Economy

Innovate Finance, a new industry body for the UK fintech industry, launches with over 50 founding members

Launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the City of London Corporation and the Canary Wharf Group, Innovate Finance will be the voice of UK fintech LONDON, 6 AUGUST 2014 – Innovate Finance, an industry body established to promote the interests of the UK’s rapidly growing financial technology (fintech) sector, launches today in London. Held… 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 »

New FCA Regulations Ensure the Crowd Stays in Crowdcube

We’re delighted to announce that following the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) public consultation last autumn, which determined their regulatory approach to equity crowdfunding, we’ve now implemented the required changes, which allow ordinary people to invest through Crowdcube. It is critical that equity crowdfunding is accessible to everyday investors, and the FCA’s new regulations on equity… Read More »

Crowdcube named ‘Most Active Seed Stage Investor’ in report into equity investment

The ’2013 Annual Equity Investment Review’, an independent recent report written by Beauhurst, the leading source of data on growing companies, shows Crowdcube as the most active seed-stage funder of 2013. “The progress of this funder has been particularly impressive. Crowdcube was launched in the UK in February 2011 and since then the number of deals… Read More »