Monday, 7 March 2016
So what sort of people does Crowdcube employ?
We have long wondered just how it is possible for Crowdcube to be getting things so wrong.
Maybe the answer lies in the quality of their staff?
Take for example a guy who describes himself as Senior Business Development Manager at Crowdcube. He goes on to claim that he has been responsible for funding £135m of deals in debt and equity, £80m since Jan 2015. He joined Crowdcube in July 2014.
He is clearly one of their senior people - so what experience of setting up companies, advising on company valuations etc, does this whiz kid have?
He worked for a year and a half at Cavendish Corporate Finance, a company founded by a possible uncle who now sits in Ermine. Before that he did odd jobs as a runner, intern and tea boy etc having left university with a degree in Art History. The standard run of jobs for an ex Harrovian with some very useful pedigree.
So at the tender age of 26 he is now a lead man at Crowdcube, having had what you could only describe as zero experience in this field.
Say what though, he has bloody useful connections and is a super guy. Yah. Go Crowdcube.