Darren Westlake


Co-Founder and CEO

Named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s Most Influential 500 People, Darren Westlake is co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube – the world’s first, largest and most active investment crowdfunding platform.   A serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in the internet and telecoms industries, Darren launched and exited two companies before starting Crowdcube with Luke Lang in February 2011. He was Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014.   Crowdcube now has an investor community of more than 200,000 people, who have helped to raise £134m for 352businesses. As CEO, Darren’s role involves continuing to develop Crowdcube’s proposition – driving the investment industry forward by bringing a wider range of innovative opportunities to the crowd.

Articles Featuring Darren Westlake

European fintechs turn to crowdfunding

5th April 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2021

20th December 2021 | John Reynolds

Crowdcube raises £10m to power European expansion

25th November 2021 | Daniel Lanyon

2020 in quotes: Part 2

31st December 2020 | Aisling Finn

Breaking: Crowdcube and Seedrs to merge

5th October 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

Crowdcube acquires business reporting software Supdate

10th September 2018 | George Geddes

Crowdcube expands into US market with partnership

20th September 2017 | Moriah Costa

Crowdcube receives £50m in investor commitments

15th July 2016 | Lisa Walls-Hester

£100 million successfully invested on Crowdcube

4th September 2015 | Sam Griffiths

Crowdcube Targets IPO Space, Raises £6m

30th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Major VC Pumps £3.8m Into Crowdcube

17th July 2014 | AltFi

The Crowdcube Venture Fund Arrives

27th January 2014 | Ryan Weeks