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The food and beverage sector is becoming increasingly competitive. Food startups are constantly breaking through with great new ideas that are challenging established players.
However, maintaining a competitive edge requires operational efficiency, new product development, smart marketing, a great team and a host of other resources. This means you need a financing partner that provides more than just money - which is where Crowdcube comes in!
Food and beverage is the most popular investment sector on Crowdcube, with over £88m invested in this sector into 180 campaigns. Our funded companies range from breweries and distilleries, nutrition and health products, to snacks and coffee. So whatever food or drink you sell, Crowdcube can help your business flourish.
In 2017, over £1.3bn was invested into fintech startups in the UK, making it the biggest year in history for investment in this emerging sector. Investors are betting that technology will fundamentally change finance just like it has other verticals, such as print media and advertising.
The stakes, however, are much higher. Companies like Monzo and Revolut, for example, are trying to take on established consumer banks...winning this battle would be worth tens of billions in the UK alone.
Competition in fintech is therefore intense. According to market research firm Beauhurst, alongside Monzo and Revolut there are now at least 20 other "challenger banks" in the UK alone.
Crowdcube has raised over £60m of investment into a diverse range of consumer goods from photography and florists to bicycles and ethical footwear. With over 100 funded companies in this industry, whatever product you sell, Crowdcube has the expertise to help you raise the vital investment needed to help your business succeed.
Global companies dominate the UK consumer goods sector, such as Mars, L’Oreal, Cadbury, and Coca-Cola, but there has been an influx of smaller, niche operations appearing as the organic, clean eating and vegan food movements grow in popularity. The strongest performers are the ones that make digital the lifeblood of their business - to create and deliver innovative consumer products that resonate with today’s consumers.
Data shows how the increasing take-up of faster fixed and mobile data services is extending our choice over how, where and when we communicate with others, seek information, shop and participate in the digital world. This has raised our expectations for connectivity and has laid the foundation for the growth of online and on-demand services.
Crowdcube has raised over £50m into a diverse range of consumer internet businesses including Bluebella, JustPark and Mush. With over 100 companies funded in this sector, raising via Crowdcube allows these companies to involve their own customers as investors, and acquire new customers from Crowdcube's own investor base.