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Crowdcube Investor Event – London

We will be showcasing a number of businesses that are currently pitching on Crowdcube. This is your opportunity to meet the entrepreneurs behind the businesses, find out more about their story, what makes their business tick and what plans they have for the future. Crowdcube team members will also be there to answer any questions… Read More

Caterham Reaches £1.1M in Three Days on Crowdcube; Announces Possible Acquisition Plans

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Continuing to break its bad luck streak, Caterham F1′s crowdfunding campaign, which is seeking £2.3 million to get the racing team to the season finale in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 23rd, has received over £1.1 million dollars during its first three days on Crowdcube. Now, the team’s administrator, Finbarr O’Connell, has shared some exciting… Read More

Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone Throws Shade At Caterham’s Crowdcube Campaign; Refers to It As a “Disaster”

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On Friday (November 7th), the Caterham F1 Team announced its crowdfunding campaing on Crowdcube to help finance its return to Formula 1 for the Abu Dhabi race on November 23rd.  The project has already raised £1,068,461 and is hoping to receive £2.3 million by next Friday. As previously reported, the team is currently undergoing a restructuring process after… Read More

Caterham F1 Team Crowdfunds its Return to the Grid on Crowdcube

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The Caterham F1 Team is working with crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, to finance its return to Formula 1 for the season finale in Abu Dhabi on November 23rd. #RefuelCaterhamF1 is giving fans and sponsors the opportunity to be the driving force behind the team by supporting its participation over the three day race weekend, in return for… Read More

gamesGRABR Goes Back to the Crowd For New Round of Funding

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gamesGRABR, a social network for gaming, is launching a new round of investment to fund its critical next phase of growth. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign in late 2013 where it quickly achieved its £150,000 target and over funded by 20%, gamesGRABR is now looking to raise £400,000. The investment will be a combination of crowdfunding… Read More

FMA Issues Crowdcube New Zealand its Crowdfunding License

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Financial Market Authority issued an equity crowdfunding license offered to a funding portal Crowdcube New Zealand today. The announcement was not unexpected as the investment crowdfunding was recently legalized in New Zealand  and Wellington-based Armillary Private Capital partnered with Crowdcube earlier this year to offer equity crowdfunding to investors in New Zealand. The FMA has published a guideline of minimum… Read More

Crowdcube to Boost 100,000 Strong & Growing Investor Community with ‘Taking over Bank’ Ad Campaign: Hopes to Add 50,000 Investors in 12 months

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The UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, launched its first high-impact advertising campaign to boost its growing investor community, which reached the 100,000 mark last week.  The advertising campaign, created by ad agency, Chapter, will see Crowdcube take over Bank Tube Station from 3 November, along with 100 branded taxis throughout the capital. Crowdcube’s forecasts suggest that… Read More

Taylor St Baristas Are Next Up for Mini-Bonds on Crowdcube

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Following in the footsteps of the Burrito Bond, we now have a beverage to go with that security.  A “Coffee Bond” offering has hit the pages of investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube where Taylor St. Baristas are seeking to raise £1.5 million in capital for company expansion plans. The 4 year security will yield a solid… Read More

UK-Based Startup Hits Crowdcube to Raise £225,000 Delicious Natural Ice Lollies

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Seeking to expand its already successful business, Camden-based startup, LICKALIX launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £225,000 for its natural ice lolly company. According to its campaign, LICKALIX  is an augural ice lolly company that debuted in May 2014. After a successful first period of trading, the company’s team decided to continue their success in… Read More

Crowdcube Hurdles 100,000 Investors (Infographic)

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has rocketed past the 100,000 investor mark.  Crowdcube recognized Vincent Carrie of London as becoming the 100,000th person to register on the site to participate in the listed companies.  Carrie will receive a gift basket that includes plenty of good stuff from Crowdcube funded companies. To help celebrate this milestone, Crowdcube… Read More

Why valuation is only part of the story: A Conversation Between the Entrepreneur & Investor

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During the process of early stage fundraising, Entrepreneurs face a dizzying array of financial concepts and methodologies, often putting them at a disadvantage in negotiations. The following hypothetical conversation between an Entrepreneur, Angel investor and Venture Capital Partner is intended to offer an illustrative example of the problems this can cause. L0ve & Money –… Read More

Convertible Loans as a Band-Aid Solution to the Valuation Problem in Equity Crowdfunding

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What’s happening: the industry wants equity It’s ironic that crowdfunding makes it possible to set up companies that otherwise never would’ve come into existence, only to ruin them later by postponing the valuation issues that any start up will have to solve sooner or later. Might the positive start of crowdfunding come to a halt… Read More

Manchester-Based Veeno Hits Crowdcube to Raise £210,000 for Expansion

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Seeking to expand their already successful business, founders of Manchester’s Italian wine café Veeno, Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino, have launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £210,000 to create ten new locations. According to the campaign’s website, Veeno is an Italian wine café that promotes a different way of enjoying wine… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Hubbub Hits Over £405,000 During Final Days on Crowdcube

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Seeking to expand its growing platform, university crowdfunding website Hubbub launched an equity campaign on Crowdcube to raise £250,000. In order to raise the funds, the company decided to offer 8.12% ownership for each backer. Not only did it raise the initial goal, the campaign finished its run and raised £405,690. Launched in the UK as the… Read More

Update: Eden Project Mini-Bonds Fully Funds in Just 20 Hours. Zooms to £1.5 Million

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The Eden Project mini-bond crowdfunding campaign launched earlier today seeking to raise a minimum amount of £1 million. That number was easily supras as investors rushed to back the non profit, indoor rainforest.   Cornwall’s biggest tourist attraction, @edenproject is now open for investment http://t.co/N58i7IZmMh#InvestAware#CapitalAtRisk — Crowdcube (@Crowdcube) October 14, 2014 At last look, the… Read More

Worlds Largest “Rainforest in Captivity” Eden Project Offers Mini-Bonds on Crowdcube

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Described as the worlds largest indoor rainforest, Cornwall based Eden Project, is raising capital on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with a £1 million mini-bond offer.  The issuer hopes to raise a top goal of £1.5 million.  The four year security will pay investors a 6% annual interest rate in semi-annual payments.  The principle is expected… Read More

Famous Fashion Designer Elizabeth Emanuel Seeks £750,000 Through Crowdcube For New Brand

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The mastermind behind the famous 1981 Princess Diana wedding dress has made her way to Crowdcube! Elizabeth Emanuel, who has also made gorgeous dresses for other celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins, hit the equity crowdfunding platform on Sunday (October 12th) to raise £750,000 for her new brand, the Art of Being. The campaign’s website shared the Art… Read More

Crowdcube Opens New Scottish Office Due to Region’s Startup Growth

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced this week the launch of its new office in Scotland. According to the Herald Scotland, the website revealed it has made opened the new location to support existing clients. Crowdcube noted the decision to move north came after it noticed a strong growth in the number of new businesses being established… Read More

Popular Social Platform Twenty Something London Seeks £160,000 Through Crowdcube Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Twenty Something London, a popular online platform that showcases the independent businesses of London, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £160,000 to revamp and expand its popular website. Those who help fund the project will receive 7.40% in equity. The platform’s key mission is to bring every major city’s independents to the fingertips of… Read More

United Kingdom Crowdfunding Market Data (Deck)

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The below deck was presented by Kieran Garvey, Crowdcube Business Development Manager, at the Synergy and Crowdfunding Forum (SCxSC) hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia in September. The deck delivers a solid overview of the various forms of crowdfunding and industry growth in the United Kingdom. Some of the interesting points include: Equity based crowdfunding grew… Read More