Darren Westlake
Named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people, Darren Westlake is co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube, the pioneer and leader of the equity crowdfunding industry.

Inspired by his own experiences as an entrepreneur raising finance, Darren’s idea for Crowdcube was driven by the ambition to democratise investment and diversify the sources of funding available to businesses.

Since launching Crowdcube in 2011 with co-founder Luke Lang, Darren has helped establish Crowdcube as a mainstream funding option for ambitious startups and growth-stage businesses, such as Monzo, BrewDog, Mr & Mrs Smith and Freetrade. To date, well over 900 businesses have successfully raised £690 million with Crowdcube.

Today, Darren is leading the company’s vision to create a world full of wonder brands that are fuelled by Crowdcube.