Weekly Top 10: January 13th


With 2017 well and truly underway, Crowdfinders is already looking for ways to enhance its work in supporting innovative entrepreneurs and ambitious SME investors. Beyond our exciting live pitch events, we will do this by growing our already stellar Content Library. And that is why we have launched ‘The Weekly Top 10’ – a new series of weekly articles profiling the most pertinent news from the crowdfunding sector.

So, without further ado, here’s the inaugural Weekly Top 10 for Friday 13 January!

1. Top of the list we have this article in Bridging and Commercial, in which our Co-Founder Luke Davis shared his view of the year of opportunity 2017 has in store for crowdfunding

2. Meanwhile, over at AltFi.com we hear that leading crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is also expecting significant growth for the UK crowdfunding market in 2017.

3. By Boxing Day 2016, BrewDog raised £10 million, Crowdcube’s largest fundraise ever. Crowdfund Insider has the full story, here

4. Although many voted to remain in last year’s EU referendum, Syndicate Room has found that young British investors are keener than ever to enter the alternative finance space, with many expecting to invest more into UK companies as Brexit negotiations begin in 2017. Read more

5. This time news of an upcoming funding round: frozen yoghurt brand The Sloane Bros. has revealed that it is seeking a £150,000 fundraise from Crowdcube in order to fund national expansion, according to this story on Crowdfund Insider

6. Over at City A.M., the chief executives of some leading crowdfunding platforms have shared their predictions for the year ahead

7. While MSN.com has some top tips of its own, with Startup Smart’s Dinushi Dias offering out her golden rules for making money through crowdfunding

8. On Thursday, online funding platform Allbright went live, revealing all of its funding will go to UK companies managed by women with a report documenting the global landscape for female entrepreneurship. Read on, here

9. In at number nine we have news that the existence of ‘huge legacy challenges’ for traditional finance has led The Economist to create a series of events detailing disruptive developments in the financial services industry. Get the full story

10. And finally, rounding off this first ever Weekly Top 10, we have the news that Devon’s beaver could be saved by the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign. Get your teeth into this…

Join us next Friday for your next dose of crowdfunding news!