Ending the month of November on the highest note possible, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it was the winner of both City A.M. Explosive Growth Company of the Year and TechCities Editor’s Award.
The UK website confirmed:
“Yesterday we took home our sixth award this month with TechCities Editor’s Award. The award from the TechCityinsider editorial team goes to the entrant that has made an outstanding contribution to the UK technology business scene. The award was a huge tribute to the crowdfunding platform’s most successful year so far with a record £100 million investment raised, more than 300 successful crowdfunding campaigns, the first exit for a crowdfunded business and multiple significant industry awards.
“We were also awarded the City A.M. Explosive Growth Company of the Year Award just 24 hours prior to the TechCities Awards. Shortlisted alongside four others, Crowdcube won the ‘Explosive Growth Company of the Year Award’ at the sixth City A.M. Awards.
“Celebrating London’s financial and business community with its most successful individuals and companies, the awards were judged by the very top of the international business including Sir Martin Sorrell, Lady Barbara Judge, Xavier Rolet, Mark Kleinman and PwC’s Ian Powell – to name just five of the eleven experts who gave up their time to help thrash out the winners.”
This news comes less than two weeks after Crowdcube received three other awards (Shares Magazine’s Best Crowdfunding Platform Award, AltFi Equity Crowdfunding Platform for Startups and The Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign of the year Awards) within a 24-hour period. The platform won Private Investor Network of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards in October.
In regards to this year’s overall success, and what the future holds for the platform, Crowdcube added:
“Overall, 2015 has been a great year. We became the first investment crowdfunding platform to raise £100 million, we saw the first exit with E-Car Club’s acquisition by Europcar and we also had 100,000 new investors join the platform. We’re all thrilled to see that our exponential growth has been noticed and recognised by the financial and business community.
“In 2016, we are will help even more small and medium sized businesses to achieve their potential with support from the crowdfunding community and we will celebrate the successes of more funded businesses that are growing themselves as a result of their crowdfunded finance. It’s been truly exciting to see the world of alternative finance become less alternative as it increasingly becomes the first choice for entrepreneurs and investors in businesses of all sizes.”