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Guest Blog from Pavegen Founder

What it means to be backed by the crowd by Laurence Kemball-Cook I’m the Founder and CEO of Pavegen, the company that generates electricity from footsteps. Through the use of unique flooring technology, Pavegen can harness the weight of people’s footsteps to power lighting, advertisements and signage, as well as providing footfall data when and… Read More »

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European Crowdfunding platforms unite in support of Capital Markets Union. Call for ambitious reforms of the Prospectus Directive

European crowdfunding platforms, represented by the European Crowdfunding Network, the UK Crowdfunding Association and other national organizations welcome the current EU debates in Brussels regarding the Prospectus Directive, aimed at making it easier for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) across Europe to raise finance. The crowdfunding industry supports the goals of both the Capital… Read More »

Our comments on the failure of Rebus

In response to recent press coverage about the failure of Rebus, a business that raised finance on Crowdcube in March 2015, we wanted to directly address some of the points that have been raised. As clarification, Rebus had two meetings with ReSolve in May 2014, a corporate finance advisory firm unrelated to Crowdcube, to discuss… Read More »

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Returned for round two: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Can you give us an overview of Hybrid Air Vehicles? Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander range of hybrid aircraft. They utilise new aerospace technology that combines the best characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to create a new breed of hyper-efficient aircraft, with… Read More »

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Investment raised on Crowdcube tops £150 million

We’re pleased to say that thanks to the crowd, we’ve helped growing businesses raise a total of £150 million in investment since the platform launched in 2011, £83 million of which was raised in 2015 alone. The milestone was reached last night, as innovative shoe company Vivobarefoot hit – and exceeded – its target of £750,000,… Read More »