crowdfunding

BrewDog turns to equity crowdfunding for US expansion

The fintech revolution might be a threat to major financial institutions, but it’s creating new ways for startups and growing businesses to raise capital and deepen their relationships with customers.

The latest example of that: BrewDog, Scotland’s largest independent brewery, is using a new crowdfunding law to raise money for its US expansion.

What banks can learn from Mondo’s record-breaking £1m crowdfunding campaign

Mondo Bank has a long journey ahead of it as it seeks to become the Facebook or Google of banking as venture capitalist Eileen Burbidge envisions.

But it took the upstart bank just 96 seconds to raise £1m from 1,861 people through a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.

Thousands more would-be investors were left out, demonstrating that there’s significant demand on the part of everyday consumers to invest their own money into building the bank of the future.

Five ways crowdfunding will help retail ecommerce in 2014

The UK’s innovation agency, NESTA, predicts the UK crowdfunding industry to raise £14bn in 2016. That’s a big number considering the global market was expected to reach $6bn in 2013, up from $2.7bn in 2012.

The growth is being driven by an increase in platforms, rapid adoption of crowdfunding as a finance source by businesses and growing consumer awareness.

Kickstarter reminds consumers: we’re not a store

Crowdfunding is on the rise, and while crowdfunded investments in startups are some months off in the United States, services like Kickstarter have given individuals and businesses a viable way to raise money — in some cases hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.

As the most prominent crowdfunding platform in the U.S., Kickstarter’s biggest success stories are well-publicized, but there’s also a dark side to Kickstarter that is increasingly being talked about.

Kickstarter coming to the UK later this year

While entrepreneurs in the United States wait for crowdfunding-based investing to become a reality, one of the most popular no-strings-attached US-based crowdfunding sites is delivering some good news for individuals in the UK who are looking for a few good benefactors.

Kickstarter, which to date has helped businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives raise some $275m across more than 63,000 projects, announced today on Twitter that it will be jumping the pond and making a UK debut this autumn.