Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Specialty Finance RSS feed Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Specialty Finance feed en Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:08:42 +0000 Genera CMS SyndicateRoom report identifies UK's leading start-ups by valuation increases between 2014 and 2017 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:27:00 +0000 SyndicateRoom provides investors access to fast-growing UK scale-ups with new EIS fund Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:00 +0000 Tech start-up JustBeagle raises £970,000 in seed round financing through Syndicate Room platform Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:12:00 +0000 SyndicateRoom launches due diligence guide for crowdfunding investors Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:26:00 +0000 Fashion On Screen unveils plans to raise £1.5mln via SyndicateRoom to fund William Shakespeare film Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:35:00 +0000 Engenie shifts into gear after securing £1.5mln with SyndicateRoom Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:54:00 +0000 SyndicateRoom supports Warwick Audio in £2.2mln funding round as it prepares to push into the automotive market Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0100 The People’s Investment Trust pulls launch as not raised sufficient capital to reach level considered to be viable Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:13:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom launches £1.5mln investment round for Desktop Genetics, a software firm revolutionising genome editing technology Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:13:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom giving members the opportunity to take part in upcoming IPO for The People’s Trust Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:32:00 +0100 LendInvest planning retail bond offer through investment platform Syndicate Room Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:20:00 +0100 Engenie presents £1mln investment opportunity as electric vehicle demand grows, says SyndicateRoom Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:39:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom to host event on protecting IP and securing funding – two key issues for UK start-ups Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom looks to 'ed-tech' as two exciting growth companies seek funding Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:10:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom closes additional funding rounds for three British start-ups Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +0100 SydicateRoom to host an evening with Simon Calver Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +0100 UK film Kat and the Band funded via SyndicateRoom Wed, 24 May 2017 15:29:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom members to get in on the ground floor of property trust Tue, 23 May 2017 12:25:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom EIS fund raises £4.5mln Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:43:00 +0100 Small Pharma raises £830,000 from angel investors to develop ketamine-based drug as severe depression treatment Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:47:00 +0100 SyndicateRoom to support £100mln IPO of Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:25:00 +0100 Active Needle Technology raises £350k via SyndicateRoom Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:15:00 +0000 Online investing closing the gender divide, according to SyndicateRoom Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:19:00 +0000 Personal finance app Squirrel beats fundraising target with SyndicateRoom Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:21:00 +0000 SyndicateRoom offers second round investment opportunity with £5.2mln medtech raise Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:23:00 +0000 SyndicateRoom boss welcomes new proposals from regulator on IPOs Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:25:00 +0000 Investors missing out on benefits of early stage firms, says SyndicateRoom Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:53:00 +0000 Personal finance app Squirrel in scale up bid with SyndicateRoom Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:24:00 +0000 Brexit vote leaves young investors undeterred, says SyndicateRoom Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:14:00 +0000 SyndicateRoom celebrates first exit Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:05:00 +0000 The People's Trust looking to create long-term sustainable wealth creation Online investment platform SyndicateRoom is  giving its members the opportunity to take part in an upcoming IPO for The People’s Trust.

The target for the fund raise is £125mln, with the company looking to list on the London Stock Exchange and the Social Stock Exchange in October 2017.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:59:00 +0100
SyndicateRoom eyeing incredibly bright future for 'Ed-Tech' companies Tom Britton, co-founder of SyndicateRoom talks to Proactive Investors about the huge potential market for Ed-Tech and the opportunities for investors.

Britton was joined in the studio by the founder of Dem DX Lorin Gresser.

Dem Dx helps medical staff, from students to qualified physicians, make better and faster diagnoses.

Educational technology, or edtech for short, is being cited as the next big phase of the digital revolution.

According to the Silicon Valley publisher TechCrunch revenues could exceed those of fintech, where global investment was US$5.3bn in the first quarter.

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:40:00 +0100
Digital approach is changing the old school model, says SyndicateRoom chief On International Women's Day, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, chief executive of investment portal SyndicateRoom, talks to Proactive about new research, which showed women investors were found to be much more likely to seek out alternative investment platforms.
"The really interesting part here is the differential between the male investor perception and the female investor perspective whereby female investors, their level of disaatisfsaction with typical brokers is more than twice that of males," he said.

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:22:00 +0000
Squirrel to 'empower people to truly take control of their finances', says CEO SyndicateRoom’s announced that Squirrel plans to raise £400,000 through the platform. It’s a personal finance app which gives users more control over their money.

