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$1 Million Investment Brings Big Changes for ShareIn

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We are pleased to announce that ShareIn has received $1 million investment that will provide us with resources needed to support our ambitious growth plans. Exciting Times Ahead! The crowdfunding equity market doubled in size last year and is now worth over £50 million. The $1 million raised gives ShareIn the capital it requires to […]


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 […]


Now we can all be shareholders | Herald Article

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ShareIn were featured in yesterday’s Personal Finance Section of the Herald. Check out the full article here. Crowdfunding gives investors a sense they are contributing to the country’s economic wellbeing. A lot of it is about people wanting to back something they believe in and having more control over their finances – not just putting their […]


The FT Ask For ShareIn’s View on Independence

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                      I was recently asked for my views on Scottish Independence by Jonathan Moules of The Financial Times – you can read his full article here . I explained that I don’t want to have a public opinion on such a sensitive and divisive topic. I know […]


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 […]


Why Investing In High Growth Companies Helps Us All

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Whilst the UK struggled through the longest, deepest recession to hit the economy in the post-war era, every good entrepreneur sensed an opportunity. Recession = Opportunity Downturn in an industry or, more widely throughout an economy, is counter-intuitively often the most promising time for new businesses to pop up. The competition is weakened by obligations […]