Crowdcube is the leading investment platform globally. It has raised the most money for the most businesses and has the most investors registered.

As the world’s first and most successful investment crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to bypass the traditional business angel, venture capital or bank finance routes, giving them more control and access to more investors. For investors, Crowdcube provides them with a way to cherry-pick a stake in an innovative business that traditionally would have been restricted to corporate investors. In addition, they can benefit from a fixed return per annum by lending money to more established companies offering the Crowdcube mini-bond. Since February 2011, more than 200,000 savvy investors have registered with Crowdcube, helping to raise over £100 million of equity finance for over 300 raises. Growth in the last 12 months has been phenomenal. According to Crowdsurfer, Crowdcube has 52% market share. So far in 2015 they've raised £66 million with over 120 raises and are consistently named by Beauhurst as a top investor in all sectors. They've crowdfunded household names such as easyGroup, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Eden Project, Caterham F1 Team, Camden Town Brewery. They've broken the equity crowdfunding record, raising £3.7million for JustPark and enjoyed the first ever equity crowdfunding exit, with E-Car Club selling to Europcar. Equity crowdunding has come of age and Crowdcube has played an instrumental role.

Name CEO: Darren Westlake
Founded in: 2010 or earlier
Country: United Kingdom
Company Twitter: @dazwest
Category: Alternative Finance


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