The leading equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, is on a mission to make investing easy & rewarding for anyone, anywhere. In H1 ‘18, revenue was up 33%, with 39% more businesses funding on the platform. Leading VCs Draper Esprit & Balderton Capital, along with Channel 4, are leading this round.
Pioneered in the UK
Crowdcube is the leading equity crowdfunding platform with a 40% share of the £218m UK market in 2017 (nearest competitor has a 25% share). Last year, 1 in 4 entrepreneurs chose to crowdfund over other forms of equity finance, highlighting it as a prevalent choice for many entrepreneurs.
Crowdfunding at scale
We've amassed one of the world’s largest communities of crowd investors, who have invested >£355m in 622 businesses on Crowdcube - more than any other equity crowdfunding platform. Since 2011, we’ve also facilitated more raises than any other equity funder for venture-stage companies and cleantech, retail and food & beverage businesses.
We've optimised our model, product and process to identify, launch and fund businesses at scale, resulting in a revenue increase of 33% (£2.01m H1 '17 to £2.67m H1 '18), while overall costs remaining stable (EBITDA H1 2018 -£1.4m).
In 2017, the venture capital market was worth $155bn globally, with the UK accounting for $8bn, of which 3.5% was crowdfunding. Increasing our share of this market presents a huge growth opportunity.
As the market leader in equity crowdfunding with a proven, scalable model, dedicated European office and an exclusive partnership with the leading US platform, we believe Crowdcube is best placed to seize this opportunity through continued expansion in the UK and overseas.