Beauhurst has released an equity investment market update, showing that Crowdcube has facilitated more crowdfunding rounds and investment than any other UK platform.
H1 2018 has been a record-breaking six months for Crowdcube. We’ve funded more raises than ever before, with more international deals including businesses based in the US, Spain, Austria and Germany. This has resulted in Crowdcube funding 95 raises and £54m successfully invested already this year.
When we look at our closest competitor, its clear Crowdcube continues to lead the way, facilitating 62% more investment and closing 42% more deals than Seedrs.
The image below shows UK investment in equity crowdfunding platforms. Although a slight decline from the industry in comparison to H2 2017, we’ve seen an increase of investment by 3.5%.
The report also shows that Revolut, a Crowdcube funded alumni business, received investment from DST Global in April which valued the company at $1.7 billion (£1.2bn), following a new $250m fundraising. You can see by the graph below, that this was the largest deal of the year so far.
If you want to read the full report published by Beauhurst, you can find it here.