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Walking away: when is it time to call it quits on your business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:50 AM
.... After initially using £200,000 of their own savings and redundancy money, the sisters approached two venture capitalist who invested £750,000 in 2013. An equity crowdfunding round to raise a further £200,000 was successfully closed in 2015. ...
No1 Seedr? Andy Murray backs more UK startups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:01:36 AM
. Andy Murray, the number one male tennis player in the world, has backed two fledgling British companies on crowdfunding platform Seedrs, including a business behind the world’s first flat folding helmet. ...
Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:33:46 AM
....The Nikkei Asian Review reports Toyota and its group companies have agreed in principle to support the project. So far crowdfunding has paid for development of the so-called Skydrive car, which uses drone technology and has three wheels and four rotors. ...
France's Engie aims to restore trust in energy firms with tracker tariff image
.... BP owns a quarter of the company, set up by four friends who founded Virgin Mobile in 1999, and is also the producer of the wind, solar and hydro power that the company is buying. The other new entrant is People’s Energy, which raised £450,000 via a crowdfunding campaign and pledges to return 75% of its profits to customers each year in an annual rebate. ...
Proptech: the businesses transforming the housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 06:00:55 AM
.... There are no additional charges for finding tenants, referencing or credit checks and there’s a 24/7 call centre for both landlords and tenants. Brannan launched the business in June 2016, raising over £580,000 through crowdfunding and now has 20 in-house staff, plus 500 consultants to manage viewings. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
.... “We’ve got enough capital to keep growing the way we are growing but you are always thinking, could you go faster?”. Founded in the days before the crowdfunding campaigns that supported companies such as Brewdog, it took more than 200 meetings for the entrepreneur to secure startup cash for Rapha, with some of the pot drawn from friends and family who remain shareholders. ...
Ex-John Lewis boss defends £1m campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 12:43:22 PM
.... . The Green Party's James Burn, who raised nearly £6,000 for the campaign through a crowdfunding website, expects the party will spend £15,000 to £20,000 in total. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
.... Last month, he became managing director at the Big Lemon, a 10-year-old, eco-friendly bus operator in Brighton, where its single-deckers run on cooking oil – 112 tonnes of fat was used to fuel 16 buses and coaches for nearly 220,000 miles last year. Partly through crowdfunding and two-year bonds of £100 each to the local community, the Big Lemon last year raised £250,000 to convert two 25-seater buses to run on electricity deriving from solar power. ...
How the beery vision of brewing a small fortune can fall flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 08:59:21 AM
....”. Hawke is also concerned about the increasing number of wannabe brewers crowdfunding their way into the industry. ...
Germany's new train firm on track image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:15:15 AM
....Launched in December of last year, Locomore runs services between Berlin and Stuttgart. Locomore was set up thanks to a 1m euro ($1m; £850,000) crowdfunding campaign. ...
BrewDog toasts £213m US private equity investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 02:08:58 PM
.... . Close to £13m will be available to smaller investors who responded to BrewDog's earlier crowdfunding efforts. ...
'Punk' beer maker BrewDog sells 22% of firm to private equity house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 01:40:17 PM
....Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie are understood to have made £100m between them as a result of the deal, a decade after they used a £20,000 bank loan to start brewing in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. BrewDog’s army of nearly 50,000 “Equity Punks”, its name for investors in four previous rounds of crowdfunding, will be able to sell up to 15% of their shares from this week, the company said. ...
Which charity website should you use? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 05:59:00 AM
....”. At the time of writing the crowdfunding site had raised £736,093 to support PC Palmer’s family, which means that its fees will run towards £40,000. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. Indeed, were an employer to deny workers this flexibility we would instead argue that they were employees, as we do in our most recent test case on behalf of in-house couriers at The Doctors Laboratory (for which we are currently crowdfunding). ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
....Currently, Marx's prototype provides audio descriptions of video captured on a smartphone camera. He's currently trying to raise money on a crowdfunding website to make the software available in smart glasses. ...
A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
.... But are rates like this simply too good to be true? Things have been pretty grim for Britain’s savers for a long time now, with many people desperate to find ways to give their finances a boost. However, some experts are predicting that this is the year that a new tax-free account for peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding will shake up the savings market and bring some much-needed better news on returns. ...
Southern commuters launch legal claim to force government's hand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:04:51 PM
....The court must make an initial decision on whether the case will proceed. The commuters will launch a further crowdfunding campaign if it can pursue its legal challenge. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
.... However, he said the proceedings were later dismissed after he paid off all the arrears “thanks to supporters on Twitter”. An online crowdfunding appeal had raised about £3,700. ...
Fischer Energy joins UK retail market with 100% renewable offer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 04:49:38 PM
....”. Fischer is due to publish details of its tariff on Monday, when an Edinburgh couple also launch a crowdfunding effort to raise £450,000 to set up a new energy supplier later this year that would offer greater transparency. ...
