September 2016

Luke Davis Writes for City A.M.

Luke Davis writes for City A.M. to discuss why crowdfunding needs to evolve.
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Levelling the Playing Field – How Crowdfunding Needs to Evolve to Support Scaling Companies

The growth of the UK’s alternative finance industry has been incredibly well-publicised in recent years. In 2015 alone, the sector generated £3.2 billion and grew by an astounding 84% on the previous year, with equity crowdfunding emerging as a major…
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Crowdfinders Live at the Ice Tank

For exclusive access to some of the most unique businesses that Britain has to offer, join us for our exclusive evening of champagne and canapés at Covent Garden’s Ice Tank. Meet the UK’s most active SME investors, share insights with…
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Dividing the equity pie: Who gets what when running a business?

Luke Davis writes for on how to divide equity between founders and investors.
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Britain’s Got Tech Talent

Tech is huge. We all know that. In recent years, the industry has produced a new generation of influencers, game changers and big business, but once upon a time, those unicorns and household names were just big ideas. It’s not…
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Britain: A Nation Bursting with Unfulfilled Business Potential

Ever dreamt of owning your own business? Well, you are not alone, as new research by Barclays has discovered that 10.9 million Britons have dreamed of being an entrepreneur. As a company that strives to accelerate entrepreneurship on a nationwide…
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Luke Davis on Why Crowdfunding Needs to Evolve

In 2015 the UK alternative finance market was valued at a massive £3.2 billion, up from £267 million back in 2012. However, despite this impressive performance, the industry could stagnate if we fail to find new ways to keep its…
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SME Finance – Getting Over the First Hurdle

Business is booming here in the UK. In July this year, the government-backed StartUp Britain campaign reported that 342,927 new businesses were registered with Companies House between January and June, which was the equivalent of 80 new companies an hour!…
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A View from the Shapers, Changers & Money Makers: How Can We Get Small Business Finance Back onto the Right Track? – Peter Behrens, RateSetter Co-founder and CCO

RateSetter is one of the country’s leading peer-to-peer lending platforms. Since launching in 2010, the platform has been used by major fund managers, the likes of Woodford Investment Management and Artemis; it was the first globally to launch a Provision…
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Luke Davis on How to Give Businesses the Best Possible Chance

Luke writes for Crowdfund Insider to highlight ways we can level the crowdfunding playing field.
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