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Equity and Revenue Crowdfunding in the UK 2013

  • Published: August 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 180 Pages
  • Ian Youngman
Why crowd funding is increasingly popular for financing projects

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While Americans talk about it, Asians investigate it, and Europeans dabble in it – the UK actually uses equity and revenue crowdfunding.

Crowdcube has raised £10 million for businesses since 2011. Seedrs has helped 28 businesses get funding. Revenue platform Abundance Generation has funded several alternative energy projects. Brewdog raised money by going direct to customers.

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular way of financing projects and business ideas through small contributions from a large number of individuals. Crowdfunding is a way of raising funds via specialist online platforms in a climate where raising funds for projects and business ideas through business angels or traditional lending from banks is hard.

The UK is the most advanced country in the world for equity crowdfunding-with almost 40 equity and revenue type platforms.

Start-up and early stage businesses looking to raise capital do so by selling shares to investors through an online platform. Businesses create a pitch and list the amount they're looking to raise and the equity stake that's available in the business. This is usually accompanied by a video profile of the entrepreneur. READ MORE >

OVERVIEW
- Introduction
- Types of crowdfunding
- - Donation
- - Reward
- - Equity
- - Debt
- - Revenue share
- The basics

How it works
- Investment and equity
- Crowdcube
- Seedrs
- Revenue sharing
- Abundance Generation
- Crowdahouse
- How platforms make money
- All or nothing

Background
- History
- What crowdfunding is
- Brewdog
- UK relevance

Market size
- Market size-global
- Market size-Europe
- Market size-UK
- Number of crowdfunder platforms
- Market overview

Platforms
- Types
- By type
- Year launched

Why it has risen
- The need
- Austerity
- Benefits
- Target market

Research
- Crowdcube
- Deloitte
- Nesta
- Massolution 2013 CF
- US academic research 2013
- ECN crowdfunding in Europe
- Platform Black
- NIESR
- Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013
- Banking Commission Report 2013
- BIS
- Glasgow Chamber of Commerce ‘Crowdfunding –the Scottish perspective'

Regulation
- UK government views
- FSB view
- European Commission view
- Overview
- Background
- Financial Services Act
- Financial Policy Committee
- Prudential Regulation Authority
- Financial Conduct Authority
- FSA view on crowdfunding
- FCA view on crowdfunding
- Advantages of regulation
- Financial Services Compensation Scheme
- Financial Ombudsman Service
- Regulated firms
- Advertising Standards Authority
- The Office of Fair Trading
- Consumer credit licences
- JOBS Act
- Regulation of crowddfunding
- Regulation of peer-to-peer lending
- Regulated platforms
- European prospectus directive
- European regulation

UK government initiatives
- Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme
- Enterprise Investment Scheme
- Business Enterprise Partnership
- Funding For Lending Scheme
- Business Finance Partnership
- Start up Loans Scheme
- Business Angel Co-Investment Fund
- Enterprise Capital Funds programme
- Business Bank
- Tax relief on social enterprise investment
- Enterprise Finance Guarantee
- Innovation In Giving Fund

Trade bodies
- UK Crowdfunding Association
- European Crowdfunding Association
- European Crowdfunding Network
- ECA and ECN merger
- Next Generation Finance Association
- Peer-to-Peer Finance Association
- UK Business Angels Association
- World Crowdfund Federation
- UKFCA code of practice

Businesses and other users
- The need
- Benefits
- How businesses can use crowdfunding
- Why crowdfunding is better than a bank loan
- Crowdfunding versus angel investment
- Crowdfunding and venture capital
- The perils of crowdfunding for business ideas
- Why reward funding can be best for entrepreneurs
- Property
- Biotechs
- Social enterprises
- Education
- Fashion
- Bitcoin
- Women
- Carbon offsetting

Investors
- Investors and due diligence
- Who can be an investor?
- Why investors use it
- Risks for investors
- Risks for investors in equity crowdfunding
- Consumers and donation crowdfunding

Other lenders
- Threat to banks and other lenders
- Banks and lending
- Opportunities for other lenders
- Business angel links
- Equity capital in Europe

Problems
- IP protection
- Money laundering
- Fraudsters and scamming
- The Trump effect
- The consultancy circus
- Equity crowdfunding- a scandal waiting to happen?

The future
- Future profiles
- Abundance Generation
- AFreeKa
- Bank to the Future
- CivilisedMoney
- CrowdAhead
- Crowdahouse
- Crowdbnk
- Crowdcube
- Crowdcure
- CrowdMission
- Crowdsurfer
- Ecopropagator
- Enterpreneur Country
- FundTheGap
- Funding Planet
- Gen Community
- GrowVC
- GrowthFunders
- House Crowd
- Igniter
- Invest In Me
- InvestingZone
- Microgenius
- Pitchforit
- Propagator
- Ray's Fund
- Scottish Funding
- Seedrs
- SeedUps
- ShareIn
- Skipso
- Squareknot
- Syndicate Room
- Trillion Fund
- Unbound

- Abundance Generation
- AFreeKa
- Bank to the Future
- CivilisedMoney
- CrowdAhead
- Crowdahouse
- Crowdbnk
- Crowdcube
- Crowdcure
- CrowdMission
- Crowdsurfer
- Ecopropagator
- Enterpreneur Country
- FundTheGap
- Funding Planet
- Gen Community
- GrowVC
- GrowthFunders
- House Crowd
- Igniter
- Invest In Me
- InvestingZone
- Microgenius
- Pitchforit
- Propagator
- Ray's Fund
- Scottish Funding
- Seedrs
- SeedUps
- ShareIn
- Skipso
- Squareknot
- Syndicate Room
- Trillion Fund
- Unbound

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