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This letter sent out to Crowdcube SH illustrates the very real problems that individual investors have when investing in start ups. It's not a level pitch. It may not even be the same pitch.
Tuesday October 27, 2020
Yeomans was the founder of Hopstuff - a real success. Until his limited business acumen and greed destroyed the company and lost investors and creditors millions.
Tuesday October 20, 2020
This merger is not the answer the serious issues facing start up finance and equity crowdfunding
Friday October 9, 2020
The two heavy loss making Equity Crowdfunding pioneers have given up their internecine war and joined up. Two loads of carp become one giant pile.
Monday October 5, 2020
British Business Bank raised serious concerns with Government about all of their Covid 19 Business loans schemes in April and then May 2020. What did the Government do? Hid the letter until now.
Wednesday September 30, 2020
Now in liquidation this business lost over £5.5m in 3 years. Seedsr investors were conned not once but twice.
Tuesday September 29, 2020
Against the Covid19 backdrop, this 4 times funded Footsie100 linked, loss making, start up, pleas for one final round. Cry Wolf again?
Tuesday September 15, 2020
Nicola Horlick signs off Times Place accounts even though she resigned 4 years ago and Wrap it Up offer its SHs a Wild West style race to win 0,05p per share.
Monday September 7, 2020
Houseology was not a start up when it took £1m off 183 investors in April 2016 on Seedrs.
Wednesday September 2, 2020
Hopstuff is currently with KPMG in Administration. Fees so far over £110k. Realisations are just £460k. A 25% commission for doing FA.
Wednesday August 26, 2020
Two recent failures - Morpher Helmets and Cornerstone Brands - show what can happen when Vcs get involved and dont like the way the game is being played.
Sunday August 23, 2020
The Liquidation and Resurrection of Lady Natasha's and Lavinia Brennan's failed dress company is a classic case in daylight robbery - all perfectly legal mind.
Sunday August 23, 2020
Oliver Tezcan founded Idleman, ran Idleman and allowed Idleman to collapse owing over £1m. Crowdcube investors lost over £700k. But reading his LI page and his customer support emails you would...
Saturday August 15, 2020
Zing Zing is a classic Crowdcube deep fried balls up. 2 rounds raising £2.7m and a failed third round with numbers plucked from the heavens, have lost investors all of their cash. Wonderful.
Wednesday July 29, 2020
In 2017 on FCA regulated investment platform Seedrs, the Macrebur pitch claimed to have patents pending. By Round 2 in 2018, the valuation had doubled but the claims to patents pending had been...
Wednesday July 22, 2020
Look at it from any angle - The Faction Collective performance against the IM it used to take money off Crowdcube investors is a white out
Saturday July 18, 2020
Perswitch are raising. At a £25m valuation. The CEO is certainly one to watch after the debacle with her last outing with Labrador
Friday July 17, 2020
Seedrs have backed Killing Kittens in a JV round with you, me and Rishi, the smiling assassin, UK taxpayers all - we will own 1.6% of a sex industry start up. Boris's World Class UKplc - see you...
Friday July 10, 2020
Morpher Helmets was a Seedrs success story. Millions raised and strong sales and IP of their folding bicycle helmet brand. But a wrong move in taking on a large investment from a US VC has led to...
Wednesday July 8, 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.