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18th November 2021

British green-tech, Oxwash clinches £500K in crowdfunder

Putting a sustainable spin on laundry, Oxwash, a UK-based startup backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised £500,000 in equity investment through a public crowdfunder.

17th November 2021

Are Accelerator Funds (on the Seedrs Platform) still doing well?

James Murdoch assesses the performance of accelerator funds on Seedrs.

25th October 2021

Seedrs Private Deal Room gives professional investors access to private equity deals

Seedrs has launched Seedrs Private Deal Room, a new feature to improve professional investor access to angel, private equity, and venture capital opportunities. The launch of Private Deal Room is another step towards Seedrs’ mission to become the world’s largest private equity marketplace. 

20th October 2021

A retrospective on Future Fund equity crowdfunding

James Murdoch draws some conclusions  and poses some questions from his experiment in investing in the Future Fund through Equity Crowd Funding.

27th September 2021

The potential for success vs. the reality of risk in equity crowdfunding

James Murdoch uses some examples to illustrate both the full potential of success but also the reality of risk from companies in his portfolio.

21st September 2021

Trees for Life raises £2 million in less than 48 hours on Crowdfunder

A crowdfunding bond in partnership between leading rewilding charity Trees for Life and Triodos Bank UK has raised £2 million in less than 48 hours. It will be used to part-fund the world’s first rewilding centre in the Scottish Highlands.  The bond offer was launched on the evening of Monday 13 September and reached its target on Wednesday – making it Triodos Bank’s fastest ever crowdfunding raise to reach £2 million. The average investment size was £4,800, with 8% of investors based in Scotland.

24th August 2021

Healthcare startup Lime Global Ltd exceeds crowdfunding target at 117%

Lime Global Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of online-only affordable and accessible digital healthcare top-ups, has raised £474,838 from 209 investors via crowdfunding platform, Seedrs – exceeding its initial target of £400,000 at 117%. 

27th July 2021

EBar completes £670,000 equity round

Aberdeen based EBar is raising a glass after closing a £670,000 equity round that will accelerate the roll-out of their self-service drinks dispensing technology to busy venues across the UK & Europe. The funding was led by the Seedrs crowdfunding platform and Irish events entrepreneur Robert O’Dowd, with follow on investments from Jenson Funding Partners, Equity Gap and Gabriel Investment Syndicate.

29th June 2021

Revisiting Valuations

James Murdoch discusses his reduced appetite for investment these days and analyses some of the reasons behind this decision.

3rd June 2021

ikigai closes successful CrowdCube campaign raising £1.9m

ikigai, the new premium fintech bringing self-care to personal finance, has closed its successful Crowdcube campaign raising £1,905,993 overfunding by 158%.  The funds raised will see ikigai continue to invest in its team and accelerate its product roadmap, which aims to integrate exceptional banking design, best-in-class financial technologies, and high-touch relationship management. ikigai will also continue to iterate their product, introducing new features that will redefine the way young and affluent users bank, empowering them to spend, save, and invest in line with their personal and financial goals.  

1st June 2021

Curve raises nearly £10m in largest ever equity raise on Crowdcube

Curve, the fast-growing financial super app, has closed the largest ever equity raise on Crowdcube, breaking multiple records during the campaign. The raise closed last Thursday, hitting nearly £10m in funding from 11,795 investors.  In another record, Curve was the fastest ever company on Crowdcube to raise £6m, which it did in just 2 hours 49 minutes after it went live on 25th May. The fundraise has also been Crowdcube’s most popular in 2021 and far outstrips the total of £6m Curve raised during its 2019 crowdfund

19th May 2021

Eight things you must do before pitching to investors

Ivan Hoo, Co-founder of Inverse, shares his golden rules for entrepreneurs thinking about launching into a fund raising campaign.

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