Within the rapidly-expanding alternative finance industry, equity crowdfunding has emerged as a popular method of growth finance.
Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism by which a broad group of investors can fund start up and scale up businesses in return for equity.
Whilst crowdfunding has grown significantly over the last five years, many investors in crowdfunded businesses are put off by the long holding periods required to realise value from their investments.
New investors may have missed an initial capital raise and still want access to early stage businesses.
That’s what CrowdX is here to solve: CrowdX provides a secondary market for crowdfunded equity.
Since the first equity crowdfunding platforms launched, the need for a secondary market to trade the shares was recognised as an essential means of providing liquidity.
2017 saw £217m raised through crowdfunding sites
2017 saw £217m raised through crowdfunding sites, with crowdfunding overtaking government, corporate and angel networks in the number of deals completed in the same year. Crowdfunding is here to stay, and CrowdX is here as a natural evolution of the space supporting investors and companies.