I saw fantasy equity crowdfunding at the Master Investor show. I haven't come across him before. He doesn't seem to like Crowdcube and is often suspicious of other platforms. I didn't manage to speak to him in person as I saw his stand too late. I think that the blog will be regular reading for me from now on. (Although I don't invest on Crowdcube!)
I have been reading this site and it is an eyeopener. I don't always agree with everything, but I find it worth reading.
They are morphing into something else in the new year, a subscription site. They are currently raising on indiegogo - early backers get a year for £24 instead of the anticipated £48. I have stuck my £24 in and will see how it goes.
A resource for crowdfunding similar to this forum would be very useful. I have 'invested' in 10 companies via Seedrs and will hope to make some cash in 5-10 years if I'm lucky. It really is quite amazing how much cash some folk stick into companies that seem to offer stellar returns on paper and I suspect that it's the same phenomenon as with P2P - people just don't read the full warning data before jumping in. But I've come to believe that good due diligence is shaky at best in most of these areas and that there are behind the scenes dealings going on, or manipulation of data in some cases. To be fair anyone who does read the warnings and information given by Seedrs along with their recommendations about which types of portfolios are suitable for crowdfunding can't really complain, as it's all there on the website. I wonder what the new blog will think about the Emoov case, which seems to be the latest hot topic.