FAQ Pages
These are some of the top questions we are asked for investors and companies. If you cannot find the answer you require and need further support, please contact us by email at info@crowdforangels.com or by phone on 0207 437 2413.

What is Crowd for Angels?

Crowd for Angels is a crowdfunding platform for debt and equity funding for both private and public companies authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

At Crowd for Angels, we aim to bring innovative and appealing products to the crowd as well as funding for companies through their growth cycle. We support public and private companies through all stages of their life cycle. We do this through equity funding under SEIS, EIS tax relief and debt funding through loan notes which consist of straight loans, loans with warrants and convertible loans.

At Crowd for Angels investors get the opportunity to connect, earn interest, capitalise and share the growth prospects of small private or public companies at no cost to themselves. Furthermore, companies only pay a fee if the funding is a success. By developing a user-friendly platform and combining this with a solid system of procedures, Crowd for Angels aims to offer high levels of member experience and satisfaction.

If you are looking to invest in a small private company, a small listed public company or to raise funds for your company then Crowd for Angels can help.

How does Crowd for Angels work?

Each company creates an online pitch on the Crowd for Angels platform explaining its business and what it aims to achieve with the funding. The pitch will include two key elements:

1) the funding targets i.e. the total amount of money the company wishes to raise

2) the shares or loan notes offered in return 

Unless the maximum funding target is reached prior to the expiry, the pitch will remain live for the full duration. Investors can invest money in the pitch in return for shares or through loan notes. Once a pitch is fully funded, the funds dedicated to the company will be exchanged for the agreed shares or loan notes. If a company is unable to reach its minimum funding target the committed funds will be returned to the investor's account at Crowd for Angels upon the expiry of the pitch. 

The minimum investment for a Crowd for Angels investor is £25 unless the company requires a higher amount.

Who is eligible to join Crowd for Angels?

Anyone who is 18 or older is eligible to become a member on the Crowd for Angels platform. As a member you will be required to accept the terms and conditions of our site and accept the membership agreement.

What happens once the minimum funding target amount is raised?

Once the minimum funding target is reached, the paperwork is completed and the aggregate investment amount is transferred to the company’s bank account. Regarding equity pitches investors will additionally get any available reward they may be eligible for. 

What happens if the minimum funding target amount is not reached?

If the minimum funding target amount is not reached the pitch will be closed and all committed funds will be returned to the investor’s Crowd for Angels account.

How much funding do companies on the Crowd for Angels platform receive?

The company can set the amount of funding it requires by setting a minimum funding target and a maximum funding target as required. Once a company has reached either its minimum or maximum target amount, we will transfer all the funds dedicated to the company less any applicable fees.

What types of companies are eligible to raise funds on Crowd for Angels?

We consider all types of companies from all sectors. We look to offer the audience companies with a promising future and good investment opportunities. Prior to listing all companies are vetted to ensure quality and suitability.

How much does Crowd for Angels charge for its service?

Concerning investors we charge no fees.

Regarding companies, we only charge fees for successfully funded pitches. See our fees page here for more information thereon.

Where are the funds kept prior to the release to the company?

All committed funds are processed and securely kept in a specially designated 'client account'.

How is the valuation of a company determined?

Prior to posting a pitch on the Crowd for Angels platform, a company will determine its own value and number of shares or loan notes on offer to investors.

How can I make a dispute?

ODR stands for Online Dispute Resolution. It is commonly used to refer to the facilitation of dispute resolution using online technology.

If you've had a problem with something you've bought online, you can use the ODR site to try to reach an out-of-court settlement.