Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is predicting a “record breaking” year following the success of Q1 funding. The first quarter of 2015 saw 36 businesses raising £17.5 million. During the quarter total investments topped £24 million (some offers are still crowdfunding). Crowdcube touted some of the high profile successes including; JustPark, which raised £3.7, Pocket and Taylor Street Baristas that went the Mini-bond path.
“We’ve had a very busy and very successful first quarter, with over 15,000 individual investments made from our investors,” according to Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube. “As well as a record amount invested through the site, we’ve attracted more than 31,000 new investors to our investor community, which now stands at over 158,000 people, and raised £17.5 million for British businesses. We’re extremely optimistic that 2015 will be our best year yet, as we see crowdfunding become an increasingly popular options for investors and businesses alike.”
- Forecasted jobs created 1,1014
- Fastest pitch funded by the Pressary in 1.4 hours
- More businesses are raising more money. 5 businesses raised in excess of £1 million in Q1
Crowdcube is the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the UK and has expanded its brand into a growing number of markets in Europe and elsewhere. The UK equity crowdfunding market was estimated at £84 million in 2014. This number should increase dramatically in 2015. Crowdcube has raised over £73 million since its launch in 2011.
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