Notes Coffee Crowdfunding Campaign

This is yet another successful crowdfunding story - the Notes crowdfunding campaign, which attracted 831 investors and closed its round with £1,194,330 pledged. Let's explore the brand, their crowdfunding journey and Drop's role in their funding triumph.

Notes Crowdfunding – The brand

Notes is not only an established coffee shop but they sell curated crafts, wines and serve delicious platter foods. With 9 locations across London, the brand prides itself in sourcing, roasting and serving the most delicious coffee they can discover. Starting from a street coffee cart 8 years ago, Notes' founder instantaeously spotted the potential for a premium coffee brand, surfed the trend and landed on serving 1.4 million cups a year. Three years ago, they had raised £900,000 on Crowdcube successfully doubling their revenue to nearly £5m, helping them go from 5 to 9 locations and returned to the platform to scale even more growth.

Notes Crowdfunding – How Drop Studio supported them

Our paths crossed as we were introduced to Notes’ founders by Crowdcube. Aiming to take full advantage of the premium coffee trend, Notes had already decided to crowdfund and needed support with video production. As a team of passionate coffee drinkers, we were eager to learn how the brand operates and how their passion for coffee influences each decision and detail. Gaining invaluable insights into how they have grown the business from pop up store to an innovative chain across London, we focused their crowdfunding video on the expansion of the business following on from their previous campaign on Crowdcube. Our team is unanimous that the Notes crowdfunding campaign was a great success, standing out from their competition on Crowdcube thanks to their truly unique offering in a growing sector, passionate team and their strong determination to conquer the crowdfunding world once again.

Notes Crowdfunding – Their journey on Crowdcube

Notes’ crowdfunding campaign started exceptionally well – within the first 36 hours the brand was already overfunded. The crowdfunding campaign kept its momentum for the following days and stormed through the £1,000,000 marker at day 23. Their campaign came to an impressive close, with a total of £1,194,330 invested through 831 investors.

Notes Crowdfunding – Testimonial

How Drop Studio can support you

Fundraising Accelerator – Our Fundraising Accelerator gives you all the tools to run a successful fundraising campaign and it comprises of 3 key services: 

Crowdfunding Video Production (Applicable for Crowdcube/Seedrs, Kickstarter or Indigogo) – From writing creative film ideas and scripts to filming and editing with animation and 3D graphics, we create eye-catching videos to assist ambitious businesses in effectively communicating their ideas, products, or services. We also produce social assets from the video to be used to support your campaign. 

Online Course and Campaign Manager (Applicable for Crowdcube/Seedrs, Kickstarter or Indigogo) – The Online Course gives you step-by-step instructions and detailed guidance on strategic crowdfunding and campaign planning.  You’ll master how to plan and conduct effective campaigns on Crowdcube, Seedrs, Indiegogo, and Kickstarter as well as raising funds privately through Angel Investors. In addition, you will be assigned a campaign manager who will be on hand to support throughout your campaign and answer any questions you have.

Investor Research – Our Investor Research helps connect you with relevant investors. As a result, our investor research can help you onboard potential investors who may be interested in your campaign. 

Pitch Deck – The pitch deck is a crucial document that you will need. We help you formulate the right pitch that has the potential to draw in investors. We ensure that your pitch communicates your mission, vision, and explains your business in a clear and concise way, whether it’s for crowdfunding or private fundraising.