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Assessing the Risk of Crowdfunding
01

Feb

Assessing the Risk of Crowdfunding

Just how risky is crowdfunding for investors backing start-ups? The stated wisdom has it that crowdfunded start-ups will suffer more failures than businesses which receive seed funding from angels and other more established investment sources.
What Ifs Turn To Start-Up Certainties
28

Jan

What Ifs Turn To Start-Up Certainties

DicountIF, an ecommerce start-up that rewards customers with cashback depending of the outcome of sporting events, has enjoyed a start to the year that most young companies would kill for. Not only has it hit target in its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, but it also reached the semi-final of Virgin Media’s ‘Pitch to Rich’ competition and featured at the start of January on the renowned and much followed Silicon Valley showcase website Product Hunt. Here founder and chief executive Lewis Holland discusses how it feels to have achieved the backing of over 120 new investors for his business and how it took all the ingredients of idea, timing and people to make it all happen.
Betcade: The Gambling App Store
11

Jan

Betcade: The Gambling App Store

It is very easy to see the appeal of the Betcade offering and why it made such a splash when the company made its formal debut at the most recent G2E conference in Las Vegas late in 2015. An app store for gambling products that directs consumers to exactly where they will find the gambling product for them is, as chief executive and founder David Chang suggests, is something the industry has been crying out for. Chang hopes Betcade will truly open up the possibilities of the Android eco-system to gambling, and points out that there are other examples of third-party stores that have already blazed a trail, not least Amazon. Now just comes the tricky business of negotiating a profit-share with the operators. The company is already talking to a number of tier one operators in the UK and has targeted a launch for the first quarter 2016.
CasinoVR Launches Beta and Sets Sites on New Poker Boom
11

Jan

CasinoVR Launches Beta and Sets Sites on New Poker Boom

The winner of the recent LaunchPad competition at EiG in Berlin CasinoVR has announced the launch of the beta version of its own virtual reality casino.
DiscountIF Smashes Crowdfunding Target
11

Jan

DiscountIF Smashes Crowdfunding Target

Innovative retail shopping operator and previous Pitch ICE competitor DiscountIF has reached its Seedrs crowdfunding target of £150,000. The company launched its Seedrs campaign in October and as of the end of December the company had raised over £161,000. The initial offer was for 10% of the company and the money raised now values the company at £1.25m.

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