Why we started Crowdcube
Having founded, and worked for several entrepreneurial businesses, we understand how difficult it can be to raise money to start and grow a small business. The task of securing investment is a notoriously perplexing and sometimes sluggish process that can be a struggle at the best of times. In today’s economic climate this has become even more challenging.
We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funding from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.
We also want to give people the opportunity to become an armchair Dragon and build their own investment portfolio supporting exciting new British businesses. Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 572026).
Backed by the best
|Crowdcube is backed by Balderton Capital. Since 2000, Balderton has invested in over 100 companies, principally across Europe. Notable realised investments include NaturalMotion (the mobile gaming developer, sold to Zynga in 2014), Betfair (the online betting exchange, 2010 IPO), LOVEFiLM (the home entertainment subscription service, sold to Amazon in 2011), MySQL (the open-source database software, sold to Sun Microsystems in 2008) and YOOX Group (the online retailer of leading fashion brands, IPO in 2009). The current portfolio includes innovative companies such as 3D Hubs, Globoforce, Kobalt, Nutmeg, Openet, Scytl, Talend, The Hut Group, Tictail, Wooga and WorldStores.|
|Crowdcube is also proud to be backed by more than 570 fantastic private investors who have collectively invested more than £3m across multiple rounds of investment. This support has been vital to our success so far.|
Where we're based
The Innovation Centre
University of Exeter
62 Dean Street
Office Opening Times:
Mon to Fri - 0900 to 1700
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - CLOSED
Our company registration number is: 07014587.
Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 572026).