Entries by Tribe First

The Monzo Effect – how is the UK challenger bank getting on?

In 2016, a major crowdfunding record was smashed by a challenger bank seeking to disrupt the mobile banking industry. Despite capping each investment at £1,000, Mondo (which later changed its name to Monzo) raised a whopping £1 million in just 96 seconds on Crowdcube – that’s nearly £10,000 per second. Enthralled by their success, we […]

Autumn Budget: A Fruitful Harvest for Crowdfunders

Autumn Budget: A Fruitful Harvest for Crowdfunders 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 widening the EIS scheme, rather than introducing […]

Can robots save the NHS?

Can robots save the NHS? 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 problem can be […]

Why are women more successful at crowdfunding?

Why are women more successful at crowdfunding? Women having a higher crowdfunding success rate, so why are they more hesitant to launch a crowdfunding campaign? Last month, PwC in collaboration with The Crowdfunding Centre released new research which has provoked much debate among the crowdfunding community and beyond. The research revealed that women are more successful at […]

Autumn statement & crowdfunding

Autumn statement & crowdfunding 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 it […]

Launching new brands

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 […]

The Mondo Effect

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 consider they capped each investment at £1,000. […]

The rising popularity of movie crowdfunding

The rising popularity of movie crowdfunding 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 […]