As an alternative finance strategy that has grown in popularity over the last few years, Adam Tavener argues that a recent downturn in new listings is more likely the result of regulatory pressure and greater due diligence – rather than the easy blame of Brexit.
Starting out in business as a product designer isn’t easy. Far from it. Design is an incredibly competitive profession. While the UK is reasonably supportive of homegrown designers and inventors, the British can struggle to succeed for two main reasons.
A petition and crowdfunding effort from people across the globe are attempting to get Starbucks to cut its ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump by terminating its leases at all Trump properties.
Tennis star Andy Murray has continued his crowdfunding career with Seedrs by serving up a trio of diverse investments, which include a focus on cycling, dogs and beauty.
Car parking app JustPark previously set the largest investment deal on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with a £3.5m investment, but it’s been dethroned as digital banking service goHenry has set a new record.
Virgin Media Business plans to snatch a Guinness World Record in June as part of its £1m enterprise challenge, VOOM 2016, with an aim of securing the title of longest pitch marathon – a fixture Real Business is set to be a part of.
The movie industry has just undergone a huge change as Zorro actor Antonio Banderas is set to star in the world’s first equity crowdfunded Hollywood film, Salty, following £1.9m raised on SyndicateRoom.
Having already secured £250,000 worth of growth capital from investors including Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham, Beulah London has outlined plans to use equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom to bank an additional quarter of a million pounds.
Growthdeck has revealed that businesses seeking finance on crowdfunding platforms give 12.4 per cent of equity to investors on average – supporting growing concern among investors about excessive valuations.
Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has smashed the milestone for £150m of investments for growing businesses, which prompted the five-year-old business to relive its biggest moments in little over five years of operating.
While Pitch to Rich may roll off of the tongue quite easily, Richard Branson has rebranded the £1m entrepreneurial challenge named after him VOOM 2016 as the competition returns for its fifth year.
Investments made through equity crowdfunding in 2015 totalled £245m and it now makes up almost 16 per cent of all seed and venture stage equity investment in the UK. As such, OFF3R founder Lex Deak unveils how to find the best crowdfunding opportunities.