KEEPING TABS ON ACTIVE INVESTORS (SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO!)
Each week, we keep our eyes peeled for investment announcements, to keep tabs on recent investment activity of investors we’ve already profiled into our platform, as well as searching for new investors whom we haven’t previously captured.
This allows us to keep an ever-increasing database of active investors for SMEs to investigate on our platform, to find the most relevant ones for their equity capital raise.
So, if you want to check how our relevancy algorithm measures you up against the following active players, as well as the 1000+ investors (and growing weekly) now profiled into our site, then visit https://www.matchcapitaluk.com/sign-up if it’s your first visit, or https://www.matchcapitaluk.com/login if you’re returning for a fresh look.
Crowdcube was the UK’s first investment crowdfunding service allowing anyone to invest in or loan small amounts to small companies in return for an equity stake or an annual return. Crowdcube uses the web-based notion of ‘crowdfunding’ where a community of like minded people pool their money and knowledge together to back an idea, business or person.
In June 2016, fintech startup goHenry raised £3.99M on Crowdcube. Read Full story here:http://www.finsmes.com/2016/06/fintech-startup-gohenry-breaks-raises-3-99m-on-crowdcube.html
Unilever Ventures is the venture capital and private equity arm of Unilever. Unilever Ventures invests in early young, promising companies, accelerating growth by providing access to Unilever’s global ecosystem, assets and expertise. The fund looks to invest in tomorrow’s world-beaters in Digital and Personal Care. Key focus areas within Digital include content creation, data analytics, eCommerce, internet of things, mobile marketing, social media, and video in both developed and emerging markets.
In June 2016, they participated in the investment round of Blow. (Read full story here: http://startups.co.uk/on-demand-beauty-start-up-blow-bags-500000/)
The ESF team has a wealth of senior management experience in institutional asset management. By bringing this financial, operational and technology expertise, they aim to lay a solid foundation for the development of select marketplace-lending businesses.
ESF takes majority and minority stakes in suitable P2P platforms. They will also operate a speciality funding vehicle investing in, and underwriting loans on, these platforms. They are working with a range of institutional investors on direct investment in these businesses and investment in their loan portfolios.
In June 2016, they participated in the investment round of Satago. (Read full story here: http://bitcoinagile.com/6ED216/esf-makes-next-move-invests-46m-in-satago-altfi-news_stream)
Encore Capital is a London based investment firm focused on backing entrepreneurial growth businesses. They actively seek to invest between £1m-£10m in buy outs and development capital opportunities. They are opportunity driven with a structure and approach that allows them to make informed decisions quickly and to invest in situations which others may find challenging. Encore Capital is owned by its partners, who have collectively backed in excess of 30 management teams since 1999, and have a strong track record in building and realising value for shareholders and management teams.
In June 2016, they participated in the investment round of Hive. (Read full story here: http://startups.co.uk/smart-packaging-start-up-hive-bags-2-5m/)