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.