless enthusiasm talking about how it’s going to change everything. All that hype. But he was complaining to the wrong person. I’m in the camp that believes the market growth fuelled by crowdfunding is much more important than just another flavour…

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Crowdfunding: the Cambridge students asking complete strangers to pay their university tuition fees – up to £33,400

Crowdfunding: the Cambridge students asking complete strangers to pay their university tuition fees – up to £33,400

By ALLISON DECLERCQ-MATTHAS, Megan Raisle a 16-year-old from Kentucky who used Gofundme.com to raise most of her tuition money. Megan Raisle a 16-year-old from Kentucky who used Gofundme.com to raise most of her tuition money. Coming up with tuition fees to study in Cambridge is an issue for students the world over. But where do you go if your parents can’t afford to bankroll your further education costs, if you have no savings, and government schemes and loans are not an option either? A growing number of prospective students are trying a new tactic in their search for fees – online crowdfunding. Gofundme.com is a crowd…

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“Peer to Peer Revolution” Crowdfunding, special report by MoneyWeek

“Peer to Peer Revolution” Crowdfunding, special report by MoneyWeek

A letter from MoneyWeek’s Editor John Stepek, CROWDPOWER, How you could make a small fortune from the Peer-to-Peer revolution, I used to read a lot of comics when I was a teenager.I wasn’t a serious obsess about the condition of the comics. I just wanted to read the stories.But hunting them down wasn’t always easy. If I wanted to track down an old copy of 2000AD or a back issue of even a pretty mainstream American comic, I’d take the train into Glasgow and go to a little market just off Argyll Street. (This was back in the days when Britain’s biggest comic shop, Forbidden Planet,…

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Simon West CrowdFunding on SyndicateRoom

Crowd Investment Platform To Transform Private Capital In Emerging And Frontier Markets

CrowdfundBbeat News DeskUK, Emerging Crowd today announces the upcoming launch of its UK-based equity crowd investment platform aimed at unlocking the huge growth potential of strong, well-managed companies in emerging and frontier markets. The platform is planned to go live in October 2014 once FCA authorisations are in place and will provide ordinary investors with direct investment opportunities in individual growth stage companies through a secure, risk-managed and cost effective online process. There are reportedly 3 million ‘DIY investors’ in the UK, and this is forecast to increase to 5.5 million by 2017. Emerging Crowd will provide this self-empowered community with the opportunity to explore new…

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How much of your portfolio should be in Alternative Investments?

How much of your portfolio should be in Alternative Investments?

BY Tom Britton Co-founder & CTO at Syndicate Room, 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 equity in or lend money to…

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Power to the people: How crowdfunding is changing the shape of business investment

Power to the people: How crowdfunding is changing the shape of business investment

Robert Gibson | TheJournal | Jul 22, 2014 – We explore the merits of a relatively new funding phenomenon that is taking the business world by storm. Imagine the sales pitch: a London cafe where city dwellers seeking relaxation could spend two hours in the company of cats, as well as caffeine, for £5 a go. Not exactly the traditional domain of the investor equipped with a keen eye for growth potential. But when Lauren Pears took her idea to the masses, they voted with their wallets and then some. Using crowdfunding – an open online platform that gives everyone the chance to donate – the…

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Crowdfunding for ‘Porn Star Motel’ Photobook Red Ezra

Crowdfunding for ‘Porn Star Motel’ Photobook Red Ezra

LOS ANGELES — Tired of driving? Pull into the “Porn Star Motel,” industry vet Red Ezra’s fine art photobook, which features top adult starlets in the buff, straddling vintage lamps and working backdrops of wood paneling and questionable mattresses. A director for top-shelf studios like Vivid, Wicked and New Sensations, Red Ezra, also known as David Lockard, said he began the project, which is currently crowdfunding, several years ago as a means to exercise full creative control and express his passion for still photography. Ezra writes on his Indiegogo page, “I wanted to do a personal project that I could control everything, (sets, lighting, wardrobe, props,…

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Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference, 30 OCTOBER 2014 LONDON

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference, 30 OCTOBER 2014 LONDON

On 30 October 2014 in London, the first international Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference will take place! Crowdfunding has emerged as an effective innovative financing and marketing tool for renewableenergy projects, unlocking the wealth of retail investors to experienced project developers. Meet all the crowdfunding leaders, like Mosaic, Abundance, Windcentrale, Trillion Fund & ECN and the project developers who already use crowdfunding like Yard Energy & BNRG. For more information please go to this website.

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