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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
Alexi used Crowdcube to take £176k with SEIS off 156 readers in 2015. They have now lost all of that as the company was recently dissolved.
Tuesday November 17, 2020
The UK start up market is in flux. We now offer a conduit for Founders to try to sell their companies and a place for entrepreneurs to pick up bargains.
Friday November 13, 2020
False claims and a complete lack of any due diligence allowed this company to take £142k off 230 punters on Crowdcube in 2018. The App never existed. The business never existed. The Founders have...
Wednesday November 11, 2020
How many times have we been threatened with legal action? This is one of the more amusing ones and confirms that people like this should not be funded via the public. They need real help.
Tuesday November 3, 2020
The Nom Brand for what it's worth continues but investors have lost all of their £142,000 that they invested in this start up. The detail on the Crowdcube pitch was lacking but who is surprised at...
Friday October 30, 2020
George was the creator of Gas Sense and CEO of Gas Sense Solutions. He is really quite good at making it up. Branson was completely fooled.
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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
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.