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Crowdcube Celebrates Fifth Birthday By Putting Together a Timeline of Significant Events & Milestones

On Tuesday, UK-based Crowdcube celebrated its fifth birthday by unveiling a timeline of significant events and equity crowdfunding milestones. Sharing his thoughts about the portal’s successes so far, co-founder of Crowdcube, Darren Westlake, stated: “The past five years have been amazing. To think that we’ve created… Read More

Luke Lang, Co-Founder of UK’s Largest Equity Crowdfunding Platform, Welcomes 2016

Crowdcube, co-founded by partners Luke Lang and Darren Westlake, was the first investment crowdfunding platform to launch in the UK.  Since that time the company has held tight as the leading UK platform in regards to the amount of total funding raised. As 2015 came to… Read More

Crowdcube Teams Up With Amazon Launchpad

This week, UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube announced it has formed a new partnership with Amazon Launchpad, which is set to features items from British startups that are ideal for consumers looking for “cutting-edge products for the holidays and beyond.” Crowdcube noted in its Blog:… Read More

Crowdfunder’s Crowdcube Campaign Quickly Gains Momentum toward £1M Goal; A Powerful Partnership

  Crowdfunder easily surpassed its 2014 Crowdcube raise this week, securing over £551K with the confidence of over 347 investors. Crowdcube, the UK’s leading investment crowdfunding platform, and Crowdfunder the UK’s #1 rewards and community shares crowdfunding platform have also recently formed a strategic partnership to… Read More

Crowdcube Tops £100 Million in Crowdfunding

Crowdcube has become the first UK investment crowdfunding platform to surpass the £100 million investment mark.  The platform shared details on the accomplishing as it headed higher. Powered Now, which is currently overfunding after topping its initial £350,000 goal was the listing that took Crowdcube over… Read More

Crowdcube Raises £6 Million led by Numis & Tim Draper. Will Partner with Numis on IPOs

Crowdcube, UKs largest equity crowdfunding platform by total capital raised, has received £6 million in a funding round to further boost growth.  The funding was led by Numis, a stockbrokerage firm, Tim Draper / Draper Esprit and existing investor Balderton Capital.  The announcement of new… Read More

Darren Westlake Talks Crowdcube Success & Crowdfunding Growth

Giving others an insight on the crowdfunding industry, Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake sat down with Business Money to discuss the UK platform and the funding method’s growth. During the interview, Westlake revealed that he is on a mission to bridge the gap between old school investors and new… Read More

Tendr, The ‘Tinder of Equity Crowdfunding,’ Launches In UK

Swipe right on Tendr, and a beguiling bio of a company that converts footsteps into electricity might greet you. If you’re just not in the mood to help save the planet with this crowdfunding campaign, swipe left for a new prospect: Hummus Bros, a chain of restaurants and pop-ups… Read More

Crowdcube Announced: Scottish Firms Have Successfully Raised £1.5M Through Its Crowdfunding Platform

Last fall, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced the launch its new office in Edinburgh, Scotland. The new location was help support existing clients in the region and due to the strong growth in number of new businesses being established in the country. CEO of Crowdcube,… Read More

Crowdcube Receives Business of the Year Nomination For 2015 Express & Echo Business Awards

On Thursday, Express & Echo, Exeter’s local newspaper, announced the nominees for its 2015 business awards. The media outlet stated: “The competition – now in its fifth year – attracted a phenomenal 133 entries from companies and entrepreneurs in Exeter and the surrounding area. The high volume… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Has Now Raised Over € 1 Million for SMEs

Launched last summer, Crowdcube Spain has surpassed € 1 million raised for small companies hitting a milestone for the young company.  To date 6 companies have successfully raised funds on the site. One of the companies raising capital on Crowdcube was HEMAV, a Barcelona based… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang in Agreement with FCA Recent Regulatory Review

Last week Crowdfund Insider published a write up on the regulatory review completed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom. At that time Crowdfund Insider quoted the FCA document that summed things up: “We have seen the crowdfunding market continue to grow rapidly. We recognise that it is… Read More

Debrett’s Dubs Crowdcube’s Co-Founder Darren Westlake One of Britain’s Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Debrett‘s, an online source on British social skills, etiquette and style, recently announced its annual Britain’s 500 Most Influential List. This list features very well known people in British society and is carefully complied by independent panels of specialists in each field who has provided… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Lauded: Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year

Crowdcube’s CEO Darren Westlake was deemed Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year during the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Congratulations to Westlake for not only being an successful entrepreneur, but also for galvanizing international crowdfunding entrepreneurs on Crowdcube and beyond!  “Investing in British businesses just got exciting,” exclaimed the… Read More

Caterham F1 Team Crowdfunds its Return to the Grid on Crowdcube

The Caterham F1 Team is working with crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, to finance its return to Formula 1 for the season finale in Abu Dhabi on November 23rd. #RefuelCaterhamF1 is giving fans and sponsors the opportunity to be the driving force behind the team by supporting… Read More

Crowdcube Opens New Scottish Office Due to Region’s Startup Growth

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced this week the launch of its new office in Scotland. According to the Herald Scotland, the website revealed it has made opened the new location to support existing clients. Crowdcube noted the decision to move north came after it noticed a… Read More

Crowdcube Comments on “Record Breaking” Crowdfunding Round

UK based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is claiming a world record with their self-crowdfunding round funding in just 16 minutes.  The Series B round garnered 141 investors with an average investment of £8500 on a post money valuation of £19.5 million.  This funding round on… Read More

Crowdcube Self-Crowdfunding Campaign Fully Funds in 16 Minutes

Equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube launched their self-crowdfunding campaign earlier today seeking to raise an additional £1.2 million.  This was on top of a recently announced investment led by well known European VC Group Balderton Capital.  The Venture group had invested £3.8 million in the young… Read More

Balderton Capital Invests £3.8 Million in Crowdcube

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced an investment in their company by Balderton Capital in the amount of £3.8 million (approximately $6.5 million).  This investment will act as the lead in Crowdcube’s forthcoming £5 million series B round financing.  The remaining £1.2 million will be… Read More

Perspectives on Crowdfunding Regulation – Unravelled

Puzzling, is it not, that two of the world’s leading exponents can have such different perspectives on equity crowdfunding as Crowdcube and Seedrs. Similarly people often inquire about my own views and that of The Social Foundation – which seem to be almost polar opposites… Read More

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