EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has now closed a successful crowdfunding round which generated £1.4m for his new venture easyProperty.
In a fast-growing company, revenue and investment are in constant fluctuation, and it takes an expert CFO to manage and invest this money in the right way.
Roger Sumner-Rivers, founder and MD of ParcelHero, discusses why he has turned away from traditional funding methods and embraced crowdfunding to expand his business.
The economy is returning to growth but there are concerns that growing businesses cannot access the finance they need to maintain pace.
With an eye to the future the chancellor announced last week that "We stand at the dawn of a new era". He's right.
Crowdcube, the British equity crowdfunding platform, yesterday smashed world records by raising £1.2m in equity funding in just 16 minutes – the fastest crowdfunding round ever.
When the horse and carriage trade was trying to stop the use of mechanised transport they persuaded parliament to pass an act that insisted a man with a red flag walked in front of any mechanised vehicle.
Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has today launched a new "convertibles" product which it says is a simple way to plug the gap between major funding rounds.
Crowdcube, the UK's largest equity crowdfunding website, has launched a new mini bond option which is targeted at established businesses seeking £1m of funding.
I confess. I've probably been the FCA's severest critic – right back to the days when it was still called the FSA, says Barry James.
With banks still reluctant to lend money to SMEs, small businesses are struggling to find alternative sources of funding. Mike Smith signposts to the best options available on the market.
Figures published today reveal that the number of crowdfunding platforms in Britain grew by 50 per cent in 2013.