On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it has formed a new partnership with hardware tech hub, Central Research Lab (CRL).
Crowdcube revealed that through the partnership its Equity Coaches will “plug into” CRL’s learning program, with hands-on workshops, venture labs, pitch events, and founder talks. Startups inside CRL will notably benefit from the learning sessions along with VC networks and angel investors. The funding platform shared:
“Crowdcube is buzzing about the new partnership with CRL which will create an exciting platform for startups and entrepreneurs within the CRL family to access a wealth of knowledge, coaching and venture opportunities to take their hardware innovations to the next level. CRL is the leader in hardware incubation and the central hub for hardware startups to converge in London. The CRL team is committed to helping the startups with key product development strategy, execution and all the support that’s needed around how to go from prototype to manufacturing success. There is no doubt that ‘hardware is hard’, and Crowdcube’s partnership with CRL aims to get stuck into some of the things that hardware founders find the most challenging about scaling their startup.”
Mat Hunter, Managing Director of CRL, added:
“There is no doubt that ‘hardware is hard’, and Crowdcube’s partnership with CRL aims to get stuck into one of the key areas that founders find the most challenging about scaling their hardware startup – securing growth capital…”
Along with its partnership with Central Research Lab, Crowdcube has also teamed up with online community for female entrepreneurs, Global Invest Her.