Entrepreneur

10 tips for creating a killer crowdfunding pitch

More and more businesses are turning to alternative sources of finance – entrepreneurs raised more than £17.5 in the first six months of 2014 alone on Crowdcube, the leading investment crowdfunding site. If you’re looking to pitch for investment on a crowdfunding site, here are 10 key pointers. 1. Have a crystal clear proposition: Having… Read More »

Innovate Finance, a new industry body for the UK fintech industry, launches with over 50 founding members

Launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the City of London Corporation and the Canary Wharf Group, Innovate Finance will be the voice of UK fintech LONDON, 6 AUGUST 2014 – Innovate Finance, an industry body established to promote the interests of the UK’s rapidly growing financial technology (fintech) sector, launches today in London. Held… Read More »

River Cottage

River Cottage serves up £1m in mini-bonds to investors via Crowdcube in just 36 hours

River Cottage, the restaurant and food business, made famous by co-founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for championing home-grown, seasonal food, has raised £1m on crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, attracting 283 investors in less than 36 hours. Mexican restaurant chain, Chilango, was the first to launch its ‘Burrito’ mini-bond on Crowdcube last week and has also raised more than… Read More »

Lend to established brands – mini-bonds are the new way to invest

Just as we changed the face of equity finance for start-up and early stage businesses, we’re about to revolutionise how more established companies can borrow growth capital – £1m plus – from the crowd and give investors another ground-breaking way to invest in British businesses. Why launch Crowdcube Mini-Bonds? Crowdcube Mini-Bonds allow investors to lend… Read More »