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EIS Crowdfunding Opportunities


Premium businessagent.com 2018 EIS
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: £402,136 target: £249,772
status: Active
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Premium BANG! Curry Catering, Food and Drink EIS
BANG! Curry offers a variety of easy, quick and healthy, scratch-cooking products. It joins the ‘home cooking’ community with authentic curry meals, quickly and easily. It is operating in the UK market where 89% of people eat world cuisines. The company has acquired a brand with a small team, with listings in Morrisons, Wholefoods Market and Lakeland. It has a growing online community of over 8,500 and has sold over 100,000 products. The funds will be used on forming a sales team to accelerate growth, increase the UK and global marketing. The investment will also be focused on the working capital to support growth.
investment: £131,190 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £1,000,000
status: Stretch 7 days
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Premium Finmo Technology EIS
Finmo is re-imagining financial services by building tailored services and products to help the independents, self-starters and challengers of the world in attaining financial success. The Finmo solution helps users understand how much tax they owe to the government. It is the simplest way to track taxes for contractors, freelancers, and self-employed people. Finmo has made a user-friendly mobile application that has many advanced features for the self-employed who finance their business with their personal bank account. It monetises by cross-selling products and services and licensing its product out to accountants. The company has monetised the maximum investment amount of £100,000. The Goal of Finmo is to build, a sustainably profitable company.
investment: £150,000 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £1,399,945
status: Active 35 days
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AAZZUR is a fintechs company founded on a strong desire to make banking intelligent, individual and interconnected. It is reinventing the way banks are built, and its data can be used to increase monetization, satisfaction and retention. This company was founded 18 months ago, but in the last month, it was contacted by fintechs, banks and one insurance company to help them with their problems. AAZZUR provides tools for common functions for the banking space. Its entrepreneurial team has a depth of experience, and the company has been to one of the world-leading accelerators, techstars. Now, it is looking to work together with banks, and its team has developed a neo-bank offering in record time that they are going to be soft-launched soon.
investment: £238,011 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £4,700,595
status: Active 12 days
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Premium Touch Stay Technology EIS
Touch Stay helps managers and owners of B&B, hotels and short-term rentals in delivering high-quality services to their clients. Its application allows hosts to provide all the information, area knowledge and insider tips to the guests. The company has also created a lodging association portal enabling it to create local area guides which are then syndicated to member hosts as part of their guest book. The following major product updates will generate the means to monetise the guests during their stay and to use Progressive Web App skills to personalise each guest's experience.
investment: £169,632 target: £170,000 pre-money valuation: £2,154,486
status: Active 41 days
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Premium Diamond & Emerald Exchange Manufacturing and Retail EIS
Diamond & Emerald Exchange specialises in coloured gemstone trade and bespoke jewellery creation. It works with a decent business model designed to deliver high quality at below high street prices in both B2C and B2B markets. Diamond & Emerald Exchange has made a unique set of relationships with emerald suppliers in Colombia and South America. It has been awarded 'Best Diamonds & Emeralds Supplier 2018' at the UK Enterprise Awards and, it has gained an "Excellent" Trustpilot score of 5 stars. The company plans to use the raised capital to expand its sales team and develop its in-house marketing, digital marketing and advertising team.
investment: £95,130 target: £100,000
status: Active 4 days
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MergerLinks is a platform where global dealmakers can connect and identify with transaction counterparts based on their relationships and credentials. The company collates proprietary and public transactions data and assembles it into an information tool. MergerLinks also forms an ecosystem where clients can easily access advisory services. This is done by contacting and identifying people with the right skill set and network. Most of the revenue generated by MergerLinks comes from the sale of B2B subscriptions to a range of connectivity and data tools. With the proceeds, the company will market its premium subscriptions, build the network of content distribution partners, and build Customer Success function.
investment: £238,514 target: £200,002 pre-money valuation: £3,606,480
status: Stretch 6 days
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Driftrock are a digitasl media media marketing company who specialise in creating simple easy to use advertising tools.
investment: £800,278 target: £600,002 pre-money valuation: £5,702,540
status: Stretch
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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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ADC Biotechnology Limited Technology EIS
ADC Biotechnology provides specialist drug manufacturing services based on its own patented Lock-Release™ processing technology, focused on a new wave of oncology therapeutics called antibody-drug conjugates (“ADCs”) being developed by pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
investment: £6,243,502 target: £6,000,000 pre-money valuation: £60,666,667
status: Extended
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YProTech provide a specialist service for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology (life sciences) and applied chemical sectors. They provide a fast and reliable delivery of laboratory scale chemistry development services.
investment: £234,438 target: £134,000 pre-money valuation: £1,354,889
status: Extended
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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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