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FCA opens crowdfunding consultations after witnessing "poor practice" Subscription

31 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The regulator says changes it has proposed are designed to address the ways that loan-based crowdfunding has developed and can be improved

Cultured Beef

Lab-grown meat startup raises $8.8m for commercial launch

20 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The cultured meat startup is looking to make its products commercially available by 2021


British brands make final of PepsiCo's Nutrition Greenhouse Subscription

19 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Nibble Protein, Revolicious, and Rokit Pods, as well as seven other international brands, are now set to compete in the next stage of the programme

Trigo Vision

Trigo Vision gains $7m funding for checkout-free store system Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The $7m in funding, from Hetz Ventures and Vertex Ventures, is to be used to grow the research and development team…

Modern Baker founders Melissa Sharp and Leo Campbell

Modern Baker secures £100k for R&D into healthier bread

10 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The £100k from Innovate UK means the startup has received more than £1m of government funding in the past 18 months

Aduna bars

Africa-inspired health brand Aduna in £300k crowdfunding push Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The campaign will raise funds to scale up production of new tea and energy bar ranges

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New Zealand wine supplier's crowdfund attracts huge interest Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

At the time of writing, it had raised more than NZ$1.56m from 348 investors on the New Zealand platform Snowball Effect

Home Run

Home Run exceeds crowdfund target to expand in UK and Europe Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The delivery service has raised £470,000 since the Seedrs campaign launched in June…

Babease extended and reformulated stage two range

Veg-led babyfood supplier Babease seeks £850k crowdfunding Subscription

02 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The company said it had seen 900% sales growth over the past year and hopes to triple this in 2018-19

Pack'd smoothie

Smoothie kit manufacturer Pack'd seeks £500k in crowdfunding push Subscription

26 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Nurtition-focused frozen smoothie kit start up has reached out to the crowd for investment to drive the launch of ten new SKUs

Sweets in the City

Apprentice winner's Sweets in the City makes official debut

15 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

It offers gifting lines via Harrods, Selfridges, Kingdom of Sweets and online


Farmdrop secures £10m in funding to expand across UK Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

This brings the total raised by Farmdrop to over £20m since its launch in 2014

Rejuvenation Water

Rejuvenation Water seeks £150k investment from crowd Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The drinks company, which has focused on health-driven consumer trends with the high protein drink, has returned to the cr…

Groupe Casino

Casino announces €1.5bn of disposals Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

French hypermarket chain Casino hopes to raise €1.5bn through asset disposals to strengthen its balance sheet.

Giles Brook

Vita Coco CEO Giles Brook invests in snack startup Bepps Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The new “partnership” makes Brook the largest investor at the company


Grocemania restarts crowdfunding following plagiarism claim Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Grocemania’s push for £100k was pulled by Crowdcube in April

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City snapshot: Hotel Chocolat buys back £6.4m of customer ‘chocolate bonds’ Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Hotel Chocolat repays £6.4m of ‘chocolate bonds’ to fund growth. Plus, annual sales up 56% at UK wine supplier Gusbourne and Bayer sets date for $63bn Monsanto deal completion.

The Uncommon

The Uncommon canned English sparkling wine seeks £25k from crowd Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Canned English sparkling wine start-up The Uncommon has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25k to create an urban winery

MIA chocolate

Chocolate startup MIA reaches out to crowd for £100k investment Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Bean-to-bar chocolate startup MIA has reached out to the crowd to raise £100k in investment


Home Run launches £500k crowdfunding campaign to expand grocery delivery service Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Home Run currently delivers to 15 London postcode areas, or 36,000 individual postcodes



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