UK research firm Beauhurst announced this week it has named equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube most active investor of 2015.
According to the latest independent report The Deal 2015/2016, Crowdcube reportedly saw its crowd make over 63,500 investments to the tune of 83 million, funding 166 pitches as a result. Also in the report, the portal was named top investor for venture-stage deals and joint third for growth-stage deals.
“This latest news reflects the increase in more established businesses turning to Crowdcube to fund larger rounds. In 2015, 20 businesses raised over £1m on Crowdcube, five of which raised between £3m and £4m. It’s a trend that looks set to continue with a growing number of VC-backed businesses, like JustPark and eMoov, choosing to turn to our rapidly growing crowd to raise growth capital.”
Previously, Beauhurst named Crowdcube both most prolific investor and top equity investor in the 2015’s third quarter. To see the latest report from Beauhurst, click here.