A grand investment idea from Kevin McCloud, but it’s not without its risks image
....This isn’t McCloud’s first fundraising exercise – in 2013 HAB Housing attracted more than £1. 9m of equity crowdfunding from 649 investors. ...
The women-led startups smashing the glass ceiling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 08:22:41 AM
.... AllBright was launched last October by Debbie Wosskow, founder and CEO of Love Home Swap, and Anna Jones, CEO at Hearst Magazines UK. It includes an angel network, a crowdfunding platform and learning resources through its AllBright academy. ...
House price growth stable in 2016, says Nationwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 08:16:04 AM
...." . Rob Weaver, director of investments at property crowdfunding platform Property Partner, said: "The proverbial kitchen sink has been thrown at the housing market during 2016 - namely Brexit uncertainty and multiple tax changes - but prices are still creeping up. ...
UK firms 'face more, not less, red tape if Britain exits customs union' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:30:58 PM
....”. The new case comes after it emerged that another legal challenge to Brexit will go ahead in Ireland after crowdfunding hit a £75,000 target within 48 hours. ...
City regulator to crack down on crowdfunding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:53:42 AM
. The City regulator has announced a crackdown on crowdfunding – the fast-growing sector that lets businesses and individuals raise money from online investors. ...
Tougher crowdfunding rules proposed by FCA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:28:05 AM
. Tougher rules are needed to protect investors in crowdfunding platforms, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said. ...
Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 03:45:27 PM
....But the firm's chief executive Tim Cook responded saying the product's sales growth was "off the charts". Pebble was a pioneer of two significant tech trends of recent years - crowdfunding and smart watches. ...
Pebble smartwatch users fear 'Fitbit takeover' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 05:13:52 PM
....However, it has been widely reported by news sites including The Information,Techcrunch,Verge and Venturebeat. Pebble was one of the first to enter the smartwatch market, breaking records on crowdfunding site Kickstarter during three successful funding rounds. ...
Shaggy dog story image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:07:21 AM
....The firm now has close to $1bn worth of belongings currently available for others to use, says Mr Weddepohl, and last year raised $2. 2m in a crowdfunding exercise. ...
Your chance to go green with an energy Isa image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... This went live in April and means interest and gains from peer-to-peer loans can, in theory, be earned free of tax. This month the rules were extended so that these Isas can also include debt-based crowdfunding, thereby allowing investors to lend money to alternative energy projects, among other things, in order to obtain a hopefully decent return. ...
Breaking stereotypes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 02:29:31 PM
.... . "The traditional working-class Muslim woman doesn't often get the [financial] support to start a business and they don't use traditional crowdfunding methods," says Tahir Mirza. ...
Tackling Taiwan's start-up struggles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 11:44:23 PM
. Billions of dollars are raised worldwide every year through crowdfunding. ...
Price of a UK funeral has 'more than doubled' since 2004 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 01:37:50 PM
.... Of those, 10% had to sell belongings to cover the cost, 24% had to put the balance on a credit card, 10% had to take out a loan and 18% had to borrow money from a friend or relative. Meanwhile, fundraising website JustGiving has revealed that the number of people turning to crowdfunding to help cover the cost of a funeral has surged more than 300% since 2015. ...
House prices soar after Brexit with biggest gains in East England  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 01:15:00 PM
....0 per cent since June 2016. Rob Weaver, director of investments at property crowdfunding platform Property Partner, said: "The housing market is emerging from its traditional summer slumber, with mounting evidence suggesting that predictions of a post referendum house price crash were distinctly premature. ...
CEO Secrets: Indiegogo co-founder reveals her business advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:53:14 AM
. Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of crowdfunding website Indiegogo, offers the business advice she wishes she had been given when she started out. ...
What Brexit slowdown? House prices STILL increasing after EU referendum vote image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 11:11:00 AM
....25 per cent at the start of August, helping to make borrowing cheaper. Rob Weaver, director of investments at property crowdfunding platform Property Partner, said: "Increasingly, it's looking like the predicted collapse of the property market post-Brexit may not happen. ...
Kickstarter crowdfunding site launches in Asia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:20:18 AM
. Kickstarter, one of the world's leading crowdfunding websites, has launched in both Hong Kong and Singapore, its first sites in Asia. ...
Indian lesbian romance film turns to internet for funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 12:50:42 AM
....In a country where gay sex is illegal, how do you fund a film about two women falling in love? . A new Indian mini-series, The Other Love Story, chose to turn to internet crowdfunding. ...
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Find out about the high return alternatives to cash savings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Faulkner adds: “You must understand the risks, but you can dip your toe in the water with as little as £10, then build up your holdings if you feel comfortable with the concept. Beware the new breed of crowdfunding sites that raise funds for start-up businesses and can be risky. ...

