Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Specialty Finance RSS feed http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Specialty Finance feed en Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:08:42 +0000 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com action@proactiveinvestors.com SyndicateRoom report identifies UK's leading start-ups by valuation increases between 2014 and 2017 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/188455/syndicateroom-report-identifies-uk-s-leading-start-ups-by-valuation-increases-between-2014-and-2017-188455.html Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:27:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/188455/syndicateroom-report-identifies-uk-s-leading-start-ups-by-valuation-increases-between-2014-and-2017-188455.html SyndicateRoom provides investors access to fast-growing UK scale-ups with new EIS fund http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/188073/syndicateroom-provides-investors-access-to-fast-growing-uk-scale-ups-with-new-eis-fund-188073.html Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/188073/syndicateroom-provides-investors-access-to-fast-growing-uk-scale-ups-with-new-eis-fund-188073.html Tech start-up JustBeagle raises £970,000 in seed round financing through Syndicate Room platform http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/187227/tech-start-up-justbeagle-raises-970000-in-seed-round-financing-through-syndicate-room-platform-187227.html Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:12:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/187227/tech-start-up-justbeagle-raises-970000-in-seed-round-financing-through-syndicate-room-platform-187227.html SyndicateRoom launches due diligence guide for crowdfunding investors http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/187071/syndicateroom-launches-due-diligence-guide-for-crowdfunding-investors-187071.html Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:26:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/187071/syndicateroom-launches-due-diligence-guide-for-crowdfunding-investors-187071.html Fashion On Screen unveils plans to raise £1.5mln via SyndicateRoom to fund William Shakespeare film http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/186802/fashion-on-screen-unveils-plans-to-raise-15mln-via-syndicateroom-to-fund-william-shakespeare-film-186802.html Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:35:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/186802/fashion-on-screen-unveils-plans-to-raise-15mln-via-syndicateroom-to-fund-william-shakespeare-film-186802.html Engenie shifts into gear after securing £1.5mln with SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/186601/engenie-shifts-into-gear-after-securing-15mln-with-syndicateroom-186601.html Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/186601/engenie-shifts-into-gear-after-securing-15mln-with-syndicateroom-186601.html SyndicateRoom supports Warwick Audio in £2.2mln funding round as it prepares to push into the automotive market http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/185448/syndicateroom-supports-warwick-audio-in-22mln-funding-round-as-it-prepares-to-push-into-the-automotive-market-185448.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/185448/syndicateroom-supports-warwick-audio-in-22mln-funding-round-as-it-prepares-to-push-into-the-automotive-market-185448.html The People’s Investment Trust pulls launch as not raised sufficient capital to reach level considered to be viable http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/185362/the-peoples-investment-trust-pulls-launch-as-not-raised-sufficient-capital-to-reach-level-considered-to-be-viable-185362.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:13:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/185362/the-peoples-investment-trust-pulls-launch-as-not-raised-sufficient-capital-to-reach-level-considered-to-be-viable-185362.html SyndicateRoom launches £1.5mln investment round for Desktop Genetics, a software firm revolutionising genome editing technology http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/185068/syndicateroom-launches-15mln-investment-round-for-desktop-genetics-a-software-firm-revolutionising-genome-editing-technology-185068.html Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:13:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/185068/syndicateroom-launches-15mln-investment-round-for-desktop-genetics-a-software-firm-revolutionising-genome-editing-technology-185068.html SyndicateRoom giving members the opportunity to take part in upcoming IPO for The People’s Trust http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/183767/syndicateroom-giving-members-the-opportunity-to-take-part-in-upcoming-ipo-for-the-peoples-trust-183767.html Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:32:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/183767/syndicateroom-giving-members-the-opportunity-to-take-part-in-upcoming-ipo-for-the-peoples-trust-183767.html LendInvest planning retail bond offer through investment platform Syndicate Room http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/181591/lendinvest-planning-retail-bond-offer-through-investment-platform-syndicate-room-181591.html Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:20:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/181591/lendinvest-planning-retail-bond-offer-through-investment-platform-syndicate-room-181591.html Engenie presents £1mln investment opportunity as electric vehicle demand grows, says SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/181351/engenie-presents-1mln-investment-opportunity-as-electric-vehicle-demand-grows-says-syndicateroom-181351.html Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:39:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/181351/engenie-presents-1mln-investment-opportunity-as-electric-vehicle-demand-grows-says-syndicateroom-181351.html SyndicateRoom to host event on protecting IP and securing funding – two key issues for UK start-ups http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180705/syndicateroom-to-host-event-on-protecting-ip-and-securing-funding-two-key-issues-for-uk-start-ups-180705.html Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180705/syndicateroom-to-host-event-on-protecting-ip-and-securing-funding-two-key-issues-for-uk-start-ups-180705.html SyndicateRoom looks to 'ed-tech' as two exciting growth companies seek funding http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180157/syndicateroom-looks-to-ed-tech-as-two-exciting-growth-companies-seek-funding-180157.html Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:10:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180157/syndicateroom-looks-to-ed-tech-as-two-exciting-growth-companies-seek-funding-180157.html SyndicateRoom closes additional funding rounds for three British start-ups http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179253/syndicateroom-closes-additional-funding-rounds-for-three-british-start-ups-179253.html Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179253/syndicateroom-closes-additional-funding-rounds-for-three-british-start-ups-179253.html SydicateRoom to host an evening with Simon Calver http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179252/sydicateroom-to-host-an-evening-with-simon-calver-179252.html Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179252/sydicateroom-to-host-an-evening-with-simon-calver-179252.html UK film Kat and the Band funded via SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/178276/uk-film-kat-and-the-band-funded-via-syndicateroom-178276.html Wed, 24 May 2017 15:29:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/178276/uk-film-kat-and-the-band-funded-via-syndicateroom-178276.html SyndicateRoom members to get in on the ground floor of property trust http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/178195/syndicateroom-members-to-get-in-on-the-ground-floor-of-property-trust-178195.html Tue, 23 May 2017 12:25:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/178195/syndicateroom-members-to-get-in-on-the-ground-floor-of-property-trust-178195.html