Tag Archives: democratisation of finance

SEC Adopts Equity Crowdfunding Rules

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  SEC Opens Up Equity Crowdfunding To The Crowd On Friday, Oct. 30 the Securities and Exchange Commission  voted 3-1 to adopt the next generation of rules for entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise capital from the “crowd”. With the new rules passing, which form part of Title III of the JOBS Act, it is […]


The Disruptive Innovation Festival 2014

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation have staged the first Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), bringing together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy. Over four weeks, using a mix of online and face to face events, participants have an abundance of opportunities to explore the economy through a different […]


The 2014 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report Released‏

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New research has been published by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and the University of Cambridge, with support from PwC and ACCA.   In the first three quarters of 2014, alternative finance platforms facilitated loans, investments and donations worth £1.2bn, with the amount predicted to reach £1.74bn by the end of the year. The researchers predict […]


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 […]


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 […]


Transforming Finance – The case for change

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Here at ShareIn we strongly believe that equity crowdfunding offers a more democratic form of finance that allows individuals to decide what they do with their own money. This video gives an excellent view on the the case for change. Transforming Finance demonstrates the growing movement for financial systems change. It is an inspiring and compelling story […]


Thisismoney.co.uk ask ShareIn

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Jude was asked what equity crowdfunding investors should be looking for. Valuation is key! Read the full article by Amy Andrew here on Thisismoney.co.uk 


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 […]