Crowdcube

Crowdcube

Past and future

  • Their story
Their story

Their story

The European marketplace for retail investment into private and public companies, Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to raise finance with the added benefit of being backed by their community. For investors, Crowdcube provides a way to hand-pick a stake in an innovative business they believe in that traditionally would have been restricted to professional investors. Since it was founded in 2011, Crowdcube has funded over 1,130 deals. With over one million members, a total of €1.4bn has been invested on the platform to date.

In 2021 we achieved a record year of growth with €238million invested (+21% YoY) and over 208k investments made, and a growing community with 174k new members this year, bringing the total to 1.2 million. Our valuation has increased 57% to £140 million since our last funding round in 2018, with around £30 million in total raised from both institutional and retail investors.

Crowdcube is the first platform with pan-European and UK regulatory approvals. This first-mover advantage in Europe will give investors and entrepreneurs access to cross-border equity opportunities.

2021

We raised €11.0 million led by Circle Internet Financial, LLC, US crypto unicorn owner and operator of SeedInvest, a leading startup fundraising platform in the US. 

€19M

Since 2017, we have delivered over €19M in liquidity through secondary shares. Most notably, Revolut shareholders achieved 20x returns in 2018. 

490

on average, investors have 5 businesses in their portfolios, and one avid investor has made 490 investments in total! 

23%

percentage of women investing through Crowdcube 

3

Number of top industries which are fintech, consumer and impact

40 925

Number of shareholders part of Monzo's community via Crowdcube

  • Their vision

    We’re now the first platform to operate under the UK and new EU regulations. We are uniquely positioned to help more European companies raise capital and drive engagement, loyalty, and advocacy from their communities.

    Our latest raise $13.5 million, led by the crypto unicorn Circle, owner, and operator of SeedInvest, a leading startup fundraising platform in the US, aligns two of the most prominent and pioneering platforms in their respective markets. The strategic partnership will help us pave the way to a global marketplace at every level of private fundraising, from seed stage to public offering.

    Those two milestones will help us move faster and stronger to democratize retail investment into high-growth private business, that's why we are recruiting talented and mission-driven people all over Europe.

Their vision

We’re now the first platform to operate under the UK and new EU regulations. We are uniquely positioned to help more European companies raise capital and drive engagement, loyalty, and advocacy from their communities.

Our latest raise $13.5 million, led by the crypto unicorn Circle, owner, and operator of SeedInvest, a leading startup fundraising platform in the US, aligns two of the most prominent and pioneering platforms in their respective markets. The strategic partnership will help us pave the way to a global marketplace at every level of private fundraising, from seed stage to public offering.

Those two milestones will help us move faster and stronger to democratize retail investment into high-growth private business, that's why we are recruiting talented and mission-driven people all over Europe.

Their vision

Company values

  • Innovate & improve We think differently; we strive for better, seize the initiative, learn and seek to improve ourselves, Crowdcube and our customers’ experience.
  • Focus on impact We make a difference to our customers, colleagues and our company by focusing on delivering the right things with passion, empathy and purpose.
  • Empower We trust and empower ourselves, each other and our customers to achieve more.
  • Succeed, together We achieve more as a team. We improve, fail, succeed and celebrate together.

Commitments and CSR

Our policy is to employ the best-qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability.

We are currently working hard to become very soon a B-Corp company.