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Balderton Capital invest £3.8m in Crowdcube

One of Europe’s largest venture investors, Balderton Capital, leads a £5m round with a £3.8 million stake in Crowdcube, the world’s first and leading investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube will complete its Series B round by offering a £1.2 million crowdfunding, which opens at midday on Tuesday 22 July. Darren Westlake, CEO and co-founder comments, “We’re… Read More »

River Cottage

River Cottage serves up £1m in mini-bonds to investors via Crowdcube in just 36 hours

River Cottage, the restaurant and food business, made famous by co-founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for championing home-grown, seasonal food, has raised £1m on crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, attracting 283 investors in less than 36 hours. Mexican restaurant chain, Chilango, was the first to launch its ‘Burrito’ mini-bond on Crowdcube last week and has also raised more than… Read More »

Equity Investments; Crowdcube Lead Seed-Stage in Q1 2014

It’s official, we dominated seed-stage investment in Q1 2014. Beauhurst have just released their “UK Equity Investment Review” and report that ourselves, alongside Jensen Solutions, both funded 14 seed stage companies, making us responsible for a third of all seed deals completed in this period. Q1 of 2014 saw “exceptional first quarter investment” in a… Read More »

Lend to established brands – mini-bonds are the new way to invest

Just as we changed the face of equity finance for start-up and early stage businesses, we’re about to revolutionise how more established companies can borrow growth capital – £1m plus – from the crowd and give investors another ground-breaking way to invest in British businesses. Why launch Crowdcube Mini-Bonds? Crowdcube Mini-Bonds allow investors to lend… Read More »

VC invests in LOVESPACE via Crowdcube

LOVESPACE hits £1.6m on Crowdcube as the VC firm that’s backed the likes of Shazam, the mobile App phenomenon, DN Capital invests alongside the crowd to raise second largest amount on Crowdcube LOVESPACE, a distinctive storage company founded by Streetcar co-founder and entrepreneur Brett Akker, has attracted major venture capital firm, DN Capital, alongside the… Read More »