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Our crowdfunding blog has been created to provide you with up-to-date guides, advice, research and insights on crowdfunding all in the name of helping you decide whether crowdfunding is the right option for you. It’s aimed at aiding you in the levelling up of your campaign whether you’re in the early stages of planning a launch, currently live on your selected crowdfunding platform, or even just looking for a social media boost.

Our crowdfunding blog will occasionally feature interesting company news, exciting client campaign updates, and relevant crowdfunding news based on the impact on the industry. So if you’re looking for guides, advice, research, and insights on crowdfunding, and also want to be updated on what we do, as well as our client campaign updates, and interesting crowdfunding news, you’ve found the right place.

A Guide to Equity Crowdfunding in the UK

A Guide to Equity Crowdfunding in the UK

December 6, 2019

So you’ve heard about equity crowdfunding in the UK, but need more information on what it is and how it works? You’ve come to the right place! Read on to find out exactly what equity crowdfunding is, how it works, what are the risks and benefits from it. Equity crowdfunding is where people invest in … Read More

Time to Meet Crowdcube UK

Time to Meet Crowdcube UK

December 6, 2019

If you are interested in equity crowdfunding in the UK, you must have heard of Crowdcube. Crowdcube UK has been growing steadily since its launch in 2011, and today it is one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms. As partners of Crowdcube UK, we want to give you a full review of the platform. So, … Read More

Websites Similar to Seedrs

Websites Similar to Seedrs

December 6, 2019

Crowdfunding has become one of the leading methods for raising funds thanks to its active social media-nourished community. Launching a crowdfunding campaign can often be difficult to wrap your head around if you’ve never seeked funding before. Where do I start? What’s the best plan of action? What platform do I use? There are so … Read More

Seedrs vs Crowdcube

Seedrs vs Crowdcube

December 6, 2019

Every entrepreneur knows that investment is vital for the survival and growth of any startup and early-stage business. The good news is that there are various ways to secure funding for your business. You can try bank funding or opt for a more modern method like crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a way to secure funding, as … Read More

Crowdfunding for Startups in the UK

Crowdfunding for Startups in the UK

November 1, 2019

The volume of new businesses grows every year and many are turning to crowdfunding in order to scale their startup. Currently, around 6 million businesses exist and about 75% are service industries. Since 2000, there has been a record growth in solo companies of 82%. These are businesses without employees [1]. Mainly due to many … Read More

How to Find Private Investors in the UK

How to Find Private Investors in the UK

October 30, 2019

In the United Kingdom, over 2.46 million declare themselves as millionaires [1]. The total UK wealth rises by about £6 trillion each year. Even with Brexit and the falling sterling currency value, the UK still holds 4th place after USA, China & Japan [2]. Meaning just ahead of other wealthy nations, Germany, France and Australia. … Read More

Why I Need An Investor For My Business

Why I Need An Investor For My Business

October 24, 2019

If only money grew on trees, life would be easier… or would it? If money was so readily available, then why strive to make more? Capitalism equals making money and each new idea dreamed up is, to a great extent, just that. We all want to get rich quick and retire early. A game of … Read More

Routes to Securing Small Business Investors

Routes to Securing Small Business Investors

October 21, 2019

Small business investors being sought to accelerate the growth of the 5.7 million business in the UK. Approximately 99.9% of these are SMEs (Small Medium Enterprise) and they are classed as having between 0 and 250 employees. An astonishing 96% of these are in the micro-business bracket, employing less than 9 people [1]. Thousands of … Read More

Find Investors Online

Find Investors Online

October 18, 2019

Type in your search bar ‘Find investors online’ and you will get about 330 million results. Seems incredible, doesn’t it? Is obtaining contacts for financing really that easy? Unfortunately, no. A bit more like a needle in a haystack! When you look a bit closer, most of them are articles about ‘how to’ find investors … Read More

How do I find investors for my business?

How do I find investors for my business?

October 18, 2019

When you have decided upon a fundraising campaign, finding investors for your business is the name of the game. Whether it is to launch a dream with startup funding or progress a passion you are already selling. There are many routes to achieving the golden ticket but the main focus is on where to look. … Read More

Finding Startup Investors and Securing Startup business funding in the UK

Finding Startup Investors and Securing Startup business funding in the UK

October 18, 2019

Inventing a new product, design or solution is a wonderful sign of ingenuity. Being a creative forward thinker, possessing talent and inventing a new idea is brilliance in itself. However, launching into the current market can be extremely daunting. Taking a leap into the capitalistic world is not for the faint hearted and the hoops … Read More

Looking for investors for your business?

Looking for investors for your business?

October 18, 2019

The success of every business looking for investors is measured by the total amount of money received. Finding funding might sound easy, after all, hundreds of companies have managed it before! Every day we are bombarded with media coverage on businesses who have successfully raised capital. From the entrepreneur who has a dream, to the … Read More

Are You Looking for Investors for Your Business?

Are You Looking for Investors for Your Business?

