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Crowdfunding vs Nanny

How can crowdfunding drive business growth when the FSA insist that investors need protecting from themselves? The City Grump urges crowdfunders to apply the law of KISS: Keep it Simple, Stupid. What was probably the first conference on crowdfunding in the UK took place last week....

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Top eight crowdfunding sites

When it comes to raising finance, crowdfunding is the new kid on the block. The model allows anyone to invest in a great idea or product, spawning a new generation of so-called 'armchair investors'. Here are the top eight crowdfunding platforms making waves in the...

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Crowdfunding and movement-building

Eugenie Teasley, founder of Spark+Mettle, shares her tips on crowdfunding for first timers, and reflects on the benefits (but the struggle) of building a community of people around a cause. Crowdfunding is the easy option, right? No, but it is an exciting one. Any sort of fundraising...

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Getting the most out of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a fairly new and very exciting way to raise money for your project or organisation. It is, in the words of our co-founder Michael Norton, “not just giving, it’s co-venturing”. In other words, this is a new way to connect with backers and...

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