The two crowdfunders both landed high profile backers last week

Crowdcube and Seedrs dominate the UK crowd-funding scene, according to data, which shows the pair facilitated three quarters of the market in 2015 so far.

Together Crowdcube and Seedrs have raised US$106mln through their online platforms for small companies, according to data from Crowdsurfer.

Crowdcube raised US$72mln, just over half the market, while raising US$34mln puts Seedrs in second place with about a quarter.

After that f6s, the third largest has so far brought US$11mln this year, and along with peers Crowdbnk, SyndicateRoom, Angels Den the four group’s account for almost all of the remaining 25% of the market.

With such commanding market positions it is perhaps little wonder Crowdcube and Seedrs were able to attract high profile investment in recent weeks.

It was revealed last week that City broker Numis had backed Crowdcube, investing £6mln for a 8.49% stake, whilst lauded fund manager Neil Woodford and the Rothschild family led a £10mln funding round for Seedrs.

Numis alongside Crowdcube plans to connect high growth businesses that are going public to individual investors and institutions.

A democratisation of the IPO market, via crowd-funding, will mean that private investors will be able to access opportunities that were otherwise off limits, according to Numis, and these ‘crowd-funded’ IPO’s could potentially be just a year away.