October 18, 2019

The biggest problem when searching for funding, is targeting the right investors. In most cases, you will need to approach anywhere from 30-50 potentials before the perfect match is made. But the pivotable investor can sometimes still be elusive. So many factors affect who will become your next big investor. The current market, location, competition, … Read More

The Ultimate List of Investors

The Ultimate List of Investors

October 18, 2019

There have been many success stories of entrepreneurs achieving financing through investments. We regularly read in the news of accomplishments all over the world. In the UK, the number of people seeking funding has not dwindled. Odds are getting greater to be that something special and the next talked about business. But securing funding is … Read More

Find Investors in the UK

Find Investors in the UK

October 18, 2019

The last global financial crash was over 10 years ago and the shockwaves affected many businesses in the UK. Subsequently, banks became more reluctant to lend money. Confidence in them dropped after closures and the following low interest rates on offer. Many banks have been systematically closing branches meaning a decade of minimal returns for … Read More

The 5 Pillars of Crowdfunding Marketing

The 5 Pillars of Crowdfunding Marketing

September 11, 2019

At this point, we are going to assume that you already have a good understanding of what crowdfunding actually is, how it works and what type of crowdfunding campaign would work best for you, depending on your goals and development stage of your business. If you are yet to consider if crowdfunding is a good … Read More

The 5 Pillars of Crowdfunding Marketing Part Two

The 5 Pillars of Crowdfunding Marketing Part Two

September 11, 2019

Just landed on this article without reading the first chapter of the story? Make sure to check “The five pillars of crowdfunding marketing – Part one” before proceeding. Even if you have a solid social media and PR strategy in place, there is no guarantee that the traffic you have led by utilizing these channels … Read More

Crowdfunding Definition

Crowdfunding Definition

August 19, 2019

Many people consider crowdfunding a product of the 21st century. And even though crowdfunding as we know it emerged in the beginning of the century, its roots can be tracked way back in history. For example, the symbolic Statue of Liberty in New York was actually funded by small donations from Americans and French men. … Read More

Startup Crowdfunding

Startup Crowdfunding

July 27, 2019

Straying away from the traditional financial resources usually provided by banks, business angels or venture capital firms, a new method of financing has emerged in the past decade. Crowdfunding has established itself as a viable financing mechanism for startups, aiming to launch a product or scale up the business. Crowdfunding for startups is the much-needed … Read More

How Does Crowdfunding Work

How Does Crowdfunding Work

July 11, 2019

In recent years, crowdfunding has become a viable financing mechanism for individual entrepreneurs and businesses alike. But how does crowdfunding work exactly? With this article, we will guide you through the basics of how crowdfunding works and will share some important insights along the way. In this article:       An introduction to crowdfunding; … Read More

Creating Your Crowdfunding Pitch Text

Creating Your Crowdfunding Pitch Text

August 9, 2018

Creating your crowdfunding pitch text When crowdfunding your pitch text is a crucial document that you will need. The reason for this is so that you can draw in investors on the crowdfunding platforms such as Seedrs or Crowdcube. A crowdfunding pitch text consists of two sections which are the idea and team section. This … Read More

The Importance Of The Crowfunding Pre-Raise

The Importance Of The Crowfunding Pre-Raise

August 9, 2018

Crowdfunding Raise When you are looking to crowdfund a majority of the platforms require you to have a percentage of your investment already raised before they consider you to launch a campaign on their platform. On average they require you to pre-raise around 20 – 35% of the funding goal of your funding goal before … Read More

Crowdfunding Plan – Crowdfunding Key Dates

Crowdfunding Plan – Crowdfunding Key Dates

August 9, 2018

Crowdfunding Plan – Crowdfunding Key Dates When crowdfunding there are a number of key dates that you will need to have finalised. It is important to have a clear timeline of what you want to achieve from this campaign, and when you want to achieve your goal by. Crowdfunding Plan – Pre-registration When you’re in … Read More

Crowdfunding Valuation – How Do You Value a Company?

Crowdfunding Valuation – How Do You Value a Company?

August 9, 2018

Crowdfunding Valuation – How Do You Value a Company? When considering equity crowdfunding, finding out the valuation of your company is one of the vital aspects of starting your campaign. Crowdfunding valuation is important when running a campaign, as it has the power to draw in investors or scare them away. Company valuation is also … Read More

Have Your Crowdfunding Documents Prepared

Have Your Crowdfunding Documents Prepared

August 9, 2018

Have your crowdfunding documents prepared When crowdfunding there are three vital documents that you will need prepared, in order to present them to investors so that they have a better insight into your business when considering to invest into your crowdfunding campaign and to ensure that they will be getting a return on their investment. … Read More

Crowdfunding Investment – Is It Right For Your Business?

Crowdfunding Investment – Is It Right For Your Business?

