CEO & cofounder, Crowdcube
Crowdcube was the first equity crowdfunding website in the world and continues to be a leader in the field. Since launching in February 2011, the platform has raised over £89 million in more than 200 deals and has over 150,000 registered investors. Prior to Crowdcube, Darren founded and exited two businesses in the field of VoIP communication. Based on his experiences and frustrations in raising money for startups, Westlake came up with the idea for Crowdcube and subsequently founded the company.