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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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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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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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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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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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Obby have created a platform that helps independent teachers generate an income doing by giving them access people about crafts using curated, high quality, courses.
investment: £663,543 target: £749,980 pre-money valuation: £3,999,735
status: Funded
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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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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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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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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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Graystone Action Sports Sport EIS SEIS
A multi-platform business combining extreme action sports with leisure activities. Graystone offers experiences in surfing, skiing, snowboarding and skateboarding. Customers have the option of participating open sessions, or attending classes. Graystone will open its first site in December 2018 in Manchester. Brands interested in the company include Adidas, Red Bull, Stance and Nixon. Graystone intends to offer other facilities such as fitness studios, media labs, bars, restaurants and retail sites. By year two, the company is aiming to host 100,000 visitors per year and have locations within one-hour driving distance of at least 8 million people. This will be achieved with plans to open 5 facilitates in Britain over the next 5 years.
investment: £229,180 target: £350,000 pre-money valuation: £1,520,000
status: Active 5 days
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