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Cork Gully's initial report on the Administration of Mrs Wordsmith makes for alarming reading. Well before the company helped itself to the Future Fund, they had conned 747 Crowdcube investors into...
Sunday April 18, 2021
You could add in the many investors who gave Dr Theo £700k to buy shares in Ethos Global via Crowdcube or the £450k in unpaid creditors. This has now run since 2016 and it is still running....
Wednesday April 7, 2021
We are led to believe that the founding CEO of Wordsmith and Pierre Lagrange have been friends or associates for a while so this pre pack is hardly a hands off situation. The company used to buy...
Friday March 26, 2021
It is pathetic.
Thursday March 25, 2021
Pretty certain both platforms cannot survive independently despite what CMA said. Question is - which one goes?
Wednesday March 24, 2021
Winebuyers used Crowdcube in 2018. Now with several CCJs, angry out of pocket customers and a CEO who would give Walter Mitty a good run, we ask why this has been allowed to happen by the FCA...
Thursday February 25, 2021
We think these guys have something - so we are helping them with their up and coming Seedrs investment round.
Wednesday February 24, 2021
Fullgreen is misnomer. They cram perfectly healthy, fresh vegetables into non recyclable sealed bags for long shelf life unimaginative lazy people who cant cook. And the product stinks - literally
Saturday February 20, 2021
Easy Property which was, back in 2015, on Crowdcube is now struggling to complete its Seedrs round as the NewCo Easy Property. We can see why! Apologies to Iris Dement for borrowing the title of...
Friday February 19, 2021
A disgruntled (understated) shareholder sent us this. Where, they asked are the ROIs, the successful businesses from the Wonders Darren so readily promotes? It's a good Q but not one you will find...
Thursday February 4, 2021
It's coming to a head - well thats the way we read it. Many of the companies now late filing accounts have been struggling for years. Is Covid now killing them.
Tuesday February 2, 2021
Investors on both leading Equity Crowdfunding platforms, Seedrs and Crowdcube, must be made aware that what they are told is not always true. Read on.
Monday February 1, 2021
Upgrade Pack is still alive - even though it told Seedrs investors last year it was closing. So what has happened really and were Seedrs or their investors ever given a chance?
Friday January 22, 2021
Senta's sale to Iris is a classic Equity CF dream. A small start up sold for a price 120 times its original investment value. But the story is not that simple and that is not the ROI.
Friday January 15, 2021
It just shows - despite ridiculous numbers on Crowdcube - twice and accumulated losses of £8m, the company has managed to survive and make the Year of Covid its Annus Mirabilis
Tuesday December 15, 2020
Below we have copied PR from both Leeds and EISA which came out today. The full report is available. What we actually need is a system that helps promote the best UK starts ups, not one that wastes...
Monday December 7, 2020
Backed by both Ramesh and hard to please Claude, this disaster is yet another example of Seedrs at their best.
Wednesday December 2, 2020
We take this example of a Seedrs PR about their 2020 exits and compare it to the real facts. We ask why their PR is promoting two exits where total investment was under well £100k and yet the...
Tuesday December 1, 2020
Here we explore the growing volume of fakery used by companies and individuals to gain access to us and our money. Like the grotesque image of the ex Mayor of NY melting as he deals out lie after...
Saturday November 21, 2020
Hardman and Co’s Brian Moretta in conversation with ECF Buzz Founder Rob Murray Brown on start up investing, equity crowdfunding and what’s a good read.