Tagged: crowdcube

Brief: Crowdcube Accelerator Holds Pitch Event as Campaigns Capture New Investors

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The Crowdcube Accelerator held its pitch event this past week and 5 companies told their story to a “packed room of investors” hoping to drive investment in their companies. The 5 companies went live on the investment crowdfunding platform minutes before the pitch.  According to Crowdcube, following the presentations 3 companies generated investor interest and… Read More

Soul Tree Winemaker based in India Raises Equity in UK; Seeks £350,000 for Business Expansion

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Handcraft India based winemaker, Soul Tree, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000 to expand its already successful business. The company, which has already won various awards such as Startups 100, Real Business Future 50 and Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Award, has already raised £107,700 so far on the UK-based platform…. Read More

Crowdcube Venture Fund, Managed by Braveheart, Discloses First Four Investments

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Braveheart Investment Group has announced the first four investments in the Crowdcube Venture Fund.  The fund was announced by Crowdcube at the beginning of 2014.  Available only to Crowdcube registered investors, the fund allows investors to easily participate in a diversified portfolio of crowdfunded companies. Investing in early stage companies is risky but diversification can mitigate… Read More

PwC Warning: Banks Gotta Change … Or Else

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PwC Rings Warning Bell as Banks Face Possible Demise. “We are surely looking at the end of the market and banks as we currently know them”.  As part of a report from a recent Peregrine Perspectives panel, an event that was organized in advance of George Osborne’s autumn statement, the comment was made; “we are… Read More

Following Crowdfunding Round, Fruitful Launches New Peer to Peer Lending Platform

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Following a successful and rather quick equity crowdfunding raise on Crowdcube last year, Fruitful is launching a peer to peer lending platform for “everyday savers and full term commercial mortgage borrowers”.  The crowdfunding campaign had targeted a raise £140,000 for 8% equity.  In a note from the company, they clarified that £140,000 was raised in… Read More

Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone Lends a Helping Hand to Caterham’s Racing Team

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With excitement continuing to build for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, Formula One’s chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, announced that he helped pay for the transportation of the Crowdcube-success Caterham F1’s team. Earlier this month, Caterham launched a campaign on the crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the big race. The team is currently undergoing a restructuring… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Lauded: Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year

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Crowdcube’s CEO Darren Westlake was deemed Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year during the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Congratulations to Westlake for not only being an successful entrepreneur, but also for galvanizing international crowdfunding entrepreneurs on Crowdcube and beyond!  ”Investing in British businesses just got exciting,” exclaimed the GBEA. “As the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube makes… Read More

Caterham F1 Issues Redundancy Letters to Backroom Staff Following Crowdfunding Success


Last Friday (November 14th), Caterham F1 announced the exciting new that it will making its way to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this upcoming Saturday (November 22nd) all thanks to its 7-day crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, raising £2m of the £2.35m target. Unfortunately, during the same day, the racing team announced it has also sent out… Read More

Bitreserve Hits Venovate & Crowdcube to Raise $10M in Equity

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Bitreserve, a money service that makes using digital money easy, fast and free, is raising funds through Venovate Marketplace, a U.S.-based brokerage platform for alternative investing, and London-based crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. Raising funds on Venovate is spurred from the company’s belief that financing should be an accessible and egalitarian process. Funds raised from qualified investors on… Read More

Crowdcube Campaign Backers Help to Get Caterham F1 Racing Team to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Raceway

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On Friday (November 14th), the Caterham F1 Team announced the exciting news that it will be racing at the final Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi next week thanks to the support of the fans, who have helped the team raise enough money to make it possible through Crowdcube.   Finbarr… Read More

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 F1′s Administrator O’Connell: I Still Believe We’ll Race in Abu Dhabi Even if the Crowdcube Campaign Fails


With less than 36 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, it appears that Caterhams F1 goal to raise £2.3 million to get to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix may fall short and end around £1.3. As previously reported, the team is currently undergoing a restructuring process after Caterham Sports Limited went into administration in October…. Read More

Brief: MoneyWeek Awards Recognizes New Funding Platforms

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August print publication, and associated web site, MoneyWeek, offered their first ever “MoneyWeek Awards” and alongside the traditional brokers and manager types a few new forms of finance made the list. The publication recognized two peer to peer lenders and a single equity crowdfunding platform as best in their class.  The periodical states that “only… Read More

Beauhurst: UK Equity Investments Set New Record for 2014

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UK Research firm Beauhurst has tallied up another record breaking quarter for equity investments in companies.  Beauhurst has been compiling data on non publicly traded investments – thus largely early stage investments from PE, VCs, angels and investment crowdfunding platforms.  According to their data, 2014 is a record breaking year – even before Q4 is… 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 campaign 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


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