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With 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

High-growth businesses like yours make a huge difference the economy and to our day-to-day lives. From creating new jobs and new investment opportunities, to the innovations they bring, fast-moving high-growth companies hold the potential to shape the future.

As banking partner to some of the most disruptive and innovative businesses in the UK and beyond, we understand entrepreneurs and what it takes to help make a venture successful. For the ambitious entrepreneur growth can sometimes happen so quickly that you have little time to focus on your financial strategy – that’s why it’s so important to have a banking partner who can keep pace with your business.

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As the world’s first and most successful investment crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to bypass the traditional business angel, venture capital or bank finance routes, giving them more control and access to more investors. For investors, Crowdcube provides them with a way to cherry-pick a stake in an innovative business that traditionally would have been restricted to corporate investors.

Since February 2011, more than 295,000 savvy investors have registered with Crowdcube, helping to raise almost £175 million of equity finance for over 425 raises. It has also enjoyed two exits with Camden Town Brewery (sold to AB InBev) and E-Car Club (sold to Europcar) marking the first exits for crowdfunding investors.


Envestors brings sophisticated investors from around the world together with unquoted companies looking for equity funding between £500,000 and £10 million. We have a network of nearly 3,000 investors looking to invest a minimum of £25,000 in companies we select as interesting investment opportunities.

We take on only scalable businesses we feel are the right fit for our investment network. Our investors comprise experienced individuals, family offices and investment funds. They are looking for companies with exceptional growth potential and the ability to capture their imaginations.

Envestors was established in 2004 by a small group with extensive experience in raising funding, not as investors but as entrepreneurs with a vision. We bring to our clients that hard-won understanding of what it takes to present yourself to investors as a winning combination of management team, product and inspiration.

Envestors is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and have offices in London, The Channel Islands and and Dubai.

MBM Commercial is an award-winning niche commercial legal firm which has a focus on working with investors, entrepreneurs and high growth companies. Many of our clients work in the technology sectors, including information technology, biotechnology, life sciences and healthcare. We have been involved in establishing several investment funds (including Enterprise Capital Funds), and we represent various early stage venture capital funds and Business Angel Syndicates throughout the UK.

Mills & Reeve is a leading UK law firm that offers a complete range of legal advice in ten key sectors, including technology.
We place a strong emphasis on international work, and clients have access to a global network of trusted partners across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Australasia.

The firm employs more than 900 staff, including over 400 lawyers, across offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich.

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