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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. June 19, 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. April 22, 2015

      BrewDog launches record £25m crowdfunding appeal

      With an invitation to “join the craft beer revolution and help us change the world forever”, the independent brewery...

    26. March 30, 2015

      London’s Clove Club asks diners to pay upfront to cut no-shows

      A new ticketing service to be launched in a Michelin-starred restaurant in London promises to make fine dining more...

    27. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Consultation launched on crowdfunding in Isas

      The government is to consult on whether to include equity and loan crowdfunding within tax-efficient individual savings...

    28. March 18, 2015

      Crowdfunders seek revisions to FCA rules

      Crowdfunding platforms are pushing back against new UK regulation that they claim is deterring investors from the...

    29. March 6, 2015

      Popular capitalism or the madness of crowds

      You have money to invest. You also enjoy going to your local craft brewery for a delicious pint brewed from organic...

    30. February 24, 2015

      Pebble watch sets Kickstarter record

      One of the most successful Kickstarter projects to date, the Pebble smart watch, has set a record on the crowdfunding...

    31. February 24, 2015

      James Proud, Hello: Degree skipped, product shipped

      About a year ago, hype about the coming trend of wearable technology was reaching fever pitch. Rumours of Apple’s...

    32. February 23, 2015

      European market for online alternative finance surges

      The European market for online alternative finance grew by 144 per cent last year to almost €3bn and could hit €7bn...

    33. February 20, 2015

      Start-ups pile into crowdfunding platforms

      When the creators of parking app JustPark listed their company on the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube last week,...

    34. February 16, 2015

      Biotech start-ups look to crowd funding

      For young biotech companies starting on the long journey of drug discovery and development, cracking the science can be...

    35. February 8, 2015

      Biotech company hits crowdfunding record for life sciences

      A Welsh biotech company founded by a Nobel laureate has claimed a UK record for crowdfunding in the life sciences...

    36. February 3, 2015

      Watchdogs home in on financial technology

      When watchdogs from around the world convene in Seoul this month the disruptive impact of technology on financial...

    37. December 14, 2014

      Crowdfunded start-up takes to the skies

      Grenoble is renowned both for its numerous ski resorts and as a high-tech hub. Now two alumni from Grenoble Graduate...

    38. December 7, 2014

      Equity crowdfunding thrives despite high risks

      Seven months ago, the UK’s financial watchdog gave the following stark warning to anyone considering investing in...

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