FAQ Pages
Here are some of the top questions we are asked by investors and companies. If your query remains unsolved even after going through this and you need further support, feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] 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 high interest bonds (crowd bonds).

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 own company, then Crowd for Angels is the place for you.

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 crowd bonds (also known as mini bonds) 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 crowd bonds. Once a pitch is fully funded, the funds dedicated to the company will be exchanged for the agreed shares or crowd bonds. 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.

Which 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. For more information on the charges, take a look at our fees page, here.

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 which can be offered to the 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.

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.