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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: £182,310 target: £249,772
status: Active 6 days
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Premium Figaroo Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Offering access to VIP experiences by connecting club goers and club promoters together through invite-only. Figaroo has created a technological solution for club owners to promote luxurious and exclusive nights for those looking to spend extra money for access to memorable areas and locations. Figaroo has already received 835 access requests and is in currently in discussion to expand their services to 20 cities, including Madrid and Milan. Their app can track a user's spending habits, how often they tend to go out and which clubs they frequently visit. This data can assist club promoters in ensuring they allocate funds at the right time and venues to attract their desired target audience.
investment: £178,280 target: £90,000 pre-money valuation: £600,000
status: Extended 5 days
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Premium Blend Media Technology EIS
Creating immersive 360-degree experiences that can be viewed on any smart device to engage and attract customers to platforms. Blend Media allows customers to build digital media solutions within minutes by using 'drag and drop' tools. Blend Media has been trading for over 2.5 years and has already provided its technology to more than 30 businesses. The company's customers include NASA, Google, Facebook, Universal Music, Deloitte and L’Oréal amongst many others. Revenue is generated via licensing and subscription fees.
investment: £428,710 target: £800,000 pre-money valuation: £5,000,000
status: Active 15 days
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A digital solution helping individuals get ahead by learning new life skills that hiring businesses are looking for. QDOOZ is helping those that are looking to build character qualities and skills that employers are seeking to bring into their business. The company will provide their services via an app, which will consist of videos, infographics and articles to assist members in improving themselves and succeeding in the interview process. QDOOZ is aiming to partner with multiple Chartered Professional Membership organisations across the UK. This will potentially result in an initial audience of 1.5m users when launching the product. Furthermore, QDOOZ is also seeking to bring their services to 1.5m university students by arranging discussions with UCAS Media. Their monetisation strategy involves a monthly or annual premium membership that will offer additional content with no advertisements. A freemium membership will also be offered and QDOOZ will generate revenue via advertisements.
investment: £575,225 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £7,875,000
status: Stretch 13 days
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Making wine more accessible by using smart technology to deliver it to customer homes. sipp's range consists of more than 140 wines and the company has over 3,000 customers that have placed more than 7,000 orders. This has resulted in over 47,000 bottles sold since launching in July 2017. The sipp app offers customers’ insights into the origin of the wine by scanning the bottle label; customers can also re-purchase the same wine via this method. Profit is generated via wine sales and subscription services. The sippCLUB service allows customers to receive 3 bottles of wine every month for £29, including delivery. The company also offers single bottles of wine that can be purchased through the website, or app without a subscription. Funds are being raised to scale the business further by investing in marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and acquire more customers. By 2021, sipp aims to serve over 100,000 users on its platform. In addition, contributions will be used to develop their proprietary technology further.
investment: £350,867 target: £300,003 pre-money valuation: £3,480,159
status: Extended 20 days
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Premium British Pearl Property Housing and Property EIS
A FCA-authorised property investment platform allowing investors to back properties and in return receive interest on their capital. British Pearl aims to make the process affordable by allowing shareholders and lenders to become property owners or mortgage providers with minimum investments of £100. The company also offer a Resale Market, which means individual properties can be classed as liquid assets. Here, users can trade loans and shares they hold in properties. Multiple property types are available on the platform, including residential, commercial, refurbishments, developments, new builds and high yield sites. British Pearl performs industry-level due diligence to property investments on their service and aid developers in acquiring equity and debt capital to create additional sales channels. British Pearl launched 3 months ago and has since raised more than £4.6m in equity funding, in addition to having access to an underwriter to purchase properties valued at over £2m. The company has more than 1,000 users on the platform and is currently in the process of increasing their marketing channels. British Pearl has been listed in Her Majesty’s Treasury's Top 100 UK FinTech companies and has been featured in numerous publications, such as the BBC, The Times, The Independent and Daily Mail. Revenue is generated via two types of fees charged to investors and property managers at certain stages of the investment lifecycle. Investors will be charged a one-off participation fee of 2% when entering as a Share Investor and a success fee of 20% on any profits accrued. Loan Investors on the Resale Market will be charged early exit fees of 0.5% on loans and 1% on shares. From this, British Pearl aims to generate 5-10% on all capital investments, dependant on investment performance and investment type. Crowdfunding investment funds will be allocated towards upgrading the website features and products, marketing campaigns, increasing the number of property listings available and providing professional services to clients.
investment: £2,085,777 target: £2,067,523 pre-money valuation: £18,457,959
status: Extended 3 days
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A FCA-authorised and regulated digital credit card on smartphones, for those with modern and busy lifestyles. Jaja aims to offer a fair and transparent banking service that gives consumers greater confidence, control and freedom over their finances. The company has tested their app and card with Visa and has partnered with Asda to offer online credit instantly. Jaja's business model allows revenue to be generated via interest payments from revolving lines of credit. Two products will be offered to consumers; the Jaja Credit Card and Jaja Pay. Both will be suitable for B2B and B2C operations. Investments will be used to launch a beta round for 5,000 users to build a community before the products are publicly released. In addition, Jaja intends to expand its customer service team and produce marketing campaigns for their business.
investment: £3,345,859 target: £3,000,000 pre-money valuation: £19,006,371
status: Stretch 12 days
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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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KiteEdge's Apex Technology EIS
Kite edge has created a cognitive search service which has been built to specifically meet the needs of asset managers. Individuals can search and set up feeds that draw insight from their specific work (email, news, investment research, internal documents)
investment: £433,000 target: £600,000 pre-money valuation: £2,694,893
status: Funded
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Enterprise House, Portsmouth Housing and Property
Fully furnished flats featuring two double bedrooms, alongside a modern living room and kitchen, as well as a contemporary bathroom. Enterprise House provides convenient access into the Portsmouth City Centre. Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station is nearby which stops close to Guildhall Square and the city university. Port Solent is just 3 miles away and Southampton Airport is less than 16 miles from the property.
investment: £304,304 target: £355,858
status: Active
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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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Pointer Court, Lancaster Housing and Property
Three similarly styled flats situated on the ground floor and fully furnished with two bedrooms, an en-suite, a separate bathroom and a kitchen and reception combination. These recently renovated properties are located in Pointer Court's two blocks of flats in Scotforth, Lancaster. The city centre is less than a mile away and Morecambe Bay is 3.5 miles from the property. In terms of transport, Lancaster Railway Station and the M6 motorway are both 1 mile from Pointer Court.
investment: £163,134 target: £437,908
status: Active
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