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Be a hero. Enable liquidity with Crowdcube Secondaries.

Give your employees, early investors and founders the opportunity to realise paper returns without waiting for an exit. Join Europe’s leading private companies facilitating liquidity using our trusted marketplace today.


Reward your employees and founding team with liquidity via the Crowdcube marketplace. One-off or periodic, full or partial liquidity. All while remaining in control of your business.


Return capital and profits to early investors, creating room for new investment. Refresh your investor base with advice and expertise befitting your next stage of growth.


Future-proof your team by making employee share incentives meaningful. Allow one-time or recurring opportunities for partial share cash-ins to boost morale, motivation and limit team turnover.


Clean up your cap table and facilitate liquidity before institutional investment or strategic events. Reduce admin, consolidate holdings, and streamline investor relations with the Crowdcube Nominee.


Engage and build community through share ownership, driving long-term engagement, loyalty and advocacy. Access 1.2 million registered investors through Crowdcube’s investment marketplace.


Support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Facilitate liquidity for your angels and early advocates and help capital get recycled and reinvested into the next cohort of change-making startups.

£16m of secondary share sales

Crowdcube has managed secondary share sales for the likes of Revolut and Freetrade, with shareholders having the chance to realise over £16m in returns.

Freetrade shareholders celebrated returns up to 47x (4,670%) in 2021 from a secondary share sale.

How it works

We offer a flexible approach to secondaries to help support your business objectives; whether that's to privately offer liquidity to your shareholders or to engage and build your community through a public secondary offering. We can also facilitate primary and secondary rounds simultaneously to provide existing shareholders with liquidity while raising capital.

We take care of the admin, including due diligence, transfers, payments and settlement. All sales are company-led, meaning you remain in control of timing, structure and who has access to sell shares or invest in your business.

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Risk warning

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.

This page is approved as a financial promotion by Crowdcube Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Pitches for investment are not offers to the public and investments can only be made by members of crowdcube.com on the basis of information provided in the pitches by the companies concerned.