Finance is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. Kickstarter – the crowd funding website for creative projects – has announced it’s coming to the UK. A recent Kickstarter project for a hackable Android-based video gaming device raised over $3m – it passed $1m in just 8 hours and 22 minutes. It’s as though companies are going public on launch. The UK has it’s own innovative lending companies, like Funding Circle, which was set up by Samir Desai, James Meekings and Andrew Mullinger in 2010. It has already lent £38m and is currently lending more than £1m per week.
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