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Crowdcube Reports £3 Million in Revenue for Q3, Works on European Expansion in Advance of New EU Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdcube, a leading investment crowdfunding platform operating in the UK and continental Europe, has posted an update on platform performance. According to CEO and founder Darren Westlake, Crowdcube generated £3 million in top-line revenue during Q3 – down slightly from the £3.2 million generated in… Read More

Revolut Becomes UK’s Most Valuable Fintech after Securing $800M at a $33B Valuation

Prominent digital bank Revolut has finalized a massive $800 million round that now values the loss-making Fintech at $33 billion. Revolut‘s latest investment round brings on board two key investors, the SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Tiger Global Management. The capital injection will be channeled… Read More

Crowdcube Hires New Chief Technology Officer as Launch of Community IPO Nears

Crowdcube, a top European investment crowdfunding platform, has hired a new Chief Technology Officer as the launch of its new Community IPO nears According to a post on BusinessCloud, former CIO of Moneysupermarket David Halsey will help develop the tech stack at Crowdcube as the… Read More

UK Budget Includes Support for Tech, Special Economic Zones and More. Government Seeks to Attract Scientific Superstars

Earlier today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak presented the budget for 2021. Obviously, the government policy on spending comes at a difficult time as COVID-19 is still very much with us yet glimmers of relief are showing as the vaccine takes hold. The Chancellor… Read More

Bigger is Better: Crowdcube and Seedrs Agree to Merge, Jeff Kelisky to be CEO of Combined Firm

Crowdcube and Seedrs, the two dominant crowdfunding platforms in the UK, have put aside any competitive friction and agreed to merge the two platforms subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. The merger will combine the two dominant private investment platforms in the UK while creating… Read More

Biggest of 2020: Fintech Freetrade Tops £4.5 Million on Crowdcube

Fintech Freetrade has raised over £4.5 million in just four hours raising capital online via Crowdcube. Currently, the offering is displaying £4.76 million (~ USD $ 5.8 million) from 2595 investors. The £1 million hurdle was collected in just 4:33 minutes. Freetrade raised £3 million… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Sees Bigger Crowdfunding Tickets for Later Stage Firms, Funding Startups is Still Core

Crowdcube is the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the UK and the first platform to launch in the robust UK crowdfunding market – a market that in many ways leads the rest of the world. Founded in 2011, Crowdcube has helped to raise growth capital… Read More

More Money: Crowdcube Raises £8.5 Million in Funding Round Led by Draper Esprit

Leading European VC group, Draper Esprit, has led a £8.5 million funding round in UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. According to a release by the company, Draper Esprit has taken a £6 million stake in Crowdcube. The funding round also saw the participation of Balderton Capital… Read More

Crowdcube Acquires Business Reporting Software Supdate to Support Shareholders of Crowdfunded Companies

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Crowdcube, a leading European crowdfunding platform based in the UK, has acquired software provider Supdate. According to Crowdcube, the acquisition will help Crowdcube funded companies be more connected with their shareholders. Terms of the acquistion were not revealed but a blog post indicated that Supdate… Read More

SeedInvest – Crowdcube Partnership Announces Cross Border Investment Crowdfunding

Crowdcube, the UK’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, and US based SeedInvest have officially announced a formal arrangement to provide cross border investment crowdfunding. The deal was tipped a few days ago when Keen Home, an American company that is crowdfunding on SeedInvest – popped up… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Shares His Insight on Start-Up Challenges & Entrepreneur Lifestyles

This week, Luke Lang sat down with his Crowdcube co-founder, Darren Westlake, to discuss start-up challenges and the entrepreneur lifestyle. The interview’s description reads: “Listen to Luke’s perspective about the challenges of starting a business in a new sector, in the tail end of a… Read More

Secondary Market: Crowdcube Facilitates First Secondary Share Trades

Crowdcube has announced the completion of its first batch of secondary transactions on their crowdfunding platform. The serviced was initially tipped for release last year during Crowdcube’s self-crowdfunding round that raised £6.6 million.  Incorporating secondary transactions is an important step in the crowdfunding platform as… Read More

Celebration Time! Crowdcube Surpasses 500 Successful Raises

With an investor community of over 376,300 members and more than £233,663,983 invested, the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube co-founded by CEO Darren Westlake and CMO Luke Lang celebrated over 500 successful raises today, 512 to be exact. With Floom closing in quickly on £390,000 and Sugru and Bedrock Learning… Read More

Former Citigroup & HSBC Executive Simon Williams Joins Crowdcube As New Chairman

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it has appointed former Citigroup and HSBC executive, Simon Williams, as a new chairman of its board. Williams notably has over 30 years of experience in banking and investment. The funding portal revealed that Williams is joining the board… Read More

Crowdcube Names Self-Running Campaign Largest Raise on a UK Crowdfunding Platform

Just three days before its self-running campaign is set to close, Crowdcube announced the initiative is considered the largest raise on a UK crowdfunding platform. The company launched its highly anticipated campaign last month and within the first 24 hours, the platform raised over £6 million… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: We’ve Just Welcomed the 3,000th Person To Our Crowd of Investors

Just a few days after launching its new equity crowdfunding round, Crowdcube announced it has officially welcomed the 3,000th person to its crowd of investors. The company launched its highly anticipated campaign earlier this week and within the first 24 hours, the platform raised over £6… Read More

Wow. Crowdcube Receives £39 Million in Investor Interest for Self-Crowdfunding Round

Crowdcube is queuing up for a self-crowdfunding round and this may end up being the largest investment crowdfunding round ever. Crowdcube initially set the bar at £5 million but apparently, this was a bit too low as investors have blitzed the Crowdcube platform to register… Read More

Crowdcube to Launch Self-Crowdfunding Round, Will File Prospectus to Raise More Than €5 Million

Crowdcube is raising more money and this time they are going big. In their last funding round, Crowdcube raised £1.2 million in a crowdfunding round alongside a £3.8 million investment from Balderton.  With this funding round, they are filing a prospectus meaning they can hurdle… Read More

Record Breaking Crowdfund: goHenry Raises £3.99 Million on Crowdcube

Digital bank solution for kids, goHenry, has become the largest ever crowdfunding round on Crowdcube closing at £3.99 million topping JustPark that raised £3.5 million in 2015.  Crowdcube states this is the 38th deal on their platform that has raised more than £1 million. The… Read More

Crowdcube Milestone: 400 Companies Have Been Funded

UK based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced it has topped 400 successfully funded projects as of today. The milestone event came as Tyne Bank Brewery hurdled its funding target of £150,000 by closing with £213,320 raised from over 350 investors. Tyne was one of… Read More

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