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Startup loses potential backers in crowdfunding disaster
posted on May 17, 2017

British tech firms received a stark warning about the dangers of relying on crowdfunding this week, after one startup founder spoke of his “eye-watering” experience of losing potential backers due to a false fraud alarm.

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Startup Weekly: Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding service, Just Eat FoodTech cohort & more
posted on November 18, 2016

As we wave goodbye to yet another exciting week in UK tech, here’s your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working space and accelerator news.

Record $3.6bn investment in 2015, Indiegogo launches ‘enterprise crowdfunding’ & more in your Week in Tech
posted on January 8, 2016

British tech raised a record $3.6bn VC investment in 2015, PushDoctor kicks off the year with a $2.8m round and Indiegogo launches ‘enterprise crowdfunding’. Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your Week in Tech. Download of the week For those of you that dread the new year’s fitness resolution here’s a handy app to keep…

Home security startup Cocoon raises $3m
posted on December 8, 2015

Cocoon has just closed a $3m seed investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Cocoon is a smart home security company which protects the whole home from one device, without the need for additional sensors, using Subsound™ technology to detect subtle sounds and vibrations from activity in any room, on any floor. The new…

Tech City’s pi-top launches $99 desktop computer
posted on November 10, 2015

Tech City’s pi-top has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its latest creation, the pi-topCEED, a $99 Raspberry Pi-powered desktop computer designed to get kids coding. The company has built its own pi-topOS using Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian programming language as the basis and the kit comes with a 13.3-inch HD LCD screen. The pi-top CEED is compatible with the school…

Indiegogo to get Britain crowdfunding
posted on June 23, 2014

Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, has launched the inaugural Go Crowdfund Britain campaign. The initiative hopes to be the catalyst for £1m worth of investment into Britain’s best ideas, coolest inventions, and brightest young businesses. It doesn’t matter if  that’s 1000 campaigns of £1,000, 10 campaigns of £100,000, or one campaign of £1,000,000. ‘Go Crowdfund Britain’…

All aboard the startup bus
posted on May 20, 2014

IncuBusLDN are transforming a double decker bus into a home for startups Just when you thought Shoreditch couldn’t get any more hip, it may be about to get its very own double decker mobile incubator. IncuBusLDN, a start-up incubator programme for 18-25 year-olds based on a traditional London double-decker bus, could soon be roaming the…

‘Zoopla for cars’ carwow raises £1.3m led by Balderton
posted on February 24, 2014

Car-buying platform carwow has raised £1.3 million in a seed funding round led by Balderton Capital. Dubbed the Zoopla of cars, the firm’s other investors include the founder of Zoopla itself, Alex Chesterman. Also participating are Episode 1 Ventures, backers of Betfair and Shazam, and Samos Investments, whose investments include Ocado and PKR.com. Pimp my ride…

5 weird projects we wouldn’t have without crowdfunding
posted on February 20, 2014

Not a week goes by without someone’s worthwhile life dream becoming a reality through crowdfunding. But for every sensible productivity solution that gets funded there’s a bizarre left-field creation too – and often the crowd likes it enough to pay for it. We’ve put together the top 5 most ridiculous things that have been funded by…

British biotech startup turns to crowdfunding to eliminate malaria
posted on January 13, 2014

A British biotechnology startup is developing a hand-held diagnostic device that it claims can help eradicate malaria. The Newcastle-based company, QuantuMDx, is the brainchild of molecular biologist Jonathan O’Halloran. He got the idea over a decade ago when he invented a new DNA sequencing device in his garage. With a small team of researchers, O’Halloran has…

Blogger crowdfunds £4k for phone-hacking trial
posted on November 6, 2013

A London-based blogger has raised £4,000 on IndieGoGo to tweet during the phone-hacking trial. The trial involves former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson. Peter Jukes has followed the case for a number of years and tweeted during the opening remarks of the case. The tweet, the whole tweet and nothing but…

David Attenborough turns to crowdfunding to save gorillas
posted on October 31, 2013

Sir David Attenborough is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to help save the mountain gorilla. The veteran broadcaster aims to raise £100,000 on IndieGoGo by December 11 to go towards maintaining a healthy population of the primates. The campaign will officially launch on 1 November to coincide with National Crowdfunding Day. The money raised will go to Fauna…

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