May 2016
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£150,000 boost for drug development firm Incanthera

£150,000 boost for drug development firm Incanthera
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Kiki Loizou: We Should be Grateful for Lending Club’s Failings

  The reaction to Lending Club’s failings should come as no surprise. Journalists and industry sceptics are quick to jump on any flaws and faults exposed by the nascent peer-to-peer and crowdfunding sector and the American lending platform, once the…
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Race to Scale Round One – A Summary of the Science of Crowdfunding

And they’re off! Race to Scale had a flying start at our latest Crowdfinders Live event – The Science of Crowdfunding on 21 April. Four exceptional enterprises delivered their unique business models to our live audience as part of the first leg…
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USA Says “A-OK” to Broader Equity Crowdfunding Market

This week was a momentous one for our friends across the pond, as the US opened equity crowdfunding up to non-accredited investors. Previously just a market reserved for wealthier investors with an annual income exceeding $200,000 or a net worth…
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Mark Earls: A Field Guide to Humans

What connects crowdfunding with the famous line ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ from the 1989 hit film When Harry Met Sally? Or, perhaps more to the point, what is it about the human brain that makes crowdfunding such a popular…
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The Importance of Guidance – Why Not to Wing It

This week marks the ten-year anniversary of BBC News’ most brilliant blunder when a news reporter got the wrong Guy. Mistaken for tech expert Guy Kewney, Guy Goma – who was waiting for a job interview at Television Centre’s IT department…
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Luke Davis chats to Forbes about hybrid crowdfunding models and the importance of live pitching

Luke Davis chats to Forbes about hybrid crowdfunding models and the importance of live pitching
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Everyone Wants a Piece of the Crowdfunding Pie

While waiting for the various UK election results to come in, we were busying ourselves at Crowdfinders HQ with our regular perusal of the papers. When flicking through the pages of City A.M., a piece of research caught our eye…
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