Crowdfunding

The Crowdcube Team watching the record-breaking raise

Crowdcube sets World Record raising £1.2 million in 16 minutes

We opened and closed our own bid to raise £1.2 million today after taking just 16 minutes to hit its target. This was 12 times faster than the previous record for the fastest crowdfunded pitch and set a World record for the fastest equity crowdfunding raise. The crowdfund, hosted on our own website, followed the announcement last week… Read More »

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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 »

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The UK Business Angels Association Award; Lovespace Tidies Up

Last Tuesday saw the annual UK Business Angels Association Awards, held in the stunning Liverpool Cathedral. This black tie Gala Dinner and Awards Event is one of the highlights in the investment calendar, recognising achievement for both investors and small businesses. We had nominated Lovespace for the Best Equity Crowdfunded – Angel Deal and are delighted… Read More »

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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 »