August 1, 2018

Crowdfunding investment introduction Crowdfunding is the act of seeking financial support to back your project or business idea from a large number of people. It goes beyond the traditional financial resources provided by banks, business angels or venture capital firms. Crowdfunding is considered an open call through the internet for the provision of capital goods. … Read More

The Importance of a Good Crowdfunding Video Script

The Importance of a Good Crowdfunding Video Script

July 9, 2018

The importance of a good crowdfunding video script Before you start your crowdfunding video, you need to make sure that you have a good crowdfunding video script in place. You will need to make sure that the script is well produced, this could be written by you, or you could outsource the script writing to … Read More

Why Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video Could Be Damaging Your Campaign

Why Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video Could Be Damaging Your Campaign

July 9, 2018

Why Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video Could Be Damaging Your Campaign So, we have already told you how having crowdfunding videos are great for your crowdfunding campaign. If you followed the guide we did previously on the 10 tips to crowdfunding videos you can see what would be good to do when making your videos. Although … Read More

3 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips To Use To Leverage Your Crowdfunding Campaign

3 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips To Use To Leverage Your Crowdfunding Campaign

July 9, 2018

3 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips To Use To Leverage Your Campaign Crowdfunding is a great way for businesses to gain funding to reach a certain goal. Here are our top three crowdfunding marketing tips that can help you take your campaign to the next level. Marketing enables you to promote your campaign so that it becomes … Read More

Tips For Crowdfunding Video – Why You Need A Crowdfunding Video?

Tips For Crowdfunding Video – Why You Need A Crowdfunding Video?

July 9, 2018

Tips For Crowdfunding Video – Why You Need A Crowdfunding Video? Having a Crowdfunding campaign video is one of the essential elements of a successful crowdfunding page but there are still many campaigns which go live without a video. Find out what the consequences can be of crowdfunding without a video and why you need … Read More

7 Crowdfunding Tips For Nonprofits

7 Crowdfunding Tips For Nonprofits

March 12, 2018

Crowdfunding is a very successful method of gaining funding. These are some crowdfunding tips for nonprofits that are incredibly useful to know because as a nonprofit the way you go about crowdfunding is slightly different to that of profit earning organisations. Below are a couple tips that could help your campaign: Crowdfunding Tips For Nonprofits: … Read More

Crowdfunding Social Media Tips: What Social Media Should I Use?

Crowdfunding Social Media Tips: What Social Media Should I Use?

March 12, 2018

Crowdfunding Social Media Tips: What Social Media Should I Use? In this blog, we will be giving you some great crowdfunding social media tips because we know that a well-marketed crowdfunding campaign brings in both a community for your product and also the funds you need to reach the goal that you have set for yourselves. … Read More

Creating A Crowdfunding Page That Stands Out: A Step By Step Guide

Creating A Crowdfunding Page That Stands Out: A Step By Step Guide

March 4, 2018

Creating A Crowdfunding Page That Stands Out: Introduction There is likely to be a bunch of other campaigns which will be live at the same time as your campaign, thus it is very important that you ensure your crowdfunding page can really stand out against the rest to the investors. Your product and business idea … Read More

What is a Crowdfunding Campaign?

What is a Crowdfunding Campaign?

March 4, 2018

Ever wondered ‘what is a crowdfunding campaign?’, well, crowdfunding is an alternative method of raising capital instead of the traditional methods of gaining capital from bank loans. When running a campaign there is normally a limit of around 30 days to obtain the funds that you have set. The way in which capital is obtained … Read More

100% Funded in 1 Day?! Tips For A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

100% Funded in 1 Day?! Tips For A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

March 4, 2018

Why do you need tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign? Stuck for what you need to make your campaign a success?  Our guide will give you the knowledge on how to set up a crowdfunding campaign. Read on to gain our top tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign! What is a crowdfunding campaign you may ask? … Read More

Why Do Social Media and Crowdfunding Go Hand in Hand?

Why Do Social Media and Crowdfunding Go Hand in Hand?

February 25, 2018

Social media and crowdfunding go hand in hand like two peas in a pod. Social media allows business owners to raise awareness to their business goals or to the crowdfunding campaign that they are running on various platforms such as Crowdcube or Indiegogo. Alternative funding relies heavily on social media before, during and after a … Read More

Is Your Crowdfunding Video Script Good Enough To Get You 100% Crowdfunded?

Is Your Crowdfunding Video Script Good Enough To Get You 100% Crowdfunded?

February 25, 2018

Having an amazing crowdfunding video script is important when trying to attract potential investors to your product. Ensuring that you have a script that’s been reviewed and is perfect is vital because it could be the make or break of the product/service. Creating an effective crowdfunding video script provides you with a great quality video … Read More

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

February 25, 2018

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Introduction More small companies are using crowdfunding to raise funds as an alternative to traditional funding options. So knowing how to market your crowdfunding campaign is incredibly important! How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Why? Marketing your crowdfunding campaign is crucial to its success because it’s the … Read More

Five Crowdfunding Video Examples To Inspire Your Campaign

Five Crowdfunding Video Examples To Inspire Your Campaign

February 19, 2018

Five Crowdfunding Video Examples To Inspire Your Campaign: Introduction Why would you need to see crowdfunding video examples you ask? Well, videos have a huge impact on the success of crowdfunding campaigns. A great crowdfunding video can help encourage the viewers to invest because they get to see what exactly they are financing, whether that’s … Read More

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