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Enter the Dragons’ Den: Crowdfinders Introduces Touker Suleyman

There are just four weeks to go until Crowdfinders hosts its first event of 2017. Race to Scale: Make Your…
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Crowdfinders Introduces its Headline Act: A Rock Legend and Aviation Entrepreneur

It is no secret that Crowdfinders is a proud and active supporter of Britain’s entrepreneurs. In particular, we’ve made it…
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Get Ready to Make Your Business Rock!

Crowdfinders was once called the P Diddy of alternative finance. Why? Well, it’s quite simple – we are known throughout…
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The Year of the Scale-Up

At the dawning of the year of the scale-up, for now it might seem that all of the news is…
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Championing SME Investment in The Times and at The Hippodrome

With scale-up progression now at the forefront of the Government’s strategy for business, all eyes have turned to the leading…
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Scale-Up Championship

This week, the Government announced that the small business minister, Margot James, will take on a new ministerial brief as…
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A Year of Exciting Investment Opportunities Has Already Begun

Now that all of our New Year’s resolutions have become fleeting memories, we’ve reached that time of year when our…
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Industry News

Weekly Top 10: March 3rd

This week we saw a continuation of over-funding as more and more businesses realise the full potential of the crowd.…
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Weekly Top 10: February 24th

Last week the gripping story was space-themed and this week a different group of überfans launched a campaign to honour…
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Weekly Top 10: February 17th

At the climax of a week that began with a series of product launches and successful fundraises, came an outpouring…
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Weekly Top 10: February 10th

It’s fair to say that 2016 was a pretty turbulent time in the world of politics (the words Brexit and…
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Weekly Top 10: February 3rd

This week the news was dominated by President Trump’s latest controversial executive order. However, away for the political soap opera across…
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Weekly Top 10: January 27th

A bizarre news concoction came to life this week as we saw the launch of the Government’s ‘Modern Industrial Strategy’…
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Weekly Top 10: January 20th

It’s certainly been an interesting week in the news, with Donald Trump finally being inaugurated as President of the United…
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Kiki Loizou: Column

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Kiki Loizou: Brexit: A Good Thing for Crowdfunding?

Since June 24 I’ve been speaking to small and medium-sized business owners about their fears following Britain’s shock decision to…
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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…
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Kiki Loizou: Why the Crowd Needs to Get Smart

The downfall of claims management company Rebus would have had crowdfunding sceptics chortling into their morning coffees. The London-based business…
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Kiki Loizou – It’s Time for Crowdfunding Platforms to Go Large, or Go Home

It’s all been very exciting so far, hasn’t it? Just six years after crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending really took off,…
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Reports & Features

Who is Supporting the UK’s SMEs – Government or Private Investors?

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Crowdfunding in 2016

2016 has been a transitional year both at home and abroad following the surprising vote of the British people to…
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Post-Autumn Statement SME Heatmap

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2016 Autumn Statement Round-up – A Statement for Small Business?

Chancellor Philip Hammond certainly made a statement yesterday with a selection of wisecracks and inevitable Strictly Come Dancing digs at…
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Crowdfinders Launches New Report: Is Equity Crowdfunding Truly Democratic?

The alternative finance market – growing a staggering 84% to £3.2 billion in 2015 – helped to finance 254,721 businesses,…
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Are Investors Still Confident in SMEs Following Brexit?

  In the six weeks since Brexit, we’ve seen the resignation of the Prime Minister; Theresa May has been instated;…
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Guest Opinion

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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…
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A View from the Shapers, Changers & Money Makers: Matt Cooper – Commercial Director at Crowdcube on the Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

Matt Cooper is Commercial Director at Crowdcube – one of the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platforms. As of August 2016…
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Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of the UKBAA on the Importance of Investor Education

What a day Crowdfinders Live: The Science of Crowdfunding was. Our Einsteins of entrepreneurship and alternative finance delivered their future-facing…
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Bill Morrow, Co-founder & Director of Angels Den and the Most Influential Man in Alternative Finance, Talks Networking and Crowdfunding Valuations

“I’m Scottish, don’t turn whiskey into water” was just one of many top tips for budding business owners that we…
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A View from the Shapers, Changers & Money Makers: Thomas Davies, Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs, on the Future of Crowdfunding

Thomas Davies is Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs and was a key panel guest at our latest Crowdfinders Live event.…
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A View from The Shapers, Changers & Money Makers: David Murray-Hundley, “I’m An Investor… Get Me Out Of Here!”

David Murray-Hundley, aka The Grumpy Entrepreneur, is a staple panel guest at Crowdfinders Live events. He always delivers his insights…
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Mark Wright, Winner of The Apprentice, on his Business Journey and the Importance of Mentorship

Crowdfinders Live: The Science of Crowdfunding proved to be a big hit with both the press and our investor audience.…
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In Focus

Weekly Top 10: January 13th

  With 2017 well and truly underway, Crowdfinders is already looking for ways to enhance its work in supporting innovative…
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How to Grow a Business – What the Experts Say

Equity crowdfunding was the second fastest growing alternative finance model in the UK last year, expanding by a remarkable 295%.…
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How to Grow a Business – What the Investors Say

254,721 companies, individuals, projects and not-for-profits turned to online alternative finance to raise money in 2015. The industry’s popularity has…
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How to Grow a Business – What the Entrepreneurs Say

2015 was a record-breaker of a year for start-up launches in the UK. According to Companies House Data, a staggering…
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Jordan Fantaay, Founder & CEO of Fantoo, on the Global Entrepreneur Summit & Meeting President Obama

Fantoo is leading an email revolution! By reorganising your messages, integrating a team chat function and pinpointing the most important…
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Race to Scale: The Winner’s Podium Round One – Incanthera

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Pocket Money Management Start-up goHenry gets the Big Bucks through Crowdfunding

  In our day – now there’s a phrase that instantly ages you – pocket money was stashed away in…
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Business Britain

Championing SME Investment in The Times and at The Hippodrome

With scale-up progression now at the forefront of the Government’s strategy for business, all eyes have turned to the leading…
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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…
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Check Out the Four New Brilliant Businesses on our Investment Platform

What a week it’s been here at Crowdfinders HQ! Not only did we host another electrifying Crowdfinders Live pitch event…
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Crowdfinders and IW Capital Launch the SME Heatmap 2016!

Here at Crowdfinders, we are suckers for world-class enterprise talent. And if our events have proved one thing it’s that…
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Seedrs

To find out more about equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, one of our key sponsors at Crowdfinders Live: The Science of…
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The SME Heatmap

How will the ‘Devolution Revolution’ boost local business? Based on projected business birth rates and revenue growth in the next…
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High-Growth 16

For a breakdown of 16 businesses with unparalleled potential, download our High-Growth 16 infographic, here.
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