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SyndicateRoom Founder Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Plans Insurtech Startup Rnwl

Several weeks ago, the co-founder of crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom and past CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos announced his departure from the company. At the time, de Vasconcelos indicated his interest in pursuing another startup. He remains a non-executive director of SyndicateRoom so he is still engaged… Read More

Report: Led by Fintech, UK Tech Sector Attracts More Foreign Investment Than Year Prior, Tops US for Foreign Investment per Capita

A new report published by Tech Nation and Dealroom indicates the UK is experiencing a robust market for investment in early-stage firms. In fact, the UK is going gangbusters in comparison to the year prior. The report states that the UK tech sector has attracted… Read More

Accenture Announces Acquisition of Global Financial Institutions Advisor & Consulting Partners Parker Fitzgerald

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Tuesday it has acquired global financial institutions advisor and consulting partner, Parker Fitzgerald. According to Accenture, Parker Fitzgerald advises financial services companies on financial and non-financial risk, regulation and financial technology. The company also provides strategic advice, independent assurance, and… Read More

BBVA to Offer Digital Customer Onboarding For All Operation Territory By the end of 2019

BBVA announced on Tuesday it is set to offer digital customer onboarding everywhere it operates by the end of this year. According to the banking group, this digital onboarding process is based on biometric identification technologies, which is already available in Spain, will now reach other… Read More

Overfunding: Diabetes Research Company Gendius Quickly Secures £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Gendius, a UK-based diabetes research company, has quickly secured its initial £400,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company launched the campaign to raise the funds for to develop intellin, which is described as an app that takes an individual’s clinical history and… Read More

Chatter: Seedrs Agrees to Terms on £4.5 Million Funding Round Led by Big Investors

Last week Crowdfund Insider covered a report where it was revealed that Seedrs is in the midst of a sizable funding round. Today, we are hearing that the leading UK based crowdfunding platform has agreed to terms on a significant £4.5 million round led by institutional… Read More

Update: Elemental Digest Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.2 Million in Funding

Elemental Digest, a UK-based clean-tech manufacturing business that turns an international food and industrial waste problem into sustainable products with nutritional, economic and environmental benefits, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.2 million in funding. The campaign was… Read More

ASA: UK Advertising Regulator Sanctions Crypto Derivatives Platform BitMEX for “Misleading” Ad

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against crypto-derivatives trading platform BitMEX claiming the company violated UK advertising standards with an ad it published on the front page of a national newspaper in January. According to the ASA, the “misleading” ad featured a logarithmic… Read More

Santander Still Banking Coinbase, Barclays Out, Clearbank Steps In

Coinbase, a large, US-based cryptocurrency trading platform, experienced a shake up of its UK banking services this week. On Wednesday, an anonymous “rBitcoin” forum participant on Reddit posted that (Banco) Santander was refusing to deposit money to the individuals’ Coinbase UK account, probably because of… Read More

Funding Circle Has Now Lent $10 Billion Since Platform Launch

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) is out with a release announcing the platform has now lent over $10 billion since launch in 2010. Funding Circle operates in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. The London based company is the first peer to… Read More

Fintech Curve Plans Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

Curve, a Fintech in the banking sector that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card, is launching a “seven-figure” crowdfunding campaign in September, according to a note from the firm. Curve will be raising capital on Crowdcube as part of its Series B… Read More

Overfunding: Theatre Mobile App Stagedoor Surpasses £175,000 in Funding Through Latest Seedrs Campaign

Stagedoor, a London-based theatre app startup, has successfully secured its initial £175,000 funding target on the equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The company previously raised over 350,000 through its 2018 crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and is offering 20% in offered discount. As previously reported, Stagedoor helps… Read More

Outlier Ventures Study: $23.7 Billion Has Been Raised by Blockchain Startups Since 2013

Outlier Ventures, a venture platform that funds seed and growth stage blockchain firms, has published a report on blockchain investment. According to Outlier, since 2013 approximately 3,738 blockchain companies have raised $23.7 billion. Funding for blockchain firms in 2019 appears to be on track to… Read More

Monzo Announces Launch of Flexible Loans

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Thursday the launch of its flexible loans. The startup reported that over the past nine months it has gradually been offering loans to more and more of its customers to make sure its system was to “get it right.”… Read More

Update: Property Investment Platform Yielders Completes Seedrs Round With More Than £660,000 in Funding Secured

Yielders, a property investment platform based in the UK, completed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a total of £661,135 in funding raised. Through the funding round, Yielders offered 4.76% in equity with a £10,004,118 pre-money valuation. As previously reported, Yielders claims to be… Read More

Funding Circle Shares Rise on Positive Report

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Last week, online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) released its 6-month report and the shares have responded positively to the numbers. Six-month Revenue was reported at £81.4 million versus H1 2018 at £63.0 million – up 29%. Loans under management rose 37% to £3.54 billion and… Read More

Crowdcube Rebrands: Declares Crowdfunding 1.0 Dead

Earlier this month, leading UK investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube rebranded after multi-year stint of a fairly consistent design. Crowdcube explained the move in a blog post declaring “crowdfunding 1.0 is dead.” To quote Crowdcube: “Today’s savvy entrepreneurs want Crowdcube 2.0; they want funding that fuels… Read More

deVere Group CEO Comments on HM Revenue & Customs Move to Garner Crypto Transaction Information

“Another clear sign that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP are not only part of mainstream finance, but also the future of money.” deVere Group CEO Nigel Green believes recent actions by UK tax authorities are signs that cryptocurrency is winning the battle of becoming… Read More

Critic: DLT for Administering UK Pensions Not a Foregone Conclusion

The UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is taking a stab at using DLT (distributed ledger technology) to make pension payments more efficient and secure. The UK’s welfare ministry, however, has “abandoned” the tech in the past, Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain… Read More

UK Fintech Delio Secures £3 Million in Venture Capital to Continue International Growth

UK-based fintech Delio announced on Tuesday it secured £3 million in venture capital to continue increasing its presence across Asia, the Middle East, and North America. As previously reported, Delio describes itself as a complete white-label platform solution for private assets, helping financial institutions and… Read More

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