November 2016

Crowdfinders’ Top Picks from the Autumn Statement 2016

What a week it’s been since Philip Hammond performed the ultimate mic drop by declaring that his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor would also be his last, as the Government plans to scrap the announcement in the future. Not only…
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European Commission Offers Helping Hand to Start-ups and Scale-ups

A new Start-up and Scale-up initiative, created by the European Commission (EC), has been formed. The scheme hopes to nurture talented young businesses and aid their growth. At its heart is a focus on venture capital investment, insolvency laws and…
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Meet the Companies – Presenting the Latest Deals on the Crowdfinders Platform

The November edition of Crowdfinders Live saw us take over London’s Hippodrome for a West End extravaganza. Our live event gathered over 100 major players in alternative finance and the industry’s most prominent investors to witness four dynamic live business…
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Brexit Not Slowing UK’s Innovation

The majority of businesses will preserve or expand their current innovation budget, according to a new report. The CBI survey, assisted by Deloitte and Hays, included 800 companies and found that 70% will not reduce their innovation spend, despite the…
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London Mayor Backs Start-ups After Brexit Result

The London Co-investment fund, set up by the mayor, has invested £2.5 million since Britain’s EU referendum. The investments have been made to 20 tech, science and digital businesses across London since June. Sadiq Khan has previously promised to be…
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Building SMEs boosted by £2.3 Billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

House-building SMEs are set for a huge boost through Government plans to build 100,000 new homes in the areas where they are needed most. The fund will run until 2020 and comes after the Chancellor stated earlier in the year:…
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North-East SMEs Set to Benefit from New £145 Million Fund

A new fund set up in North-East England looks set to assist SME growth in the region. The North East Fund will offer debt and equity financing to eligible local SMEs. Various styles of funding will become available from the…
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Australian Parliament Amends Equity Crowdfunding Bill

Despite being halted at the beginning of 2016, the Australian government has this week altered legislation regarding crowdfunding investment. The new layout allows unlisted Australian businesses with a turnover under AU$25 million, to access finance through online equity crowdfunding. The…
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SME Community Responds to Autumn Statement

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, made it clear in the Autumn Statement that he wanted to see start-up growth improve through better access to funding. The statement announced that the Government would invest £400 million into venture capital, which it hopes…
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