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Thoughts, stories and news about raising funds and crowd investing.

2015 holiday gift guide from #SeedrsSuccesses

Holiday gift guide

Still looking for the perfect gifts for your loved-ones this holiday season? Looking for yummy goodies to stock up on for your family and friends when they pop by? You’re in luck! Here's our list of offers, last-minute gift ideas and shopping tips from #SeedrsSuccesses to help you survive, and thrive, this holiday season. Clever gift ideas Crane Cookware To the most discerning of... Read more

How to create a pitch-perfect crowdfunding video

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An equity crowdfunding campaign gives founders an opportunity to promote their business to potential investors who can potentially change the future of a business or brand. When embarking on an equity crowdfunding campaign, there are a number of different elements to consider to increase your chance of success (you can read some of them here). Of all these elements, a well-created campaign... Read more

A snapshot of “crowdfunding” on Twitter

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Crowdfunding is growing quickly, and it may never have been possible without the widespread adoption of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. These platforms play an important role in facilitating information sharing and discovery, making it simple for crowdfunding campaigns to obtain awareness among various communities and influencers. There are now thousands of mentions of... Read more

Valuing early-stage companies

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Valuing an early-stage business is notoriously difficult. Unfortunately, there is not a set formula or valuation method that is universally applicable for valuing companies at this stage for investors and entrepreneurs to lean on. Traditional valuation methods (i.e. discounted cash flow) prescribe formulas based on a company's past performance to give an indication of the company's... Read more

Amazon Launchpad partners with Seedrs

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Seedrs is a launch partner of Amazon's Launchpad programme - an exciting new initiative that is designed to allow Amazon customers to more easily find and purchase products from exciting startups. Amazon is working with a network of venture capitalists, accelerators, incubators and crowdfunding platforms, like Seedrs, to help identify new, inspired, and cutting-edge products for their... Read more

3 crowdfunded businesses share their tips for funding success

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To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Seedrs recently hosted an equity crowdfunding knowledge share event at Interchange - a vibrant co-working space in Camden. At Seedrs HQ we talk to entrepreneurs on a daily basis, providing tips on how to promote and manage a successful campaign from start to finish. However we thought that the best way to explain what it really takes to succeed would... Read more

Online IPOs now a reality for crowdfund investors

Crowdfunding Initial Public Offering

When Seedrs raised a secondary public offering for Chapel Down Group plc in September 2014, I said on Bloomberg that I thought it was only a matter of time before we started seeing initial public offerings - IPOs - raised through Seedrs. That time has come. Coinsilium, a blockchain-focused investment company, is raising £1.5 million on Seedrs and through a concurrent placing as part of... Read more

A newcomer’s guide to investing online

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Who doesn’t wish they could have invested in the early days of Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp? There seems to be no end to the success stories of two guys in their garage, creating billion dollar companies. And with governments increasingly recognising and supporting the vital role of early-stage and growth investing in propelling economic growth, these businesses are increasingly - and... Read more

ING partners with Seedrs to fast track Benelux equity crowdfunding campaigns

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In a move to offer businesses access to alternative finance options, we're pleased to announce that leading international bank ING has selected Seedrs as its equity crowdfunding partner in Belgium and Luxembourg. Through this partnership, ambitious businesses will have a fast-track service for equity crowdfunding on Seedrs. The partnership will also raise the awareness of equity crowdfunding in... Read more

Top 6 reasons to raise equity crowdfunding for your business

6 reasons to choose equity crowdfunding

There are so many different avenues for you to inject cash into your business these days that it can be a bit daunting. So why consider equity crowdfunding for your business? Here are six (yes, six) reasons we’ve come up with based on our experience so far. 1. Money Obviously no entrepreneur looks to crowdfunding unless they’re looking for money to launch or grow their business.... Read more