Equity Based Crowdfunding

Equity Based Crowdfunding

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Let's start with a success story

Seedrs client No Agent are an example of successful equity funding after transforming the rental industry, by building a more equitable marketplace for landlords and tenants. No Agent challenges the traditional overpriced & under-serviced lettings model.

While doing what the name suggests, they have created a digital platform that removes traditional agents. Consequently, bringing down the cost of managing a property by an estimated 75%.


Investor Led Equity Based Crowdfunding

Seedrs is the leading equity based crowdfunding platform and the most active funder of private companies in the UK, with over £320M invested into campaigns and more than 600 deals funded.

The company prides itself in being at the cutting-edge of innovation in fin-tech, entrepreneurship and growth capital fund raising.

Quick Checklist

  • Equity Minimum £100k
  • Equity Maximum £5 Million
  • Business Location UK & EU
  • Unified Nominee Structure
  • Lead Investor In place


Investor Led Equity Based Crowdfunding

SyndicateRoom’s aim is to finance great British companies throughout their entire equity based crowdfunding journey. Since it’s launch in 2013 it has already helped over 120 UK based companies. While securing equity crowdfunding to the value of £117m.

  • First every company must have a minimum of 25% of their round already in place as ‘lead investment’. This doesn’t have to come from one source; it could be from a syndicate of angels. For example, if a company is raising £1m, they need to have already raised at least £250,000 before being considered for listing on SyndicateRoom.

Quick Checklist

  • Equity Minimum £150k
  • Equity Maximum None
  • Business must be incorporated in the UK
  • Unified Nominee Structure
  • Lead Investor In place
  • You must offer investors the same price per share and class of share as others in the round.
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Engineering & Manufacturing


Entrepreneur Led Equity Based Crowdfunding

The entrepreneur led platform, whether you are a startup, early or growth stage business. You can raise equity crowdfunding on Crowdcube.

Free to get started, however your success will hinge on a realistic target, sensible valuation, effective pitch and well-executed communications plan to stimulate as much interest from your network as possible

Quick Checklist

  • Equity Minimum £50k
  • Equity Maximum £4m without a prospectus
  • The business is a UK or Irish limited company (not an LLP or Sole Trader)
  • Direct or nominee structure
  • Entrepreneur Valuation

Crowdcube Success

Crowdcube client Midrive, provides a great example of successful entrepreneur led equity crowdfunding.

Todate Midrive, has grown a network of 1,650 members. Not only do they help learners pass their test, they also help them get on the road with an innovative “pay as you go” hourly insurance for extra practice with parents and friends.

Crowdcube has completed more raise by volume than any UK crowdfunding platform.

Noteworthy with £357m invested, 590 raises and 450,000 investors, Crowdcube, the entrepreneur led equity based crowdfunding platform leads the way. First of all, it funds equity in startups, early stage and growth companies. Located in the UK, EU and USA with no sector limitations.

Every entrepreneur will need to be prepared to develop their own investor pitch. Also invite their own customers and networks to take a stake in the business. Consequently, you will have the opportunity to also tap into Crowdcube’s investor community.

However, you will be solely responsible for the valuation, legal agreements and issuing of share certificates to investors.

Americas Wefunder

Entrepreneurship is dying across America, falling from 10.6% to 3.6% among those under 30 from 1989 to now. Wefunder aim to reverse that trend by funding more  businesses. Their goal is to build a new type of stock market (“a NASDAQ for riskier ventures”) that allows then to  fund tens of thousands more startups and small businesses.

As of early 2018, Wefunder has around 150,000 registered investors. Todate they have  invested close to $56 million.

Quick Checklist

  • American Companies Only
  • Equity Minimum $50,000
  • Equity Maximum $50 Million
  • For-profit U.S. based Corporation or LLC
  • Unified Nominee Structure
  • Lead Investor Inplace

 Its free to set up a profile, then on completion a success fee of 7% is payable. However, I have negotiated a $1000 discount off the success fee for all my American readers.

If you meet the criteria, you need to grab this offer. Click the link and get started. All you have to do at this stage is complete the profile.

Once your profile is complete there is no time scale. You are free to develop and plan your campaign.

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