Merism Partners Crowdcube to Fund Entrepreneurs

Merism Capital, the social impact seed fund, has partnered with Crowdcube, the first crowdfunding website in the world to offer ordinary people equity in exchange for investment. The partnership will support social entrepreneurs and businesses that are seeking investment capital of below £50,000. ”I’m a big believer in crowdfunding and this partnership complements our work really well whilst also growing the retail investor base for social businesses.” says Stephen Rockman, founder of Merism Capital, “Merism Capital connects constantly with social entrepreneurs, and because we focus on investment opportunities between £50,000 and £150,000, we can’t always work with everyone we think may be promising. So for those seeking smaller seed rounds, Crowdcube gives us a fantastic alter... »

Crowdcube Matches Small Businesses with Equity Investment

Limited companies seeking equity finance can attract investment by posting a video pitch online, following the launch of website Crowdcube. Crowdcube allows any UK adult to invest as little as £10 in businesses in return for a small equity stake. Small companies which want to pitch for investment on the site can register for free for a limited period. However, they must be seeking a minimum investment of £5,000 to be listed on the website. Crowdcube will charge businesses a 5% “success fee” when they hit their investment target. If a business doesn’t reach its target investment, the money is returned to the investors. The website claims to be the first to offer equity and shares in return for investment from ordinary people. “Most of the venture capital and angel networks require sop... »