Future Fifty Dubs Crowdcube One of the UK’s Fastest Growing & Most Disruptive Tech Companies

Future Fifty

Setting out to end 2015 on the highest note possible, Crowdcube announced it was named one of the UK’s fastest growing and most disruptive tech companies by Future Fifty.

The equity crowdfunding platform shared in a blog post:

Crowdcube Celebration“We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’re now part of Tech City Future Fifty programme alongside highly regarded innovators such Deliveroo, Graze.com, JustGiving and notonthehighstreet.com. Part of UK Trade and Investment, Future Fifty showcases and supports 50 of the UK’s leading digital businesses. The programme provides access to expertise within government and the private sector, builds links to the UK’s institutional investor base, and offers tailored support to help companies grow rapidly and establish the foundation for IPO readiness, M&A and global expansion. Future Fifty Alumni include ao.com, Just Eat, Secret Escapes and Made.com.

“We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’re now part of Tech City Future Fifty programme alongside highly regarded innovators such Deliveroo, Graze.com, JustGiving and notonthehighstreet.com. Part of UK Trade and Investment, Future Fifty showcases and supports 50 of the UK’s leading digital businesses. The programme provides access to expertise within government and the private sector, builds links to the UK’s institutional investor base, and offers tailored support to help companies grow rapidly and establish the foundation for IPO readiness, M&A and global expansion. Future Fifty Alumni include ao.com, Just Eat, Secret Escapes and Made.com..”

Gerard Grech, chief executive of Tech City UK, stated:

“Britain’s digital industry continues to defy expectation. From Fintech to online shopping, cyber security to gaming, the Future Fifty companies reflect the diversity of our fastest growing sector. In a rich and varied marketplace, these entrepreneurs are united by global ambition and enormous potential. The digital businesses joining the Future Fifty programme are a window into the future of the digital economy.”

Crowdcube then explained:

powered now & crowdcube“Since Crowdcube started in 2011, there’s been amazing growth across the board. We’ve gone from a crowd of 7,000 people and £2 million investment in 2011, to over 230,000 people and more than £80m this year – cementing our position as the leading, most active investment crowdfunding platform anywhere in the world. In order to drive our growth, we secured an investment of £6 million from Numis, a leading UK stockbroker and corporate advisor, Tim Draper and London-based Draper Esprit, which also joined the round alongside existing backers Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s largest venture firms. We also expanded our team to more than 70 with key hires hailing from the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook and saw the world’s first equity crowdfunding exit via E-Car Club.”

In regards to the upcoming year, the crowdfunding platform added:

“2015 has been another amazing year at Crowdcube and we’re truly excited about what 2016 will bring. Be part of it…”

 

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