Tagged: crowdcube

Chilango Talks Mini-Bonds with The Economist

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Chilango, a UK based Mexican restaurant chain, was the first mini-bond ever to go the crowdfunding route.  Called the “Burrito Bond” the offer for the 4 year security with an 8% coupon launched this past June and quickly funded hitting its initial goal of raising £1 million on Crowdcube. The campaign is now in over-funding mode… Read More

Hubbub, Crowdfunding for Universities, Raises Equity on Crowdcube

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Hubbub is a crowdfunding platform.  They offer their services to universities and other educational entities to fundraise for student projects, faculty or just about whatever the institution desires.  Their core product is a white label offer that is branded to work with engaged communities. Now they are looking to expand.  So what do they do?… Read More

Crowdcube Shares Advice on Equity Crowdfunding

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Offering up some words of wisdom when it comes to equity crowdfunding, Crowdcube shared strategic insight in a post titled 7 Points Investors Should Consider. The platform provided advice for a wide range of equity topics including how to handle risk and skeptical investors. Investing on crowdfunding sites is increasing in popularity. Crowdcube has seen… Read More

Water-to-Go Secures Its Initial £125,000 And More on Crowdcube

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Caddington-based Water-to-Go Ltd surpassed its crowdfunding target of £125,000 (US$ 210,000) on Crowdcube and closed to £167,000 with more than three weeks left for further investment. This was after major high street banks refused to lend against property assets valued at several multiples of the requested funding amount. Per the campaign’s website, Water-to-Go is a personal water… Read More

Chilango Co-Founder Eric Partaker Talks Burrito Bonds (Video)

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Eric Partaker, co-founder of UK restaurant chain Chulango, recently hit the studios of SkyNews to chat up their “Burrito Bond” offer listing on Crowdcube.  Chilango was the first ever “mini-bond” offer on the crowdfunding platform paving the way for other companies to leverage the internet with debt crowdfunding. The offer was originally seeking to raise… Read More

Powered Now – Overfunds by 167% on Crowdcube

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Devon-based tech start-up, Powered Now has successfully concluded its investment pitch on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Initially aiming to raise £350,000 from the crowd, Powered Now smashed its original target, overfunding by 167% to secure £585,580 within five weeks of listing. Powered Now is a mobile admin application aimed at sole traders and small firms… Read More

Scaramouche & Fandango Hits £150K Goal on Crowdcube: UK Men’s Skincare Line Will Sell in US

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Scaramouche & Fandango has reached its £150,000 goal for the 12.50% equity offered on its Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign, securing funds from 77 investors.  Breaking into the £21Billion market largely dominated by international conglomerates, London-based Scaramouche & Fandango designs and manufactures high quality body and skincare products for men. According to Scaramouche & Fandango’s website, the company currently retails its bold… Read More

AVEQIA Establishes “Active Cooking” Gastronomic Concept in London: Crowdfunding Now for UK Expansion

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AVEQIA invites groups to cook together with Michelin-starred chefs and bond. AVEQIA invites groups to cook together with Michelin-starred chefs and bond through their shared gastronomic journey. The AVEQIA brand first opened in Stockholm and now has its eyes on the London market. Its UK flagship and first restaurant, AVEQIA Farringdon Ltd, opened its kitchen in 2012… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube Crowdfunding Record (Infographic)

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Crowdcube offered shares in their own company this past week and quickly (as in don’t blink) raised £1.2 million.  While I am not certain if they expected to raise funds at lightening speed – I was certainly impressed with the velocity in which investors rushed in to capture equity in the young crowdfunding platform.  The… Read More

FarmDrop Extends Equity Crowdfunding as it Easily Tops £400,000 Goal

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FarmDrop launched their equity crowdfunding project just a few weeks back but the online farmers market has not had any problems finding investors.  Raising capital on Crowdcube, FarmDrop was hoping to raise £400,000 for 17% equity in the young company.  FarmDrop has quickly passed that mark and stands at over £420,000 today with one investor… Read More

Crowdcube Comments on “Record Breaking” Crowdfunding Round

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UK based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is claiming a world record with their self-crowdfunding round funding in just 16 minutes.  The Series B round garnered 141 investors with an average investment of £8500 on a post money valuation of £19.5 million.  This funding round on their own platform was part of a larger investment where… Read More

Crowdcube Self-Crowdfunding Campaign Fully Funds in 16 Minutes

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Equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube launched their self-crowdfunding campaign earlier today seeking to raise an additional £1.2 million.  This was on top of a recently announced investment led by well known European VC Group Balderton Capital.  The Venture group had invested £3.8 million in the young company. The total raised in this funding round was around… Read More

FarmDrop Raises Over £350,000 on Crowdcube For Online Produce Marketplaces

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Setting out to bring the best and healthiest foods to the online market without being overpriced, FarmDrop has launched a £400,000 equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to grow its business. FarmDrop is an award-winning online marketplace that allows local food producers to sell direct; a “click-and-collect farmers’ market.” By cutting out the middlemen, FarmDrop’s producers… Read More

Update: 1Rebel Overfunds and Reaches £1.2M on Crowdcube

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With over a month left over its Crowdcube campaign, new fitness concept 1Rebel has surpassed its initial £1,150,000 goal and has raised £1,225,600 from 203 investors. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider,  1Rebel is a new fitness venture by the same team that founded Fitness First and Jatomi Fitness.  The founders want to create a new concept… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube Accelerator Companies Now Live on Site

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Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced an accelerator program all the way back in 2012.  Yes the Jurassic years of equity crowdfunding. Well the UK platform has just completed their live pitching event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain where 6 businesses presented their companies to an audience of over 100.  This was all done… Read More

Balderton Capital Invests £3.8 Million in Crowdcube

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced an investment in their company by Balderton Capital in the amount of £3.8 million (approximately $6.5 million).  This investment will act as the lead in Crowdcube’s forthcoming £5 million series B round financing.  The remaining £1.2 million will be offered to the “crowd” listed on the Crowdcube platform on… Read More

Crowdcube: £15 Million in Equity Crowdfunding for 2014

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UK based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has released some half year numbers regarding their progress.  The young company shares they have raised £15 million for all of 2014.  That makes approximately £30 million since the site launched in 2011.  Some other data points include: 131 businesses funded An estimated 3000 jobs have been created with… Read More

Update: Powered Now Takes Just 12 Days to Raise £350,000

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Powered Now Raises Equity on Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube. Tech start-up Powered Now, a mobile administrative app for tradesmen, has cruised by its equity crowdfunding target of £350,000 after just 12 days and is now overfunding. The additional capital will be used to further market and develop its app for tradesmen and field trade companies, simplifying… Read More

FarmDrop is Equity Crowdfunding for Online Farmers Market

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FarmDrop backed by ASOS and Street Car founders. FarmDrop, a new way to buy and sell local and seasonal food is raising capital on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.  The digital farmer’s market has launched a campaign to raise £400,000 representing 17% equity in the company.  The funding round has quickly raised over £170,000 backed by… Read More

Cauli Rice Seeks to Raise £300,000 in Equity For Low Calorie Alternative Meal

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Ready to bring an alternative to white rice, UK-based Cauli-Rice launched a Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign to raise £300,000 in equity for its low calorie meal. Cauli-Rice is considered a rice replacement product that has 80% less calories but with the same level of taste and satisfaction as ordinary white rice. The company noted, “We beleive it… Read More