This year crowdfunding platform Crowdcube will open a North England hub in Manchester. The new location will add to offices in Devon and London.
After what has been described as an “outstanding” year by co-founder Luke Lang, Crowdcube’s expansion will be led by the company’s senior business development manager Adam Gillett. The crowdfunding platform registered a record-breaking 2015; with £83m equity investment raised across 166 pitches.
“In crowdfunding terms this is an important milestone and has finally seen the industry come of age” says Lang. Matt Cooper. Crowdcube’s commercial director added:
“We already have a vibrant investor community in the North of England and there is definitely an exciting opportunity to further simulate the start-up scene in the North West that is already benefiting from the government’s multi-million pound support for the region”.
“We are determined to put Crowdcube at the heart of the creation of the Northern Powerhouse. There’s no substitute for having boots on the ground; people who are in touch with the local business buzz and can get involved with entrepreneurs face-to-face”.