Independent analyst and systems architect specializing in business process management and Enterprise 2.0. Previously founded two successful product and service companies focusing on content management, BPM and e-commerce. Featured conference speaker on BPM and its impact on business, and writes the Column 2 blog on BPM and Enterprise 2.0.
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5 responses to “Lessons From Crowdfunding In The UK With @Crowdcube”

  1. Wouter Veenstra

    Great article, showcasing really well how equity crowdfunding still has a long way to go before it is a global way of funding your startup. We, at FundedByMe, learn and develop more everyday through our equity platform.

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  3. DoG

    To be honest, the article didnt give me anything I couldn’t find on webpage in 5 minutes. I thought “lessons from..” mean real experience.
    Anyway crowdinvesting is not a good opportunity for me, not so far. I’ve checked all the crowdfunding / crowdinvesting sites and don’t see opportunity anywhere.

    Crowdfunding is a silly sponsorship, where you donate and get a tshirt. What a joke. Easy cash for “enterpreneur”. Great for scams.

    Crowdinvesting is either not yet allowed or works (crowdcube or eureeca), but doesn’t seem to benefit the lender. It seems to be a way of sponsorship again, with no participation, no votes, no real shares and most sadly, no liquidity. There’s no way to apply my exit strategy. In the most probable case, i’d eventually have to hold the “shares” throughout the whole lifecycle of the company, which is a joke. I will watch the company either rise and die, or just die (since most startups are not successful).. Two nasty options. Again, easy cash for enterpreneurs and no capitalization for the investor.

    Finally we got special alternatives like lendingclub and motifinvesting and realtymogul, but it doesnt work abroad again and requires so much beurocracy even for US citizens.

    So bye bye to crowdinvesting for now, and back to ETFs and stocks.

  4. Rich

    Hi, do you only cover topics for crowdfunding in the UK? Thanks. Richelle

  5. Sandy Kemsley (@skemsley)

    Crowdfunding isn’t my main topic of interest at all; I blogged about this since I was at a local tech event in Toronto and it was on the agenda. The speaker was talking about crowdfunding in the UK as a model for what we might consider in Canada and other countries.