FFF and 31 Crowdfunding Platforms To Raise Money for Your Startup

Crowdfunding platforms in the UK 2013

Crowdfunding is rapidly growing in the UK and elsewhere. No longer restricted to Friends Family and Fools, founders can Continue Reading

The Ultimate Startup Intelligence Tools List 2013

VCCAFE STARTUP INTELLIGENCE TOOLS

It used to be hard to find information about early stage startups. Team members (and their background), funding to date, metrics (not just the vanity metrics shared by management). VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013. These include startup research, market size for startups, competitive analysis, startup maps Continue Reading

Fundraising Recommendations for Startups (Part I)

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I’ve been contacted by several members the VC Cafe Network on LinkedIn who are asking for assistance in fundraising for a web startup or a mobile app. I’m writing today to share my recommendations with all who have enquired, and with the broader group of VC Cafe readers. Continue Reading

Startup Equity Crowdfunding Grows in Europe (NESTA Report)

The Venture Crowd

The Nesta report “The Venture Crowd” reveals that in 2011 alone, €1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding for projects and businesses in need of funds. Amongst the different types of crowdfunding: Donation, Reward, Lending and Equity, the latter is on the rise as a fundraising mechanism for European startups. Continue Reading