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12th May 2021

Tred raises more than £1 million on Crowdcube

Environmental fintech Tred has successfully cleared its target of £400,000 fundraise on Crowdcube, overfunding to more than £1 million and attracting investment from more than 1,000 individuals.

10th May 2021

Equity Crowdfunding – a year in review

James Murdoch shares his assessment of a year in Equity Crowdfunding.

5th May 2021

The benefits of crowdfunding go far beyond investment

Bilal Gokpinar, Professor of Operations, Technology and Innovation at the UCL School of Management looks at the benefits of Equity Crowdfunding beyond the purely financial.

Crowdfunding is traditionally viewed and understood to be a tool to raise funds for start-ups. Indeed, reward crowdfunding, where individuals donate to a project with the expectation of receiving a non-financial reward in return, has been successfully used to raise money in the early stages of financing for start-ups. This view of crowdfunding is beginning to expand. With established companies such as P&G, Coca-Cola and Lego now using reward crowdfunding, they have uncovered that it is potentially a powerful tool to capture valuable and honest customer input during product development.

20th April 2021

MunchFit closes £1.2m crowdfunding round

MunchFit, healthy food provider to luxury gym Equinox and elite studio Barry’s Bootcamp has closed £1.2m through a recent crowdfunding campaign via Crowdcube, after attracting substantial investor interest.

 

13th April 2021

Grocery delivery service Grocemania raises £170,000 on Seedrs

Same-day grocery delivery startup Grocemania has raised more than £170,000 on the crowdfunding platform Seedrs. 

The London-based business has exceeded its funding target of £100,000 at a valuation of £2.4 million. In this latest funding round, which concluded on 29th March 2021, more than 340 investors invested a combined £173,000 in Grocemania. 

5th April 2021

STANME smashses fundraising target on Crowdcube in only a few days

STANME, the world’s first community marketplace for independent creators, has smashed its fundraising target in just a few days of launching on crowdfunding website CrowdCube.

 

 

30th March 2021

Sustainable parenting app YoungPlanet raises £500,000 to boost national expansion

Circular economy parenting app YoungPlanet has raised £500,000 through an “Equity for Parents” crowdfunding campaign as it looks to expand its offering following a year of seismic growth. 

YoungPlanet provides a ‘cashless’ platform based on a sharing economy model where parents can list or request a range of different children’s items; from books and clothes to toys and baby equipment. Everything on the app is always given or received for free.

15th March 2021

Access EIS compared to Equity Crowdfunding and Conventional Funds

James Murdoch looks at his SyndicateRoom Access EIS Fund in comparison to his Equity Crowdfunding Portfolio and to the market - enabled by the new Co Investor UK Platform.

12th March 2021

Rebel Energy raises £220k in crowdfunding campaign

Rebel Energy, a startup energy supplier, has raised more than £220,000 in crowdfunding in just seven days.

23rd February 2021

New Year Spring Clean

James Murdoch talks us through the ups and downs of the annual 'Spring Clean' of his investment portfolio.

12th February 2021

Narcissists have the most crowdfunding success, research reveals

Narcissists have the most crowdfunding success, research reveals.  Entrepreneurs that display the right level of narcissism are more likely to secure crowdfunding investment, according to new research from Trinity Business School.

18th January 2021

Seedrs investors see record returns with Senta acquisition

Seedrs' investors in Senta will see up to a 120x return on their seed investments after the Bristol-based software company agreed to be acquired by IRIS Software Group.

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