Crowdcube names its best crowdfunded companies of 2012

2012 Startups Awards winner Righteous named Product of the Year by the crowdfunding platform

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, founded by Luke Lang and Darren Westlake (pictured), has announced the winners of the 2012 Crowdcube awards.

Designed to celebrate the best companies to have been funded through Crowdcube during the past year, the awards recognised the achievements of nine companies across 11 categories.

Among the winners was the 2012 Startups Awards Home-based and Freelance Business of the Year winner Righteous Limited.

The natural salad dressing producer was named Product of the Year by Crowdcube after the company used the £75,000 raised on the platform to fund a television campaign to boost the brand.

Similarly environmentally friendly bread producer The Thoughtful Bread Company, named Green Business of the Year at the 2010 Startups Awards, was awarded the title of Best Video of the Year at the Crowdcube Awards after the pitch video inspired funders to invest £55,000 in 11 days.

Escape the City, an online service designed to help professionals make career transitions was recognised in three separate categories in the Crowdcube Awards.

The firm, which raised £600,000 in 14 days from 396 investors on the platform, was awarded with the titles of Pitch of the Year, Most Investors of the Year and Online Business of the Year.

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Other winners included ginseng-based spirit producer Kamm and Sons, which was awarded the title of Coolest Brand of the Year and social media sharing space for innovative ideas 7billionideas, which was named Fastest Funded of the Year after reaching its £30,000 target in just four days.



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