The UK Crowdfunding Association – Autumn Conference

Please hold the Date! What for? The UK Crowdfunding Association – Autumn Conference Sounds great who is speaking? Speakers will include senior ministerial, political and industry representatives What is it about: How Crowdfunding can build a better economy, society and culture through the power (and money) of the crowd When is it: 25th September 2013 – 8.30am (breakfast) – 11am (networking) Where will it be held? Ernst & Young...

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UK charity launches directory to help navigate nation’s 30+ local crowdfunding platforms

UK charity launches directory to help navigate nation’s 30+ local crowdfunding platforms

How many crowdfunding platforms is evidence of a crowdfunding bubble? Well, when an organisation feels the need to launch a directory to list and detail all of the crowdfunding options in a single market it’s perhaps a sign that exuberance for crowdsourced financing is running a little high. Nesta, a U.K. charity focused on promoting national innovation, has launched just such a directory, detailing the U.K.’s crowdfunding landscape — and...

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In with the in crowd

It was once a case of hoping for a sympathetic bank manager to back the next big idea. Now everyone from scientists to artists is turning to crowdfunding – appealing on the internet for ordinary people to back their dream project with cash. One of the world’s largest crowdfunding websites launched in the UK just six months ago. In Scotland, 32 projects have so far raised nearly £700,000 on Kickstarter. Two-thirds of Scottish...

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Crowdcube Limited raises £1.5 million investment

Crowdcube Limited raises £1.5 million investment

Crowdcube has used its own platform to raise £1.5 million in just three days from 259 investors. Existing investors met the initial funding target of £250,000 within the first five hours of the pitch going live, making it the fastest equity funding on a crowdfunding website anywhere in the world. The pitch was then opened up for others to invest with one million pounds being invested in the last 24 hours. The investment, which sets a new world...

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