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Happy hour 19th September- Crowdcube

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We are delighted to be introducing Michael Wilkinson and Todd Wilson from Crowdcube as a guest speakers at our Happy Hour session on 19th September. As the world’s first and most successful investment crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to bypass the traditional business angel, venture capital or bank finance routes, giving them more control and access to more investors. For investors, Crowdcube provides them with a way to cherry-pick a stake in an innovative business that traditionally would have been restricted to corporate investors. In addition, they can now benefit from a fixed return per annum by lending money to more established companies offering a mini-bond on Crowdcube. Since February 2011, more than 87,000 savvy investors have registered with Crowdcube, helping to raise almost £36 million of equity finance for over 141 UK business pitches. Check out www.cosmic.org.uk/happy-hour for all the latest news about our Happy hour events and training opportunities.
  • 1. The problem Q1 2013 showed the lowest ever level of use ofexternal finance by SMEs SME Finance Monitor, Aug 13 Access to finance is a major barrier to growth formore than one in five small companies FT, Mar 12 Less than one in five SMEs have attempted toraise finance in the last year with 40 per cent ofapplications rejected RealBusiness, Sept 13

2. The solution Crowdcube is the worlds first and leading equity crowdfunding platformgiving entrepreneurs a new way to raise investment Fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 3. The solution 4. The equity solution 5. The mini-bond solution More than just financialconsiderations 4-5 years trading Capacity to engage with tens ofthousands of customers 5 million + turnover At least EBITDA profitable Investment used for tangible growthi.e. assets rather than restructuring 6. Creating a buzz 7. Success so far37 millionfunded so far220,000average deal1.9 millionbiggest deal250,000largest single investment+90,000members145+2,600average investmentSuccessfullyfunded dealsStage of GrowthByCategory 8. Case studies 9. Case studies 10. Growth2012 2013 Growthinvestment 2.2m 12.2 + 562%deals 22 54 + 145%UKs Most Active Seed Investor in 2013Beauhurst report stated Crowdcube has dominated theUK equity crowdfunding marketing since launch and wasresponsible for 70% of crowdfunded deals in 2013.Source: Beauhurst, UK Equity Investment Review 2013, February 2013averageinvestment1,800 2,800 + 56% 11. Why do investors love us?Crowdcube isa breath offresh air; its aconvenient,easy-to-useand makesinvesting farmoreaccessible.Rupa GantraCrowdcube Investor 12. Why do our entrepreneurs loveus? 13. Summary Leading the transformation of UK investmentfinance No. 1 Seed Investor in the UK Crowdcube Venture Fund managed byBraveheart Investment plc Enabling Scottish business growth on theworlds leading investment crowdfundingplatform 14. Michael WilkinsonInvestment [email protected]@MW_Crowdcubewww.crowdcube.com

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