Crowdcube becomes first equity-based crowdfunding platform to hit £100m

September 5th, 2015|

A crowdfunding platform used by the likes of Brewdog and former LoveFilm CEO Simon Calver to raise investment has become the first of its type to attract more than £100m in funding.

Crowdcube, which mainly focuses on equity funding as opposed to lending, took three years to reach its first £50m but has brought in the […]

Craft beer maker BrewDog raised £5 million in 20 days — but only £3 million in the 3 months after that

September 1st, 2015|

BrewDog — the Scottish craft beer maker that’s known for its Punk IPA — just launched two new crowdfunding drives on platform Crowdcube, letting people buy shares and offering a bond.

Investors can buy a minimum of two shares for £95 ($145) or lend BrewDog a minimum of £500 ($768) in the form of a 6.5% […]

Guide to Crowdfunding | Q&A with Luke Lang, Crowdcube

August 5th, 2015|

Crowdfunding –the practice of using a large number of investors to raise capital – has become an increasingly popular method of raising money for business. SME spoke to Luke Lang, CMO and co-founder of Crowdcube to find out just how the platform works

How does Crowdcube work?
Crowdcube is an investment platform where people who are backing […]

Five ways to give your crowdfunding campaign the best shot at success

July 31st, 2015|

Crowd control: A successful campaign requires several key elements

When Pavegen announced their first ever crowdfunding round, there was a mutual sense of anticipation amongst the team. Unlike a regular investment round, crowdfunding is completely unpredictable in its outcome.

Some companies do extremely well and overfund past their original target, whilst others with equally innovative products never […]

Do SMEs understand alternative finance?

July 30th, 2015|

The majority of small businesses do not have a clear understanding of alternative finance, with less than 10 per cent of SME owners approaching alternative platforms for funding.

Merchant Money, a finance provider for UK SMEs has released its annual alternative finance guide for SMEs. In conjunction with a Nesta study, the firm has found that […]

The UK’s First Equity Based Crowdfunding Successful Exit

July 26th, 2015|

The moment that Crowdcube, its investors, and indeed the UK equity crowdfunding market has been waiting for has arrived.
E-Car Club raised £100,000 in 2013 from 63 investors via the Crowdcube platform. The business has just been sold to Europcar, Europe’s foremost car rental and mobility company. Though exact figures are yet to be disclosed, the […]