Crowdcube Darren Westlake

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Researcher to Innovator SETsquared programme at Exeter Innovation Centre
22nd November 2013

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Crowdcube Darren Westlake

  1. 1. The problem  “Q1 2013 showed the lowest ever level of use of external finance by SME’s” – SME Finance Monitor, Aug ‘13  “Access to finance is a “major barrier” to growth for more than one in five small companies” – FT, Mar ’12  “Less than one in five SME’s have attempted to raise finance in the last year – with 40 per cent of applications rejected” – RealBusiness, Sept ‘13
  2. 2. The solution What is Crowdcube?  Crowdcube is the world’s first and leading equity crowdfunding platform giving entrepreneurs a new way to raise investment; and..  …enabling everyday people to invest in exciting start-up and high-growth businesses in exchange for equity  Fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  3. 3. The solution
  4. 4. Success so far £16 million funded so far… Stage of Growth >50,000 members £2,800 By Category £180,000 average investment average deal £1.9 million biggest deal £250,000 largest single investment Successfully funded deals 80+
  5. 5. Case studies
  6. 6. What are the benefits?  New way to raise finance  Financial return  UK wide investor reach  ‘Armchair Dragon’  Easier to promote  Support friends and family  Cost effective  Participation  Marketing effect  Lower/spread risk  Crowd feedback  Simple to invest
  7. 7. Thanks! Questions? @Crowdcube www.crowdcube.com

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