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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

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Offers Up An Entrepreneurs Guide to Looking After Investors

This week, Crowdcube co-founder and CEO, Darren Westlake, revealed his very own entrepreneurs guide to looking after investors. Westlake shared: “The people who have invested in a company have a right to know how their money is being spent and have a vested interest in… Read More

Fintech Startups and The Future of Banking

Will fintech startups cause the demise of banks or come to their rescue? This was one of the topics debated at The “Future of Banking” event held by The Economist in Paris on March 10th 2016. The Future of Banking was aptly subtitled “Survival of… Read More

CEO & Co-founders of Seedrs, Crowdcube & Funding Circle Among the 100 Coolest People in UK Tech

On Thursday, Business Insider UK announced its 100 Coolest People in UK Tech list. Among those who were named were CEO of Funding Circle Samir Desai, CEO/co-founder of Seedrs Jeff Lynn and Crowdcube co-founders Luke Lang and Darren Westlake. Sharing details about the list, the media outlet revealed:… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Debunks Some Crowdfunding Myths

Crowdcube co-founder and CEO Darren Westlake recently shared his thoughts on crowdfunding, including several myths and misconceptions. While revealing the truth behind the myths, Westlake stated: “Myths exist in every aspect of business life and our industry is no different. Our job is to set… Read More

Crowdcube Offers Up Details About Amazon Launchpad Partnership

Back in November, UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube announced it has formed a new partnership with Amazon Launchpad, a new programme that will bring innovative products from British startups to millions of Amazon customers across the UK. Now, just a few months later, the portal is ready… Read More

Brief: #FundedClub Member Pavegen Celebrates Crowdcube’s Birthday By Offering Up 100 Cupcakes

Joining in on Crowdcube’s fifth birthday celebration, #FundedClub member Pavegen offered up some delicious cupcakes to the equity crowdfunding platform. Last summer, the London start-up successfully secured over £2 million during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services… Read More

Darren Westlake Sets the Record Straight About Crowdcube’s Platform Performance

While in the midst of celebrating Crowdcube’s fifth birthday, co-founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform, Darren Westlake, took some time to address issues and rumors that have surfaced over the years. In recent news, sources claimed that the crowdfunding platform misled investors by “drip-feeding” money… Read More

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