Crowdcube and Seedrs dominate UK crowdfunding scene

August 10th, 2015|

The two crowdfunders both landed high profile backers last week

Crowdcube and Seedrs dominate the UK crowd-funding scene, according to data, which shows the pair facilitated three quarters of the market in 2015 so far.

Together Crowdcube and Seedrs have raised US$106mln through their online platforms for small companies, according to data from Crowdsurfer.

Crowdcube raised US$72mln, just […]

The technology that threatens to put bankers out of business

August 10th, 2015|

What’s the biggest threat to the City? There are plenty of candidates: tougher new European Union regulations, the chancellor’s addiction to ever higher banking levies and fines, and over-zealous regulators micro-managing every aspect of the sector’s activities in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the crash of 2008. But the greatest threat might be […]

Guide to Crowdfunding | Q&A with Luke Lang, Crowdcube

August 5th, 2015|

Crowdfunding –the practice of using a large number of investors to raise capital – has become an increasingly popular method of raising money for business. SME spoke to Luke Lang, CMO and co-founder of Crowdcube to find out just how the platform works

How does Crowdcube work?
Crowdcube is an investment platform where people who are backing […]

Guide on how to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign

August 5th, 2015|

Crowdfunding campaigns have become the go-to funding strategy for new startups and entrepreneurs. Everyone is turning to crowdfunding to get their businesses off the ground. It is oversaturated with ideas and not a given that any particular campaign will succeed.

In the past, getting funding for your idea took a lot of leg work and networking. […]

Crowdfunding or a Small-Business Loan: What’s Best for Your Company?

August 5th, 2015|

The crowdfunding site Kickstarter might be best known for funding films, games and products — like Pebble, the Palo Alto-based smartwatch whose maker raised more than $20.3 million in March,making it the most-backed product in the site’s history.

But occasionally, small Main Street businesses get their start through crowdfunding. One example is Portico Latin Bistro & […]

Crowdfunding vs VC Money – an entrepreneur’s perspective

August 3rd, 2015|

A great article about the growth in Equity crowdfunding over VC funding.

Equity crowdfunding is growing, and fast becoming a real alternative to raising Venture Capital. Crowdcube have just claimed their first crowdfunded exit. After closing our own £2M crowdfunding round in June, we’ve been bombarded by founders and VCs asking us to share our story […]

3 Reasons to Invest in USA Startups

July 31st, 2015|

More investors are now adding alternative assets to their traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds. There are compelling reasons to consider investing in startups.

Investing in startups was historically reserved for just the uber-wealthy and those with very strong venture capital or angel investment connections. As a result, less than 0.1% of the U.S. currently invests […]

Five ways to give your crowdfunding campaign the best shot at success

July 31st, 2015|

Crowd control: A successful campaign requires several key elements

When Pavegen announced their first ever crowdfunding round, there was a mutual sense of anticipation amongst the team. Unlike a regular investment round, crowdfunding is completely unpredictable in its outcome.

Some companies do extremely well and overfund past their original target, whilst others with equally innovative products never […]

The UK’s First Equity Based Crowdfunding Successful Exit

July 26th, 2015|

The moment that Crowdcube, its investors, and indeed the UK equity crowdfunding market has been waiting for has arrived.
E-Car Club raised £100,000 in 2013 from 63 investors via the Crowdcube platform. The business has just been sold to Europcar, Europe’s foremost car rental and mobility company. Though exact figures are yet to be disclosed, the […]

Crowdfunding Just Got Easier With the New Tindr App, “Tinder-for-investors”

July 26th, 2015|

The new app, launched just last month in the UK, has been coined the “Tinder-for-investors”. Tendr is helping startups and investors find their perfect match by aggregating content from the top crowdfunding platforms in the UK. The app already has 2,400 active users and has facilitated 200,000 interactions, according to

With Tendr, you can browse the profiles […]