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Humble Grape Seeks Fruit From Seedrs

Humble Grape celebration with people drinking wine.

Source: Humble Grape

If you bought Humble Grape the first time they raised equity on Seedrs in 2014, your shares would  now be worth eight times as much. That's the company's own valuation, and we're not sure how easy it would be to find a buyer if you wanted to sell, but the'res no doubt the wine importer has expanded and diversified over the last three years.

Transparency In Equity Crowdfunding

A window with rain on it is hard to see through

Who is responsible for transparency in equity crowdfunding? asks a piece in Thursday's CityAM.

We're shocked. You might as well ask: who is responsible for information?

A variety of people in the business - entrepreneurs, platforms, investors - are responsible for collecting information and publishing it. Everybody is responsible for filtering information and evaluating it. And transparency describes a market in which deals are done between people who all have access to the best quality information.

Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy

"young woman offers you a juicy apple

The UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem cannot survive without entrepreneurial success, otherwise the rewards of being an entrepreneur and the returns on investing in start-ups remain insufficient. Over the last decade the UK has experienced the first crucial act – a start-up revolution. The second act will need to be a scale-up revolution."

- Sherry Coutu, chair of the Scale-Up Institute, from the Foreword.