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1st July 2022

Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor: Part 1

More and more people are turning their hand to crowdfunding these days.  Some do it for fun, some see it as an important part of their overall investment portfolio and others see it as a good way to access earlier stage, potentially high growth investments, by investing through platforms who provide access to a range of diversified opportunities with high potential for scale. These opportunities were once only available to Venture Capitalists and High Net Worth Investors, but now are open to all with minimum investments as low as £10. We talked to 5 serial crowdfunding investors to find out more about their different investment strategies, their experiences in the world of crowdfunding, their successes (and disappointments!) and their views on what comes next for the sector....

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1st July 2022

Torsion raises £1.1m to expand data access governance software

Torsion raises £1.1m to expand data access governance software

Data Access Governance software firm Torsion Information Security has closed a £1.1 million funding round co-led by Bayes Entrepreneurship Fund, Juno Capital and The FSE Group, alongside investors from several prestigious Cambridge angel networks....

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Invest in the future of British design and manufacturing

11th May 2022

The British Design Fund, which is dedicated to supporting, mentoring and investing exclusive...

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Join the Agri-tech boom

12th April 2022

Did you know that investment in farm tech has grown 370% in the past 7 years?  ...

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Back innovation in life sciences

15th March 2022

WAPG is seeking £3 million - £6 million for its Pionee...

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Ingenion Medical seeks £2 million

8th March 2022

Ingenion Medical Limited is seeking investment of up to £2 million to support its ongo...

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Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor: Part 1

1st July 2022

More and more people are turning their hand to crowdfunding these days.  S...

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Why now is the time to consider becoming an angel investor

6th May 2022

Oliver Woolley of Envestors makes the case for becoming an angel investor and why now is a good t...

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SFC Capital calls for reform to outdated aspects of SEIS

29th April 2022

SFC Capital is calling for urgent action to reinvigorate seed-stage investment and help secure th...

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Fearless: David Newns shares his investment experiences

29th April 2022

Fearless Adventures invests in D2C (direct to consumer) startups, and its co-foun...

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Magical Mushroom Company raises £3m to remove plastic packaging

1st July 2022

Magical Mushroom Company, the sustainable packaging challenger harnessing the magic of mushrooms,...

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BBI backs SFC Capital with extra £5m to invest in regional start ups

1st July 2022

SFC Capital, the UK’s most active seed-stage investor, has received a further £5 mill...

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£20m for Praetura Ventures following Regional Angels Programme success

1st July 2022

Manchester based early-stage investor Praetura Ventures has announced an additional £5m fun...

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Bristol's Blue Earth Summit aims to raise £10m+ for impact businesses

1st July 2022

Entrepreneurs, founders and adventurers are being given the chance to live pitc...

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Talent Spotter Read ALL

Investment competition launched for UK startups

24th June 2022

Startups across the UK are being invited to enter a competition to practice their pitching skills...

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Catalyst Co-Founders supports 10 NI start-ups with £10k proof of concept grants

10th June 2022

Ten start-ups from Northern Ireland have each won £10,000 proof of concept grants to furthe...

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African entrepreneurs 'set for take off'

10th June 2022

African business leaders are expecting the entrepreneurial spirit to take off across the continen...

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British Business Bank appoints Louis Taylor as its new CEO

10th June 2022

Louis Taylor has been appointed CEO of the British Business Bank, the UK’s economic develop...

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Equity investment into smaller UK businesses rose by 88% in 2021

24th June 2022

Equity investment in the UK’s smaller businesses increased by 88% in 2021 to £18.1bn ...

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Top sectors for UK startups in 2022

17th June 2022

Research gathered by LegalTech company SeedLegals suggests that there ...

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Record deals show innovation in agri-finance models

6th May 2022

A record £1.3bn value in UK agri-tech deals was reached in 2021*, showing...

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Enterprise Investment Schemes – four tax reasons that make them great

14th April 2022

Since 1994, Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) have been an important tool in the investors&...

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Family investment app Beanstalk exceeds £650k crowdfunding target

1st July 2022

Beanstalk, the family app that invests for your kids, has exceeded its crowdfun...

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Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor: Part 1

1st July 2022

More and more people are turning their hand to crowdfunding these days.  S...

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REAP Bikes raises £300,000 funding for expansion

17th June 2022

The team behind REAP Bikes has received widespread support from the cycling community reaching th...

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A good year for existing crowdfunding investors but fewer opportunities

20th May 2022

James Murdoch reviews how his investments have fared in the last 12 months....

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Environment and green tech Read ALL

Bristol's Blue Earth Summit aims to raise £10m+ for impact businesses

1st July 2022

Entrepreneurs, founders and adventurers are being given the chance to live pitc...

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AI decarbonisation platform Ecolibrium launches in the UK with angel backing

17th June 2022

Machine learning-led decarbonisation platform Ecolibrium has today launched its revolutionary sus...

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Green Angel Syndicate invests in aerosol tech company Salvalco

20th May 2022

Green Angel Syndicate has backed a £2.5m funding raising in Salford Valve Company Ltd...

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Green Angel Syndicate welcomes £10m from British Business Investments

13th May 2022

Green Angel Syndicate has received a further £5m commitment from British Business Investmen...

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Technology Read ALL

Journee lands £1.75m from Depop's founders and Fuel Ventures

24th June 2022

Journee, the online tour operator that matches people with experiential trips to mystery destinat...

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Next-gen automated market maker SithSwap raises $2.65m

24th June 2022

SithSwap, a next-generation automated market maker (AMM) on StarkNet, has successfully raised $2....

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Hiphops raises $650K in pre-seed funding round

17th June 2022

Hiphops, which automates the complex business of releasing code, has raised a $3.5 million pre-se...

