City A.M. Launches UK Equity Crowdfunding Data in Partnership with Crowdnetic
City A.M. launches Crowdnetic's content suite of data featuring private UK-based companies publicly raising capital online through securities-based crowdfunding portals.
London & New York (PRUnderground) March 5th, 2015
Crowdnetic, the leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance industry, has today announced a new partnership with City A.M., London’s first free daily business newspaper. Through this partnership, Crowdnetic’s premier data content suite will be available on CityAM.com. The content features information on private, UK-based companies publicly raising capital online through securities-based crowdfunding portals, giving City A.M. users access to data on the emerging phenomena of crowdfinance.
On CityAM.com, retail investors now have the ability to track a comprehensive listing of UK private offerings from some of the leading platforms including: CrowdCube, Angels Den, Crowd for Angels, Fireflock, Funding Tree, Property Moose, Property Seed, Seedrs and The House Crowd, with more slated to join in the upcoming quarter. In addition to a real-time activity feed, City A.M. readers now have the ability to search for companies based on selected criteria and have access to Crowdnetic’s data analytics.
In Europe, the crowdfinance industry’s unabated growth continues to confirm its role as a viable alternative form of finance. A recent study released by the Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and professional services organisation EY (formerly Ernst & Young) has shown that the alternative finance market grew by 144% last year and could potentially reach €7 billion in 2015. For the purpose of the study, the activity of 255 leading online alternative finance platforms in Europe were studied, which included securities-based crowdfunding as well as peer-to-peer platforms, otherwise known as marketplace-lending. Thereby, the inclusion of this data in City A.M.’s digital and print distribution gives its readership valuable information on this maturing asset class.
In addition to the data launch on City A.M., Crowdnetic’s solutions continue to expand into Europe through its London office, spearheaded by Crowdnetic’s Managing Director (Europe), Adam Braggs. In relation to the City A.M. launch, Adam commented, “We’re delighted to have been chosen by City A.M. as the data provider for their Equity Crowd Funding Channel. The marketplace is evolving and City A.M.’s decision to expand their coverage of equity crowdfunding demonstrates the kind of forward thinking that we wish to be associated with.”
Martin Muncaster, Commercial Director of City A.M. added, “Equity crowdfunding is very much here to stay and we have had significant interest from our readers looking to take advantage of the opportunities available in this space. We’re accompanying the new online channel with regular editorial coverage in print and are excited to be in a position to educate and inform readers in the home of global finance: London.”
About City A.M.
City A.M is London’s first free daily business newspaper. CityAM.com is its online presence.
Both platforms cover financial and business news as well as sport and contemporary lifestyle. City A.M. is distributed at more than 250 carefully chosen commuter hubs across London and the home counties, as well as 1,600 offices throughout the City, Canary Wharf and other areas of high business concentration, giving it a daily readership in excess of 399,000 professionals.
City A.M.’s ABC certified distribution figure for the period from 29/12/14 till 25/01/15 is 104,292. Its readers are professionals, in full-time work and with an average salary of over £87,000 per annum – well over three times the national average.
CityAM.com has a monthly visitor figure in excess of 1m, of which two-thirds are in the UK and 43% earn more than £50,000 (Source: Google Analytics Nov 2014, Comscore Sep 2014).
With offices in New York City and London, Crowdnetic Corporation is a leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the crowdfunded-equities and marketplace-lending industries. Through its real-time data services, in-depth research reports and industry-leading conferences, the company provides education and transparency for the global crowdfinance marketplace. Crowdnetic’s data and technology solutions are used by hedge funds, family offices, asset managers, venture capitalists and investment banks. Find us online at: Crowdnetic.com, Lendvious.com, and CrowdWatch.co.