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About Crowdfunding

What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding in the investment environment is the process of raising funds from a number of investors for a given company seeking investment. Companies can raise capital through the issue of shares or crowd bonds in a company. Investors make tax efficient share investments using SEIS/EIS tax relief and in Bonds through the use of the tax free IF-ISA tax wrapper.

Crowdfunding is the process of raising finance funds by having numerous of investors investing an amount of money into a given company, which is seeking funds. Companies can raise capital either through equity or debt funding, and in return the investors are given shares or bonds in the company.

The crowdfunding industry itself is not a new concept. As far back as 1606 the Dutch East India Company used the power of the crowd in order to fund the lucrative venture of conducting trade between Europe and Asia. But driven by a lack of finance for small enterprises, caused by the 2008/09 financial crisis, along with significant advancements in the growth of the Internet, the crowdfunding industry has boomed in the past few years.


How it works at Crowd for Angels
Companies create a pitch on the Crowd for Angels platform by showcasing their business and setting out the reasons they are seeking the investment. As a part of this process, companies must decide on a 'minimum' and a 'maximum' funding target they are looking to raise. Furthermore, companies must specify the valuation and therefore the price of the shares they are offering in an equity offering or the interest rate they are willing to offer investors on a bond issue.  

Companies are given 60 days to complete the raising of funds. If they are not successful, any committed funds collected will be returned to the investors' accounts on the Crowd for Angels platform. If a company is successful in reaching its funding target Crowd for Angels will request its lawyers to prepare the Subscription Agreement between the Company and Nominee acting for the investors so that the investment can take place.


Step 1) Pitch Your Idea, Crowdfunding - Crowd for Angels
Step 2) Get funding for your idea from the Crowd of Investors, Crowdfunding - Crowd for Angels
Step 3) Use the funds to grow your company, Crowdfunding - Crowd for Angels

Risk Warning

Investing in small public listed or private companies involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Investing in debt pitches through Crowd for Angels (UK) Limited involves lending to companies and therefore your capital is at risk and interest payments are not guaranteed if the borrower defaults. Crowd for Angels 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 Crowd for Angels once you are authorised. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

This page has been approved as a Financial Promotion by Crowd for Angels (UK) Limited (Company number: 03064807) , which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number: 176508). Investments can only be made on the basis of information provided in the Pitches by the Investee Companies concerned. Crowd for Angels takes no responsibility for this Information or for any recommendations or opinions made by the Investee Companies.

Pitches may contain forward looking statements and financial forecasts or projections. Forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. Crowd For Angels makes no judgement or opinion of the likelihood of targets being achieved. Investments made in companies listed on the Crowd For Angels platform are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

The availability of any tax relief, including EIS and SEIS, depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and of the company concerned, and may be subject to change in the future. If you are in any doubt about the availability of any tax reliefs, or the tax treatment of your investment, you should obtain independent tax advice before proceeding with your investment.