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27th July 2021

EBar completes £670,000 equity round

Aberdeen based EBar is raising a glass after closing a £670,000 equity round that will accelerate the roll-out of their self-service drinks dispensing technology to busy venues across the UK & Europe. The funding was led by the Seedrs crowdfunding platform and Irish events entrepreneur Robert O’Dowd, with follow on investments from Jenson Funding Partners, Equity Gap and Gabriel Investment Syndicate.

29th June 2021

Revisiting Valuations

James Murdoch discusses his reduced appetite for investment these days and analyses some of the reasons behind this decision.

3rd June 2021

ikigai closes successful CrowdCube campaign raising £1.9m

ikigai, the new premium fintech bringing self-care to personal finance, has closed its successful Crowdcube campaign raising £1,905,993 overfunding by 158%.  The funds raised will see ikigai continue to invest in its team and accelerate its product roadmap, which aims to integrate exceptional banking design, best-in-class financial technologies, and high-touch relationship management. ikigai will also continue to iterate their product, introducing new features that will redefine the way young and affluent users bank, empowering them to spend, save, and invest in line with their personal and financial goals.  

1st June 2021

Curve raises nearly £10m in largest ever equity raise on Crowdcube

Curve, the fast-growing financial super app, has closed the largest ever equity raise on Crowdcube, breaking multiple records during the campaign. The raise closed last Thursday, hitting nearly £10m in funding from 11,795 investors.  In another record, Curve was the fastest ever company on Crowdcube to raise £6m, which it did in just 2 hours 49 minutes after it went live on 25th May. The fundraise has also been Crowdcube’s most popular in 2021 and far outstrips the total of £6m Curve raised during its 2019 crowdfund

19th May 2021

Eight things you must do before pitching to investors

Ivan Hoo, Co-founder of Inverse, shares his golden rules for entrepreneurs thinking about launching into a fund raising campaign.

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

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.

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