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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 »

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 »

Poundland founder turns to Crowdcube to fund next venture

Steve Smith joins growing band of elite entrepreneurs using crowdfunding. Poundland founder, Steve Smith, has successfully raised half a million pounds on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, for his latest venture, online estate agency EstatesDirect.com. A multi-millionaire who sold Poundland for £50m, Smith set out to raise £250,000, but doubled this figure within a matter of… Read More »