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Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:36 am

New expression for ES... "Equity crowdfunding".

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is the online offering of private company securities to a group of people for investment. Because equity crowdfunding involves investment into a commercial enterprise, it is often subject to securities and financial regulation. Equity crowdfunding is also referred to as crowdinvesting, investment crowdfunding, or crowd equity.

Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism that enables broad groups of investors to fund startup companies and small businesses in return for equity. Investors give money to a business and receive ownership of a small piece of that business. If the business succeeds, then its value goes up, as well as the value of a share in that business—the converse is also true. Coverage of equity crowdfunding indicates that its potential is greatest with startup businesses that are seeking smaller investments to achieve establishment, while follow-on funding (required for subsequent growth) may come from other sources


Seen on ES re the new-er-ish ebike from Monday Motorbikes (ex- Bolt M1):
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=66064&p=1264971#p1264971
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:15 pm

Example? "Crowdcube" (and Wiki has an entry for this also):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdcube

Starts off:
Crowdcube was established by Darren Westlake and Luke Lang in 2011 and is a leading investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube enables anyone to invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity and debt investment options. The platform has a 300,000-strong crowd looking for more interesting investments. Investing in businesses on Crowdcube is free, quick and has no obligations.

To date, Crowdcube has raised over £185m for more than 450 raises and built a dominant UK market share of almost 50% of the £245m UK equity crowdfunding market.

Crowdfunding is an alternative method of financing a business, which allows everyday investors, professionals and venture capitalists to invest as little or as much as they like, typically through an online platform. It is where a community of like-minded people pool their money and knowledge together to back startup, early and growth stage businesses. Crowdcube gives everyone the opportunity to become ‘armchair Dragons’, building upon their own investment portfolio and supporting British businesses. Developed as an alternative to banks, business angel, or venture capital funding, start-ups can use the Crowdcube platform to obtain finance from the public.


Anybuddy on ES seeing this stuff? ZERO results right now in a search on Crowdcube for "electric bicycle"... or "electric" anything. Anybuddy here interested in making money selling ebikes? Just curious.

:mrgreen:

https://www.crowdcube.com/
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https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:05 pm

Interesting... maybe:

https://www.crowdcube.com/investments?order=percentage

So. Currently we got "ME+EM" (Worn by clientele including The Duchess of Cambridge and Emma Watson, ME+EM is a fashion brand that delivers directly to the customer from the factory. ) at "151% Raised at £1,063,220, Investors 638, Target £700,000, Equity 14.06%, Pre-money valuation £6,500,000... "The Wild Beer Co" (Exporting to 22 countries and averaging annual growth of over 100% in its first 4 years, Wild Beer is one of the UK’s most creative breweries. Using barrel-aged wild fermentation to create complex flavours, Wild Beer pairs beer with food in a fusion of flavour through its bar/restaurants.) at 124% Raised £1,248,380, Investors 1268, Target £1,000,000, Equity 4.76%, Pre-money valuation £25,000,000... and so on.

Interesting that zero transportation outfits have tried to jump aboard yet with "ebikes" or wattEVer...
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:19 pm

... and I note that crowdfunding site IndieGoGo now offers an equity crowdfunding option:
https://equity.indiegogo.com/
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Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Tue May 23, 2017 11:59 am

`Bit of news from Crowdcube:

It's been a busy week here at Crowdcube with six new businesses pitching for your investment, as well as announcing plans for our overseas expansion and hitting our latest milestone as we welcome the 400,000th member to our crowd.


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ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:10 am

An innovative and award-winning home battery system, Powervault can lower electricity bills by 20%. Since its previous rounds on Crowdcube, the company has grown its team to 18 employees, implemented a scalable manufacturing solution and lined up a new product launch for later this year.


https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/powervault-1/pitches/bAxVmZ

132%
Raised £991,440
Investors 634
Target £750,000
Equity 10.92%
Pre-money valuation £8,083,548


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Battery supply agreements signed with Nissan and Renault
Trials underway with UK Power Networks and energy supplier Tonik
Innovate UK-funded recycled battery trial with M&S Energy
Addressable market of millions of homes with smart meters and solar PV
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:41 pm

MUTE Multiple Urban Transport Evolution

We want to make electric scooters & bicycles immediately accessible for individual/commercial use without the constraints and costs of ownership at the tap of a button. Our bike supply programs are tailored to an individual’s or business’s needs.

Both businesses and individuals want to make a difference to the environment, reduce costs and have easy access to innovative electric transport.

Buying an electric vehicle for commercial or private use can be price prohibitive as electric vehicles are more expensive than petrol/diesel. There is also uncertainty with regards to maintenance, cost of replacement battery and obsolescence.


Right now:
£807,950 Raised
Investors 322
Target £800,000
Equity 14.00%
Pre-money valuation £4,914,286


https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/mute-international/pitches/bjj3Wb

15 days left. :wink:
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:58 pm

News from Crowdcube re MUTE...

(BTW, site reports now:
£901,950 Amount Raised\
112% Percentage Raised
422 Investors


... anyway: MUTE takes on the student market in Australia via Student Edge:
https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/mute-international/pitches/bjj3Wb/updates/qr7NRl?utm_source=selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_summary_week_28-17&utm_content=&utm_term=_3037349&m_i=SdQg3BpAI4Sdz6sroYWMiY43l0jvDhS7woqzSKCu%2BHGilGoEIovbu0uaDryBosQjrZPCzDPibAbYCqL_i91tkxi9Y1DHZTBSSa

Starts:
For a number of months MUTE has been in discussion with Student Edge (www.studentedge.com) Australia’s Number 1 student guild organisation to develop a relationship to supply electric bicycles and scooters to students on MUTE Programmes. Student Edge currently has 900,000 students on its database and is now looking to extend its operations in Asia.

The purpose for this discussion is that we could offer bikes to students at various universities through a platform set up by Student Edge. Services offered would be as follows:

1. MUTE supplies eBikes and eScooters on MUTE programmes to students.
2. MUTE provides job networks (part time courier jobs) to students on MUTE Programs.


Sounds like MUTE is going for some hundreds of thousands of their bikes and scooters. :mrgreen:
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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Re: Equity crowdfunding

Postby LockH » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:06 pm

Mute International right now:
129% Raised £1,039,070
Investors 612
Target £800,000
Equity 17.45%
Pre-money valuation £4,914,286

https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/mute-international/pitches/bjj3Wb

ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564
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