Crowdcube and Seedrs plan to merge to create one of the world’s largest private equity marketplaces to take on the UK’s £12bn equity funding market.
Students can capitalise from the rise of crowdfunding to gain highly valuable skills in planning, pitching and marketing entrepreneurial ventures as well as accessing funding for small scale projects, writes Dr Robert Phillips, senior lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School.
The UK’s equity crowdfunding industry has been so successful that it’s set to drive global tech investments alone to $8.2 billion by 2020. But what exactly is equity crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is easily accessible, but SMEs must prepare a strong campaign strategy to meet and exceed their funding goals.
Founder of online accountancy firm Crunch, Darren Fell, explores the pros and cons of crowdfunding and venture capital.
Most entrepreneurs resort to fundraising for capital. However, organising and executing a successful funding project is a big deal and not many businesses can pull it off.
With the UK government saying it wants to near double exports to £1 trillion per year by 2020, CEO at lending platform Growth Street, Greg Carter, believes SMEs could be the driving factor behind reaching that target.
Having developed her business knowledge in the crowdfunding sector as an analyst, Madeline Petrow felt an entrepreneurial urge within growing and set up a fashion startup.
World Business Angel Investment Forum chairman Baybars Altuntas reveals the crowdfunding rules that entrepreneurs should adhere to.
For app builder Louise Doherty, business crowdfunding not only gave her business financial firepower but also provided a structure for growth plans.
When a business needs a cash injection to take it to the next level, sometimes equity investment seems the only option. Is it worth giving up equity and a stake in your business?
While Joe Sillett’s first business fell just as quickly as it had risen, the serial entrepreneur has lots of confidence in his latest offering – the Funky Iron Company.