Crowdcube has launched a platform that contains detailed company information, after entering into an exclusive partnership with data provider Crunchbase.
Crowdcube’s Cubex platform will feature data on more than 250,000 companies provided by Crunchbase, and will allow investors to discover, research and register interest to buy or sell shares in high-growth private European businesses.
If enough interest is registered in any given company, Crowdcube will then seek to facilitate a transaction.
Retail investors reviewing opportunities on Cubex will be able to access a deep pool of impartial, factual data directly drawn from Crunchbase, including the companies’ funding history, investor base and leadership team, to support their due diligence of whether or not to buy shares.
The integration will also power other parts of Cubex over time like enhanced company information and company updates.
“This exclusive partnership creates a superior investment experience for retail and professional investors alike, providing a deep source of data on all of the companies listed on Cubex – not just those that have previously raised money with us,” said Matt Cooper, chief commercial officer at Crowdcube.
“Private markets are notoriously opaque, and potential investors, especially retail investors, deserve the widest possible access to information about the companies in which they intend to invest.
“Together, Crowdcube and Crunchbase are bringing a new level of data transparency to private company investing, raising the bar in terms of visibility, accessibility and ultimately doubling down our mission to democratise investment.”