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Industry spotlight - cleantech and crowdfunding

Industry spotlight: cleantech and crowdfunding

This is a guest blog by Andrew Wordsworth, Managing Director of Sustainable Venture Development Partners and co-founder of E-Car Club, the company behind the UK’s first crowdfunding exit.“The last five years have seen a rising tide of start-up companies using internet and mobile technology to disrupt institutional incumbents and allow consumers direct participation in the… Read More »

Spotlight on the UK’s flourishing Artificial Intelligence start-up scene

Recently Twitter announced its $150m acquisition of Magic Pony, which has yet again put the spotlight on the UK’s burgeoning A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) tech scene. Equity investments in A.I. just saw a record-breaking 143 deals in Q1 globally, according to research firm CB insights, including an increasing amount of corporate VCs getting involved. Khosla Ventures, Intel… Read More »

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Female entrepreneurs: the growing trend

The financial world comes with a lot of traditions and stereotypes; according to Private Equity News, 95% of angel investors are male whilst Beauhurst states that 70% of the UK’s fastest growing businesses are led by all-male boards. Crowdcube is changing the status quo. We’re making investing and raising finance more accessible, affordable and rewarding for entrepreneurs… Read More »