Investors using the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) had a huge reason to celebrate after ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ doubled the investment limit from £1m to £2m in his Autumn Budget. After months of consultations with VCTs, Phillip Hammond defied all the predictions by wide...
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Can robots save the NHS?

November 14, 2017
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that there is a funding and staffing crisis with the NHS. It’s a heavily political subject, and the purpose of this article isn’t to discuss the politics, but to present an argument that part of the NHS pr...
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Women having a higher crowdfunding success rate, so why are they more hesitant to launch a crowdfunding campaign?...
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What does the Autumn statement mean for crowdfunding?

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" sang London's financial journalists as Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond thrust his signature red briefcase towards the sea of press gathered outside Number 10. But, what, metaphorically speaking, is inside? And, how will ...
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Launching new brands

March 7, 2016

Leveraging the power of crowdfunding to launch a credible brand

In a world where consumers can have anything it is often challenging to create an identity. Trying to establish a brand successfully amongst the 'big players' of business, in any industry, is a very hard craft. But there is one marketplace that's allowing new brands to quick...
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The Mondo Effect

March 4, 2016

A masterclass in equity crowdfunding

A crowdfunding record has just been broken in spectacular fashion. Mondo, the challenger bank that's aiming to disrupt the mobile banking industry, raised £1m in just 96 seconds on Crowdcube – that's nearly £10,000 per second. This is even more remarkable when you consid...
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Using crowdfunding to make important movies

The entertainment industry has a reputation for rewarding the well-connected and fulfilling the mantra "it isn't what you know, it's who you know" but crowdfunding is changing that. We live in a world with few boundaries; any corner of the Earth can be visited and any path...
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Save millions on failed product launches

Traditional product launches are known to be expensive and are often ineffective. TAS recently reported that 78% of the 75 top executives they surveyed from giants such as IBM, HP and 3Com were unsatisfied with their recent product launches. Another survey completed by Stat...
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