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Crowdcube
Description

Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs of start-ups and growing businesses. (more)

Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs of start-ups and growing businesses. Crowdcube enables individuals to invest or loan in small companies in return for equity or an annual return.
As an investment crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to raise finance with the added benefit of being backed by the crowd.
For investors, Crowdcube provides a way to handpick a stake in an innovative business that traditionally would have been restricted to corporate investors.
Since Crowdcube first pioneered equity crowdfunding in 2011, a total of £300m has been invested through the platform from a crowd of over 390,000 investors, with more than £230m successfully invested in 520 raises.
Businesses like the challenger bank Monzo, which raised £1 million in a record-breaking 96 seconds, as well as household brand names such as River Cottage and the Eden Project along with venture capital-backed businesses such as JustPark, eMoov and Sugru have all successfully raised growth funding from the crowd.

Headquarters

Exeter, United Kingdom

Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Industry

Business Development, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Funding Platform, Venture Capital

Founded Year

2010

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

https://www.crowdcube.com/

Investor Type

Venture Capital

Citigroup
Description

Citigroup is a diversified financial services holding company that provides various financial products and services. (more)

Citigroup is a diversified financial services holding company that provides various financial products and services.
The company operates through two segments, Global Consumer Banking (GCB) and Institutional Clients Group (ICG).
The GCB segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services.
The ICG segment offers various banking, and financial products and services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients.
This segment provides wholesale banking products and services, including fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services.
Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, United States.

Headquarters

New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Industry

Banking, Credit Cards, Financial Services, Wealth Management

Founded Year

1998

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

https://www.citigroup.com

Investor Type

Private Equity Firm

Compass
Description

Compass is building a modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology. (more)

Compass operates as a real estate brokerage company. It also provides a real estate listing app for iOS and Android that helps in buying, selling, and renting homes in the United States.
Ori Allon, Robet Reffkin, and Ugo Di Girolamo founded Urban Compass on October 4, 2012, that became Compass in February 2015.
Its headquarters is in New York City with additional offices in the United States.

Headquarters

New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Industry

E-Commerce Platforms, Local, Mobile, Property Management, Real Estate

Founded Year

2012

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

http://www.compass.com

Facebook
Description

Facebook is an online social networking service that enables its users to connect with friends and family. (more)

Facebook is an online social networking service that allows its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections.
It provides its users with the ability to create a profile, update information, add images, send friend requests, and accept requests from other users.
Its features include status update, photo tagging and sharing, and more. Facebook’s profile structure includes a timeline, information related to the user, images of the user, images added by friends of the user, notes, pages, groups, and more.
It enables its users to create pages related to entertainment, sports, business, finance, preferences, hobbies, culture, religion, causes, organizations, and a number of other categories.
It also enables its users to join or create groups related to a vast number of categories. With millions of more users, [Friendster] attempted to acquire the company for $10 million in mid-2004.
Facebook turned down the offer and subsequently received $12.7 million in funding from [Accel Partners] at a valuation of around $100 million. Facebook continued to grow opening up to high school students in September 2005 and adding a photo-sharing feature the next month.
The next spring, Facebook received $25 million in funding from [Greylock Partners] and [Meritech Capital] as well as previous investors [Accel Partners] and [Peter Thiel].
The pre-money valuation for this deal was about $525 million. Facebook subsequently opened up to work networks eventually amassing over 20,000 work networks. Finally, in September 2006, Facebook was opened to anyone with an email address. Facebook continued to receive funding most notably in January 2011 receiving $1.5 billion and valuing the company at $50 billion. A year later in February 2012, Facebook announced that it was filing for its long-anticipated initial public offering.
The company went public on May 18, 2012 opening in [NASDAQ] with shares trading at $42.05. Facebook announced positive numbers in February 2012 upon filing for its IPO. As of July 2013 over 1.15 billion users have logged into Facebook every month and 669 million users daily. Mobile users now make up half of Facebook’s user base with 819 million monthly actives. Facebook is one of the most trafficked sites in the United States. Additionally, Facebook is the top photo-sharing site with 250 million photos uploaded per day. The company has a strategic partnership with AXA Group to develop marketing and commercial collaboration in the digital, social, and mobile sphere.
Facebook is currently the owner of many applications and services such as Pagemodo Pagebuilder, [RSS Graffiti], Huddle, and more.
It is the world’s largest social network with over 1.32 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in Menlo Park, California in 2004.

Headquarters

Menlo Park, United States

Menlo Park, California, United States

Industry

E-Commerce, Mobile Apps, Social, Social Media, Social Network, Video Streaming

Founded Year

2004

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

http://www.facebook.com

Quibi
Description

Quibi is a media company developing short-form media content designed for smartphones. (more)

Quibi is a media company that develops media content designed for smartphones. The company is focused on the core audience, producing inspiring shows for an intuitive, mobile-first platform, and creating a culture where everyone is heard.
Its content is made specifically for mobile devices and can be viewed in either horizontal or vertical video, with the user able to shift to one or the other within the same video.
It was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Headquarters

Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Industry

Media and Entertainment, TV, TV Production

Founded Year

2018

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

https://quibi.com/

Twitch
Description

Twitch is social video platform for gamers where more than 100 million gather every month to broadcast, watch and talk about video games. (more)

Twitch is social video for gamers. It is a video platform and community for gamers where more than 100 million gather every month to broadcast, watch and talk about video games.
Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem.
This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene.
In February 2014, Wall Street Journal ranked Twitch as the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S. fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers.

Headquarters

San Francisco, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

Industry

Social Media, Video, Video Games, Video Streaming

Founded Year

2007

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

https://www.twitch.tv/

Seedrs
Description

Seedrs is a UK-based investment and crowdfunding platform. (more)

Seedrs is the leading online platform for investing in the equity of startups and other growth companies in Europe and has been named the most active investor in private companies in the UK.
Seedr allows all types of investors invest in businesses they believe in and share in their success and allow all types of growth-focused businesses raise capital and business community in the process.
The company do all of this through a simple, highly professional, online process that protects and empowers investors while helping businesses grow and generate returns

Headquarters

London, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

Industry

Crowdfunding, Finance, Financial Services, Funding Platform, Venture Capital

Founded Year

2009

Investment Stage

Crowdfunding

Web Site

http://www.seedrs.com

Comcast
Description

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company. (more)

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.
It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand.
NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment, and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts.

Headquarters

Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Industry

Internet, Telecommunications, TV, Video, Web Hosting

Founded Year

1963

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

http://corporate.comcast.com

Epic Games
Description

Epic Games is an American video game and software company that creates games and offers its game engine technology to other developers. (more)

Epic Games is an American video game and software company that creates games and offers its game engine technology to other developers.
It specializes in developing games, engine technology and operates a game store that empowers others to make quality games and 3D content, thereby providing game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and virtual reality devices.
It was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

Headquarters

Cary, United States

Cary, North Carolina, United States

Industry

Developer Platform, Gaming, Video Games

Founded Year

1991

Investment Stage

Series A+

Web Site

http://epicgames.com