Why are investors turning their back on the stock market?

Public companies can no longer rely on hype Historically, the stock market has been synonymous with success, but the tide is turning on this sentiment. Some big-name brands have faced major embarrassment after their IPO hype fell flat. Aston Martin has wiped 42% off the value of its shares since last October, Uber and Lyft […]

3 things to think about when launching an STO

Your checklist for a successful investment offer More and more businesses are realising the advantages of emerging investment methods like tokenization. However, there’s a big difference between understanding its potential and launching your own Security Token Offer (STO).   In order to inspire confidence and help companies explore tokenization opportunities, WeOwn has launched a new, free ebook analysing the […]

Beware raising capital through issuance-only platforms

Building investor relationships needs long-term support Access to capital is one of the biggest challenges to business growth, so it’s exciting to see new tools entering the market that are making fundraising more accessible. But while these digital asset platforms are offering a quick connection to new investors, not all of them are quite as helpful as they first appear.   […]

Our Digital Marketplace is now live!

Launch your digital investment offer. Version 2.0 of our ground-breaking Digital Marketplace is now live, offering companies the opportunity to create security tokens, set up primary issuances and enable other dynamic features supporting end-to-end investment services.  The Digital Marketplace is an important milestone in our mission to change the way the market works. We are giving businesses greater control over the way they manage […]

How is WeOwn improving investor voting?

Forget email and AGMs; we’re taking voting digital Many companies are obligated – or want – to involve investors in corporate decision-making, from re-electing board members to approving acquisitions. After all, investors are the real owners of the company.   In a recent blog post, we looked at why companies need to update their voting process in order to engage investors. Here, we will look at how our new blockchain voting functionality […]

Big brands want to get closer to investors – but how?

From Tesla to Spotify, major companies want better quality relationships Good investor relationships are critical to company growth. However, establishing a rapport with shareholders is easier said than done. Under current models, many CEOs feel disconnected from their investor base – and a sea of third parties stand between them.  This lack of interaction is troubling many big brands. Tesla […]

In video: how can SMEs get greater access to capital?

We need to make fundraising more affordable Small businesses are the backbone of the global economy. They contribute significantly to national income, particularly in the developing world, where SMEs are responsible for almost two thirds of all employment.  Given their pivotal role, logic would dictate that the financial services industry is set up to support SME growth. […]

Are your investors worth more?

How to get the most out of your data Companies are required by law to keep track of who owns their business, and most view this legislation as a simple ‘tick the box’ exercise. However, with a little TLC and the right technology, forward-thinking firms are using investor data to create lucrative business development opportunities.      From list to launch pad At present, […]

From books to blockchain: how shareholder management’s evolved

Is it time to improve the way you deal with data? For both public and privately-owned companies, shareholders are a vital asset. Keeping track of who owns a stake in your company isn’t just important; it’s a legal requirement in most markets. However, ensuring shareholder details are up-to-date can be a long-winded task. Over time, […]

How well are you managing investor data?

The true cost of poor business admin Compliance is a boring but necessary part of financial services and, for both public and private companies, maintaining a share register is part of that administration.   But managed the right way, stakeholder registers can deliver far more than meeting legal requirements; they can help you to build more profitable investor […]

How to engage your most valuable investors

Digital voting can make a big difference to investor decision-making The relationship between companies and investors hasn’t always run smoothly. Historically, some company executives have been reluctant to involve shareholders in all but essential decisions, fearing they won’t understand the intricacies of their company’s best interests.   Meanwhile, investors have sometimes felt undervalued or disengaged, finding it hard to see their input impacting the […]