Crowdcube - Crowdfunding Business Investment 

Crowdcube is giving people the chance to take part in their own version of Dragon’s Den and build an impressive portfolio of investments. The Exeter-based startup enables individuals to invest with other like-minded people into small companies in exchange for equity or annual return. 

Since being founded in 2010 the platform has seen over £344m invested by over 430,000 investors. It empowers entrepreneurs by giving them more control in raising funds, enabling them to do so through their own network, as well as through generous, interested strangers.  Crowdcube’s service is already record-breaking - in 2016, digital bank Monzo successfully raised £1m through Crowdcube in just 96 seconds.

Crowdcube have received a total of $28.23m from 6 rounds of funding, including investment from Balderton Capital.

Crowdcube have recently announced a partnership with SeedInvest, an American equity crowdfunding platform, which will give UK investors the opportunity to put funding towards US companies. They have also begun to offer free product workshops to all the businesses that achieve their funding targets on the site.