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WiseAlpha Founder & CEO Rezaah Ahmad Comments on Successful Crowdcube Round

“I’m both thrilled and unsurprised that they have overfunded on their original target. Fintech is in rude health and continues to be unperturbed by Brexit,” stated Crowdcube Co-Founder & CMO Luke Lang. WiseAlpha, a UK first online lending platform that gives investors access to high yield… 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

Good Exit: Crowdfunded Company Celixir Delivers 2.7X Returns for Early Shareholders in Buy-Back Offer

Biotech company Celixir has initiated a share-back for early investors. The company is offering shareholders a 2.7x return if they accept the offer. According to the company, 18% of Celixir shareholders have decided to accept the offer with the remaining holding their shares with the… 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

Crowdcube Has Crowdfunded 50 £1 Million Funding Rounds as Cauli Rice Raises £1.4 Million

  Leading investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has now crowdfunded 50 deals of £1 million or more. Cauli Rice, a company that has used Crowdcube to raise capital in the past, closed its funding round at £1.4 million backed by 1038 investors.  Crowdcube pointed out that… Read More

Crowdcube: Investment via Crowdfunding Platform Up 20% Since Brexit Vote

Ahead of a forthcoming Beauhurst report, investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube says it has seen a strong upswing in investment through the platform since the Brexit decision last June. Crowdcube reports it finished 2016 on a high note with its best ever quarter since platform launch… Read More

Biggest Ever Crowdfund: BrewDog’s £10 Million Mini Bond Raise on Crowdcube

  Boxing Day delivered a special gift to BrewDog and Crowdcube. The Scottish craft brewer closed the largest ever UK crowdfunding round at £10 million.  The funding was listed on Crowdcube and stands as the largest to date. Crowdcube also points out that their record… Read More

Luke Lang of Crowdcube is Pleased with Autumn Statement, but Wants to See More for Crowdfunding

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement contained various boosts to business including acknowledgment of the importance of early stage companies for the UK economy. Chancellor Philip Hammond stated; “By injecting an additional £400m into venture capital funds through the British Business Bank, unlocking £1… Read More

Crowdcube Calls for Common Set of Benchmarks to Measure Platform Performance

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has called on the industry to create a common set of rules and principles to measure platform performance and the returns generated by crowdfunded companies. The statement comes on the heals of a report by AltFi on the status of companies… Read More

Crowdcube Reports Increasing Deal Sizes as Average Amount Raised Jumps 40%

The UK’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, is getting bigger.  The company is reporting a solid 40% jump in average funding amounts during the past 12 months.  This increase may be indicative of later stage companies taking advantage of the efficacy of raising capital online…. 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

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang on Brexit Decision: We Remain Confident the Economy is Fundamentally Strong

With the UK’s unexpected decision to leave the European Union (EU), co-founder of Crowdcube, Luke Lang, shared the equity crowdfunding portal’s reaction to the decision. As previously reported, the UK continues to remain in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will… 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 Puts IPO Market Plans On Hold

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced that it has decided to put its IPO market plans on hold for now. Following a £6 million funding round, led by Numis, last year, Crowdcube revealed that it was planning to leverage over 200,000 registered users and introduce them… Read More

Brief: Luke Lang & Giles Andrews Among the “40 Coolest People in UK Fintech” List

This week, Business Insider announced its 40 Coolest People in UK Fintech list. This list features entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, hackers, and investors. The media outlet declared: “We looked at who’s done cool and interesting things in the past year, including companies that have raised money or… Read More

Race to Scale: £100 Million Funding Drive to Support British Business Launched by Crowdfinders

Event organizer Crowdfinders has joined with a group of high-profile partners to launch an annual £100 million funding drive to raise both equity and debt capital to help scale UK SMEs. The partnership includes the following entities; Seedrs, SyndicateRoom, UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), Crowdcube,… Read More

Crowdcube Tops £150 Million Raised. Creates an Estimated 7000 Jobs

Leading equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has announced surpassing £150 million (about $216 million) since launching 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… Read More

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