Tagged: crowdcube

Fantoo Wins Dell’s Start-up in Residence Competition


Fantoo ran an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube at the end of 2013 raising £173,000 for the small company.  Fantoo, “the future of email”, has now become one of the first two winners of Dell’s “Start-up in Residence” competition and will soon work out of Dell’s UK headquarters for the next two years.  They will… Read More

Growing under the Tube: 141% Funding for Zero Carbon Food’s Crowdcube Campaign

33 metres under London Zero Carbon Food

London-based Zero Carbon Food (ZCF) has raised £424,530 on Crowdcube, swiftly surpassing its £300,000 crowdfunding goal for 21.23% equity offered.  The campaign is now open to overfunding. Co-founded by Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, and backed by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr and Florette’s Managing Director Neil Sanderson, Zero Carbon Food utilizes redundant underground spaces… Read More

EstatesDirect Hits Crowdfunding Target in 10 Days, Then Doubles It

EstatesDirect Team and Sign

Raising equity on Crowdcube, EstatesDirect quickly hit their £250,000 goal on Crowdcube in just the first 10 days of listing live on the crowdfunding platform.  The offer went into overfunding and is now fully funded at £500,000 in 2 weeks as 192 investors backed this startup company.  The single largest investment came in at just… Read More

Growing Pains as Global Crowdfunding Comes of Age


It’s growing up fast. As crowdfunding hits what I suppose you might call it’s second official birthday on 5th April – Global Crowdfunding Day (#GlobalCFDay) – it may have a dose of the “terrible twos.” It’s certainly disruptive enough. It’s not toddling but racing away. Now it’s “into everything,” despite cynicism in some quarters and some… Read More

Crowdcube Booms in March, Shows 800% Growth Over Year Prior

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube had a great March.  The company funded 8 businesses totaling £1.6 million in investments.  Crowdcube’s own projections indicate these funded companies will generate 281 new jobs over the coming years. To make things even better it appears the momentum may be increasing because in the last 7 days  over £1 million… Read More

Crowdcube, hubbub Partner Up to Bring Crowdfunding to Education

hubbub large logo

Crowdcube and hubbub have joined forces to bring crowdfunding to the education sector.  hubbub shared on a blog post that; “combining forces will enable Crowdcube-hubbub to provide the compelling additional offer of equity crowdfunding alongside hubbub’s standard reward-based crowdfunding solution. The offer means that – through one portal – universities will be able to engage… Read More

Kieren Garvey, Crowdcube Business Development Manager Interviewed

Kieren Garvey, Business Development Manager

TipTV did a 30 minute segment talking about the crowdfunding industry recently and one of their guests was Kieren Garvey, Business Development Manager of equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube. In the interview Kieren shares that Crowdcube grew over 500% in 2013 raising funds for over 100 business with a total amount crowdfunded at over £20 million…. Read More

Brief: HireJungle P2P Rental Marketplace is Raising Capital on Crowdcube

HireJungle Try Before You Buy

UK based HireJungle, a fast growing peer to peer rental marketplace is now open to investments as they are raising £100,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.  The offer represents 25%  equity in the company and is eligible for SEIS tax relief.  The tech start-up allows users to save money by hiring instead of buying stuff, or… Read More

A Tale of Two Crowdfunding Platforms: Seedrs & Crowdcube

Seedrs and Crowdcube Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and within the UK equity crowdfunding market two platforms have emerged as the clear leaders. However, they are quite different in both philosophy and operation and it took little time (the timespan of a tweet in fact) for me to realize that competition between… Read More

Crowdcube Comments on Ovivo Shut-down

Ovivo Mobile Communications

Luke Lang, co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube commented on the recent closure of start-up business Ovivo Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that uses Vodafone’s UK network to provide competitive mobile phone packages: “We’re extremely disappointed that Ovivo Mobile has had to announce that for reasons beyond its control, it is closing down…. Read More

A Profile of Crowdcube: UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform

Luke Lang Darren Westlake 106 Businesses Funded

Darren Westlake of Crowdcube knows what it is like to start a business. It was the very same process now faced by many of his customers that was to be the genesis of Crowdcube. After experiencing the difficulties of obtaining financing first hand as an entrepreneur, Darren noticed that the financial sector had not adopted… Read More

Crowdcube Comments on UK Budget Announcement

Luke Lang Co-Founder of Crowdcube

Co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube Luke Lang has commented on the UK budget announcement that occurred earlier this week.  While there were many positive aspects of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s presentation Lang indicated here were some areas that could stand for improvement. We’re delighted that the Chancellor has acknowledged the importance of… Read More

Ovivo Mobile Communications Shuts Down Abruptly


Ovivo Mobile Communications has apparently shut down operations in a rumored bankruptcy.  In a posting on the providers web site the company stated: Dear OVIVO Customers, We are very sad to announce that for reasons beyond our control, OVIVO Mobile is closing down on the evening of Wednesday 19th March 2014. We’d like to thank… Read More

Crowdcube, UKBAA & SETsquared – Investing in High Growth Business


The UK Business Angels Association, Crowdcube, the University of Exeter Innovation Centre and SETsquared have pleasure in inviting you to a unique event on Business Angel investing with key players from the National and local finance marketplace. This interactive event is an opportunity to discuss the recent changes in the angel investment market and look… Read More

Brief: Members of Crowd Racing, Crowdcube Gather For Race Horses

HFR Crowdracing

Crowd Racing is the first investment platform for race horses. The UK based operation is powered by the same technology that equity platform Crowdcube utilizes for their investment listings.  Crowd Racing offers shares in individual horses to the general public, allowing for anyone to participate in the sport of kings.   Race horse trainers and… Read More

Seven UK Crowdfunding Power Players Team Up On New Web Portal, Outreach Initiative


Seven of the UK’s largest crowdfunding platforms have teamed up to launch alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk, a new web portal aimed at providing SMEs with “a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.” Crowdcube, Seedrs, Zopa, Funding Circle, MarketInvoice, Platform Black and Pensionledfunding.com are all part of the initiative. We are focused on making… Read More

BeerBods: Fastest Pitch Ever on Crowdcube

Drink Better Beer BeerBods

Crowdfunding in 36 Hours, BeerBods Raises £150,000 Mostly From Customers. BeerBods is an online beer club and subscription service, based in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. They have now claimed the title of the fastest pitch to fund on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding platform. 101 investors put in £150,000 in 36 hours, overfunding the pitch by 150%.  The… Read More

Crowdcube: “Most Active Seed Stage Investor” in United Kingdom

The difference between Zuckerberg and the FTSE100

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has achieved another milestone in their journey.  Beauhurst, a company that provides data on growing companies, has stated that Crowdcube is the most active seed stage funder for 2013.  This means that Crowdcube, which was launched only in 2011, has quickly surpassed all of the other traditional seed stage funding firms…. Read More

Crowdcube Celebrates 3rd Birthday & £20 Million in Crowdfunding (Infographic)

Crowdcube £20 Million funded

Everybody loves a party and equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated their 3rd birthday last week with a festive gathering at The Light Restaurant & Bar in Shoreditch.  Unfortunately Crowdfund Insider was not able to make it there in person to enjoy the company – but rest assured, we were there in spirit.  Cheers to the… Read More

Lawbite Successfully Crowdfunds, May Capture City Deal Grant


Lawbite, an online legal service that offers an affordable, virtual law firm service catering to small companies, has successfully raised £172,100 on equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube.  The offer had originally targeted a raise of £120,000 but closed at 143% of goal –  well over-funded. The single largest investment was for £22,500 as 188 backers came… Read More