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      Rebus collapse increases demands for crowdfunding protections

      The collapse this week of a company that raised more than £800,000 through crowdfunding has prompted calls for greater...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Rebus becomes largest crowdfunded failure

      A claims management group that targeted investors who had been mis-sold financial products has gone into...

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    1. January 8, 2016

      Female entrepreneurs flock to crowdfunding site in Japan

      The proportion of Japanese women seeking to raise money for entrepreneurial or non-profit projects via the country’s...

    2. December 20, 2015

      Biotech entrepreneurs embrace crowdfunding

      Millions of pounds are pouring into fledgling UK life science companies through crowdfunding platforms, providing a new...

    3. November 20, 2015

      Crowdfunding and P2P sector set to consolidate

      A wave of consolidation is set to sweep through the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector, as smaller...

    4. November 19, 2015

      One in five UK crowdfunding investments fail

      Equity crowdfunding — the form of alternative finance that allows large numbers of small investors to back start-up...

    5. October 30, 2015

      SEC eases US crowdfunding rules

      US regulators on Friday approved rules that would let all Americans invest in the equity of start-up companies raised...

    6. October 14, 2015

      Renewables crowdfunding in doubt as lending platform quits sector

      The future of crowdfunding for renewables projects has been thrown into question after a prominent business closed its...

    7. October 6, 2015

      Equity crowdfunding market no longer the preserve of start-ups

      For enterprises seeking seed capital or money to expand, intriguing possibilities are on offer by the fast-growing UK...

    8. October 1, 2015

      Crowdfunding platform raises €1m for building company in France

      A peer-to-peer lending platform has become the first to raise €1m in France for a company in a single transaction, one...

    9. September 17, 2015

      Rating agency seeks to cut out noise around crowdfunding

      The fast-expanding equity crowdfunding sector is aiming to add a professional sheen to its investor offering with a new...

    10. September 16, 2015

      Crowdfunding spawns UK crowd-to-let sites

      A modest two-bedroom flat attracted much attention in May, by selling in record time on a crowdfunding website. Within...

    11. September 15, 2015

      Sustainable Development: sanitation needs more private investment

      Some 5,000 people living on low-incomes in poor housing in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi have been given better access to...

    12. September 4, 2015

      Crowdcube investments top £100m

      Fundraising through Crowdcube, the biggest UK investment crowdfunding site, has topped £100m in a milestone for the...

    13. August 18, 2015

      Teenager who hated school but set out to become a tycoon

      Just after Easter, I wrote in this column about a bunch of British IT veterans, ExactTrak, who — just as they were...

    14. August 9, 2015

      Crowdfunding sites aim to make the law accessible to all

      Using the internet to harness the financial power of crowds is hardly novel. Almost since the first electronic impulse...

    15. August 9, 2015

      Crowdfunder raises £100m for African and Asian MBA students

      A crowdfunding platform helping MBA students from Africa and Asia to attend top US and European business schools has...

    16. July 30, 2015

      Numis to partner with Crowdcube to offer retail IPO access

      Retail investors will be offered the chance to invest in London floats through Crowdcube as part of its tie up with...

    17. July 1, 2015

      Charity takes justice ministry to court over Saudi jails bid

      A charity defending human rights in the Gulf is mounting a legal challenge to the UK’s Ministry of Justice over its...

    18. June 26, 2015

      Vienna’s sights set on fostering a generation of tech start-ups

      Vienna’s 13th-century Hofburg palace was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire. It hosted the premiere of Ludwig van...

    19. June 24, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — brewing old and new

      What does this show? It shows five smaller companies producing British beer — the old-school real ale brewers Young’s...

    20. June 24, 2015

      Porn’s new marketing tactics

      Jason Maskell sips green tea in a café in London. The bespectacled, besuited entrepreneur has just raced from a meeting...

    21. June 8, 2015

      Dalian Wanda turns to crowdfunding to fund new shopping malls

      Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest commercial developer by sales, is turning to the country’s web-savvy masses to help...

    22. June 3, 2015

      New sources of funding bring difficult choices

      The digital revolution is in full swing, spearheaded by entrepreneurs employing technology that is disrupting sectors...

    23. June 1, 2015

      Corporate finance houses turn to crowdfunding

      Corporate finance houses including FinnCap and Grant Thornton are to list early-stage equity deals on a crowdfunding...

    24. May 29, 2015

      Legal challenge filed over election of Scotland’s only Lib Dem MP

      Scottish independence campaigners have filed a legal challenge to the election of Scotland’s sole surviving Liberal...

    25. May 27, 2015

      Sugru raises £1m to expand into US

      The East London-based manufacturer of Sugru, a self-setting silicone rubber similar to modelling clay, is set to raise...

    26. May 27, 2015

      Crowdfunding drive to challenge Alistair Carmichael’s election

      Campaigners for Scottish independence raised more than £25,000 in less than a day for a proposed legal effort to void...

    27. May 26, 2015

      Critics raise concerns about equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube

      Crowdcube, the UK’s market leader in the emerging equity crowdfunding sector, has come under fire over business...

    28. May 26, 2015

      Crowdfunding investors urged to question valuations

      Investors have been warned to question the valuations of companies using crowdfunding to raise finance, as research...

    29. May 20, 2015

      Thames swimming pool project hits Kickstarter funding target

      A year after Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s London sewage system was completed in 1865, a floating iron and glass swimming...

    30. May 17, 2015

      Beguiling Burmese social network eyes Aim flotation

      The future is bright in Myanmar, even if it is not as Orange as the French telecoms company might have liked. It is...

    31. May 14, 2015

      Tech groups valued at $1bn are risky business for small investors

      When Apple went public 35 years ago, anyone who lived in Massachusetts and wanted to buy shares was out of luck. State...

    32. May 12, 2015

      BrewDog raises record £5m in crowdfunding round

      The Scottish independent brewer BrewDog has smashed equity crowdfunding records by raising £5m from the public in the...

    33. May 12, 2015

      Europe seeks tax on crowdfunding rewards

      The European Commission is seeking to impose value added tax on rewards from crowdfunding — prompting warnings that the...

    34. May 4, 2015

      Greens and SNP tap into grassroots with election crowdfunding

      It has been used to launch comics, gadgets, apps, breweries, ships, lightbulbs and football clubs. Now crowdfunding has...

    35. May 3, 2015

      Investors crowd in to fill equity gap for start-ups

      Few countries have more reason than Britain to be wary of unlisted equity investment. The 18th century South Sea bubble...

    36. April 30, 2015

      Short films signal Cambodia’s cultural revival

      In 2009, French-Khmer film-maker Davy Chou came to Cambodia to shoot Golden Slumbers (Le Sommeil d’Or). The...

    37. April 28, 2015

      BrewDog admits errors in crowdfunding promotion

      BrewDog has been forced to admit errors in material sent to potential investors after the City watchdog intervened over...

    38. April 24, 2015

      Q&A — BrewDog’s Equity for Punks

      Craft breweries are lapping up alternative finance faster than a hipster can sink a pint of hoppy ale. But if...

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