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    1. 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 School...

    2. 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 equity...

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    1. December 2, 2014

      Sinclair launches new Spectrum computer

      Geeks and gamers with a fetish for all things retro may soon be able to pick up a new model of the Spectrum, one of the...

    2. November 21, 2014

      A crowded market, but promising

      As 2014 draws to a close, here’s three ideas to think about. One is high-risk, another medium, and the last is more of a...

    3. November 18, 2014

      Crowdsurfer: analytics for crowdfunding sector

      For those befuddled by the blizzard of data in the fragmented world of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance, Crowdsurfer is...

    4. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    5. November 4, 2014

      Jobs Act to simplify capital raising boosts crowdfunding

      On a cloudy day in October, dozens of crowdfunding professionals gathered at a hotel in central San Francisco to discuss the...

    6. October 21, 2014

      UK life sciences seek angel investors

      City professionals will be urged to pour some of their personal wealth into medical research and technology this week as...

    7. October 21, 2014

      Crowdfunding merits its hype as a tool for risk-takers

      The two main reasons would-be entrepreneurs give me as to why they haven’t started a business are fear of failure and lack...

    8. October 17, 2014

      Eden Project crowdfunding raises £1.5m

      Investors committed £1.5m in crowdfunding lending this week to the Eden Project, an ecological centre in the southwest of...

    9. October 12, 2014

      UK students turn to crowdfunding to help pay fees

      Hundreds of students in the UK will use online campaigns this year to help pay for their postgraduate degrees as financial...

    10. October 3, 2014

      Winemaker toasts crowdfunding record

      Chapel Down, the Kent-based winemaker backed by Saracens rugby club owner Nigel Wray, said it has set a new record for...

    11. September 8, 2014

      Chapel Down launches crowdfunding push

      Chapel Down hopes to raise up to €5m through a crowdfunding campaign as sales recover at the English winemaker after...

    12. August 15, 2014

      London emerging as world leader in crowdfunding

      London is emerging as the world leader for crowdfunding with more of the online revenue raising campaigns being run out of...

    13. July 18, 2014

      Investing in wine? A mug’s game, says Rowan Gormley, Naked Wines

      Rowan Gormley, 51, launched Naked Wines, the crowdfunded online wine retailer, in December 2008. The company is based in...

    14. July 8, 2014

      Internet joker tickles Kickstarter’s taste buds with potato salad

      Kickstarter has raised millions of dollars for under-appreciated projects, from smartwatches to “ostrich” pillows. It now...

    15. June 24, 2014

      ‘Crowdfunding’ muscles in on the bond market

      Crowdfunding is coming for the bond market. Two UK restaurant chains have raised fixed-income debt in the past week through...

    16. June 22, 2014

      Role of banks recedes in wake of crisis

      It looks as though the greatest long-lasting victim of the global financial crisis could be the bank itself. In different...

    17. June 17, 2014

      New partnerships boost innovation

      On a Thursday night last month in New York, the product development team for a company called Quirky was in a quandary. On...

    18. June 17, 2014

      ArtFund offers crowdfunding as grant source

      Jake and Dinos Chapman are among the artists and organisations to be offered a new funding route after the launch of a...

    19. June 9, 2014

      Naked Wines mulls suspending entry into angel investment scheme

      Naked Wines – the “Kickstarter for vineyards” – is considering temporarily closing its angel investment scheme to new...

    20. June 6, 2014

      DIY scientists turning biotech hobby into business

      An orange plastic suitcase opens up to reveal a small LCD display, numerical keypad and a couple of slots. At first sight,...

    21. June 6, 2014

      Malaysia and Singapore take action against online critics

      The rise of social media in Malaysia and its tiny neighbour Singapore is testing the patience of the leaders of two of the...

    22. June 5, 2014

      Small investors lend £1m to manufacturer Mecmesin

      Small investors have lent £1m to a manufacturing business in what is thought to be the largest single peer-to-peer loan to...

    23. May 19, 2014

      Peer-to-peer lending: The wisdom of crowds

      Julie Robinson does not consider herself to be a financial innovator. But when the 44-year-old secretary from Hertfordshire...

    24. May 17, 2014

      The dangerous myth of ‘low risk’ property persists

      It combines one of the biggest investment themes of the past decade with one of the hottest themes of the current one. It...

    25. March 31, 2014

      Banks drag their feet on loan offers

      Just days after seeking working capital for his Fresh Pasta Company via the Funding Circle website, Mark Garcia-Oliver...

    26. March 31, 2014

      Crowdfunding sites hit at new rules

      Crowdfunding websites and peer-to-peer lenders are divided over new rules that will govern their activities from Tuesday –...

    27. March 28, 2014

      Intellectual property: investing in higher education

      Benjamin Franklin once said that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. The structural shifts in higher...

    28. March 25, 2014

      Regulators will get the blame for the stupidity of crowds

      Crowdfunding has wide appeal. For libertarians on the political right it demonstrates the power of individual action, free...

    29. March 10, 2014

      Even open capital needs a watchdog

      Denigrate, imitate, eliminate are the three steps that incumbents typically take to see off challengers using an...

    30. March 6, 2014

      Mixed reception for new crowdfunding rules

      The UK’s financial watchdog has unveiled new rules to protect investors giving money to start-up companies through...

    31. March 6, 2014

      FCA outlines crowdfunding rules

      Online marketplaces for loans and equity funding in the UK face greater scrutiny over the safeguards provided and...

    32. January 28, 2014

      Indiegogo to expand after securing $40m

      Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, has secured another $40m for its own coffers from institutional...

    33. January 17, 2014

      Tech and capital-raising craft takes off

      The first aircraft to be designed and built in the UK for decades has gained the finance to go into full production, thanks...

    34. January 2, 2014

      Rise of mobile computing fosters new tech hubs

      The rise of mobile computing is fostering a fresh round of tech start-ups around the world, turning cities such as New York,...

    35. December 13, 2013

      Alternative financing draws in almost £1bn

      Almost £1bn in loans and equity funding has been generated through crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading,...

    36. December 12, 2013

      Clamour for regulation raises doubts over wisdom of crowdfunding

      The use of the web to drum up funding for ventures has caught the popular imagination. Crowdfunding platforms such as...

    37. December 4, 2013

      Crowdfunders put up $1m in pledges for $99 computer kits venture

      A London-based start-up trying to make computer programming as simple and fun as Lego has smashed its initial fundraising...

    38. November 29, 2013

      Q&A: Crowdfunding

      What is crowdfunding? One of the dramatic changes that the internet has created on commerce is the ability to make it much...

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