Crowdcube strengthens executive team with Moneysupermarket CIO David Halsey

By Aisling Finn on Tuesday 13 July 2021

Alternative Lending

The incoming CTO will help Crowdcube expand across Europe and support the growth of its recent launches, Cubex and Community IPO.

Crowdcube strengthens executive team with Moneysupermarket CIO David Halsey
Image source: David Halsey/Crowdcube

 

Just shy of a month after founding member Luke Lang left Crowdcube, the crowdfunding platform has strengthened its senior leadership team.

The go-to fintech funding platform has appointed David Halsey, Moneysupermarket’s former chief information officer, as its CTO.

Halsey will help Crowdcube navigate its growth strategy and help the platform realise its international expansion plans as it looks to put down roots across Europe.

“What really appeals is the true product innovation that Crowdcube is bringing to retail investment - the idea that you sign up to one platform for an investing experience throughout a company’s lifecycle,” the incoming CTO said.

“I’m excited to bring my experience of building marketplaces to Crowdcube as it scales to become the European marketplace for investment in companies from startup to IPO.”

Halsey brings more than two decades of technology experience with him, including a 12-year-stint at HMRC in a variety of roles.

“We’re building the European marketplace for retail investment into private and public companies and need the absolute best talent to do that,” Crowdcube CEO and co-founder, Darren Westlake, added.

“This is where David comes in. With his wealth of experience in building and scaling marketplaces at Moneysupermarket and ebay, we’re incredibly excited to welcome him to the team.”

The new CTO will officially join Crowdcube next month and will help Crowdcube further expand its recent additions, Cubex and Community IPO.

Crowdcube is certainly in the midst of change, with its Seedrs merger having collapsed under regulatory scrutiny and, more recently, having a run-in with the Financial Ombudsman.

The crowdfunding platform was ordered to repay an investor £18,000 after a company that raised money on Crowdcube turned sour, a decision Crowdcube vehemently disputes. 

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