Squirrel founder and CEO Mutaz Qubbaj tells Proactive: ''It's about helping people manage their money even before they get access to it''.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:19:00 +0000
SyndicateRoom surprised by resilience of investment appetite post-Brexit Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, chief executive officer at SyndicateRoom tells Proactive Investors he is pleasantly surprised by the findings of the group's recent study that showed younger people are still keen to invest their money – despite the outcome of the EU referendum.

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:01:00 +0000
SyndicateRoom chief highlights 'astonishing growth potential' of early-stage companies SyndicateRoom's Chief executive Goncalo de Vasconcelos ran Proactive through the company's latest research on the outlook for early-stage companies in the UK.

The report, 'Rise of the Growth Hunters', analyses sentiment and expectations of over 1,000 retail investors alongside five years of company growth data from Beauhurst.

de Vasconcelos says early-stage companies may well be the route to higher returns for investors, adding that they've experienced a rate of growth in the past five years that is more than 6 times faster than that of the FTSE all-share index.

''When you think about it, it's an astonishing comparison on the growth that those companies enjoyed compared to the main market''.

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:38:00 +0000
SyndicateRoom opens up AIM market with 'innovative and novel' new platform Online investment platform SyndicateRoom is looking to open up the AIM market to its members as it rolls out its latest offering - WatchList.

SyndicateRoom's head of capital markets Tom Hinton tells Proactive's Andrew Scott: ''The problem is our members haven't been getting access to placings at a discount so all the institutions got it but our members didn't, so  we came up with the novel idea of putting already listed companies on the platform. Our investors can have a look at all the publicly available information on that company, pledge an amount, we ring-fence that amount and then we offer it to the company. They can then essentially settle or take that amount as and when they want it.''

''I guess what's innovative here is that we've teamed up with certain 'watches' who essentially publish their own investment thesis on our platform and say this is a company which falls within that thesis and says why they like it and then our investors can piggy-back off their expertise''.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:30:00 +0000
SyndicateRoom says £3.1mln funding round was "strongest vote of confidence" Goncalo de Vasconcelos, co-founder and chief executive at smart equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom talks to Proactive Investors about the company's £3.1mln funding round and investments by angel investor Jonathan Milner and Unicorn AIM VCT.

Vasconcelos says he is "very proud" that all investors got access to the same class of shares at the same price per share and believes SyndicateRoom is the only crowdfunding platform to have ever achieved it.

He says the "very ambitious" company will invest the proceeds of the fundraise in its growth by recruiting top talent.

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:10:00 +0100
SyndicateRoom says reliable anchor investor is USP SyndicateRoom co-founder Tom Britton tells Proactive Investors that on the equities side they are becoming a one-stop-shop for investors.
"We do have the first mover advantage and we aim to exploit that advantage through events and education on what it takes to be an early investor in a risky asset class," he says.

Britton says the platform works very much like an e-commerce website, allowing investors to shop around for investments that suit them, underpinned by an investing credibility. "The USP for SyndicateRoom is that all of the companies listed on our platform have an anchor investor: an experienced business angel or group of angels, an early stage fund or another professional who has been doing this before," he says.

Tue, 17 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100
CEO: SyndicateRoom applying crowdfunding to public markets SyndicateRoom is the first crowdfunding platform to allow its members to get involved in a wide spectrum of equity opportunities from early-stage crowdfunding rounds through to flotations and discounted placings.

Goncalo de Vasconcelos, chief executive, tells Proactive the firm has now completed the first AIM IPO, the first main market IPO and the first placing through a crowdfunding platform.

Most recently, the firm participated in Scancell Holding PLCS’s (LON:SCLP) successful £6.1mln share placing, marking the first time - via crowdfunding - that retail investors have been able to access an AIM company raise on the same terms as City institutions.

“We were the sole distributor for the retail side that means that individual investors could only invest in that placing via SyndicateRoom,” de Vasconcelos says.

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:57:00 +0100
SyndicateRoom chiefs discuss public placings approval Chief executive Goncalo de Vasconcelos, and head of Capital Markets Tom Hinton join presenter Juliet Mann in a live webcast to discuss the latest in the crowdfunding space.

SyndicateRoom was given the go-ahead this week by the London Stock Exchange to allow its members to get involved in a wide spectrum of equity opportunities from early-stage crowdfunding rounds through to high-growth flotations, pre-flotations and discounted placings.

The duo answer questions from investors and existing members on the potential of the deal, what it means for investors, and what is next for the company.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:55:00 +0000