Raise Business Finance
A new way to raise finance for your business
Crowdcube is an equity-based crowdfunding platform for UK businesses. Every day thousands of people check out pitches on Crowdcube - they might want to back their friends’ idea, be customers keen to support a business they admire, or just able and eager to help a start-up or business become a success.
- Connect to thousands of investors
- Harness your existing network
- Access the finance you need, fast
- Seamless end-to-end funding process
- No listing fees, no membership fees, and no funny stuff!
More than just money...
Crowdcube is about much more than just raising your business finance. Feedback, press and business mentors are sometimes just as valuable as the money raised. Building a community of people eager to help your business become a success is a powerful recipe. Tapping into this experience and expertise through mentoring and advisory roles is commonplace on Crowdcube and make the difference between a good and great company.
Since our launch in early 2011 UK small businesses have successfully raised £millions from thousands of investors on Crowdcube.
To ensure that our investors have a good understanding of your investment potential we require a business plan and financial forecasts. Find out more about getting 'investment ready' or you can 'start a pitch' today by clicking on the button below.
Do you qualify for EIS or SEIS tax relief? find out more about this beneficial tax relief here.
|What your deal might look like:|
|Average investment raised:||£172,588|
|Largest single investment:||£250,000|
|Average investment per member:||£2,403|
|Average equity offered:||16%|
|Average number of investors:||71|
|Average deal length:||45 days|
|Fastest deal length:||2.5 days|
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a great way of helping young businesses raise finance by reducing the risk for investors. Take a look at this great video from the team at schoolforstartups.co.uk or for the official explanation, visit the HMRC website.
You might also find this guide produced GrantTree useful.
Getting your financial forecasts right, first time
Crowdcube recommends Simon Thompson at Edge Financial Forecasting for financials which meet and exceed all our standards right out of the box: no tinkering and no messing about. His unique service is fast and effective and is the only one we automatically pre-approve for our pitches.
His innovative combination of consultancy and software is proven and absolutely reliable. (We used him ourselves so we know!) You’ll get a highly editable and tailor-made financial model which provides impressive professional reports at the click of a mouse.
For more information and a free no-obligation demonstration of this powerful solution call Simon on 01225 464071 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Figures correct as of June 2013.