On Friday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it will be celebrating the opening of its new Manchester office on April 28th at 6:00 p.m.
“We’re inviting you to come along and meet some of our team, Adam Gillet who’s heading up the Northern office and James Chalk, Head of Equity Business Development, and also receive hints and tips from Daniel Makin of Dirt Factory on how to run a crowdfunding campaign.”
Crowdcube revealed details about the location earlier this year and noted it has already helped at least nine businesses in the North West to raise more than £1.4 million in the last two years, including Ideas Britain which recently secured £270k to launch in the UK. The portal’s commercial director, Matt Cooper, previously commented:
“We already have a vibrant investor community in the North of England and there is definitely an exciting opportunity to further stimulate the start-up scene in the North West that is already benefiting from the Government’s multi-million pound support for the region. We are determined to put Crowdcube at the heart of the creation of the Northern powerhouse. Whilst we already work with businesses from across the UK from our existing offices in Devon and London, there’s no substitute for having boots on the ground; people who are in touch with the local business buzz and can get involved with entrepreneurs face-to-face.”
Meanwhile, Crowdcube recently announced that it has surpassed £150 million (about $216 million) since its launch in 2011. According to a company report, £83 million took place in 2015 alone representing a solid growth trajectory. The milestone was passed with the crowdfunding campaign of Vivobarefoot that topped its £750,000 investment goal last night.
To register for the Manchester office opening event, click here.