In the latest Money Makers podcast, host Jonathan Davis is joined by technology specialist Ben Rogoff, the lead manager of the Polar Capital Technology investment trust, which has given shareholders a total return of more than 200% over the last five years. With the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Netflix leading the markets higher, how much more is there still to come from these global IT stocks? Is there a danger of another TMT-style market crash or a regulatory kickback? And where are the most exciting prospects in other technology fields, such as gaming, robotics and artificial intelligence?
Crowdfunders is our weekly look at the peer-to-peer and crowdfunding space, examining the latest news and developments in the fast growing world of alternative finance.
On today's show, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher gets the scoop on frozen yoghurt company Sloane Brothers and discusses how crowdfunding can be used to support local community and political projects.
Enjoyed Crowdfunders? You should try the Investment Trust Show, Share Radio’s examination of the world of investment trusts: https://audioboom.com/channel/shareradio-investmenttrustshow
Joining Sue in the studio is David Courtier-Dutton, CEO and founder of SoundOut, a crowdfunding and predictive analytics platform for the music business. With a background in Law and property development, David takes us through his career and the musical influences that helped him along the way
Welcome to Crowdfunders with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher, the show that covers peer-to-peer lending and all other forms of alternative finance.
On this week's show: Ed focuses on two businesses that are raising cash on equity crowdfunding platforms at the moment. One is a robo-investment platform called Wealthify - it's a low-cost online investment service that picks investments for its customers based on their attitude to risk. Ed also investigates a crowdfunding platform called Crowd for Angels that is currently raising money to grow its business.
This is 'Crowdfunders', the Share Radio programme that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance.
On today's show, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher discusses a report which looks at the investment performance of one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms: Seedrs
Ed also finds out about the latest developments with the Innovative Finance ISA. This ISA still hasn't really got up and running yet - even though it was supposed to be widely available from April.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast growing world of alternative finance. In today's show, Ed Bowsher looks at the peer to peer sector in China and, in particular, a scandal where investors ended up lending money to a high risk 'mega-bus' project. The investors probably won't be getting their money back. Ed also looks at risk in peer to peer lending with Neil Faulkner from the 4th way website.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers peer to peer lending and all other forms of crowdfunding. In today's show, Ed Bowsher looks at Platform Black, a peer to peer lending platform that is starting to do a bit of lending itself, plus he also finds out more about a mobile app that's been described as the 'tinder for crowdfunding’ – Offr.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance with Share Radio's Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher. In this edition: A closer look at a platform which is opening parts of the bond market which have previously been closed off to private investors, that's WiseAlpha and it's CEO Rezaah Ahmad, and whether the base rate cut from the BoE is going to seriously affect the peer to peer lending market.
Ed Bowsher is away on holiday this week so we have dipped into the archives to bring you some of the best bits from our earliest Crowdfunders shows.
In the first part of the show, Ed spoke to Angus Dent from ArchOver and Mike Baliman from the London Fintech Podcast on why the P2P/crowdfunding sector had taken off.
In the second part, Ed looked at risk, for savers and lenders across a range of crowdfunding tools. His guests were Angus Dent of Archover, David Stephenson of AltFi & Chris Sier from Finnexis.
A brand new edition of Crowdfunders, with Share Radio’s Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher. In today’s show: Ed looks at a new development in crowdfunding where you can potentially bid for grant money via a crowdfunding platform. But he started with Crowdcube, the equity crowdfunding platform that is currently raising money for its own business via a share issue – he spoke to Luke Lang, the co-founder.