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Crowdfunding Opportunities


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Business Agent* is an FCA approved aggregation and rating portal for equity and debt crowdfunding investments. AIM is shrinking, legacy stock markets are too expensive to maintain and do not serve the requirements of SMEs, banks are closing branches, lending less and are paying little or no interest to investors. As a result of this there is a huge growth in equity crowdfunding and P2P lending which has seen the launch of hundreds of alternative lenders & platforms that has created a new c.£3bn marketplace, expanding at 66% p.a. There is no single portal or trusted ratings index for investors to compare on a like for like basis and no secondary market to facilitate exits.   * NextFin is the new trading name of Business Agent Ltd The solution NextFin aggregates equity and debt crowdfunding investments to create the alternative finance marketplace. This makes it easy for investors and lenders to find and compare opportunities by presenting all investment offerings in one place. With the addition of a free of charge ratings service investors will be able to view ratings of every equity crowdfunding pitch, every P2P site, and every equity crowdfunding site. NextFin’s technology will constantly track these companies and investments providing the investor real-time intelligence on which to base investment decisions. The platforms and entrepreneurs will be self promoting and marketing their ratings driving thousands of visitors a month to the NextFin site, in the same way businesses refer their potential clients to Trip Advisor and Trustpilot. There is an estimated 10 million website/platform visitors per month across the whole of the alternative finance market. NextFin is targeting to direct 5% of this highly profiled traffic to its platform from which it will earn between £5-£8 per click from advertisers and partners. In addition an in-house brokerage service also earns between 1%-6% commissions on loan placements. A future revenue stream (not featured in the financials) will be developed once visitor traffic reaches critical mass. This will see Nextfin being able to realise the full value of its captured ratings data and visitor traffic by launching a secondary market, which is estimated to be a £5bn marketplace. NextFin is raising £500k at a pre-money valuation of £800k to: • Acquire CrowdRating for a non cash consideration of 20% equity• Develop P2P and Equity site ratings• Expand the management, infrastructure and marketing resource• Increase visitor traffic to 6m a year via rating referrals Owing to the size of the market and rapid growth of the industry, enterprise valuations in alternative finance are based on visitor traffic, market share and registered users. Recent published valuations of companies with visitor traffic of over 6m per year are in excess of £70m. NextFin is the market leading aggregator and has first mover advantage. It has the potential to exceed these valuations because it is the whole of market aggregator and is currently the only ratings service provider as it grows to achieve 500,000 visitors p.m.
investment: £382,391 target: £249,772
status: Active 4 days
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CELLMED Medical EIS
Cellmed is an immuno-oncology company that are developing treatments for ovarian cancer.  Their lead product PROCURE a dendritic cell vaccine and they are now looking to expand the treatment to target solid tumors.    
investment: £520,294 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £2,400,232
status: Stretch
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SENSEi Technology EIS
SENSEi has developed a technology platform that provides complete transparency not only on the location of people, assets and things but also their surrounding environment. Lead investor Kevin Lewis has run Blackhawk Capital LLP for the past 10 years.
investment: £266,747 target: £700,000 pre-money valuation: £1,800,000
status: Funded
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Developing ultra-efficient combustion cycles by replacing a conventional engine's mechanical drivetrain with cleaner and compact electrical components. Libertine have created Free Piston Engines that can operate by using either fossil fuels, or renewable energy. Their products have opportunities to provide benefits in numerous industries and the company has already had discussions with two large automotive firms and OEMs that are interested in utilising the technology. Libertine owns 28 patents and has distributed a license for its product, which is currently generating annual revenue growth of around 90%. Revenues in 2017 totalled £300k.
investment: £614,059 target: £700,001
status: Active
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Using a person's face, the next generation of push notification allows a company to send and receive video and audio messages through the service to improve engagement and build trust with their business partners. 2Mee has attained a contract with a prominent gaming company, as well as six other clients taking a keen interest in the product and potentially licensing the IP.
investment: £411,620 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £4,197,751
status: Stretch
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Arca is helping to build the market for property market risk transfer by dealing in derivatives for domestic and commercial properties. Nick Ruddell has held senior roles for the last 30 years with banks and big interdealer brokers.
investment: £676,500 target: £1,500,000 pre-money valuation: £6,000,000
status: Funded
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inflo AI Technology EIS
Companies can now engage with their online audience more effectively with the use of artificial intelligence. Inflo AI allows users to combine and collaborate on content in a single view, which is then seamlessly distributed and integrated into websites for ease of access and greater visibility for the end user.
investment: £380,000 target: £600,000 pre-money valuation: £3,655,319
status: Funded
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A juice concentrates company with the aim of selling healthier products, which have no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Delicious and healthy drinks can be made by adding Fiovana's many flavours to still or sparkling water. Fiovana's range is readily available from retailers, as well as a regular subscription from the company's website. Britvic has already £100,000.
investment: £190,000 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £1,276,458
status: Funded
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Funnel Music is a Music Rights and distribution business, designed to harness the power of modern technology in the music industry. Funnel’s unique business model will disrupt the sector through introducing considerable cost savings to the creation and commercialisation of an artist through Funnel’s ‘Shared Outcome Model’ thus providing sustainable long-term revenues for itself and the artists it engages with.
investment: £85,000 target: £85,000 pre-money valuation: £859,444
status: Extended
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 AskIf is platform that provides loan funding to small businesses. Each borrower has one or more relationship managers they can talk to. They are collecting data around social impact and are planning on monetising the data within their own business model and also to external stakeholders. AskIf will use the funding to expand referral partnership, increase the amount of their lending partners that are using the platform, make strong relationships to bring in new tech resource in house and bring in loan capital. 
investment: £668,753 target: £399,995 pre-money valuation: £3,001,323
status: Extended
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PlaqueTec Medical EIS
Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, PlaqueTec have developed a Liquid Biopsy System, which allows cardiologists to gain further information from a patient's coronary artery and provide more effective treatment to those affected by the disease.
investment: £1,493,593 target: £2,100,058 pre-money valuation: £12,003,757
status: Active
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A wind turbine's generator currently uses rare-earth magnets which cost £40 per kg, Greenspur have developed innovative generators which use ferrite magnets, an abundantly available material, that cost as little as £1 per kg. The company have made further advancements by removing the gearbox, which has resulted in lower maintenance costs and improved efficiency.
investment: £368,640 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £2,340,909
status: Active
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