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Getting Crowdcube ready with G by Grant Thornton

By Grant Thornton. 14th Apr 2017


Crowdfunding platforms receive hundreds of proposals every month, making initial decisions very quickly as to whether a proposition is worth spending the time to explore further. High-quality documents and a strong strategy to impress investors will increase a business’s chance of success when raising finance on Crowdcube. Even once accepted onto our platform, only 55-60% of businesses hit 100% of their target.

The team at G by Grant Thornton have partnered with us to provide businesses with the tools and expertise needed to build a high-quality campaign and ensure they stand out to the crowd.

This service is suitable for ambitious growing businesses. It provides bespoke one-to-one support and is designed to leave businesses fully finance-ready and confident in approaching funding providers and platforms. G by Grant Thornton and Crowdcube will be working with businesses to:

  • Develop an appropriate funding strategy

  • Refine a robust, high-quality pitch deck

  • Provide a pitch practice session with a panel of Grant Thornton and Crowdcube experts

  • Support in building a fully compliant platform-ready pitch page

  • Provide them with the option to connect with potential additional suitable financiers.

G by Grant Thornton's specialist growth finance team has helped to shape over 350 equity and debt fundraising transactions for businesses seeking up to £10m. The business has extensive connections with finance providers and works daily with crowdfunding platforms. This unparalleled dialogue with the funding community means that they know what investors are looking for and understand their current priorities.

Further to the service, businesses will be able to make use of Grant Thornton’s space, The Lounge (pictured above). The Lounge is ideal for hosting sit down or standing boardroom style meetings, catching up with guests in a booth or for making a quiet call. The Lounge has been created as a connectivity and working space.

Risk warning

Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Crowdcube is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest via Crowdcube once you are registered as sufficiently sophisticated. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

This page is approved as a financial promotion by Crowdcube Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Pitches for investment are not offers to the public and investments can only be made by members of crowdcube.com on the basis of information provided in the pitches by the companies concerned.