Established in 2011, Crowdcube is the one of the world’s first investment crowdfunding platform, where a community of likeminded people pool their money and knowledge together to back startup, early and growth stage businesses.
As they understand the difficulties associated with raising money to start and grow small businesses, they want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funds. By doing this they aim to make investing accessible, affordable and rewarding by enabling everyday investors to invest alongside professionals and venture capital firms in these businesses.
Why Invest Through Crowdcube?
There are no joining fees or obligations to invest through Crowdcube once signed up. However, investors are required to take a short quiz. This allows them to ensure that they are aware of the risks associated with investing. Once joined, members can view details of businesses seeking investment. This includes pitch videos, discussion boards and key documentation. Crowdcube members can also review details of current investment opportunities, including the idea, market, team, financial snapshot, any rewards offered and how each business hopes to deliver a return for investors.
How to Invest on Crowdcube?
You will firstly need to register as a Member before investing. Once you have found a pitch you would like to invest in you simply need to click ‘invest now’. The minimum investment is usually only £10.
Crowdcube enable payment using the third party payment provider Stripe via a debit or prepaid card, as recognised by Stripe. Unfortunately, they are unable to accept payment by credit card, cheque or bank transfer. Your payment will be only be taken once the pitch has hit its target, you have been given 7 working days to review your investment, and the legal documentation has been completed. If the pitch does not reach its target then no money is taken.
Please visit Crowdcube to find out more information on their current opportunities. Your Capital is At Risk.