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Richard Branson: I would have turned to crowd funding

Richard Branson: I would have turned to crowdfunding Billionaire entrepreneur says crowdfunding has shifted the balance of power away from banks and private equity houses Sir Richard Branson - Age of Energy: The Green Economy Sir Richard invested in Indiegogo alongside PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Yahoo! chairman Maynard...

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SME spending spree cements economic recovery

Money&Co, the crowdfunding site launched by veteran fund manager Nicola Horlick, has reported a significant SME funding shortfall. The study asked senior management at UK SMEs about their last loan application, comparing it to the average sum awarded. The discrepancy reveals a funding gap of...

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Crowdfunding is under a cloud

Once the failures begin, it will become much harder for crowdfunding sites to attract more investment. When Escape the City wanted to raise £600,000 to increase the size of its platform for those wanting corporate career moves, the founders faced a difficult choice. They could either...

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Which are the best 'crowdfunding' websites?

Is the phenomenon of "crowdfunding" – where entrepreneurs or more or less anyone asks the public to put cash into their proposed venture – getting out of control? Numerous websites have sprung up offering one version of crowdfunding or another. The websites allow those seeking finance...

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How to profit from 'crowdfunding’

Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud 'crowdfunded' the building of cheap homes. Can you profit from being a small-time dragon investor? It is new and it is risky – but it could just possibly make you rich. It is called “crowdfunding” and it enables private investors, often staking...

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