Competitive Landscape Report Today, intellectual property and patent data is widely available, but the sources of data and the formats in which these data are presented are not practical for quickly and efficiently deriving meaningful business intelligence. Various software tools address these challenges, but typically require a specialist to extract useful information and analysis. With the aid of Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system our Strategic Analytics division offers standardized IP research reports that are packaged to deliver immediate impact. The Competitive Landscape Report contains all of the relevant information required to assess the competitiveness of a given technology in the marketplace.
Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone by Casey Hopkins Thanks for checking out our project! If you missed out, you can get your Elevation Dock at ElevationLab.com, along with updates and future projects. And thanks again to all the backers, these would never have been made without your support. - Casey Wired: "The Dock Apple should have made in the first place." John Gruber: "An exquisitely well-crafted, beautiful, useful iPhone dock. I'm in."
Clean Energy Crowdfunding — Crowdfunding Wind & Solar Projects in the UK Clean Power Published on April 23rd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan Community-funded or crowdfunded wind and solar power is now being encouraged in the UK by renewable energy networking site EnergyShare, which is offering up £5,000 each for the first 5 renewable energy projects that also raise £5,000 on their own via the crowdfunding website. Another company, Abundance Energy, is also trying to get individuals and businesses to help fund and gain from clean energy projects, encouraging them to invest as little as £5 in wind turbines for an upcoming project. Is crowdfunding about to sweep into the clean energy sector? This is similar to what Solar Mosaic is doing in the US and what the Solar Schools program is doing for schools across the UK, but it is still a rather quiet trend, and the question is, will it take off?
weblog about crowdfunding & crowdsourcing Crowdfunding has many faces; when someone talks about crowdfunding, he or she either means investing, supporting, loaning or donating. The concept of investments, loans and donations are clear, but what is supporting exactly? Crowdfunding creative projects is about supporting: the crowd finances a creative project in return for rewards. For example: in the case of a musician, the reward for a $10 funding could be a copy of a CD, for $25 a signed limited edition of the same CD and for $250 a meet and greet with the musician. Why open social collaboration platforms will disrupt the enterprise market in 2013 and beyond inShare427 Guest post by Sarah Evans (PRsarahevans), chief evangelist, Tracky, social correspondent at Sarah’s Faves and author of [RE]FRAME: Little Inspirations For A Larger Purpose The majority of businesses aren’t run efficiently and employees lack the tools and equipment necessary to do their jobs. Quite a wide sweeping statement, I know.
Funding Circle This estimated return is your return after fees and bad debt, but before tax. This calculation takes your bid rate and deducts the 1% annual investor fee and estimated bad debts for this risk band (based on a fully diversified portfolio lending to all businesses within that risk band). Annualised, estimated bad debts by risk band are: A+ = 0.6% (ie, each year we expect 0.6% of all loans to A+ businesses to become bad debts) A = 1.5% B = 2.3% C = 3.3% C- = 5% These estimates are provided as a guide only. Actual bad debts vary for each investor.
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Business Loans without Banks An investment through the ThinCats platform involves making secured loans directly to individual businesses and therefore your capital is at risk and interest payments are not guaranteed if the borrower defaults and it transpires that the value of security held to protect against borrower default is insufficient to repay your capital and interest. Your experience of defaults will affect your earnings through lending on the Platform. Please click on the "What are the risks?" button to read more. Member of the peer to peer finance association ABOUT US - Global Inventions Global Inventions Ltd business was formed in 1994 and now has associate offices in UK, USA, Japan, India and Kenya. We are committed to becoming an important catalyst in the transformation of conceptual ideas from designers, inventors and students to successful products. We specialise in high-volume, low-technology, innovative consumer items and patented inventions. Our products typically retail for between US$5.00 to US$80.00 and include consumer items, design, games, mobile phones / accessories, photography, watches etc.
Is tapping the crowds the future of funding? Crowd funding matches entrepreneurs with members of the public who are keen to investEnterprises pitch their business plans to potential investors onlineUK-based Crowdcube has so far helped SMEs find almost $450,000 in equity funding (CNN) -- Small and medium size businesses (SMEs) struggling to convince banks to loan them money are turning instead to the masses, in a new strategy being called crowd funding. It works like this: Enterprises pitch their business plans to potential investors online. It allows for a large number of people to contribute smaller amounts, rather than a SME needing to attract a couple of big investors. Crowd funding for businesses is a relatively new idea. Government regulations across different countries can make it difficult, but the concept is growing in the UK and the Netherlands, among other countries.