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Almost £1bn raised by alternative finance in 2013

See the report here: http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/the_rise_of_future_finance.pdf   Almost £1bn raised by alternative finance in 2013 -          Alternative finance intermediaries show 91 per cent year on year funding growth since 2012 -          Alternative finance market predicted to reach £1.6bn in 2014 -          First UK market data on alternative finance, from crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading,...

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SUBSET is back with 3 days to go

Aaaaannnnnddd we’re BACK!! Not only that, but we’re getting seriously exited now (albeit slight nervous too! :-) For those of you who decided to join us on our crowdfunding blitz yesterday, you managed to help us get the word out there, which we’re truly thankful for! So much so...

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Pubslush: Crowdfunding Just For Books

Authors wanting to crowdfund the publication of their book often turn to Kickstarter, the darling of the crowdfunding scene. One of the earliest successful crowdfunding sites and now boasting a huge community, Kickstarter is the obvious place to go if you want to raise money...

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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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JustGiving develops crowdfunding site Yimby

Digital fundraising platform JustGiving has created Yimby.com, a crowdfunding service to help people in the UK raise funds for a cause or local project that matters to them. It helps individuals and groups to fund community initiatives that are not necessarily affiliated with a charity. This...

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Volocopter flies past crowdfunding goal

The maiden flight of e-volo's 18-rotor Volocopter electric aircraft prototypelast month seems to have impressed quite a few people. The company is claiming a European crowdfunding record after raising €1.2 million (US$1.64 million) in under four days. The fundraising effort was launched on German crowdfunding platform Seedmatch,...

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