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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: £202,055 target: £249,772
status: Active
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Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems Ltd (ABBS) is a pioneer in developing a patented platform technology that has military applications in mine-blast protection and for eVTOL aircraft. The combined value of these projects is estimated to be around $80 Billion by 2035. Roger Sloman (founder) has worked inexhaustibly for 10 years to make civilian and military vehicles safer. The company’s market applications consist of the military, aid agency, mine clearance, and VIP vehicles. ABBS is also working with regulatory authorities around the world such as CAA (UK), EASA (Europe), and FAA (US) to ensure the highest safety level for unmanned flight technology.
investment: £141,624 target: £500,000
status: Active
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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: £710,970 target: £700,001
status: Extended
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Armour Agent is a Private Security online platform that links security professionals with clients and companies making them accessible on demand. This company was built to address the gap that exists between the lack of tools and the urgency of security contracts that enable companies to locate personnel when needed. Leading security companies are now using Armour Agent's services to fulfil client contracts and hire verified security professionals at all levels around the globe. Out of a pool of 70 finalists and more than 1000 applicants, the 'Masschallenge Global Startup Accelerator Program' awarded Armour Agent in 2018. The company is planning to raise funds to scale technology & marketing, increase sales efforts, give access to on-demand security to a global marketplace and introduce new features to disrupt the security market.
investment: £154,320 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £2,900,000
status: Stretch 5 days
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Shuttout is a global community-driven photography marketplace that adds social significance to photographs and makes it more fit for sale. It uses features such as 'stock' (Shutterstock, 500px, Flickr), 'social media' (Instagram) and 'photo contest' (GuruShots, Viewbug) to create a unique selling environment. It started worldwide expansion, growth and user acquisition from 154 countries using Facebook and Google ads. It has also collaborated with YouTube Influencers including Rebecca Spencer (UK), Hanna Saba (Australia), and Saurav Sinha (India) to increase its userbase. Shuttout has started the facility for users to host contests by themselves. Since the launch in April 2018, it has reached 76,000+ users and has added 71,000+ photos to the platform. The platform aims to connect those who love taking photos and want to earn money from their passion with potential buyers. 
investment: £539,528 target: £550,004 pre-money valuation: £4,257,981
status: Active
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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: £81,280 target: £100,000
status: Active 9 days
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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 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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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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Probe Technology EIS
Probe has developed microeye to change the way doctors take blood samples. Microeye provides a continous sample from venus blood without removing whole blood. When coupled with Probe’s continumon it gives the clinician continous data showing trends and rate of change.
investment: £233,630 target: £499,968 pre-money valuation: £5,049,066
status: Funded
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Pertinax Pharma Medical EIS
Infections can be reduced and patient quality of life can be improved by using antimicrobial wound care materials developed by Pertinax. In vitro studies have already been performed using the company's development across multiple applications.
investment: £616,916 target: £699,997 pre-money valuation: £1,799,992
status: Active
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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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