Investing Your Money on Crowdcube
Crowdcube is a revolutionary platform for everyday investors who want to help entrepreneurs to raise the finance they need to grow. By tapping into a 'crowd' of like-minded individuals who are willing to invest directly in exchange for equity, entrepreneurs can access funds that have, until now, been hidden away or controlled by VCs or Business Angels. Equity Crowdfunding is bringing business angel investing into the 21st Century and Crowdcube is leading the charge.
There are two very generous tax relief schemes to look for – the vast majority of investment opportunities on Crowdcube are be eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), some are even eligible for both.
Investing in start-ups or early stage businesses isn't risk free, but the returns are potentially great: the overall return on business angel investing is 2.2 times the capital invested across a diversified portfolio (source: NESTA/BBAA report "Siding With The Angels"). Are you getting that from your other investments?
How Crowdfunding works
Crowdcube is a funding platform for UK businesses. Every day, thousands of people check pitches on Crowdcube looking for investment opportunities. They might want to back a friend's new venture, be customers keen to support a business they admire, or strangers eager to invest in a start-up they believe in.
A professionally built and managed investment portfolio
If you like the idea of investing through Crowdcube but want a professional to make all the decisions for you, the Crowdcube Venture Fund could be for you.
- Investments selected and managed by an independent and experienced Fund Manager
- Build a diversified portfolio
- Receive six-monthly updates and portfolio valuations
- Five year fund
- Invest from just £2,500
Risks of investing in start-ups
Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Crowdcube is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest via Crowdcube once you are registered as sufficiently sophisticated. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.