Buy and sell shares in Europe’s high-growth private businesses

We make it simple to buy and sell shares in Europe's most exciting high-growth businesses.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced investor, you can join our million-strong community who want to invest beyond their property and pension by building a portfolio of startup, growth and venture-backed businesses with the potential to deliver significant returns.

Why invest with Crowdcube?

Simple

Buy shares from just £10/€10 with our fast and simple investment process

Secure

We’ll keep your personal data safe and shareholdings secure with our world-class technology platform

Regulated

We’re authorised by regulators in the UK and EU

Tax perks

Reduce risk by claiming up to 50% of your investment back through Government tax relief schemes

Stay in control

Get progress updates and votes on key decisions affecting your investments

One in a million

Join our million-strong investor community who have invested more than £1 billion

Trusted by investors around the world

We're trusted by over one million people from all walks of life, including 150,000 experienced investors and dozens of world-renowned venture capital firms.

Our community of investors have invested more than £1 billion into campaigns on Crowdcube so far.

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Investing made simple with Crowdcube

Our streamlined investment process makes it simple for you to own shares in Europe’s hottest high-growth businesses from just £10/€10.

Investor Success

It’s our mission to find Europe’s hottest high-growth business for you to invest in. However, our job goes far beyond presenting you with exciting investment opportunities, we hold and manage your shareholding and support the businesses you back to deliver long-term investor success.

Stay in control with votes on key decisions

Keep updated on key developments

Access pre-emption and follow on rounds

Ensure your shareholding is maintained securely and accurately

Sell your shares and realise returns faster on our secondary market

Fully managed service when your shares are acquired or pay a dividend

Express interest to buy and sell shares in private European businesses

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We've partnered with Crunchbase, the leader in private company data, to power the most comprehensive and transparent platform for private company investment in Europe, which features rich data across more than 250,000 businesses.

Cubex now gives you the opportunity to discover, research and express an interest to buy or sell shares in private European businesses, without waiting for the company to go public (IPO). If enough interest is expressed in a given business, Crowdcube will seek to facilitate a transaction.

It pays to do good; over £60m of investor returns

Over 50,000 investors have had the chance to realise returns of over £60m from purpose-led businesses that raised with Crowdcube and have been acquired by global brands like Nestle, Europcar, Diageo, EDF, AB InBev & Compass Group.

We’ll coordinate and manage any financial returns owed to you as a result of an exit, secondary share sale or dividend payment.

Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns and your capital is at risk.

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A due diligence process you can trust

You’ll get peace of mind from our rigorous due diligence process for businesses before they’re approved to raise growth funding with Crowdcube. Nonetheless, we strongly recommend you do your own research before investing as your capital is at risk.

Fact checked

Our team of legal and compliance professionals fact check every pitch to ensure it is fair and clear

No smoke and mirrors

Peace of mind from our Due Diligence Charter that clearly explains everything we check before approving a business’s pitch

Reduce your risk with tax relief

Generous Government incentives encourage people to invest in high growth businesses. For example, UK investors in EIS or SEIS qualifying businesses can benefit from significant tax reliefs outlined below. Ensure you research the incentives offered in your home country.

Success Fee

Our success is aligned to yours, so we only charge an exit fee if you make a profit on your investment; there are no annual fees for the ongoing support we provide once you've made an investment. If you make a return on your investment, you'll keep 95% of any profit, and we'll take a 5% fee for managing your investment over the years.

The success fee, which is sometimes also known as ‘carry’, covers everything we do to find Europe’s hottest high-growth businesses for you to invest in, and all the work we undertake holding and managing your shareholding on your behalf over the years.

While it’s free to join our investor community, there is a 1.5% charge applied to the amount you invest, which is subject to a minimum of £0.50p and is capped at a maximum of £250.00.

Crowdcube's success fee only applies to profits made on investments in businesses that opened to investment on or after the 1st of April 2021.

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Frequently asked questions

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