Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform that allows investors to make two types of investment in unlisted UK registered businesses, Equity and mini-bonds. #investaware
In February 2013, Crowdcube became authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Equity based crowdfunding is a new model for raising funds for entrepreneurs. The ‘crowd’ pool small amounts of money and entrepreneurs are able to bypass Business Angels and banks, to secure funding directly from the general public.
The key principles of this model are that anyone should be able to invest money in a business and get equity in that business. Entrepreneurs with a UK registered company can showcase their business and investment potential to thousands of micro-investors, ordinary people, by uploading a Dragons Den style video pitch, images and supporting documents. These micro investors can invest in any business of their choice for as little as £10.
Crowdcube operates on the “All or Nothing” model, when a pitch reaches its target, the business receives the funding raise, if it doesn’t reach the target then no funds are taken from investors and no money is charged. A 5% commission is charged on a successful funding campaign. The platform utilises social media to a large extent to alert potential investors about the offering.
Blue & Green Tomorrow is now live on Crowdcube. You can register with Crowdcube today. Please #investaware. Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital as well as potential rewards. Please read Crowdcube’s risk warning and disclaimer before deciding to invest.