Tag Archives: alternative investment

How NOT to do crowdfunding!

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We are a young industry, but fast moving, and with more than 9 million members across all the different crowdfunding platforms in the UK, and more than 600,000 projects and businesses already successfully funded, between us we have already learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t work so well in the world of […]


ShareIn Media Coverage

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              ShareIn has had a lot of great media coverage recently in a variety of different places. Here are a selection: –  The Scotsman Friday 27th June 2014 – The Herald Friday 27th June 2014 – Altfi.com – Thursday 26th June 2014 – UK Crowdfunding Association – Thursday 26th […]


ShareIn Now Directly Authorised By The FCA

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Keeping the crowd in crowdfunding! We are thrilled to announce that ShareIn are now authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate to a much wider audience. Prior to this we have been operating as an appointed representative of an FCA authorised entity that had more restrictive permissions as to who we could deal […]


Can Money Grow On Trees?

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“You can’t manage what you can’t measure”, goes the old saying. And for forests, high quality measurements leads directly to cost savings, improved operational efficiencies and minimising of investment risk. Carbomap specialises in the mapping of forests from the air and from satellite.   Our patent pending approach is like an MRI scanner for forests — full 3D information […]


UK’s First Technology and Health Equity Crowdfunding Site

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ShareIn, a crowdfunding company, today announced the launch of the only equity based crowdfunding platform designed exclusively for British technology and health focussed companies. ShareIn’s crowdfunding platform entered its initial beta phase in December, with five companies seeking investment. Yesterday, the first company, Holoxica, a developer of holographic 3D display technology, achieved its fundraising goal with more than […]


The Rise Of Future Finance: NESTA report

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In December NESTA, the University of Cambridge and the University of California, Berkeley issued a benchmarking research joint project. The Rise of Future Finance  Great news to have the first comprehensive country–level study of an alternative finance market anywhere in the world. I’d encourage you to read the entire report it’s not that long. Here are […]


TOP 5 REASONS WHY FUND MANAGERS WASTE YOUR MONEY

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(First published in Ingenious Britain)   50 years ago people managed their own investments. Somehow that gradually changed and fund managers now totally dominate equity markets.  But how good a job are the fund managers you employ doing, and what are the alternatives?  Here are 5 reasons why you should consider managing at least some […]


Quick – Free Share In ShareIn Offer Ending Soon!

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Time is running out. Anyone investing in one of the amazing technology or health companies raising funds on ShareIn before midnight on December 31 2013 will be eligible for a “free share in ShareIn”. Simply invest from as little as £10. So go and visit ShareIn and select which of the five amazing companies you’d like […]


Less Selfish Capitalism

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Ashwin Parameswaran has recently written about “Maturity Transformation”, a term he uses to explain the existence of banks. Its an interesting viewpoint and within his analysis he looks at solutions to the failure of banks to finance disruptive businesses considered risky investments.  He presents one answer to this challenge as equity crowdfunding: The answer is […]


ShareIn Infographic – How Equity Crowdfunding Works

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