Supporters

Supporters also include crowdfunding platforms which are beginning operations or intend to launch in the very near future. As soon as these platforms are operational and if applicable authorised by the FCA and therefore able to adhere to the UK Crowdfunding Association’s Code of Practice, they can become full members.

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Bates Wells Braithwaite

BWB’s Corporate & Commercial team specialises in advising innovative financial, technology and media businesses on all aspects of the business cycle, including capital raising, commercial contracts and financial regulation. Its Social Finance team has an unsurpassed depth of knowledge and experience in advising organisations engaging in social impact investment.

Website:www.bwbllp.com

Contact: Oliver Hunt:  o.hunt@bwbllp.com

Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance

Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance

BWB Compliance is a specialist consultancy within Bates Wells Braithwaite, offering hands-on support and advice to innovative financial services firms on all aspects of UK regulation. Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are core areas of our expertise, and we’re proud to say our team has provided regulatory advice to more than 40 different platforms. We’re long-time friends and supporters of the UKCFA, and can help tackle a range of questions – from how to get authorised by the FCA, to signing off financial promotions and the best strategy for developing new business lines.

Our website is here: http://www.bwbcompliance.com/

Our main contact is Gillian: Gillian Roche-Saunders, g.roche-saunders@bwbllp.com

Bovill

Bovill

Bovill provides advice and support to UK financial services firms in relation to the regulations that affect them, including crowdfunding platforms. Each year we successfully help over 50 firms to become authorised by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and support many more in navigating the requirements for compliance.

Website:www.bovill.com

Contact: Ben Arram: BArram@bovill.com

British Pearl

British Pearl

British Pearl ® is an online property investment platform facilitating share and loan-based investment in UK property. Our site is helping to revolutionise the way people invest in property by facilitating investment in buy to let and development projects for as little as £100, as either shareholders or lenders, while also enabling developers to raise equity and debt funding from the crowd.

Our mission is to become the preferred online marketplace for property investment and development capital by:

  1. Providing access to unitised property ownership and investment.
  2. Creating a trading exchange for property shares and loans.
  3. Improving access to capital for SME property developers.

Website:www.britishpearl.com

Contact: Ali Celiker info@britishpearl.com

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP is a full service international law firm. Our FinTech group specialises in advising new and established Crowdfunding platforms in the UK and abroad, as well as those investing in or raising finance for Crowdfunding platforms. We have clients specialising in Crowdfunding relating to real estate, debt and equity, peer2peer lending and invoice factoring.

Website: www.cms.law

Contact: Sam Robinson:  Sam.Robinson@cms-cmno.com

Contego Fraud Solutions

Contego Fraud Solutions

Contego’s API checks people, companies & IDs. Data from multiple suppliers & law enforcement, plus custom scorecards & workflows, address a range of risk and compliance scenarios.

Website: http://contego.com

Contact: Adrian Black adrian@contego.com

Crowdfund Beat

Crowdfund Beat

Crowdfundbeat.com is an online source of news, information and resources for crowdfunding. We publish latest news and expert view related to the crowdfunding industry in the US and around the world on a daily basis.

Website: http://crowdfundbeat.com

Sydney Armani  – armani@crowdfundbeat.com

Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfund Insider is a leading resource for global crowdfunding news, data and research. With thousands of articles, hundreds of crowdfunding company directory listings and an ever-growing list of tracked crowdfunding offerings, Crowdfund Insider is a daily must-read for anyone interested in crowdfunding.

Wesbite: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/

Contact: info@crowdfundinsider.com

Crowdsurfer

Crowdsurfer

Crowdsurfer is the search and analytics service for crowdfunding. For those impacted by or interested in collaborative finance, but currently unable to understand what’s happening on hundreds of platforms worldwide, Crowdsurfer offers a dashboard to cleanly search and analyse the whole industry. Unlike traditional finance information services, Crowdsurfer focuses exclusively on collaborative finance sites globally.

