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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

Battle Dragons: Three Dragons’ Den Stars Back Businesses on Crowdcube

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has gained some high-profile investors. Three Dragon’s Den stars are “battling it out” on Crowdcube as they invest in companies listed on the platform. GripIt is being backed by Deborah Meaden as it cruises past its £1.5 million at £2 million… Read More

Crowdcube Swamped: Investors Rush to Invest in Mondo Taking Site Down

On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, reportedly experienced some issues after large amounts of investors looked to put their money towards digital only bank, Mondo. Mondo, a UK based challenger bank, announced earlier this month that it was seeking to raise £6 million through the… 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

Mobile Payment App Startup Droplet Launches Second Campaign on Crowdcube

Droplet, a fee-free mobile payment app startup, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a mission to raise an additional £450,000 for its expansion plans.  Droplet’s app that allows users to pay without having to queue, and collect rewards on their phone each time they spend.  Supposedly, one of the… Read More

Challenger Bank Mondo Raising £6 Million. Shares Offered on Crowdcube

Mondo, a UK based challenger bank, is raising £6 million to help fund it’s mobile-first vision of the future of banking. Mondo has already received commitments from leading venture capitalists including Eileen Burbidge’s Passion Capital, but as part of the funding round Mondo will be… Read More

Rebus Called Biggest UK Crowdfunding Failure to Date as Firm Files for Bankruptcy

Rebus, a company that raised over £816,790 on Crowdcube in 2015, has gone into administration making it one of the largest equity crowdfunding failures in the UK to date.  According to data provided by Crowdcube, the company sold a 6.63% stake in the firm to 109… Read More

Crowdcube Unveils Record-Breaking 2015 Highlights

Crowdcube has completed a record-breaking 2015, which saw the first two successful crowdfunding exits, a total of £83 million invested in over 166 pitches via the equity  platform and a £6 million investment in the company itself.  Crowdcube was also crowned the UK’s top crowdfunding company… 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 Celebrates Camden Town Brewery’s Acquisition

Following the announcement that Camden Town Brewery has been acquired by mega brewer AB InBev, Crowdcube shared its excitement for the brewery, which has been dubbed the equity crowdfunding platform’s second exit. On Monday, founder of Camden Town Brewery, Jasper Cuppaidge, announced the transaction to fans… Read More

Affordable Housing Developer Pocket Debuts Second Bond on Crowdcube

Earlier this week, affordable housing developer Pocket, launched its second mini bond on Crowdcube to raise £1.2 million with a fixed rate return offering of 7.5% over a four year period. Pocket aims to raise the funds as part of it helping even more middle-income Londoners… Read More

Chilango Closes Funding on Crowdcube at £3.4 Million. Will Open 50 New Locations

Mexican food chain Chilango has closed its funding round on Crowdcube at £3,433,010 topping its original target of £1 million.  Chilango gained approximately 1300 new shareholders as the investors purchased an 8.72% stake in the firm.  Crowdcube states the single largest investment during the equity… Read More

Crowdbnk Alum Sourced Market Launches Crowdcube Bond to Fund Expansion, Support Britain’s Artisanal Food & Drink Producers

Last week, UK-based artisan produce market, Sourced Market, launched a Crowdcube bond to offer customers, foodies, provenance pioneers and financial gurus the opportunity to become a part of the future of this exciting and fast-growing business. The company is aiming to raise at least £750,000 through the equity… Read More

Update: Beany Green Smashes Bondi Bond Target By 250%; Secures £800,000 in Seven Days on Crowdcube

Aussie coffee and food group Beany Green has closed its Bondi Bond 38 days early, raising £800k through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, in just under a week. It seems that people just can’t get enough of these artistic individual cafes serving hand-roasted speciality coffee, Great Taste… Read More

Chilango Returns. Seeks £1 Million in Equity Capital on Crowdcube

Chilango, the fast growing bespoke burrito and taco chain, is returning to investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. This time, Chilango will seek to raise £ 1 millionChilango will seek to raise £ 1 million for 3.26% ownership in the business.  The offer has quickly jumped to… Read More

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