Our Commitment to Investors in Our Crowdfunding Round

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We recognize and appreciate the contributions of all our investors, and the inherent risk they take by investing in a new venture…

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Why Did We Choose Seedrs Over Crowdcube For Our Crowdfunding Campaign?

We, CityFALCON, are currently raising our equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs, and had to think hard about which platform to use for our campaign.  The other two platforms we considered were Crowdcube and SyndicateRoom. Disclosures & disclaimer: The author is… Continue Reading →

Why and How to Invest in India

Summary India is starting to represent the new breed of high-growth emerging market, as Indian GDP grew by 7.5% in 2015, outpacing Chinese GDP growth (6.0%) for the first time. While China has spent the past several years developing infrastructure… Continue Reading →

Why We Are Valuing CityFALCON’s Crowdfunding Round at £4m?

As a value investor, I look to buy assets quoted below their ‘intrinsic’ value.  If you’re in London, come down to the London Value Investing Club, where we have over 800 active members and hold 2-3 events each month. At… Continue Reading →

Four Things That We Failed At Within Our First Two Years Of Start-up Operations

One of the key differences between Silicon Valley and the rest of the entrepreneurial world, is that the rest of the world does not celebrate failure as much as it should. Here in UK, “success” is the primary focus, and… Continue Reading →

How Developments in Financial News Aggregation are Transforming the Financial News Industry

Financial news is very different from news relevant to other sectors, because financial news drives markets and can greatly determine which investors profit, and which face losses. In a way, financial news has ‘split-second value,’ where even a mere split-second… Continue Reading →

Why You Should NOT Invest In Our Upcoming Equity Crowdfunding Round

Our goal is to make our fundraising campaign one of the most transparent crowdfunding campaigns ever…

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Top 30 Financial Stories of H1 2016 On CityFALCON

Following our article on Top 30 Financial Stories of 2015 On CityFALCON we continue monitoring the most important events in the world of finance. The first half of 2016 was not easy. The market…

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Difference Between Stock Market Investing and Trading – Don’t Mix Up the Strategies

This post is inspired by the presentation by Kaushik Punjabi at London Value Investing Club. The content of the post however is the view of the author. Trading Investing Purpose…

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Asset Allocation for Dummies – An Introduction to Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is an art. It is the art of making the correct, risk-adjusted, investment decisions that suit your specific investment time horizon. As with any art, it takes time, patience and experience…

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Brexit Is a Major Challenge For UK Banking System

The recent decision made by the UK public to leave the EU brought a wave of uncertainty upon the nation, with investors worried about the potential looming economic implications. With the general consensus prior to the vote that the UK would decide…

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One Trading Strategy After Brexit

Disclaimer – Do your Own Research Our content is intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only. It is very important to do your own analysis…

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A Value Investor’s Strategy After Brexit

On June 24th, 2016, the geopolitical landscape in Europe shifted in such a way that plunged global markets into chaos. The United Kingdom held a referendum…

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After Brexit, The Way Forward For UK Start-ups

On June 24th, 2016, the geopolitical landscape in Europe shifted in such a way that plunged global markets into chaos. The United Kingdom held a referendum…

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Twitter: An Undervalued Growth Play?

Twitter looks like an undervalued growth play, especially after Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Summary – Twitter is currently trading at $16.34, down 26%…

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Financial News API and Widgets – know what you are missing!

Global markets are constantly changing, and traditional financial news has been around…

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Why I’m Staying Long GBP/EUR Into The EU Referendum?

With the Brexit vote only a few days away, I’ve been hedging my equity positions. The only big directional position I’m planning to hold…

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How Will Brexit Affect The UK And World Economies, Start-ups, The Rich, And The Poor?

The answer to this question is ‘no one knows’, and all that most of us can do is to guess. Here is my view. Being an entrepreneur and considering that most stats…

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Why Investors Should Get Excited about the FinTech Revolution

FinTech is the new buzzword in London, and for good reason – we’re beginning to see how technology will be leveraged in financial services. FinTech is already showing…

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Why I Have Invested 20% Of My Portfolio In UK Start-ups

I’m a typical London professional. I have a small portfolio in stocks, mutual funds and start-ups, not unlike many other London professionals. After launching my own fintech start-up…

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4 Reasons Start-ups Get Acquired – It Goes Beyond Revenue and User Traction

Acquiring start-ups is risky business. No matter how good an idea sounds, or how simple a solution a start-up offers, the acquisition may never pay off…

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Stock Market Investing by Immersion – How The Average Worker Could Have Leg up on Wall Street

If you’re going to start a hobby, you’re going to bring background knowledge you’ve learned throughout your life to that hobby…

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What the Film ‘The Big Short’ Teaches Us about Value Investing

Spoiler Alert – Read this article after watching the movie. It’s reasonable to wonder what a movie about the housing crisis and ensuing financial meltdown could teach regular people…

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Why Most Start-ups Worth Investing Are Worth At Least £1m Using ONE Fundamental Financial Concept

An idea is worthless until someone is willing to invest in it. When someone puts money…

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How Stock Market Investing Has Changed in the World of Tech Disruptions

Today, a startup with a camera and a clever idea can create a viral video that can eat into the market share of major companies, possibly even bringing large companies down. In tandem to this trend, many big industry players…

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5 Key MACRO Takeaways from Warren Buffett’s Letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders  

Every year Warren Buffett writes a letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. It looks like this year he enjoyed writing the letter especially…

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How will Brexit affect UK startups?

