It's been a busy first quarter here at Shadow Foundr towers with lots of activity going on in the PIN and a growing groundswell of interest in the equity crowd funding element of the business. If you're new to the platform check out what's currently on offer here: Investment Opportunities. We've had some great news to shout about and have of course been sharing our thought leadership across a range of acknowledged investor outlets such as Business Zone & Huffington Post. Here's a little summary of what we've published with some links for you to dive off into for a read. Just don't forget to come back!
Shadow Foundr, the private investor network and crowdfunding platform that encourages the crowd to follow the lead of experienced investors into early-stage companies, has appointed Paul Jenkinson to its Advisory Board. Based in the Midlands, Paul has vast commercial experience not only with his own businesses, but also as a mentor to many other start-ups in the region.
David Mansfield Appointed Chairman of Shadow Foundr
Former Chairman and CEO of Capital Radio Group, David Mansfield, has been appointed as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Shadow Foundr.
There is no doubt that peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders have faced a certain amount of criticism within the UK markets during the past few years. Some claims have been erroneous while others were entirely unfounded. However, we may be starting to see a paradigm shift in regards to the ways in which such companies are viewed. One interesting example can be seen in the recent comments made by former P2P opponent and financial regulator Lord Adair Turner. How has his position changed, why has he backtracked on several perspectives and what could this signify for the peer-to-peer lending industry as a whole?
We are delighted to announce that we are now a member of the UK Business Angels Association, the national trade body for angel and early-stage investment. UKBAA represents more than 160 member organisations and around 18,000 investors. Its members include angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, professional advisers, and intermediaries.Read More
With the end of the financial year fast approaching, Shadow Foundr are set to close off our own round of funding and enter the 2017-18 year full of gusto. Already we have begun the marketing campaign to attract a wider audience to our platform and our recruitment of additional resource has begun in earnest.Read More
The management of Shadow Foundr recently returned from a quick tour of Denmark where they pitched to Danish investors interested in the Crowdfunding space. Traditionally, crowdfunding in Denmark has been the domain of rewards-based platforms, however equity crowdfunding is starting to grow in the country, with several platforms emerging over the past year.Read More
Shadow Foundr is delighted to have already reached 65% of its' funding target of £1m, with more pledges set to come in, following a series of pitches to investment groups throughout the UK and Denmark. This round of growth funding has been extremely well received by investors and the company is now confident of closing off the round next month, due mainly to the upcoming Christmas break.Read More
The financial technology (FinTech) market is exploding. A recent report from Accenture found that global investment in Fintech has sky-rocketed from $930 million in 2008 to more than $12bn by the beginning of 2015. Fintech is opening up an incredible world of possibilities for both businesses and everyday people. And one of the fastest growing sectors in Fintech is crowdfunding.Read More