Crowdfunding website Crowdcube has launched an actively managed fund that will pick and choose early-stage businesses for investors (see http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1584f99c-8902-11e3-bb5f-00144feab7de.html#axzz2s0uTrnLd)
Crowdcube is part of a growing alternative finance sector around the world which is challenging the role traditionally played by banks in funding individuals or small companies.
This new trend has also reached Chile. http://cumplo.cl/ is breaking new ground in the risk-adverse and inflexible banking environment that businesses and individuals in Chile traditionally have to deal with. May Cumplo prosper and breathe new life and competition into this sector!