Crowdfunding platforms in United Kingdom

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  • Octopus Investments Founded: 2000
    Octopus Investments is a London-based venture capital firm that offers investment solutions to UK investors based on its experience in the smaller company investing, along with a wide range of funding options for various companies.
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  • Octopuschoice Founded: 2000
    Octopus Investments is the market leader in venture capital trust and inheritance tax investments. It also offers a range of investment funds that draw on our deep experience in smaller company and multi-manager investing.
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  • Zopa Founded: 2005
    Founded in 2005, Zopa is the oldest P2P lending platform in the UK regulated by FCA. It offers P2P and ISA/IFISA investments for backers and personal loans and car financing tools for borrowers.
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  • Energy4impact Founded: 2006
    Energy 4 Impact is a non-profit organisation working with local businesses to extend access to energy in Africa, impacting the quality of life for millions of people. Growing sustainable clean energy markets improves livelihoods and accelerates economic growth. Formerly known as GVEP International, Energy 4 Impact was registered as a United Kingdom charity in 2007.
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  • LendInvest Founded: 2008
    LendInvest is a UK based online platform that provides property finance and creates new solutions for property developers, brokers and investors. Since its launch is 2008, it has lent over £2 billion. Min investment is £5,000 for individual investors. Institutional investors can invest in opportunity funds or secured bonds.
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  • Shojin Founded: 2009
    Shojin is an investment company that unlocks institutional-grade investment opportunities in the United Kingdom property market for enlightened investors across the world.
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  • Seedrs Founded: 2009
    Seedrs is the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. It makes it simple for anyone to become investors in ambitious, growth-focused European businesses. You can invest as little or as much as you like, and Seedrs will handle all the legal documentation and due diligence to ensure that businesses are set up for success and investors get their fair share.
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  • Abundance Investment Founded: 2009
    Abundance is a leading direct investment platform giving people control over their money. People invest from £5 in companies and projects that help them make good money. Since Abundance launched in July 2012 it has raised more than £90m from individual investors to fund companies and projects across the green economy and housing sectors.
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  • Crowdfunder Founded: 2010
    Crowdfunder is the UK’s biggest crowdfunding platform, where over £72m has been raised for ideas, community groups, start-ups, and so much more.
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  • Crowdcube Founded: 2010
    Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform where innovative startups can raise capital for their development and investors can earn by supporting new businesses.
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  • British Pearl Founded: 2010
    British Pearl specialises in fractionalised property investing. Its online property investment platform gives people a different way to benefit from this known and trusted asset.
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  • Funding Circle Founded: 2010
    Funding Circle is the world’s leading lending platform for small businesses. It matches investors with money to lend with businesses looking to fund their next step.
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  • RateSetter Founded: 2010
    RateSetter offers personal loans at competitive rates, with flexible terms over one to five years. It also provides property and dealer financing.
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  • Thincats Founded: 2011
    ThinCats is dedicated to supporting growing and ambitious businesses with funding provided by institutional investors. It works together with SMEs and their advisers to find smart and bespoke solutions, recognising the need for a flexible and forward-thinking mind set.
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  • Downing Crowd Founded: 2011
    Downing Crowd designs investment products that help investors look after their financial well-being. The platform allows a wide range of investors to lend directly to businesses typically through asset-backed bonds offering returns from 2.25-7% p.a.
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  • Crowdahouse Founded: 2012
    Crowdahouse is a peer-to-peer (P2P) property crowdfunding platform lending to business borrowers, always secured against property. Instead of lending to individuals, the platform reduced the risk by lending only to property professionals seeking funding. Average returns are 5-10% p.a.
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  • Lending Works Founded: 2012
    The Lending offers unsecured personal loans to individual United Kingdom borrowers. Whilst loans are unsecured, the platform seeks to mitigate risk through diversification and the ‘Lending Works Shield’, which is in effect, a provision fund.
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  • Ablrate Founded: 2012
    Ablrate is a peer lending platform specifically designed for asset-backed lending and was the world's first to bring lenders together with borrowers in aircraft transactions. It has since completed property loans, eco-waste project loans and various capital equipment loans. The platform has a secondary market that has seen loans over £28 million traded between the members.
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  • GrowthFunders Founded: 2012
    GrowthFunders is an online co-investment platform, providing United Kingdom based investors with superior high growth investment opportunities in sectors such as property, clean energy and high growth SMEs.
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  • Assetz Capital Founded: 2012
    Assetz Capital is a provider of alternative funding sources to SMEs and Property Developers and is one of the fastest-growing peer-to-peer lenders in the United Kingdom. With access to a network of High Net Worth individuals to provide businesses with the loans they need, we cover any business sector and the whole of the United Kingdom, taking tangible security on every loan.
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