“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
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
Success so far
Stage of Growth
funded so far…
largest single investment
What are the benefits?
New way to raise finance
UK wide investor reach
Easier to promote
Support friends and family
Simple to invest