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August 19th, 2014, 16:33
http://www.crowdcube.com/

Crowdcube allows you to create projects which transfer equity to investors at different 'reward' levels.

Two examples :

1. Mini-bonds:

http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/…ito-bond-15934

You can put money into Chilango and get 8% interest for 4 years. Not bad, I'd say as long as they don't default.


2. Equity

http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/odyssey-15419

You can invest in a startup airline to get some equity before it actually takes off.


I assumed this was going to be the next step in crowdsourcing and so it has begun.

I see a lot of people putting money in and never seeing it again as 50% of startups fial within a year or something, but as with kickstarter, we might see some interesting projects come up.
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1. Count me in

2. Count me out of newly forged words covering up for the highly potential rubbish (f2p scam epilogue)

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Very Very interesting and fun.

I am just worried the amount of scams is going to go through the roof….
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This is exactly the same as investing now. … without the regulations and accountability. ..
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August 19th, 2014, 17:38
I've followed this for a while since I would for an Investment Bank. I find it extremely interesting. It's great that it allows small time investors to get involved in projects, but at the same time it has issues. One good/bad thing is that investors are limited in how much they can invest in any one project. Another is that companies can only raise so much, else they would be required to go through all the hoops that the big guys go through.

The lack of due diligence is kind of scary though. While it would be overly cumbersome for a small company, its designed to protect investors. I foresee a decent amount of scams and a higher level of failures than what we see in the mainstream, and far worse than what we've seen on kickstarter.

I've noticed that the two links items are both in pounds. I guess Crowdcube focuses on non-US? I believe the regulations in the US are you can raise a maximum of $100k in equity via the crowd per year. At least that's what it was in the spring the last time I looked at it.

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Yeah, both projects I linked to seem to be UK projects…
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I think it is even only for UK citizens ?
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