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Equity Based Crowdfunding: Determinants of Successful Campaign: the Case of Crowdcube Platform in the United Kingdom

Virginia Kirigo Wachira () and Esther Wanjiru Wachira ()
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Virginia Kirigo Wachira: Meru University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Economics, Kenya
Esther Wanjiru Wachira: PhD Candidate, University of Pecs, Faculty of Business and Economics

Public Finance Quarterly, 2022, vol. 67, issue 1, 130 - 149

Abstract: The study aimed at exploring what influences the amount of money raised which can either lead to the success or failure of equity-based crowdfunding using Crowdcube. The study used Pearson correlations and the multiple regression analysis. The regression model was considered a good fit as it was statistically significant. The findings of the paper revealed that the number of investors, target amount and pre-money valuation strongly and positively influence the success of equity-based crowdfunding campaigns. Additionally, equity, display of share price information, and online social media presence are other factors that influence the success of equity-based crowdfunding campaigns. However, previous crowdfunding history was negatively associated with the success of campaigns. The uniqueness of the study will benefit investors and founders who aim at running or investing in successful equity-based crowdfunding campaigns in UK and globally. The study recommends further research using other equity-based crowdfunding platforms in different countries and continents.

Keywords: Crowdfunding; Equity-based crowdfunding; Crowdcube; Amount Raised; Success (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G11 G20 G23 M13 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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