Sunday, 21 June 2015

Crowdcube blocks our Twitter account. We or they must be mad.







We  - that's me in the middle - have just set up a Twitter account for this blog. Actually we reactivated an old account that hadn't been used since 2013.

Now of course the first thing we do is try to follow Crowdcube - we have 9 followers and have not been on twitter for 2 years. Crowdcube have blocked us - blocked what for goodness sake - the truth?

If it wasnt such a disgrace it would be very very funny.

14 comments:

  1. Am trying hard to work out if this is in any way justified? are you being overly one sided in your commentary or challenges? Have you been fair on the benefits this 'opening up of funding' to the masses brings?

    If it was not the case, and you are making fair and balanced points- then your constant forum bans on crowdcube and this twitter block are worrying me.

    Robin hood it most definitely ain't and it is just another disguise of f*ck the punters who as you say can be very very stupid....

    Check yourself b/c on first glance there seems to be so many good things from ECF... then wage war.

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    1. I definitely find this blog very informative and think it's a shame that Crowdcube tries to hide all negatives.

      But frankly this blog is just as one-sided. I don't know what your beef with cc is, but certainly there are other crowdfunding platforms which have failed investments too. Furthermore it would be refreshing to read about companies that have reached or beaten their forecasts, and certainly there are some.

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    2. If you read our blog you will see we consistently use Crowdcube as the example. why - well they are the largest and the one in our opinion stepping the furthest over the allowed line. Again if you read our blog you will see that time and time again we have mentioned the one and only pitch that has reached its projected targets to date - St Vibes. As far as we know there is not another one. Of course if as you assert there are others we would be delighted to hear about them and promote them

      Presenting the evidence can of course be one sided if all the evidence comes from one side - as it does here. We didnt create the evidence, we are just using this space to provide it for others.

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    3. Anonymous got owned.... Ouch!

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  2. The answer is no. With our following of 9 there is little point to blocking us. We only report on facts we have that Crowdcube either glide over or more often ignore totally. The facts are that ECF in the Uk as a whole has yet to return a single penny to investors, the Gov via SEIS and EIS has used ~ £50m of taxpayers money to support this. We would be delighted to announce the first equity crowdfunded success - for investors. We are still waiting 4 years later.

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  3. I believe Mill Residential deal on SR floated on AIM giving a modest return to investors.

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    1. Yes it did - but this is really a total con. the AIM listing was preset and would have gone ahead anyway so it had nothing to do with the ECF.

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  4. Why do you want to approve comments before publishing?

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  5. Nothing sinister - just want to ensure the spammers are kept at bay.

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    1. Are you sure it's not because you don't like criticism?

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    2. Who does? It was open and then we had someone who wanted to keep going on about the same thing time and time again which wasnt relevent, so we decided that we should be able to control what comments were made on OUR blog site - simple. If you dont like it, you are welcome to go elsewhere.

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    3. I think some people do like feedback. Anyways, just seeing what you're about. FYI I like your site.

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  6. What is your twitter ID so I can follow you?

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