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

Bates Wells

Bates Well’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.bateswells.co.uk

Contact: Oliver Hunt: o.hunt@bateswells.co.uk

Bates Wells Compliance

Bates Wells Compliance

BW Compliance is a specialist consultancy within Bates Wells, 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@bateswells.co.uk

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

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

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

Goji

Goji

Goji is a leading provider of platform technology to crowdfunding platforms and alternative investment managers.

Website: www.goji.investments

Contact: Jake Wombwell-Povey jake@goji.investments

LemonWay

LemonWay

Lemon Way is a pan-European payment institution dedicated to marketplaces, crowdfunding platforms, e-commerce websites, and other companies looking for payment processing, wallet management and third-party payment in a KYC/AML – regulated framework. Its payment solution is trusted and used by over 1,400 websites in Europe including 200 crowdfunding platforms. Since December 2012, the company has opened 5 million e-wallets to end-users and has registered 95 platforms as agents with the ACPR – Banque de France.  Lemon Way self-financed its growth since its creation in 2007 and then raised €10M from two VC funds, Breega Capital and Speedinvest, in July 2018. Lemon Way is approved and regulated by the ACPR and benefits from the ” EU financial passport” in 29 countries. The company based in Paris (HQ), London, Madrid, Milano, employs 70 people from 14 different nationalities.) In 2018, it processed €2Bn (money-in/money-out) in 2018 compared to €1.4M in 2017 (up 43%). CB Insights named Lemon Way in its 250 FinTech List of the Fastest-Growing FinTech Startups and among the 28 most promising FinTech companies in Payments Processing & Networks at a global level.

Website: www.lemonway.com

Twitter: @LemonWay

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