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Michael McDowell, Sapphire Capital

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Getting ready for the crowd!

  Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new way for businesses to raise investment and that is why we ...
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Structuring your pitch deck - how to get it right?

The first contact many investors will have with your business is an introductory email with a pitch ...
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Getting your business ready for the crowdfunding and angel platform stage.

  For some time the team at Sapphire have championed the use of crowdfunding and angel investment pl...
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How the tax man rewards you for being a crowdfunder

When Airpos board of directors decided to launch a round of fundraising they wanted to ensure it was...
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Equity crowdfunding - the new reality

  As the leading crowdfunding platforms grow to a new level of maturity, businesses increasingly vie...
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Grow Advisors Seminar Series 2016 - Essential Digital Marketplaces

Essential Online Marketplaces - Lending & Equity Investment London ,  29th June, 2016 Since before t...
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Highlights of the 2016 FCA consultation for Peer to Peer lending

The fastest growing and most visible area of alternative finance is Peer to Peer (P2P) lending. This...
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UK property crowdfunding - harnessing the power of the crowd

Over the past few years the growth of crowdfunding has been remarkable.  It started as a reaction to...
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What is crowdfunding? A refresher for 2014

Over the past 18 months, crowdfunding has entered the vocabulary of the business community, but it c...
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Time to move your business forward with an EIS?

The decision to move your business to the next level is rarely taken in isolation by a management te...
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Coffee shops: fuelling investors, entrepreneurs and UK crowdfunding

In the 17th Century merchants would meet at Jonathan’s coffee house in Exchange Alley London and dis...
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Top 10 ways to get your business listed on a UK crowdfunding platform

From an investor's perspective it is reassuring to know that the leading UK equity crowdfunding plat...
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FCA new crowdfunding regulations due in 6 weeks! The 4 key changes

The FCA will soon announce their regulations for  equity crowd funding, peer to peer lending and the...
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Top 10 crowdfunding fundamentals

These are the ten most important considerations before launching a crowdfunding project.  The golden...
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Electronic marketing of securities & investments – aka crowdfunding

When you look closely at crowdfunding, you will quickly realise that it should be defined as the onl...
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Crowdfunding: The FCA needs to hear from you!

The UK Crowd Funding Association (UKCFA) have launched a PlaceSpeak topic to encourage their members...
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Is it time for Crowdfunding to grow up?

With the success of Funding Circle, record breaking months of money raising with Crowdcube and Seedr...
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Reducing the fear of regulation and fraud from equity crowdfunding

There are two big fears when it comes to equity crowdfunding.  Platforms fear regulation and everyon...
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Peer to Peer Lending or Equity Crowdfunding - which is right for you?

As the number of crowdfunding platforms and providers continues to grow in the UK the key question i...
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Peer to Peer Lending Comes to the Rescue of Commercial Property

The property professionals’ journal – Estates Gazette – had one of the most interesting editorial co...
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Is Australia (not the UK) leading world in Equity Crowdfunding??

Daily Telegraph 11th June 2013: Can the UK “lead the world” in Crowdfunding? Australia might have be...
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