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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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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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Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs launches first crowdfunding fund

Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs launches first crowdfunding fund

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has launched the first “crowdfunded fund” by offering UK investors the chance to take a stake in 10 companies with a single investment. Everyone from first-time investors to established angel investors will be able to back a carefully selected group of entrepreneurs all aiming to build the next internet giant – diversifying the inherent risks of backing unproven web start-ups in the process. The ten start-ups will be participants in a soon-to-launch “incubator fund” for internet-based tech companies, WebStart Bristol. WebStart Bristol will give the startups ten weeks of intensive mentoring in areas such as product development, finance and marketing as well…

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Crowdcube’s first fundraiser beauty start-up Bubble & Balm throws in the towel

Crowdcube’s first fundraiser beauty start-up Bubble & Balm throws in the towel

The very real risks of investing in start-ups have come to a head after the announcement Bubble & Balm, the first company to raise money via crowdfunding site Crowdcube, has ceased trading. The news is a blow for crowdfunding which has become one of the fastest growing investment sectors in the country. The Financial Times reported this week that the fair trade soap manufacturer asked Companies House to be struck off. Its website, Twitter account and Facebook page have been taken down. Crowdfunding works by sidestepping the banks to directly connect businesses and investors – and has been praised for its role in helping to plug the funding…

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Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite

Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite

The financial services has a history of democratising banking, and as more and more incredible startups emerge we need to ensure that democratisation includes investment and funding, says Jeff Lynn. “This is the time for investing in startups,” the cofounder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs told a packed room at Wired Money in Canary Wharf. “And we need to get that investment out of the hands of the so-called elite and into the hands of the masses. That’s what w’re trying to do.” Seedrs has been up and running since 2009 and has secured 28 deals to date, with its latest figures showing a 70 percent…

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