Darren WestlakeIGNITE your…. 2013
The Status QuoA wealth of entrepreneurial talent• UK has lots of great ideas• Need to cultivate ideas into the next  Googl...
The Status QuoThe Status Quo• Venture capital difficult to find for smaller  requirements• Debt finance hard to come by• B...
Crowdcube and CrowdfundingWhat is Crowdcube?• Crowdcube provides a web-based central hub for entrepreneurs to meet  micro-...
Crowdfunding Crowdfunding• Crowdfunding is an approach to raising the capital required for a new  project or enterprise by...
Crowdfunding
How it works
How it works
How it works
BenefitsBenefits
Business modelSuccess so far…                                                        Deals successfully funded £5.1 millio...
Thanks  Questions?www.crowdcube.com
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IGNITE your…. Crowd Funding

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Presenter – Darren Westlake, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder of crowdcube will present on:

“Everything you want to know about Crowd funding but are too scared to ask!”

Equity-based crowd funding platform crowdcube (www.crowdcube.com) launched in February 2011. Dedicated to backing UK-based businesses, crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to showcase their business's investment potential online and raise finance from a nation of 'armchair dragons' - ordinary people being able to invest from the comfort of their own home - in return for shares.

To date the crowdcube website has secured over £5,187,000 for over 30 UK businesses in a variety of industries, and now has over 30,000 registered investors investing from £10 to £100,000.

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  1. 1. Darren WestlakeIGNITE your…. 2013
  2. 2. The Status QuoA wealth of entrepreneurial talent• UK has lots of great ideas• Need to cultivate ideas into the next Google/Twitter/GroupOn Google says searches for• Often stifled by access to Money "business plan UK" have increased by 60% over the past year and searches for "small business loan" are up by 34%
  3. 3. The Status QuoThe Status Quo• Venture capital difficult to find for smaller requirements• Debt finance hard to come by• Business angels – limited investments • Typically a syndicate each investing £10k - £100k• What if there was a way to have say 5000 angels each investing £10?• What if anyone could become a business angel?
  4. 4. Crowdcube and CrowdfundingWhat is Crowdcube?• Crowdcube provides a web-based central hub for entrepreneurs to meet micro-investors. It uses the power of Crowdfunding to provide a unique service to two types of people: • for entrepreneurs to source funding more accessibly than conventional routes • for smaller investors to have the opportunity to invest in exciting high- potential businesses “$100 invested in Microsoft at their IPO would now be worth approximately $35k.”
  5. 5. Crowdfunding Crowdfunding• Crowdfunding is an approach to raising the capital required for a new project or enterprise by appealing to large numbers of ordinary people for small donations• Social Media• Crowdfunding examples • Kiva.org - $325m funding raised, >777,000 lenders, ~800,000 entrepreneurs • Kickstarter.com – >24,000 projects funded, > $250m pledged to-date, 2m people have pledged
  6. 6. Crowdfunding
  7. 7. How it works
  8. 8. How it works
  9. 9. How it works
  10. 10. BenefitsBenefits
  11. 11. Business modelSuccess so far… Deals successfully funded £5.1 million 35 funded so far… £100,000 >30,000 largest single investment members£2,547 £1 millionav. investment FSA Authorised biggest deal
  12. 12. Thanks Questions?www.crowdcube.com

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