13th March 2019
OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, has raised a total of $1 billion for 170 companies and 18 funds in just six years. Of those portfolio companies, 29 of them have achieved exit.
7th March 2019
Revolutionary heating specialist Koleda has overfunded it's latest funding round on Kickstarter which is more than 700% funded.
The funding round is centered around their new SOLUS radiator, the most efficient home heating device ever made. The SOLUS can cut heating bills by up to 80% due to its innovative use of graphene.
27th February 2019
Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has reached three major landmarks after fully funding the 70th project on the CrowdProperty platform. CrowdProperty has now funded the development of 500 Great British homes, worth over £80,000,000 having lent over £30,000,000.
7th February 2019
Storytellers Entertainment have defied the odds by hitting the $25k target for its first solo RPG ‘Imperium Omni’ in just 24 hours. The Kickstarter campaign backed by software specialists and Hollywood special effects experts is based on a novel written by the company’s CEO, Matthew Thomas. It’s the first game out of an exciting quadrilogy from the ambitious entrepreneurs.
24th January 2019
OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor has announced that it will invest and partner with 7thirty to build the world’s leading global cannabis technology venture capital fund. The new $30M fund is focused on emerging cannabis technology companies in med-tech, ag-tech, retail, e-commerce, marketplaces, SaaS solutions, and the deep-tech research in Cannabis. The fund, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, will be active globally and include activities in Israel, Canada and the United States.
17th January 2019
A fast-growing online retailer, TheVeganKind.com, has moved into a bigger warehouse in Glasgow after receiving financial backing from more than 700 vegans across Britain.
17th January 2019
Cycle.land, the bike sharing marketplace unlocking the assets of unused bikes, has announced that it has raised over £200,000, thanks to its highly successful second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.
11th January 2019
The UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance has started the year with the closing its largest fund raise to date, raising £7 million for innovative Scottish tidal energy company Orbital Marine Power (Orkney).
8th January 2019
Crowdcube hit its best-ever figures across a range of measures in 2018, as crowdfunding continues to cement its popularity with entrepreneurs and investors, despite a backdrop of broader economic uncertainty and concerns around Brexit.
2018 revenue is up 50% to £6m, from £4m in 2017, while investment pledged to growing companies through the platform is up 72% to £224m, from £130m the previous year. The number of successful raises on the platform, at 198, is 35% larger than the previous year’s total of 147.
Q4 2018 was Crowdcube’s most successful quarter ever, with revenue at £1.8m (up 50% from £1.2m in Q4 2017), and investment pledged at £84.6m (up 94% from £43.6m). The number of successful raises rose from 45 to 49, an increase of 9%, while the average amount per successful raise went up from £732,000 to £1,430,000, an increase of 95%.
7th January 2019
Leading private equity investment platform Seedrs has announced a record-breaking year full of industry firsts, European growth and the highest levels of investment on the platform to date. The Woodford-backed platform saw nearly a 60% increase in investment activity from last year, recording £195 million invested into pitches on the platform in 2018. 2018 saw 186 successful pitches from businesses who raised on Seedrs from 12 different countries, 28 of which were fundraises of over £1 million. Highlights included fast-growing international money transfer platform Transfergo, which raised €11.3 million from 1,047 investors.
7th January 2019
The Plant Hub, a brand-new space coming to East London in January 2019 is set to revolutionise the way we see, eat and understand vegetables after the huge success of their Kickstarter which saw 126 backers raising £20,999.
18th December 2018
Investment platform Downing Crowd has launched its first bond to offer investors an attractive fixed return of 7.5% p.a. plus the potential for added equity upside.
The Pelham House Bond has a relatively high estimated loan-to-cost (LTC) ratio of 74% and to allow the business to invest in its growth, Downing investors’ interest will be rolled up for the first two years – making it aimed at more sophisticated investors. To reward investors for taking on this higher level of risk, the bond will also give shares to investors in proportion to their debt investment. This equity entitles investors to a share in any potential upside over the term of the investment.