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Odyssey Airlines passes £1million raised on Crowdcube

Odyssey Airlines passes £1million raised on Crowdcube

Crowdfunding Beat news wire Company achieves investment target on UK-based crowd funding platform London, 28 August 2014 – Odyssey Airlines, the new UK-based business-only carrier, has successfully raised its minimum target of £1million via crowd funding on the UK-based platform Crowdcube. As of today, Odyssey’s Crowdcube investor pitch has raised £1,049,230, or 104% of its target on the site. The company’s pitch can be viewed at: http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/odyssey-15419 Odyssey has already raised over £5M in seed capital, including having engaged Freedman & Partners to raise £2.185 million via the ThinCats platform in 2013, and the company will be targeting a raise of £60M via a round…

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Balderton Capital invests £3.8 million in Crowdcube

Balderton Capital invests £3.8 million in Crowdcube

CFB News wire, Investment is part of a £5m round with the final £1.2m offered to the crowd   Exeter, UK –17 July 2014: One of Europe’s largest venture investors, Balderton Capital, leads a £5m round with a £3.8 million stake inCrowdcube, the world’s first and leading investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube will complete its Series B round by offering a £1.2 million crowdfunding, which opens on Crowdcube.com at 12:00 GMT on Tuesday 22 July. Darren Westlake, CEO and co-founder comments, “We’re delighted to secure growth finance from such a renowned VC who will undoubtedly add tremendous value both strategically and operationally. We’ve built a pioneering and…

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Crowdcube’s first fundraiser beauty start-up Bubble & Balm throws in the towel

Crowdcube’s first fundraiser beauty start-up Bubble & Balm throws in the towel

The very real risks of investing in start-ups have come to a head after the announcement Bubble & Balm, the first company to raise money via crowdfunding site Crowdcube, has ceased trading. The news is a blow for crowdfunding which has become one of the fastest growing investment sectors in the country. The Financial Times reported this week that the fair trade soap manufacturer asked Companies House to be struck off. Its website, Twitter account and Facebook page have been taken down. Crowdfunding works by sidestepping the banks to directly connect businesses and investors – and has been praised for its role in helping to…

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Crowdcube amazes again – Reaches over £10M in funding

Crowdcube amazes again – Reaches over £10M in funding

Crowdcube amazes again by reaching another great milestone of successfully raising over £10 million in funding. In May 2013, the company managed to set a world record for raising £1.5 million in just three days via an equity crowdfunding platform.Founded in 2010, Crowdcube offers the opportunity for small businesses to showcase themselves in order to obtain funding from investors. This UK based company has more than 40,000 registered investors making it one of the pioneers in the world of crowdfunding. The founder of Crowdcube, Darren Westlake, started the website by spending 3 years and using £100,000 from family and friends with the goal of creating…

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Crowdcube eyes MENA crowdfunding expansion

Crowdcube eyes MENA crowdfunding expansion

The world’s leading regulated crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube has announced they are planning to expand in the MENA region. Crowdcube has formed a JV partnership known as Crowdcube MENA. Omar Rana; “We are currently examining various regions to assess the best way of leveraging Crowdcube’s platform to provide world-class crowdfunding in the MENA region. Sixty percent of the GCC is less than 30 years old, and 66.8 percent of MENA + Africa is less than 30 years old. All these young people are bursting with ideas and passion, and they don’t want to wait for governments and companies to use old fashioned ways to create jobs…

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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise FeesNPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it wou [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

Bitcoin News (press release)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO BandwagonBitcoin News (press release)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon Indiegogo is a popular crowdfunding platform headquartered in San Francisco that was founded in 2008 by Eric Schell, Slava R [...]

HuffPostIs Crowdfunding Really a Good Idea for Innovation?HuffPostHere's a head-scratcher for you: according to new research, if you refer to your product or idea as both “novel” and “useful” in your crowdfunding campaign, your funding will be lower than it would if you just decl [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

FortuneWant to Hold Your Own ICO? Indiegogo Can Help You With ThatFortuneCrowdfunding sites like Kickstarter (kickstarter, +0.00%) and Indiegogo raised start-up cash for a generation of online entrepreneurs, but one increasingly visible method of internet-sourced financing seemed to h [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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