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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... »