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Sharesy receives investment from Henley Business Angels

17th June 2022

Sharesy, an organisation revolutionising the venue-hire marketplace platform for community spaces...

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Media Read ALL

Calculus invests in Jude Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment

24th June 2022

Calculus has invested in Riff Raff Entertainment (RRE), co-founded by BAFTA Award-winning an...

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Gaming Company Backbone Announces $40M Series A

25th February 2022

Backbone, a platform powering game streaming and core...

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Sportening launches after raising £5.3million in seed funding

11th February 2022

A new social app built for sports fans, Sportening, has officially launched out of beta stage aft...

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BDO advises on acquisition of B2B publisher HPCi Media

18th January 2022

BDO LLP has advised on the acquisition of HPCi Media, a leading B2B publisher, specialising in co...

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Sonrai Analytics announces £2.175m ‘Seed Plus’

24th June 2022

Sonrai Analytics, an emerging global innovator in AI Cloud Data Analytics, has announced a &lsquo...

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BeamUP launches with $15 million seed investment

1st April 2022

BeamUP, Ltd, the AI platform that designs and manages enterprise building systems, has launc...

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Fox Robotics secures funding from Henley Business Angels

4th March 2022

Fox Robotics, an agritech company specialising in the development, manufacture and sale of autono...

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Brainomix closes £16m funding to expand AI-enabled platform

11th January 2022

Brainomix, the AI-powered medtech solutions company, has closed a series B financing round, raisi...

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Spirea raises £2.4m to develop antibody drug conjugates for cancer treatment

17th June 2022

Spirea Limited, a Cambridge company created to advance a new generation of antibody drug conjugat...

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Aramune Technologies raises £800k to scale and trial its first product

27th May 2022

Aramune Technologies has raised £800,000 of new equity funding to develop...

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Oxford Drug Design receives £2.2m from existing investors and angels

20th May 2022

Oxford Drug Design Limited (ODD), a biotechnology company with a proprietary computational a...

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Biotangents secures £2.2m to accelerate rapid disease detection tech

20th May 2022

Biotangents, a Scottish biotechnology business, has secured £2.2m of new ...

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CityFALCON raises $2 million on Seedrs

24th June 2022

London and Malta based fintech CityFALCON closed an equity fundraising campaign&nb...

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Kita, the world's first carbon insurer, raises £350k in pre-seed round

10th June 2022

Kita, the world’s first carbon insurer, has raised a heavily oversubscribed £350k pre...

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Kapaga raises £1.5 million angel-backed seed round

27th May 2022

Kapaga, the UK-based cross-border payment platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has a...

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£8.7m capital raise for Recognise Bank

20th May 2022

Challenger bank, Recognise Bank, will benefit from £8.7 million in new capital followi...

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Arctic Shores takes aim at global skills shortage with SVB funding

17th January 2022

Arctic Shores, the psychometric assessment pioneers, have received £1.5m in venture debt fu...

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QVentures Invests in Alectro, a virtual sustainability officer for SMEs

17th December 2021

QVentures has made an investment into Alectro, a Virtual Sustainabili...

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gigl closes $1.5m round

14th December 2021

gigl, a video-based job platform on a mission to solve the UK hospitality staffing shortage, has ...

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Logistics business AP Taylor secures £750k MEIF backing

6th December 2021

AP Taylor Ltd has secured a £750,000 funding package from the Midlands Engine Investment Fu...

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One Planet Pizza impress Anglia Capital Group

6th May 2022

The One Planet Pizza team first pitched to the Anglia Capital Group Angels in January 2...

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Plant-based egg alternative Perfeggt extends round

11th March 2022

Just three months after its pre-seed round, an impressive group of Europe’s leading food te...

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Henley Business Angels members invest in ape2o

5th January 2022

ape2o, a company that is looking to eradicate bottled water waste by setting up a network of soph...

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Food brand Wild Jacks secures £250,000 growth capital from MEIF

3rd December 2021

A food & drink producer based across Lincolnshire has secured £250,00...

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ParkBee secures EUR 30m in equity funding

1st April 2022

Koolen Industries, the clean energy investor headed by Kees Koolen, has invested in ParkBee, the ...

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Sustainable success story Wild raises £5m

25th February 2022

Wild Cosmetics, a design-led personal care start-up who pioneered the UK’s first plast...

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UK’s first women’s urinal secures £250K in funding round

11th February 2022

The team behind the UK’s first female urinal have raised £250,000 in their first fund...

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Manufacturing Read ALL

Press on Vinyl raises £475,000 from North Invest

17th January 2022

A Middlesborough-based vinyl pressing company, Press on Vinyl, is set to disrupt the growing...

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Wade Ceramics secures £400k MEIF capital

16th December 2021

  Stoke-On-Trent business Wade Ceramics, has secured a £...

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Pallite receives £750k MEIF funding

11th November 2021

A Wellingborough-based paper honeycomb board manufacturer has secured £75...

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Land Energy secures £6 million funding from IGF

12th October 2021

Rapidly growing biomass fuel manufacturer ...

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Meet the investor: Konstantin Sidorov

11th March 2022

Konstantin Sidorov, a long-time angel investor and the Founder and Chief Exec of the London Techn...

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The Entrepreneur Ship’ getting ready to set sail

29th November 2021

Guy Rigby and David Murray will shortly attempt to become the oldest pair ever to row across any ...

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Nominations soon to close for 2022 Bold Woman Awards by Veuve Clicquot

25th November 2021

The call for public nominations will soon close for this year’s prestigious Bold Woman Awar...

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Think-Tank launches platform for retail investors who want to invest sustainably

19th November 2021

Independent think-tank, 2° Investing Initiative (2DII), has launched its re...

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