Scale-Up Programmes

Crowdcube

Online crowdfunding platform which focuses on seed and early-stage businesses due to average size of capital provided, although businesses at any stage are eligible. It exclusively invests in UK companies.

Crowdcube typically invests between £250,000-£1m, with funding available as equity investment or mini-bonds, with the average size of its investment into UK companies since 2011 being £648,000. During this period, the fund has provided follow-on investments for 62 of the 543 UK companies that it has backed.

Crowdcube has contributed to ten equity investments into six UK scaleups since 2011 worth a total of £13.2m; it has also facilitated two debt funding deals totaling £12.3m for the scaleup BrewDog.

Crowdcube exclusively invests in UK companies and has offices in Exeter and London. It provides companies that raise funds via the platform with access to a help centre and a campaigns team, access to a network of founders, and support with marketing and investor relations.

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If you know any national or local scaleup programmes that you want to recommend as a potential case study for the Institute to consider please do get in touch: info@scaleupinstitute.org.uk

Crowdcube

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