The Twenty Minute VC - Luke Lang, Co-Founder @ Crowdcube

The future of finance & raising $100m through Crowdcube

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Harry Stebbings
Harry StebbingsMaker@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
Luke Lang is Co-Founder and CMO of Crowdcube, the world's leading investment Crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube enables anyone the opportunity to invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early-stage and growth businesses. They have raised over £67m for an incredible 207 companies and have an amazing 150,000 registered investors Items Mentioned in Today's Show: Escape The City JustPark Love Righteous | Salad Dressings EdenProject What you will learn in today's episode: 1.) How Luke got into the technology industry and really came to be Co-Founder to the world's 1st quit Crowdfunding platform in the world? 2.) Other than capital what else will Balderton bring to you to aid your growth and development? 3.) Does Luke believe Crowdfunding is a competing finance model to the traditional VC model? 4.) Having seen 207 companies experience successful Crowdfunding campaigns, Luke describes what he believes the formula to be for a successful campaign? 5.) For businesses thinking about Crowdfunding, what are the biggest benefits to businesses of raising seed capital through the Crowd? 6.) With the increasing number of Crowdfunding sites, how does Crowdcube treat the competitive threat? Is there an opportunity to attract more institutional style money to Crowdcube through retail bonds, which might appeal to income funds. As the interview comes to a close we engage in a quick fire round where we hear Luke's views on the hardest obstacle Luke has faced in building Crowdcube? Where Luke sees Crowdcube in 5 years time? 3 companies funded by Crowdcube that Luke is most excited about?