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Seedrs Raises $15.6M To Launch In US

Seedrs Raises $15.6M To Launch In US

CrowdFundBeat News Wire The round is being led by two of Britain’s most prominent and respected institutional investors, Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital: WPCT is the £800 million investment trust managed by Neil Woodford, who is widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading fund managers over the past 25 years. Augmentum Capital is a leading venture capital firm whose current fund is wholly backed by RIT Capital Partners plc, the award-winning FTSE investment trust chaired by Lord Rothschild. WPCT and Augmentum are investing £7.5 million between them. The other £2.5 million will be made available to current shareholders and new investors through a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign. Details…

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Andy Murray Joins Team Seedrs

Andy Murray Joins Team Seedrs

statement from Jeff Lynn, CEO of Seeders I’m very pleased to share with you that Seedrs has entered into a strategic partnership with tennis champion Andy Murray. Andy will join the Seedrs Advisory Board and will work with Seedrs as we grow our brand in the UK and internationally. In addition, he will be investing actively through Seedrs as he builds his portfolio of early-stage investments. I cannot think of a public figure who better represents what Seedrs stands for than Andy. The combination of determination, focus, integrity and skill he has demonstrated throughout his career are the precise traits that define a successful entrepreneur (and…

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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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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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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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