Victoria Wood statue to be erected in comedian's home town of Bury after her death from cancer
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....The council will not pay for the sculpture, but will assist with its upkeep.  A crowdfunding site has already raised £5,000 towards the cost. ...

Stop backing risky crowdfunding, MPs tell the government
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 04:28:09 PM
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Brewdog bets on America's craft beer revolution with $50m crowdfunding round
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Autistic girl heartbroken after police seize her ‘best friend’ 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 06:34:07 PM
....”. The crowdfunding campaign has raised £1,720 at time of writing, and the petition has been signed by close to 14,000 people. ...
Why not invest in your local chippy? It could be a source of renewable energy image
....5% a year but the money was siphoned off to a company in Australia which subsequently went bust itself. Abundance says it has been operating as a crowdfunding site since 2012 without any investment failures, and that typically people invest £500 per project, with its average customer now invested in five different schemes each. ...

Lord Ashdown launches new political movement to stop British politics being 'dragged away to the extremes'
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....The idea is simple.  We’ll use the power of crowdfunding to raise money for any candidate from any party who supports our principles, making it easier for moderate, progressive MPs to get elected and creating a new centre of political gravity in the UK. ...
Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli loses UK deportation appeal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 01:04:22 AM
.... . A crowdfunding page has been set up to help him raise £75,000 for legal costs. ...
Project Fear starting to look ridiculous as UK house prices rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:04:00 PM
.... "Vendors who are more realistic on pricing and buyers who are prepared to be more flexible are able to do deals. "Rob Weaver, director of investments at property crowdfunding platform Property Partner, said: "This is a snapshot of the market pre-Brexit, and while the vote to leave has resulted in a political earthquake, the fundamentals in the housing market remain unchanged - people still need a roof over their heads. ...
City news: Approved Food, Trade fair and Invstr image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:25:00 PM
.... We are considering finance to move to a new larger place, which needs serious money. It could come from crowdfunding, venture capital or high-net worth individuals. ...
Paws for thought: why allowing dogs in the office is a good idea image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 09:43:14 AM
....However, the popularity of Bring Your Dog to Work Day on 24 June each year means a wider range of businesses across the country are waking up to the benefits of allowing dogs at work. At crowdfunding firm Property Partner, based in the City of London, the director of investments regularly brings in his cross-breed terrier, Basil. ...
The digital upstarts offering app-only banking for smartphone users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 06:00:29 AM
.... You can only become a co-founder if you’ve been referred by someone else. Tandem is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Friday 20 May to raise £1m, with the public able to invest a minimum of £15. ...
Since when has it been OK for well-heeled people to ask acquaintances for money? | Fay Schopen image
....And this sort of entitled behaviour isn’t rare. There’s Emma McCormick, the student who set up a crowdfunding account after saying she had blown her student loan on partying. ...
Man jailed over Libor seeks 'miscarriage of justice' review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 03:10:44 PM
....”. It was not immediately clear what fresh evidence had been found but Hayes and his supporters are seeking to raise up to £150,000 via crowdfunding. ...
Free trade has won: adapt or die is the only option left to us | Miriam Gonzáles image
.... The new generations expect to talk, travel and trade with each other all over the world, no matter where they are. My children, for example, know more about startup products released for crowdfunding around the world than about what is sold in shops in our high street; they respond to fashions that are created thousands of miles away; and they expect products to reach them almost instantaneously, no matter where they are made. ...
Edible cutlery company wants us to eat our way out of plastic pollution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 03:01:56 PM
.... The taste of the food gets into the spoon,” says company founder Narayana Peesapaty. Bakeys’ crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter had a goal of $20,000 (£14,000) but has already raised 12 times that. ...
Business news: BP, John Lewis, Palatinate and Vivobarefoot image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....British trainers manufacturer Vivobarefoot is looking to raise new finance from American investors to fund new product development. Founders Asher and Galahad Clark, members of the famous shoes family, want to raise the cash using US crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. ...
Can tech give the fashion industry a sustainability makeover? - live chat image
....On Tuesday 12 April 4-5pm BST join a panel of experts in the comments section below, to discuss the potential for tech to disrupt fashion and make it more sustainable. Which tech innovations should we have our eyes on? Will these advances forever be confined to research labs and crowdfunding pages or are the big brands on board?. ...
BrewDog gives coffee a shot in attempt to lure daytime customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:54:31 AM
....And the company opened 16 new bars in 2015, capitalising on its status as the fastest-growing UK food and drinks company over the past four years. It also succeeded with a fourth round of its equity for punks crowdfunding initiative, which has seen BrewDog raise £14m, a world record for equity crowdfunding. ...
