Investing and equity investment is normally limited to the few, and unless you have access to large funds or a venture capital firm chances are you wouldn’t have any opportunities.
With the advancements in the internet and technology, ‘Crowd Funding’ was born. Crowd Funding allows companies to raise money from early adaptors / initial orders to get their product/service into production. This is normally a trade for an initial product or service, often before the company has even manufactured or released.
Fast forward to today, the concept has advanced and the concept of ‘Equity Crowd funding’ is available to the masses. This means that anyone that has access to the internet, and a small amount of funds can browse start-ups and growth stage companies and invest in exchange for shares. The power of the internet that generates the ‘crowd’, means companies can raise large amounts of funding from lots of mini investments from individuals.
The game changer currently in this space is CrowdCube.com…
What is Crowd Cube?
Crowdcube makes investing accessible, affordable and rewarding by enabling everyday investors to invest alongside professionals and venture capital firms in startups, early and growth stage businesses. Start building an investment portfolio on Crowdcube and own a share in businesses you believe in.
What the Crowd Cube Team Say
Having founded, and worked for several entrepreneurial businesses, we understand how difficult it can be to raise money to start and grow a small business. The task of securing investment is a notoriously perplexing and sometimes sluggish process that can be a struggle at the best of times. In today’s economic climate this has become even more challenging.
We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funding from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.
We also want to give people the opportunity to become an armchair Dragon and build their own investment portfolio supporting exciting new British businesses
Where can I find out more?
To find out more about equity crowd funding, and CrowdCube visit www.crowdcube.com