Website: http://crowdsurfer.com

Contact:Emily Mackay – emily@crowdsurfer.com

CrowdTechFunders

CrowdTechFunders

Crowd Tech Funders focuses on the clean technology and renewable energy sectors and companies looking to add value through the application of technology. Crowd Tech Funders has a close relationship with Cleantech Investor, a specialist business intelligence provider, established in 2006.
Website: http://crowdtechfunders.com

Contact: Nigel Carter – ncarter@crowdtechfunders.com

FRP Advisory LLP

FRP Advisory LLP

FRP Advisory LLP offers services to businesses who are facing financial or operational uncertainty. This includes turnaround management, debt rescheduling advice, operational change management support, refinancing, interim management, insolvency and recovery, plus a range of acquisition support tools for clients purchasing distressed businesses.

Website:  www.frpadvisory.com

Contact: Susan Moor susan.moor@frpadvisory.com

Lemon Way

Lemon Way

Lemon Way is an independant, regulated Payment Institution working for the new economy.
Lemon Way is a Payment Institution dedicated to FinTechs, CrowdFunding platforms and e-commerce marketplaces looking for payment processing, wallet management and third-party payment in a KYC/AML-regulated framework. 450 European companies use its service, generating a yearly cash flow of €190 million (2015).

The #1 French FinTech company: since its launch, Lemon Way has enjoyed positive word-of-mouth between start-ups. The result: 1.8m customer accounts opened in two years and a turnover of €4m that has quadrupled last year.

An independant Financial Institution: there are no banks or investment funds among its shareholders and Lemon Way has been self-financing since it was created in 2007, making it the only independent player in its market. Lemon Way is approved by the French regulator and is licensed to operate in 30 European countries. The company employs 70 people based in London, Paris and Dakar, and plans to recruit 40 more people in 2016.

Website: www.lemonway.co.uk

Svend Court-Payen:  sales@lemonway.co.uk

MangoPay

MangoPay

MANGOPAY is a payment solution dedicated for crowdfunding platforms thanks to its EMI licence.

Website: www.mangopay.com

Pierre Lion pierre@mangopay.com

Medici Legal Advisors

Medici Legal Advisors

Medici Legal is a boutique corporate firm for innovative financial services companies with a focus on fintech and disruptive technologies.

Website: www.medici-legal.com

Stephen Hart stephen@medici-legal.com

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke provides full service international legal advice to debt and equity CrowdFunders across all asset classes with teams specialising in financial regulation, real estate, corporate finance, energy, interactive entertainment, digital business, intellectual property, litigation and tax.

Website:www.osborneclarke.co.uk

Contact: David Blair-David.Blair@osborneclarke.co

Pepper Group

Pepper Group

Pepper is the fastest growing and largest independent servicer of small and medium sized Commercial Real Estate Loans (CRE) in the UK.

Established in 2014, Pepper is mandated to manage CRE portfolios with AUM of over £2.5bn.

Website:www.peppergroup.co.uk

Contact: Matthew Parr mparr@peppergroup.co.uk

Quion Club

Quion Club

Commercial property equity investment platform

Website:www.quionclub.com

Contact:tim@quionclub.com

Stripe

Stripe

Stripe is a suite of tools and APIs which make it easier than ever to accept payments online and manage an internet business. Available in 21 countries around the world, Stripe processes billions of pounds a year for thousands of businesses, including leading crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Seedrs, Crowdcube, Tilt and GoFundMe.

Website:www.stripe.com/

Contact:ukcrowdfunding@stripe.com/

Thistle Initiatives

Thistle Initiatives

Thistle Initiatives operates at the heart of the UK regulated financial services sector, providing specialist compliance consultancy services to its clients. From gaining authorisation to understanding rules or obtaining appointed representative status we provide practical and experienced solutions to assist you.

Website:www.thistleinitiatives.co.uk/

Contact:info@thistleinitiatives.co.uk/

Triodos Bank Corporate Finance

Triodos Bank Corporate Finance

Triodos Bank Corporate Finance helps raise capital under FCA regulations for organisations that bring positive social, cultural or environmental change. We offer our network of ethical investors the chance to make a positive impact with their money by investing directly into growing, sustainable enterprises.

Website: http://www.triodos.co.uk/corporate-finance

Contact: investments@triodos.co.uk

Vedanvi

Vedanvi

Vedanvi supports crowdfunding platforms implement complex regulatory and business change and gain FCA authorisation. We pride ourselves in showing you ways to actually improve your business and market share through compliance.

Website: http://www.vedanvi.com

Contact: jay.tikam@vedanvi.com