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    1. 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...

    2. 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 industry...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 site...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 this...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 sector...

    8. 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 regulation...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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 –...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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