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21st February 2018

UK startup Investors see 7th year of growth

SyndicateRoom research has revealed that investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of 30% growth.


14th February 2018

Seedrs announces record trading activity

Seedrs has closed the first trading cycle that has been open to all investors on it’s pioneering Secondary Market. The London-based early stage equity investment platform launched its secondary market in June 2017 and last week announced the next advancement which allows all investors, whether previous shareholders or not, to buy shares on the market.

7th February 2018

Triodos to launch Crowdfunding Platform

Triodos Bank, a global pioneer of sustainable banking, has become the first bank in the UK to launch its own crowdfunding platform. The platform offers a range of crowdfunding opportunities enabling people to invest directly in equity or bonds issued by organisations delivering positive social and environmental impacts. The bonds are eligible to be held in the Innovative Finance ISA, allowing investors to receive the interest they earn on these investments tax-free.  

5th February 2018

Crowdcube leads the industry investing £95m in 2017

In new data released by industry research company Beauhurst, Crowdcube was found to be the number one equity crowdfunder, raising more capital through its platform in 2017 than any other company. With its 2017 fundraisings holding a total value of £95m, it is £10.9m ahead of its nearest competitor.

Crowdcube saw this £95m raised through 33 deals of £1m or more - another industry-leading figure - making it the most active company providing funding for Series A funding for business and helping to fill the ‘funding gap’.


18th January 2018

 Retouch3D launched after a successful crowdfunding

3D 2.0 Limited has announced the full availability of its crowdfunded 'Retouch3D' product after extensive product development and user testing. 

12th January 2018

OurCrowd Launches $100m Cognitiv Fund

OurCrowd announces the launch of Cognitiv, a specialized $100 million global fund focused on early-stage companies that leverage AI, deep-learning, IoT, robotics and digital manufacturing to become tomorrow’s category leaders. Cognitiv is the 12th fund to launch for funding on OurCrowd’s platform and will give investors access to approximately 20 companies, with initial investments in EquityX, KolGene and FreshKeep.

11th January 2018

Crowdstacker joins the P2PFA

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has welcomed Crowdstacker, a peer-to-peer lending platform which concentrates on a select few established businesses looking to raise more than £1 million.

15th December 2017

AUTO-LENDING has been ranked as the most attractive feature of a peer-to-peer platform, research shows.  P2P analysts surveyed investors across 15 countries in Europe and found 79 per cent were attracted to platforms that offered auto-lending.

14th December 2017

Glovebox targets 2018 launch with £180k crowdfunding, a pre-launch online automotive marketplace that will give consumers access to a wider range of car and bike parts, has completed its first round of fundraising – raising more than £180,000 from 119 investors in just three days - on leading equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

12th December 2017

Who are the UK's Top 100 fastest-growing businesses?

Find out in this new report from SyndicateRoom Top 100: Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses

7th December 2017

The P2PFA today announced revisions to the industry standards it sets for peer-to-peer lending platforms. The new Operating Principles, which will come fully into force next April, include:

  • enhancements to the full and comparable disclosure of bad debt and likely returns for investors;
  • a ban on platforms borrowing or raising funds through their own platforms;
  • robust credit risk management policy and practice;

14th November 2017

Oxford Capital has led a £3 million funding round for Wrisk, an insurance innovator which lets customers buy and claim on their insurance using a simple smartphone app. The initial funding was followed by a £500k crowdfunding round on the Seedrs platform, which was fully subscribed in just four days.  The investment will fund the business up to and through its market launch in 2018.

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