SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Crowd Valley, Inc. ("Crowd Valley") and Sapphire Capital Partners LLP ("Sapphire Capital") have announced today that they work together to provide joint services to crowdfunding and online securities platforms.---
This collaboration means that UK customers can now start online marketplaces for new asset classes such as real estate properties, private companies of all stages and energy projects, where customers can be provided a full service. The Crowd Valley platform enables this and Sapphire Capital will seek to ensure that crowdfunding platforms are presented and managed according to the current FCA regulations.
Crowd Valley is a US enabler of crowdfunding and online securities marketplaces. The company provides the platform, back office and ancillary services for crowd funding, peer-to-peer investing and online funding marketplaces. Crowd Valley is part of the Grow VC Group, which is the world's leading, global pioneer of securities crowd funding, peer-to-peer marketplaces and new investment models.
Sapphire Capital specialises in investment management in the UK with a particular focus on crowdfunding and SEIS / EIS investments. Established in 2009, Sapphire Capital is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA").
Boyd Carson, Partner at Sapphire Capital Partners LLP, commented:
"We are excited to announce this strategic collaboration in which we can offer full solution crowdfunding marketplace services. We believe that by providing full services, we can accelerate the already high growth of the sector and we are thrilled to be working with the world leader in securities crowd funding, peer to peer and online marketplaces."
Markus Lampinen, CEO at Crowd Valley, commented:
"The UK market holds great promise in the crowd funding and online securities funding market, and we're glad to have found a partner that has deep understanding and competence in the regulated market. With the cooperation of Sapphire Capital, we can offer a whole service for actors who want to move into the digital securities era in the UK."
For further information please contact:
Markus Lampinen, CEO, Crowd Valley Inc. Telephone +1 646 801 4054. email@example.com
Boyd Carson, Partner, Sapphire Capital Partners LLP. Telephone 0870 734 8912, Mobile 07 917 767 362; firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
Crowd Valley Inc was spun out of the Grow VC Group where it operated in its early form since 2011. Crowd Valley has its head office in San Francisco.
Crowd Valley provides technology, the back office and ancillary services for securities professionals and new online funding marketplaces to move processes into the digital domain.
Sapphire Capital Partners LLP was founded in 2009 and seeks to invest in people and companies that make a difference.
Sapphire Capital specialises in crowdfunding services and tax-efficient alternative investments, such as Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) companies.
Sapphire Capital also acts as investment manager to investment funds.
Sapphire Capital Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Crowd Valley Inc office addresses:
71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400, San Francisco,
California 94105, United States
Sapphire Capital Partners LLP office addresses:
First Floor, 34 South Molton Street
Mayfair, London, W1K 5RG
Tel: 0870 734 8912
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