For those of you who may not be aware, the UK will hold a referendum on 23 June to decide whether or not UK should remain in the European Union. As a (fintech) startup, we are really worried…

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Life Of A “Highly Skilled” Immigrant In The UK  – The Unheard Side Of The Story

Let me start with saying that I don’t mince words and I was never taught diplomacy…

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Inspirational Quotes for Stock Market Investing

Sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and re-evaluate your investing strategies. Here are some inspirational quotes from some wise investors that could help. “Investing should be more like…

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Stocks With Enterprise Value Less Than 0

Disclaimer & Disclosures Please do your own analysis before investing in any of these stocks. While we have taken care in collating the data, some errors may occur. Some of the listed companies may have …

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Popular Stocks At 52 Weeks Low

The start to the stock markets in 2016 has been unprecedented. There have been some structural issues in some markets such as China but some of the carnage may not be warranted…

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5 Unique Challenges Startups in the UK Face, and How to Work Around Them

If you’re looking for quick and simple solutions to the many challenges entrepreneurs face…

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Why we entrepreneurs are responsible for the risk aversion of investors in the UK and Europe

I wear two hats: a fintech entrepreneur and an angel investor…

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Reality vs Hype in UK Fintech Startups

“There are three categories where you will get funding very easily”: “if you are a Rockstar product manager or serial entrepreneur” “If you have worked in the City for a long time and can…

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Best Finance Videos, Articles and Books for Investors for Amateurs and Experts

As a value investor most of your time is spent reading about companies…

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Top 30 Financial Stories of 2015 On CityFALCON

Stock market volatility caused by geopolitical tensions, uncertainty over interest rates and structural issues in developing markets…

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15 Things I Learned as a First Time Entrepreneur in the UK

In 2014, I launched CityFALCON from my bedroom, raised £200K in seed funding, hired a few people, and started to build a scalable product…

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Should You Have Invested In The IPOs of Square, Ferrari, Fitbit, Go Daddy, Match.com? Here Is Our 2015 IPOs Analysis

Summary 196 IPOs with $34.5bn raised in 2015 on the major…
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How to compare Spread Betting and Contract for Differences accounts – You are probably doing it wrong!

What is Spread Betting? Spread betting is betting whether the price of an asset will rise or fall. It’s that simple, and that wonderfully…

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Twitter is the stock to own for 2016 for me

Summary Twitter still provides unique offerings over other social networks. While the MAU and revenue growth have been declining, 300m+ MAUs is already a strong base, and 30-40% revenue growth is respectable. Twitter has declined 40% over the last year…

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The 55 Best Finance Blogs of 2016

We’re only a few days into 2016, and there is so much to look forward to. But the passing calendar year also gives a chance to reflect. If you’re like us here at CityFALCON, one thing you might have spent…

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The Ultimate Guide To Understanding The Stock Market

Introduction The stock market is one of the most valuable components of the market economy. It can create a lot of opportunity, but it can be difficult to understand. There’s so much jargon and expertise involved, just thinking about can…

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5 Reasons Why I And Most People Have Lost Money In The Stock Markets

I’m not an expert on the markets, nor do I have a PhD or some quantitative research to support my arguments. But here are some of my experiences from investing in the stock markets for the last 15 years. There…

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Petition to UK Parliament – Improve entrepreneurial schemes and their implementation

Please sign the petition here if you agree with the points highlighted below. This petition is based on my experience as an entrepreneur for last 2 years running CityFALCON and also based on discussions with other entrepreneurs. We hope that…

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How A $25 Investment Converted Our Developers Into Marketers

In a start-up with limited resources, detailed specs for your developers are a luxury. At the same time, without proper specs, developers may not build what’s actually useful for our customers. To solve this problem, we decided to try something out,… Continue Reading →

Reflections On The Startup And FinTech Ecosystems In Ontario From CityFALCON

We can’t overstate how proud we are that CityFALCON won the Next Big Idea in FinTech competition. For the honour, we got to travel to Ontario to get acquainted with the FinTech ecosystem there and learn more about startup culture… Continue Reading →

Why I would think twice before building a PRODUCT startup again in the UK

Unfortunately many people in the start-up space do not understand the difference between PRODUCT and SERVICE start-ups. User/revenue traction, i.e. “how many users do you have or how much revenue…

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Man vs. Machine in Trading and Investing

During the London Fintech Week last week, I had the opportunity to discuss this topic on a panel along with UCL professor Donald Lawrence and John Booth of Midpoint. Also, I have had long discussions on this subject with Niall… Continue Reading →

UK unicorns – how much did they raise in their seed rounds?

For service businesses where you can target customers from month 1 and even start making revenue, funding can be less important. But for ‘product’ businesses where-in you have to build for 2, 3, 6 months before you can start making… Continue Reading →

Twitter Hatch – Preparation, Script, Story of two minutes pitch

12 August 2015 – the date I and my team can never forget.  In the midst of the painful fundraising process, we realised that we had an opportunity to differentiate, get validation for what we are doing and strengthen relationship… Continue Reading →

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