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Dales Bike Centre launches crowdfunder for expansion

Dales Bike Centre has launched a crowdfunder for stage two of its expansion plans. It said it has been working hard for the last two years on its dream of expanding the centre, developing plans to create "one of the best ‘all-in’ cycle hub venues in the UK".  The Yorkshire …

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Pedal Me launches crowdfunder

Pedal Me has launched a crowdfunder with a target of £150,000. The pedal-powered taxi and courier service has been in operation for 18 months in central London, using specially adapted e-assist cargo bikes to transport people around the city. To keep up with its current organic growth of 24 per …

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Vulpine for sale again

High-end cycle apparel brand Vulpine collapsed in 2017 after blowing through more than £1 million in crowdfunding from 588 shareholders. Nick Hussey’s business was subsequently acquired by Mango Bikes. Mango ceased trading in October 2017, but not before Vulpine was take over by Mango’s CEO Barry Dunn who created a …

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Crowdfunding: in retrograde

Once exploding with potential, acting as a breeding ground for innovation, the world wide web once represented the limitless possibilities for the human brain. Facebook was – and to some extent, still is – a hotbed of creative discussion. Those with entrepreneurial spark and a little sway could crowdsource focus …

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Carbon road-rack firm crowdfunds for anti-flop aero bags

Tailfin of the UK has launched its latest product on Kickstarter, an aero seat pack system. The firm’s carbon rear rack was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2016. Tailfin raised £157,151 from 738 backers in 2016, and has already sent Kickstarter emails to that list of "prospects".  Tailfin was created …

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