'How NOT to do Crowdfunding' at Crowd Funding London – 23rd April

Crowd Funding London Crowd Funding London will bring together all of those concerned with Crowd Funding: the funding platforms, the leading specialist lawyers, the accountants, brokers and introducers. It’s not simply a lot of very bright people in very grey suits, you will also hear from interesting and innovative projects that would never have been funded by traditional models, and inspiring people who might just make you better at your day...

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New report says European alternative finance market could top EUR7bn in 2015

Today the first comprehensive pan-European benchmarking of alternative finance has been published by the new Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and professional services organisation EY. It shows that the European online alternative finance market grew by 144% last year to nearly 3bn euros and could top 7bn euros in 2015.  The UK is by far the largest European country for alternative finance at...

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Stephen Hazell-Smith Joins Business Agent as Chairman

Stephen Hazell-Smith Joins Business Agent as Chairman

http://www.businessagent.com , the UK’s first debt and equity crowdfunding aggregator has announced the appointment ofStephen Hazell-Smith as Chairman, an appointment that founder Sacha Bright sees as a major landmark in the company’s evolution. ‘We‘re very proud and excited to welcome Stephen on board. As well as bringing his immense experience and insight to the BA boardroom table, Stephen brings a great deal of...

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European Commission publishes Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

The European Commission has published its Green Paper on “Building a Capital Markets Union” with a deadline for consultation responses of 13th May 2015. The main areas that the Green Paper seeks to address are: improving access to financing for all businesses across Europe and investment projects, in particular start-ups, SMEs and long-term projects; increasing and diversifying the sources of funding from investors in the EU and...

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UK Crowdfunding Association publishes 'The Millionaire's Club' list

UK Crowdfunding Association publishes ‘The Millionaire’s Club’ list The UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA), the trade association representing more than 40 crowdfunding platforms in the UK, operating across equity, loans and donations, has today announced the list of those equity crowdfunds which have raised £1million or more from private investors. Several crowdfunds raised significantly more once institutional backing was included, as...

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