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Citymapper was apparently one of those dead certs - 8000 investors piled in almost £7m via Crowdcube with little or no understanding of the hopeless mess the business was in.
Monday March 27, 2023
The recent demise of Wild Beer co and Bedlam Brewing - both funded via Crowdcube, shines a ugly light on the sector, its use of retail shareholders and our whole IP system..
Tuesday February 28, 2023
The Fianancial Ombudsman Service do not make it easy to complain but complain you must, if you have been misled. Otherwise nothing will change. Here we give you advice on the best way to get your...
Monday February 20, 2023
Two companies we know of have used the FF - Zapaygo has already gone bust and the other, Mettrr, is a pitiful mess. Together they have taken £7.5m from the FF.
Friday January 13, 2023
And yet again investors and creditors get totally screwed. Surely it must be last orders for Equity Crowdfunding.
Monday January 9, 2023
The FOS found against Crowdcube and in favour of investors in the failed company Zing Zing. An almost identical case has just arisen with Wild Beer.
Saturday December 17, 2022
After an interesting dicussion with the Founder of Pedalme, we look at why all of Crowdcube's financial projections for 10 years have over egged the pitching company's prospects. The conclusions...
Friday December 9, 2022
Director and Founder of Thyngs Neil Garner tells his SHs he is liquidating the company to remove its debts so it can be sold in a pre arranged deal
Wednesday December 7, 2022
Fullgreen has used Crowdcube 7 times - so far. Before that the founder. Gem Misa, used Crowdcube 2 times for Righteous. The outcomes for both are not clever.
Thursday November 3, 2022
Listening to Doug Stephenson, founder of Travelnest, is a reminder of the fine line between genuis and hapless.
Wednesday October 12, 2022
Having failed earlier in the year at a valuation of £700mn, the new unvalued attempt is to raise £30mn on a CLN.
Wednesday September 7, 2022
Geroge Spencer founded and ran Rentify and now the Administrators latest filings show just how poorly he performed and how potentially he broke several laws.
Thursday September 1, 2022
Take for Example The Funding Crowd set up recently by Hannah Forbes.
Friday August 19, 2022
Dont rely on the FCA or the FOS. Do do your own due diligence and do it thoroughly. If you are not sure dont invest money you cannot afford to lose.
Thursday August 18, 2022
Looking down our database at some of the still open failures that have used Crowdcube and Seedrs and looking down the Future Fund list you come across far too many of the same names
Saturday August 13, 2022
Ignoring the ridiculous cries of the Founder, Juggle is another reason Crowdcube should be closed down by The FCA. Simply not fit for purpose
Friday August 12, 2022
White and Co have questions to answer. But as it's an offshore deal and our systems allow and even encourage this type of thing, we wont get any answers.
Friday June 17, 2022
It has taken 4 years but finally jusitce is served. The completely misleading information or lie given by Crowdcube to investors in Sugru has now been accepted by the Financial Ombudsman and...
Wednesday May 25, 2022
Pay peanuts get monkeys. The Woolworths model doesnt work.
Friday May 13, 2022
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.