Moneybox crowdfunds over £4m in just four hours – and smashes the record number of investors in an equity crowdfund in 2020 with over 10,000 investors taking part
Jul31

Moneybox crowdfunds over £4m in just four hours – and smashes the record number of investors in an equity crowdfund in 2020 with over 10,000 investors taking part

Moneybox, the award-winning saving and investing app, has raised £4m in just four hours on Crowdcube, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform – smashing the 2020 record for largest number of investors in a single campaign. Over 10,000 investors have taken part in the fundraise so far, which saw Moneybox reach its original target of £1,000,000 in just 20 minutes. Moneybox is on a mission to help everyone save and...

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Exclusive: ‘Crowd pleasers’ – Smarterly & Money Dashboard in “The Fintech Magazine”
Jul21

Exclusive: ‘Crowd pleasers’ – Smarterly & Money Dashboard in “The Fintech Magazine”

What persuades fintech startups and scaleups to go down the crowdfunded route? Veteran money raisers Smarterly and Money Dashboard discuss strategy, paybacks and surprises with Seedrs and Crowdcube. Back in 2018, two British challenger banks acquired unicorn status after successful investment rounds. They were Monzo and Revolut – fintechs par excellence, with similar products and similar visions for the digital future of British...

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Moneybox secures £30 million in Series C funding and reveals milestone of £1bn in assets
Jul17

Moneybox secures £30 million in Series C funding and reveals milestone of £1bn in assets

Moneybox, the award-winning saving and investing app, today announces it has secured £30 million in Series C funding earlier this year from existing investors including Eight Roads, and new investors Breega and CNP. Moneybox also reveals it now has £1bn in assets under administration, and announces plans to bring customers closer to its growth journey through an upcoming crowdfund. Moneybox is on a mission to help everyone save and...

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Insurtech disruptor honcho launches final £300k crowdfunding investment raise
Jul08

Insurtech disruptor honcho launches final £300k crowdfunding investment raise

honcho – the Durham-based fintech startup taking on the insurance distribution market –have today announced the final stage of their 2019-2020 £2.25m capital investment raise. First launched last summer with investment from Maven Capital Partners and followed this spring with further Maven investment plus a new investment from specialist VC Insurtech Gateway alongside crowd investors on the Crowdcube platform, the raise has just £300k...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 16
Jun12

The Fintech Magazine Issue 16

In this of The Fintech Magazine, with Covid-19 putting a spotlight on the point of sale, we look at Regtech & SCA with G+D, Trulioo and Aptitude, and what it means for the future of payments. Neobanks galore! We catch up with exclusive interviews the CEO’s of the current and next wave of challengers to take on the world of financial services, including banks from five continents – Bunq, Rizq, free2, Mox, KudaBank, 220,...

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Freelance career platform UnderPinned hits £500,000 crowdfunding target despite facing difficult investment landscape
Mar24

Freelance career platform UnderPinned hits £500,000 crowdfunding target despite facing difficult investment landscape

London-based fintech start-up UnderPinned has hit its £500,000 crowdfunding target amid difficult investment conditions due to the coronavirus outbreak. UnderPinned exceeded the total in three weeks after receiving investment from 232 backers on Crowdcube. The freelance career platform, which offered up 8% in equity, launched its crowdfunding campaign less than two years after launching and has so far raised just under £1.5 million....

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honcho launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Dec20

honcho launches second equity crowdfunding campaign

honcho – the Durham-based insurtech startup – has announced the launch of their second equity crowdfunding campaign on leading crowd platform Crowdcube as they prepare for further growth – including the creation of new marketplaces for van and learner drivers – in early 2020.  Since launching at the end of August honcho have added over 10,000 users to their unique reverse auction marketplace platform, where consumers using...

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Folio Launches on CrowdCube
Jun29

Folio Launches on CrowdCube

Folio, a new savings app for the smartphone generation, has today announced its plan to raise £320,000 in crowdfunding.  It will be the first ever savings app to launch on the CrowdCube platform. Folio is on a mission to empower a generation with a savings tool that puts them back in control. The alternative: automated, algorithm driven apps that continue to disengage people from their finances. Having previously raised funds from...

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Crowdcube Posts 2nd Consecutive Record Quarter
May03

Crowdcube Posts 2nd Consecutive Record Quarter

29 businesses raised over £23 million with highest number of raises over £1 million Platform eyes European expansion to offer EU businesses access to Europe’s largest crowdfunding community In another record quarter and in further evidence that the sector is now a mainstream funding option, leading equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube enabled 29 fast growing business to raise over £23 million, 2.7 times the nearest competitor...

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Monzo to receive £19.5 Million in Investments
Feb24

Monzo to receive £19.5 Million in Investments

Monzo have announced that they’ve agreed a new £19.5 million investment round with Thrive Capital, Passion Capital and Orange Digital Ventures. Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo; We’ll use this money to launch current accounts this summer, expand our team further, and continue to build Monzo into the world’s best bank Last year our community invested £1 million in Monzo in what is still the fastest crowdfunding round in history — the...

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