The problem
 “Q1 2013 showed the lowest ever level of use of
external finance by SME‟s” – SME Finance Monitor, Aug „13
 ...
The solution
What is Crowdcube?



Crowdcube is the world‟s first and leading equity crowdfunding platform giving
entrepr...
The solution
Success so far

£16 million

Stage of Growth

funded so far…

>50,000
members

£2,800

By Category

£180,000

average inve...
Case studies
What are the benefits?

 New way to raise finance

 Financial return

 UK wide investor reach

 „Armchair Dragon‟

 E...
Thanks! Questions?
@Crowdcube
www.crowdcube.com
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    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 Stage of Growth funded so far… >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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