City news: M&S chief, Virgin airline sale, Chemring and Chapel Down image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....7million, including £1. 16million from a crowdfunding campaign on website Seedrs, for a new Kent brewery for Curious Drinks. ...
Chapel Down raises £1.7m to build Curious Drinks brewery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 01:52:24 PM
....The company said it had raised £1. 16m from a crowdfunding campaign in which investors gave as little as £100 each in return for shares in the business and various other benefits. ...
Business news: M&S clothes sales, Libor trial and Moma foods crowfunding image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Founder Tom Mercer said the firm, which has 20 angel investors backing it, intends to expand by getting more listings with supermarkets and other retailers, and developing new products. Mercer said Moma could team up with a crowdfunding platform: “I would consider a crowdfund because we are growing fast and as it keeps the brand close to people. ...
Which Isa is best for you? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
Should I get an Innovative Finance Isa? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 01:47:21 AM
....Rebecca O'Keeffe, from the Glasgow-based provider Interactive Investor, warns people to understand who they are lending to, how their risk is diversified, and whether there are safety funds to protect them. From later this year, IF Isas will become even more complex, as they are extended to include debt-based crowdfunding - allowing investors to lend money, for example, to alternative energy projects. ...
The aggressive, outrageous, infuriating (and ingenious) rise of BrewDog | Jon Henley image
.... In 2010, the company leveraged the intensity of its supporters into a new financing model, raising crowdfunded capital without having to bend itself to financial targets set by banks or investors. Gautam Bhatnagar, a London IT worker, is one of 40,000 people who, in exchange for discounts in BrewDog’s bars and online shop and an invite to the annual AGM – a beer and music-fuelled knees-up attended last year by 6,000 shareholders – have spent at least £95 on two BrewDog shares in the company’s record-breaking Equity for Punks crowdfunding scheme. ...
Startups that aim to put you to sleep image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 08:05:54 AM
....The team’s first big break came when they travelled to Shenzhen in China to join top hardware accelerator HAX, and to network with some experienced hardware entrepreneurs and manufacturers. They’ve since launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which raised $1. ...
The innovators: the smart plug socket that saves you money and gives peace of mind image
.... He aims to set them at the same cost as conventional plug sockets. The company raised almost £500,000 on a crowdfunding campaign last year and is now a team of six people. ...
City News: Swuto, London Stock Exchange, Tiffany & Co. image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
. Founder and chief executive James Winfield said that the start-up, which has already trialled the service in the Netherlands, could raise the money using crowdfunding websites. ...
PR tips and tricks to grow your business profile – from the experts image
....Sense, shared her tactics when starting out. She said: “We looked for platforms that could give us PR [including] entering business competitions – if you win, you will get written about – also our crowdfunding campaign generated PR because some journalists will find you [on crowdfunding platforms]. ...
Andy Murray backs five UK start-ups image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:18:16 PM
. Andy Murray has made his first investments of 2016 in start-up firms, through crowdfunding platform Seedrs. ...
Crowdfunded bid for NZ beach accepted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 10:39:54 PM
. A crowdfunding campaign to buy a New Zealand beach has had its bid accepted after reaching its funding target. ...
Marie Kondo tells us to ditch joyless items but where are we sending them? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 01:45:53 PM
.... “The whole purpose is to encourage people to buy a little bit less and to buy better, especially when it’s a basic item they’re going to wear all the time,” he explains. After successful campaigns on crowdfunding websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Cridland’s collection launched in June and he says he has sold more than 5,000 sweatshirts and shirts. ...
Start-up stars must shine brighter for longer with more equity finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 09:00:24 AM
.... . Instead, we must unleash the power of equity finance, where businesses find investment through crowdfunding, business angels, venture capital or on the public markets - in return for a stake in that business. ...
The start-up revolution is brewing - and we must unleash equity finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 07:55:17 PM
.... . Instead, we must unleash the power of equity finance, where businesses find investment through crowdfunding, business angels, venture capital or on the public markets – in return for a stake in that business. ...
BrewDog profits soar amid growing thirst for craft beer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 11:50:46 AM
....5m - equivalent to about 264m pints - by the end of 2016. It will also export its Equity for Punks crowdfunding scheme to the US for the first time, offering Americans the chance to buy into the company. ...
How the sharing economy is transforming the freelance landscape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 08:10:17 AM
....Acquiring finance through bank loans and credit cards is no longer the only option. Now, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending services allow ordinary people to provide financial backing to an enterprise, assessing individual requests based on their aversion to risk and the future potential of the enterprise. ...
Growth in indie finance slumps in 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 05:00:54 AM
.... . The joint report from Nesta, the innovation charity, and the University of Cambridge found that the value of the overall market, which included crowdfunding investments, peer-to-peer loans and donations, hit £3. ...

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