Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites – Crowdcube – 18/20

Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites – Crowdcube – 18/20

Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites – Crowdcube – 18/20


London office
116-120 Goswell Road

Headquarters Exeter, Great Britain

Launched February 2011

Crowdcube is another online investing site that lets investors choose which projects they want to back. It’s a great way for entrepreneurs to spread the risk of their new ventures a bit, while still getting the “grown up” funding of investors, but without needing to deal with banks and financial institutions who typically aren’t interested in smaller projects.

Crowdcube was established by Darren Westlake and Luke Lang in 2011 and is a leading investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube enables anyone to invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity and debt investment options. The platform has a 300,000-strong crowd looking for more interesting investments. Investing in businesses on Crowdcube is free, quick and has no obligations.

To date, Crowdcube has raised over £185m for more than 450 raises and built a dominant UK market share of almost 50% of the £245m UK equity crowdfunding market.

Crowdfunding is an alternative method of financing a business, which allows everyday investors, professionals and venture capitalists to invest as little or as much as they like, typically through an online platform. It is where a community of like-minded people pool their money and knowledge together to back startup, early and growth stage businesses. Crowdcube gives everyone the opportunity to become ‘armchair Dragons’, building upon their own investment portfolio and supporting British businesses. Developed as an alternative to banks, business angel, or venture capital funding, start-ups can use the Crowdcube platform to obtain finance from the public.