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Creating a successful pitch Part 1; How to put your pitch together

“First impressions are critical” Peter Hutton, investor A killer pitch is the cornerstone of a successful fundraise. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to raise finance for your company then you’ll be thinking about creating a pitch for your business. You need to create a pitch that adequately depicts and yet showcases your business – this is your shop window and …

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It’s Looking Green & Pleasant For 2014

It's Looking Green & Pleasant For 2014

Green & Pleasant, founded by brand creatives Fleur Emery and Jamie Anley is a craft lager company with a difference. With one foot planted in the brewing traditions of the Trent Valley and the other in the design world of Soho the founders see the business as an artistic project with the aim of supporting UK heritage craft tradition and …

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Launched: The New Crowdcube Venture Fund

Launched: The New Crowdcube Venture Fund

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched the first managed investment fund for people who want to buy shares in start-up or early-stage British businesses. The Fund will enable them to build a portfolio of equity investments selected by a professional fund manager from those businesses listed on Crowdcube. The Crowdcube Venture Fund will be managed by Strathtay Ventures, a …

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The Crowdcube Awards – The Winners!

The Crowdcube Awards - The Winners!

After much discussion and deliberation, the team here at Crowdcube have decided upon the winners for each of the categories. It was tough, obviously we all had our own attachments to certain businesses, but being as objective as possible we set our cards on the table.   The quality of the shortlist for each category was immensely high, afterall, the crowd had …

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“A fascinating business in a really interesting space” ; James Caan, The Business Class, CNBC

November 4th 2013 saw the airing of a CNBC programme hosted by James Caan dedicated to Crowdcube. “The Business Class” is a series of six programmes featuring UK start-ups, who are mentored by James Caan, and two guest business experts. Shooting for the programme took place in two tranches, with filming down in our Exeter office (causing much excitement as …

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