Crowdcube announces Pobble and Pip & Nut as winners of its 2014 awards

Awards looks to recognise the “great achievements” of businesses that have successfully raised crowdfunding through its platform

Startups Awards winner Pobble (pictured) and Startups blogger Pippa Murray, founder of Pip & Nut, are among a handful of businesses that have been crowned winners of Crowdcube’s 2014 Awards.

Seeking to recognise the great achievements of businesses that have raised funding through the equity crowdfunding platform, the Awards had 11 categories on offer which included Pitch of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Coolest Brand of the Year, Best Video of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.

Following in the success of its People’s Champion win at the Startups Awards 2014, children’s education site Pobble took the People’s Choice prize having amassed a “phenomenal number of votes” and the award for Service Business of the Year while Murray, who started her natural nut butter brand from a garden shed, was granted the award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

Young Gun Fraser Doherty MBE’s jam business SuperJam was also named among the winners for Best Video having raised over £333,000 from 367 investors with his pitch video which told “an incredible and inspiring story”.

Other winners included Startups 100-listed company Powered Now; winner of Best Start-up, and Chilango; the Coolest Brand of the Year, the start-up which launched the equity crowdfunding site’s first ever mini-bond.

The winners of the Crowdcube Awards 2014 are:

  • Pobble – People’s Choice
  • Zero Carbon Food – Pitch of the Year
  • Pippa Murray, Pip & Nut – Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Chilango – Coolest Brand of the Year
  • SuperJam – Best Video of the Year
  • Hubbub – Online Business
  • Wavy Technologies – Product of the Year
  • The Eden Project – Environmental Business of the Year
  • Powered Now – Best Start-up of the Year
  • Shopwave – Tech Business of the Year
  • Pobble – Service Business of the Year

Discussing the 2014 Award winner reveal on its site, Crowdcube said:

“Congratulations to both the winners and the runners up, we’ll be keeping an eye on your progress over 2015.

“Thanks so much to everyone for making 2014 the amazing year that it was and we look forward to doing this again next year.”

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