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Founded in 2011, Crowdcube was the world’s first investment crowdfunding platform.
By raising finance of Crowdcube, you’ll have access to Europe’s largest community of early stage equity investors. With an average of £2m being invested on Crowdcube each week, you can pitch directly to a 390,000-strong crowd of everyday investors, angels, professionals and venture-capital firms, as well to your own network of customers and advocates.
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Companies from across the UK, as well as those that are headquartered in Europe*, can raise finance on Crowdcube.
*Subject to certain criteria and legal/regulatory requirements.
A total of over £300m has been invested through the platform to date and achieving a funding success rate of 59%, more than 520 raises have successfully completed on Crowdcube.
With a 48% market share, according to the latest Beauhurst data, Crowdcube has been named the leading crowdfunder for investment, following a record-breaking start to 2017.
With an average of over £2 million being invested on Crowdcube each week, you can pitch to a diverse crowd of investors, which includes everyday investors, angels, professionals as well as some of Europe’s leading venture capital firms.
Crowdcube provides a platform for start-up, early and growth stage businesses to raise finance from professional investors, high-net worths, VC firms, everyday investors and your own community. From banks and breweries to the latest cleantech company or consumer brand, all types of businesses can raise on Crowdcube.
With Europe’s largest crowdfunding community of more than 390,000 investors, Crowdcube has had over £300m invested through the platform.
We’re crowdfunding more VC-backed, high-growth tech businesses than ever and have returned more than £10m to investors from equity exits and bond interest payments; more than any other crowdfunder, achieving the highest returns (IRR) in crowdfunding, according to AltFi Data.
This is not all, Crowdcube offers businesses looking to raise finance both a direct or nominee structure, as well as combination of the two, so you can choose the model that's best suited to your business.
There is no fee to list your business on Crowdcube. When an entrepreneur successfully raises their target amount, Crowdcube will deduct a success fee of 7% (exc. VAT) from this.
Crowdcube funded businesses have gone on to do great things, thanks to the backing of the crowd. Companies have already exited, such as E-Car Club, Camden Town Brewery, Wool and the Gang, BrewDog, Celixir and Mettrr Technologies. Some have gone on to receive follow on investment and others are expanding across the UK and overseas, such as:
Pip & Nut raised £120,000 in start-up finance on Crowdcube in 2014 to kick-start production. Following investment from the crowd, Pip & Nut is now stocked in thousands of stores in the UK, with leading retailers including Selfridges, Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett, and has won several national awards. The business’ turnover was over £3m in its first full year of trading.
Farmdrop raised £750k back in 2014 and today has secured two follow-on rounds of funding, collectively raising £11m from Atomico, an international investment firm, and the crowd. Today the company has over 2,000 locally sourced products from 70 producers, with expected revenues of £3m in 2017.
A note on our partnership with Crowdcube
“Partnerships remain a key strategy for Crowdcube to ensure we are attracting and funding the very best entrepreneurs in the UK and Europe. Kirsty and her team at Crowd10 have great knowledge of the key crowdfunding mechanics. Since we partnered just over a year ago, we’ve completed 13 successful funding rounds and this number continues to accelerate. We look forward to further expanding on this work into 2017 and beyond.” - Jonathan Keeling, Head of Partnerships at Crowdcube.
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