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UK Business Angels Association Winter Dinner & Forum

UK Business Angels Association Winter Dinner & ForumPosted on Feb 23, 2014 by Douglas Roberts  | 0 CommentsKenny Mumford and I recently attended two UK Business Angels Association events in London – the Winter Networking Dinner and Winter Investment Forum the following day.  We both came away from these gatherings with a spring in our step due to the extremely positive feelings emanating from the speeches and the conversations we had with numerous attendees at these two events.  The UK’s angel community has experienced some tough times (like the rest of the economy) so it was encouraging to experience such confident...
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Crowdfunding – another word but unlikely to be the last

Crowdfunding – another word but unlikely to be the lastPosted on Feb 23, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: crowdfunding, funding, finance, banking, lending, startups, SMEs, alternative finance market,  | 0 CommentsI have just come across www.p2pmoney.co.uk which provides a very good analysis of the different crowdfunding platforms which are operating.  It also identifies a number which have ceased to operate which shows that this area of activity is not without its risks.  Anyone interested in crowdfunding should have a look at www.cfa.org.uk and check whether the crowdfunding platforms they are considering are members of the Crowdfunding Association and authorised by the...
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Crowdfunding - A brief overview




Crowdfunding - A brief overviewPosted on Feb 11, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: crowdfunding, funding, finance, banking, lending, startups, SMEs, alternative finance market,  | 0 CommentsBackgroundEmerging in response to a tight lending market and global capital shortfalls, and facilitated by the internet, crowdfunding has grown exponentially in the last five years. This Briefing Note gives some detail as to how big it is, how fast it is growing, how it is organised, and the response of the UK’s financial and regulatory bodies.Scale and scopeAlmost £1bn globally raised by alternative finance in 2013 as at 19 December 2013 (source: FCA).The UK...
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Crowdfunding Comes Of Age

Crowdfunding Comes Of AgePosted on Jul 23, 2013 by Sandy Finlayson  |Last week saw the listing on AIM of Frontier Developments plc, a Cambridge based games developer which was originally established in 1994. In January this year, the Company was financed through Kickstarter. With a fund raising target of $2 million, (the biggest ever on Kickstarter), they managed to raise a total of £1,578,316 from 25,681 investors. The interesting point to note is that this is the first UK-based crowdfunded company to come to the stock market. This represents a major milestone for crowdfunding and shows that crowdfunded companies really can make it up...
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Teaching Budding Business Angels How To Invest

Catriona Brown Speaking at the UK Business Angel Institute
Teaching Budding Business Angels How To InvestPosted on Jul 22, 2013 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: UKBAA, business angels, Angel CoFund, UK Business Angel Institute, Angel News  | 0 Comments  Regular readers of this blog may know that the UK Business Angel Institute was launched last month in association with stalwarts of the early-stage scene, the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and Angel News to create standards and professionalism in UK business angel investing.Last week, Catriona and I were fortunate enough to be invited to contribute to the Institute’s first angel training course. Held last week in a sweltering London, the event brought together a mixture of first time angel...
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