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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 40 days
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Premium DownYourHighStreet Consumer Products EIS
Saving the UK's high street by hosting products online that are currently only available in physical retailers. DownYourHighStreet aims to become the e-commerce platform for high street shops that don't have the skills, time or money to deliver an online service. Since launching in December 2017, 310 small shops have signed up to the platform, allowing them to compete with larger businesses and online-only firms. Currently, DownYourHighStreet is listing 50,000 products on their website. The company aims to rapidly scale their business with a target of 3000 shops within the next 12 months.
investment: £122,350 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £1,200,000
status: Active 12 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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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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Shaw Academy Schools and Education
Shaw Academy is looking to disrupt the online education industry by providing a service that is low cost, scalable, interactive and collaborative.  Over the past five and a half years they have built and optimised their live platform which allows them to scale potentially millions of students globally.
investment: £467,658 target: £450,000
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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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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FairMoney is a Price Comparison Website (PCW) specialising in comparing loans for consumers using machine intelligence. They ensure consumers receive the most appropriate loan by taking into account the lender's underwriting criteria, as well as the borrower's credit situation by using their proprietary algorithms.
investment: £200,000 target: £600,000
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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Convert Technologies Technology EIS
An award-winning home entertainment company, best known for its 'Plato' line of all-in-one music and video systems, is ready to offer licensing opportunities of its hardware and software solutions for a wider market. These versatile new developments have applications within the patient monitoring and social care sectors.
investment: £301,689 target: £300,008
status: Extended
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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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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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