SyndicateRoom EIS fund raises £4.5mln http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/176240/syndicateroom-eis-fund-raises-45mln-176240.html Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:43:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/176240/syndicateroom-eis-fund-raises-45mln-176240.html Small Pharma raises £830,000 from angel investors to develop ketamine-based drug as severe depression treatment http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/176144/small-pharma-raises-830000-from-angel-investors-to-develop-ketamine-based-drug-as-severe-depression-treatment-176144.html Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:47:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/176144/small-pharma-raises-830000-from-angel-investors-to-develop-ketamine-based-drug-as-severe-depression-treatment-176144.html SyndicateRoom to support £100mln IPO of Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175449/syndicateroom-to-support-100mln-ipo-of-downing-strategic-micro-cap-trust-175449.html Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:25:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175449/syndicateroom-to-support-100mln-ipo-of-downing-strategic-micro-cap-trust-175449.html Active Needle Technology raises £350k via SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175310/active-needle-technology-raises-350k-via-syndicateroom-175310.html Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:15:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175310/active-needle-technology-raises-350k-via-syndicateroom-175310.html Online investing closing the gender divide, according to SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174453/online-investing-closing-the-gender-divide-according-to-syndicateroom-174453.html Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:19:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174453/online-investing-closing-the-gender-divide-according-to-syndicateroom-174453.html Personal finance app Squirrel beats fundraising target with SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174320/personal-finance-app-squirrel-beats-fundraising-target-with-syndicateroom-174320.html Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:21:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174320/personal-finance-app-squirrel-beats-fundraising-target-with-syndicateroom-174320.html SyndicateRoom offers second round investment opportunity with £5.2mln medtech raise http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174140/syndicateroom-offers-second-round-investment-opportunity-with-52mln-medtech-raise-174140.html Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:23:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174140/syndicateroom-offers-second-round-investment-opportunity-with-52mln-medtech-raise-174140.html SyndicateRoom boss welcomes new proposals from regulator on IPOs http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174010/syndicateroom-boss-welcomes-new-proposals-from-regulator-on-ipos-174010.html Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:25:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174010/syndicateroom-boss-welcomes-new-proposals-from-regulator-on-ipos-174010.html Investors missing out on benefits of early stage firms, says SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/173407/investors-missing-out-on-benefits-of-early-stage-firms-says-syndicateroom-173407.html Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:53:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/173407/investors-missing-out-on-benefits-of-early-stage-firms-says-syndicateroom-173407.html Personal finance app Squirrel in scale up bid with SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/171676/personal-finance-app-squirrel-in-scale-up-bid-with-syndicateroom-171676.html Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:24:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/171676/personal-finance-app-squirrel-in-scale-up-bid-with-syndicateroom-171676.html Brexit vote leaves young investors undeterred, says SyndicateRoom http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/171481/brexit-vote-leaves-young-investors-undeterred-says-syndicateroom-171481.html Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:14:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/171481/brexit-vote-leaves-young-investors-undeterred-says-syndicateroom-171481.html SyndicateRoom celebrates first exit http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/170417/syndicateroom-celebrates-first-exit-170417.html Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:05:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/170417/syndicateroom-celebrates-first-exit-170417.html The People's Trust looking to create long-term sustainable wealth creation http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/8136 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.

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:59:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/8136
SyndicateRoom eyeing incredibly bright future for 'Ed-Tech' companies http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/7766 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.

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:40:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/7766
Digital approach is changing the old school model, says SyndicateRoom chief http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/7058 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.

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:22:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/7058
Squirrel to 'empower people to truly take control of their finances', says CEO http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6756 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''.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:19:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6756
SyndicateRoom surprised by resilience of investment appetite post-Brexit http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6726 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.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:01:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6726
SyndicateRoom chief highlights 'astonishing growth potential' of early-stage companies http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6468 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''.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:38:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6468
SyndicateRoom opens up AIM market with 'innovative and novel' new platform http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6398 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''.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:30:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6398
SyndicateRoom says £3.1mln funding round was "strongest vote of confidence" http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/5071 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.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 15:10:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/5071
SyndicateRoom says reliable anchor investor is USP http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/5038 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.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/5038
CEO: SyndicateRoom applying crowdfunding to public markets http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/4859 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.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:57:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/4859
SyndicateRoom chiefs discuss public placings approval http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/4778 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.

Please visit www.syndicateroom.com for more information 

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:55:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/4778