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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: The journey to IPO

By Jean Miller, Equity crowdfunding in the UK has exploded. According to innovation promoter Nesta, equity–based crowdfunding grew by more than 600 per cent between 2012 – 2013, from just under £4 million to over £28 million. A new generation of investors is willing to get behind Britain’s great start-ups and support the brightest and best entrepreneurs in the hope that they will be the next Facebook, Amazon or Google. For those early-stage businesses harbouring hopes of a future market-listing, crowdfunding offers the opportunity to raise finance, grow sustainably and gain valuable experience of working with shareholders which will enable a smoother, more successful, transition to IPO…

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Grantham house builder leads the way with crowd funding campaign

Grantham house builder leads the way with crowd funding campaign

House builder Webster Homes is the UK’s first company to offer crowd funding opportunities directly into developments. The idea is that members of the public can get involved. Anyone over 18 can be an investor, with a minimum initial outlay of £1,000. The firm is promising a guaranteed seven per cent return. Webster Homes director Tom Webster said: “We are really excited about this development in our business as it, for the first time, allows the house building market to connect with the public. The public can now see great returns in their investments whilst facilitating the construction of fantastic new exciting places to live. It…

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Crowdfunding & The BBC’s In-Business – A new era of ‘Capitalism without Capital’?

Crowdfunding & The BBC’s In-Business – A new era of ‘Capitalism without Capital’?

By Barry E James, Founding Editor at The Crowdfunding Centre, Founder / Director of The Social Foundation The BBC’s Peter Day just published a fascinating piece “Imagine a world without shops or factories” in which he, independently, explores a new world dawning that’s astonishingly similar to that of Capitalism Rebooted – the programme for the upcoming Crowdfunding Deep Impact Conference on 1st Nov. In summary: A new age is happening all around us, based on new dynamics and new rules overturning long established wisdom A post-consumer society. Consumers are becoming a thing of the past as we move to a post-consumer, people-centric world – with people…

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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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