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Crowdcube Raises £6 Million led by Numis & Tim Draper. Will Partner with Numis on IPOs

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Crowdcube, UKs largest equity crowdfunding platform by total capital raised, has received £6 million in a funding round to further boost growth.  The funding was led by Numbs, a stockbrokerage firm, Tim Draper / Draper Esprit and existing investor Balderton Capital.  The announcement of new… Read More

London’s Natural Weight Loss Company Hits Crowdcube to Fight Obesity With Nutritional Drink “MaxMeal”

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London-based Natural Weight Loss Company recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £55,000 to fight against obesity with a new milkshake, MaxMeal. The company, which was created by nutritionist Max Tomlinson and his wife Filipa Tomlinson, shared: “Obesity is a global problem costing $2 trillion, and… Read More

Holly and Beau Seeks Funds Through Crowdcube Campaign to Expand Color-Changing Children Rainwear Business

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Giving kids a reason to love rainy days, Northfolk-based startup Holly and Beau has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £50,000 for its color changing rainwear. The company was founded in 2012 by brother and sister duo Jack and Fleur Passant. They were inspired to create… Read More

UK’s Savvy Overfunds on Crowdcube; Seeks to Expand Its Food Preserve Brand

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Earlier this month, Sheffield, South Yorkshire-based Savvy Foods took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with a mission to raise 50,000 for its preserved spreads brand. The brand, which was launched in 2013 by Jonathan Drury and Katie Owens, is described as a delicious and nutritious food source, designed… Read More

Revolut Raises £1.5m through Balderton Capital for its Alternative Foreign Exchange Service

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Fintech company Revolut has raised £1.5m in a funding round led by leading tech VC house Balderton Capital, reported TechWorld’s Sam Shead. Funding will be used to launch the business’ money transfer app on iOS and Android. Revolut’s technology allows people to transfer money through a… Read More

Sugru’s Jane ni Dhulchaointigh Shares Tips For Crowdfunding Success

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Earlier this month, mountable glue company Sugru successfully raised over £3.5 million through UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The project broke two funding records – largest single investment (£1 million) and widest reach with shareholders found in 68 countries. Now, Sugru’s CEO Jane ni Dhulchaointigh is… Read More

Upper Street’s Julia Elliott-Brown: “Crowdfunding Opens The Door For Female Investors in the Same Way That Online Gambling Opened Up Betting”

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Offering up her thoughts about the crowdfunding, Julia Elliott-Brown, CEO and co-founder of UK brand Upper Street, shared how the funding method is perfect for female entrepreneurs. This spring, Upper Street launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and raised a total of £229,626. The London-based shoes label founded… Read More

UK Coffee & Cocktail Shop Grind Overfunds on Crowdcube; Announces New App

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Less than two weeks until its equity bond campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, UK coffee and cocktail shop, Grind, has not only surpassed its initial of £750,000, it is currently sitting at over £975,000. Grind was established in London by coffee enthusiasts David Abrahamovitch and Kaz James… Read More

Pavegen’s CEO Offers Advice on Crowdfunding Following Crowdcube Success

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Last month, London start-up Pavegen successfully secured over £2 million during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide real-time data for analytics. While discussing Pavegen’s products, founder of Pavegen, Laurence Kemball-Cook, told Business Insider: “Each… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang Reveals Why Tech Companies Should Consider Equity Crowdfunding

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Offering up his own insight on the tech industry, Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang sat down to reveal why such companies should consider equity crowdfunding for their next funding rounds. During an interview with IDG Connect, Lang stated: “Crowdfunding not only gives businesses a platform to… Read More

UK Restaurant Filmore & Union Surpasses £600,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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With less than 24 hours until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, UK restaurant Filmore & Union has successfully secured over £600,000 thanks to nearly 160 investors. The healthy eating restaurant was founded in 2011 by Adele Carnell and has opened seven locations in… Read More

UK Cyclist Apparel Startup LUMO Overfunds on Crowdcube

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LUMO, a UK-based cyclist apparel startup, has successfully overfunded during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company surfaced on the platform last month with a mission to raise 200,000 so that it can start expanding globally. The company notably designs jackets and bags for cyclists… Read More

Epic Sugru Funding Round Closes Over £3.5 Million on Crowdcube

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Sugru, a unique type of mouldable glue that was listed by Time Magazine as one of the worlds top inventions in 2010 (beating the iPad no less), has closed its crowdfunding round on Crowdcube at over £3.5 million.  According to Crowdcube, 2700 investors from 68 countries… Read More

Funded on Crowdcube, E-Car Club Delivers Early Investors a Successful Exit as EuropCar Acquires Company

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E-Car Club raised £100,000 on Crowdcube back in 2013. The company went on to raise further capital from “socially minded investors”, including some of the crowdfunding investors, and then received funding by Ignite Social Enterprise. Details of the transaction were not revealed. E-Car Club, launched… Read More

Crowdcube: “We’ve Seen An Increase in the Numbers of Female Investors & Entrepreneurs on Our Platform”

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With female entrepreneurs becoming a big topic in the crowdfunding world, equity platform Crowdcube weighed in on its experience with working with projects that involve women leaders. The UK platform shared: “Crowdcube is changing the status quo. We’re making investing and raising finance more accessible, affordable and rewarding… Read More

UK’s Chinese Takeout Restaurant Hotcha Opens £1M Mini-Bond on Crowdcube

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Hotcha, a Chinese takeout chain, recently launched a mini-bond on Crowdcube to raise £1 million so that it may expand and become a national chain in five years. Hotcha was established by chefs James Liang and Andy Chan in 2011. It is described as a branded Chinese takeaway chain with big ambitions… Read More

CrowdCube Raises £39 Million for Businesses in First Half of 2015

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Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has just released their numbers for the first half of 2015 and according to their tally the funding portal has seen £53.5 million invested via their site with £38.9 million raised for a funded business. In 2014 the total amount raised… Read More

Pavegen Appoints Former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to Advisory Board As Crowdcube Campaign Comes to Close

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Quickly following the closing of its successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, London start-up Pavegen announced that it has appointed former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to its advisory board. Pavegen’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Talks Crowdfunding & Its Benefits

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Offering up his insights about crowdfunding, Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang sat down with International Business Times to share details about the funding method and why so many are turning to it for their businesses/projects. While discussing the difficulties entrepreneurs have to finding angel investors to give to their… Read More

Plymouth Car Brand Wildcat Seeks £1.5M on Crowdcube For New Off-Road Vehicles

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Ready to expand its line of motorized vehicles, Plymouth-based Wildcat has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1.5 million for its new off-roadsters, the W22 and MV-LSV.  The raise represents a 15% equity stake in this 35 year old company.  There is also a tired reward program… Read More