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Fusing crowdfunding and the mini-bond process

When Mexican restaurant chain Chilango decided that it wanted to broaden its London offering, the business opted to blend a traditional mini-bond with the growing popularity of crowdfunding. GrowthBusiness finds out why.


Streetcar co-founder turns to crowdfunding for latest venture

Serial entrepreneur Brett Akker has raised £1.25 million from 229 investors through crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.


Crowdcube teams up with Braveheart to launch crowdfunding investment fund

The first investment fund dedicated to investing in start-ups engaging in crowdfunding has been set up with a target of £5 million.

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Seedrs: Raising money and taking on the European market

With more and more businesses choosing to raise capital via the equity crowdfunding route, GrowthBusiness has asked Seedrs and Crowdcube about getting traction and moving beyond the confines of a domestic market, in a two-part special.


Hop Stuff Brewery: Using crowdfunding to finance a beer business

South London-based Hop Stuff Brewery has become the third brewer to raise capital via equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.


Crowdcube values itself at £7.1 million after ‘world record’ three-day fundraising

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has returned to its own service to secure additional capital for growth.


Kamm & Sons uses Crowdcube again to raise additional £325,000

Early crowdfunding beneficiary Kamm & Sons has returned to the funding method to raise a further £325,000.


Crowdcube moves past £5 million mark on back of FSA crowdfunding regulation

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has marked its second year of operation by moving past the £5 million fundraising mark.


Crowdcube inks FSA authorisation as it looks to build on UK crowdfunding surge

Equity-based crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has secured authorisation from the Financial Services Authority following a process which lasted more than a year.


Eleven businesses backed in first year for Crowdcube

In the 12 months since its formation, online equity finance platform Crowdcube has seen £2.3 million raised via its service.


Affiliate programme for Crowdcube

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has launched a new programme giving providers of services to small businesses a chance to offer their own crowdfunding service.


Crowdcube raises £300,000 in ten days

Crowdcube, the company behind an online crowdfunding solution, has used its own website to secure a £300,000 investment in ten days.