Launched in February 2011, Crowdcube is the world's first equity finance crowdfunding platform and raises millions of pounds of investment for UK businesses each year. Crowdcube provides an online platform where entrepreneurs can showcase their business's investment potential to a nation of 'Armchair Dragon' investors in return for equity. Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (No. 572026).

To make due diligence for investors easier all businesses are vetted by Crowdcube and must present detailed business plans and three years' financial projections for potential investors to review. Investors can build a diversified portfolio from steady stream of start-up, early stage and growth businesses in a variety of sectors to satisfy their risk appetite, investment preferences and budget. The majority of businesses qualify for EIS and SEIS tax incentives and are often also interested in experienced angels taking an active role in the business.

Companies raising finance on Crowdcube may offer A-shares with voting and pre-emption rights that you'd expect from a normal angel investment. What's more, there are no investment fees , either upfront or when the company exits - it's their money, their risk and their reward.

Additional Information

Investor Type Crowdfund and Online Investment Platforms
Services Provided Live Pitch Presentations, Online Showcase, Debt Finance
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC, Later Stage VC, Expansion
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered National
Investment Range Less than £150k, £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k
Sectors Considered Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Retail, Social Impact
No. of opportunities selected each year 200
Company Initial Fee n/a
Company Success Fee 5% + VAT
Investor Membership Fee n/a

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