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FAQ Pages
In the section below you will find most answers to the questions you may have If you are a company seeking shares funding. If you cannot find the answers you require and need further support, feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone on 0207 437 2413.

How do I get investment for my company?

Regarding private companies, they can get investments through the sale of shares, bonds or tokens. Concerning raising funds you do this by creating a pitch which is easily done by clicking on the 'start a pitch' button.

How does a company get listed as a Crowd for Angel listing (pitch) on the platform

Firstly, companies have to register on the Crowd for Angels website to become a Crowd for Angels member. Secondly, they need to fill out a pitch application about the business. 

The team at Crowd for Angels will then review the pitch application and determine whether the company is a good fit for investors on the Crowd for Angels platform. If it is approved, you will have to create a detailed pitch by filling out the 'pitch creation form'. A background check will be run on the company and we will conduct our own research prior to allowing a company to list its pitch as a Crowd for Angels listing.

What are the criteria at Crowd for Angels for approving an company to raise funds on the Crowd for Angels platform?

The private company has to be incorporated in the UK. Its business idea has to be attractive and offer something unique to potential investors at Crowd for Angels. We would expect a company to prepare a strong business plan which explains investors at Crowd for Angels the future prospects of the business and why it needs the funding.

What is the minimum and maximum amount that can be raised on the Crowd for Angels platform, if there are any?

Regarding equity funding the minimum amount that can be raised on the Crowd for Angels platform is £25,000. The maximum depends on the company's needs and its ability to provide well-argued reasons for the amount requested.

What does 'min' and 'max' mean when raising funds?

The 'min' is the minimum funding target that needs to be reached in order to close the investment for the company. The 'max' is the maximum funding target which allows for extra funds to be raised for the company after the 'min' is reached. The minimum and maximum funding targets are determined by the company based on its' valuation. 

Do I need to be a public limited company (PLC) to raise money?

No. You can be small listed public or a small private company to raise funds on the Crowd for Angels platform.

Who can make an shares pitch on Crowd for Angels?
Any UK based small private company can create an shares pitch on Crowd for Angels.
Do shares pitches require an investment target and an end date?

Companies must set a minimum and a maximum funding target which cannot be changed once their pitch is published as a Crowd for Angels listing. The Crowd for Angels listing shall be live for the duration of the Crowd for Angels listing window which is for a period set by the company. Nevertheless, please note that this period must not exceed 90 days unless the pitch is extended with the approval of Crowd for Angels.

Who decides the price of shares being offered?

The directors of the company decide on the valuation they place on their company and the price at which they offer the shares. The share price determines the level of ownership investors will have in the company.

If the equity pitch is successfully funded, how do companies receive the investment amount?

When each funding target is met and the legal paperwork is completed (or when the pitch expires and provided at least the minimum funding target is reached), Crowd for Angels will transfer the investment amount in to the company's bank account.

What fees does Crowd for Angels charge companies?

Companies are not charged any fees when registering or adding a pitch on the Crowd for Angels platform. Companies do not incur any charges if they are unsuccessful in raising funds through Crowd for Angels. If companies are successful, please see the fees charged at Crowd for Angels here

What information and documentation do I need to create a shares pitch?

A shares pitch is your way of selling your idea and your business to potential investors Crowd for Angels. The minimum documentation companies need is a business plan and associated financial forecasts. Other information such as market research, potential orders, patents, trademarks and legal memorandums will be helpful. We encourage the use of SEIS/EIS tax relief and information such as the progress of certification will be necessary.

Should I upload a video and add pictures?

A video is a great way to explain the shares pitch to the investors. While it is not necessary to upload a video it will be a great benefit to your pitch as will explanatory pictures.

Can I create more than one pitch simultaneously?

Each company may only have one active pitch at any time.

Can pitches be edited after launch?
Pitches cannot be edited after launch but they can be updated at any time subject to approval from Crowd for Angels. Updates will be shown separately in an 'update' section on the pitch.
Can pitches raise more money than the maximum funding target?

Pitches cannot raise more than the maximum funding target set by the company. However, a company can always return at a later date to have a second round of investment if the business keeps growing.

Can companies increase/decrease the price of shares offered?
Once the equity pitch is live companies may not change the price of shares offered.
Can a company end a shares pitch early?
A shares pitch ends only when the target amount is met or the end date is reached.
Can I invest in my own pitch?
Can I find investment from another source while also having a pitch at Crowd for Angels?
Yes, please notify us if this is the case and we can add it to your total.
What are shares pitch updates?

A shares pitch update is a way for the company to provide regular updates on the progress of its pitch and business.

How will investors know that a pitch has been updated?

Investors at Crowd for Angels will have to check up on the pitch regularly to see if there are any updates available on the pitch. Investors can get the option of automatically being sent an email notifying them that the pitch has an update. This is done simply by following the pitch.

Who can invest in my company?

Once your company goes live on the Crowd for Angels platform, all our members will be able to see your pitch and invest in it. We strongly recommend that you invite your friends, family and other interested people to become members on the Crowd for Angels platform. These are people who can help you in creating a strong momentum to the process of raising funds.

Why do I need to submit a pitch application?

At Crowd for Angels we would like to learn more about your company before we decide if it is suitable for using crowdfunding as a means of raising funds. Please prepare the information requested in the pitch creation form carefully as only companies with a strong business plan and attractive idea(s) will be considered. Once the pitch application is submitted, we will endeavour to contact you within 48 hours to discuss your application further.

I need help with the pitch application. Can you help?

We understand that some companies will need more guidance in the process of filling out the initial pitch application and with filling in the pitch creation form. This is why we have created help guides which you can open by clicking here 

What are the types of shares the company issues to investors?
The company will issue ordinary shares similar to those currently issued.
Why does Crowd for Angels appoint a nominee?

Crowd for Angels will appoint a nominee who will represent all the investors at Crowd for Angels in your company so you will only have to deal with one nominee instead of contacting all co-investors individually. By using an appointed nominee, firstly, you will reduce your administrative cost significantly. Secondly, your nominee will keep all co-investors up-to-date with any information the company sends to it by uploading it on to the Crowd for Angels platform for the co-investors only to see. Last but not least, the investors at Crowd for Angels do not need to worry about any day-to-day management of their investments.

Does Crowd for Angels have FCA authorisation?
Yes, Crowd for Angels is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Will Crowd for Angels keep investors informed about the progress of my company?

Yes, any information your company sends to us will be passed on to the investors at Crowd for Angels.

Risk Warning

Investment Risks

Investing in small public listed or private companies involves many risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and equity dilution. 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. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

Investor Suitability

Investments on this website are targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand the risks involved and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest in pitches on this website once you are fully authorised and the investment is deemed appropriate for you.

Basis of Investment

Investments can only be made on the basis of information provided in pitches by the investee companies concerned. Crowd for Angels takes no responsibility for information provided by external sources, including investee company websites.

Forward Looking Statements & Forecasts

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. 

Lack of FSCS Protection

Investments made in companies listed on the Crowd for Angels platform are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Tax Relief

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.

Innovative Finance ISA

Holding an investment within an innovative finance ISA does not reduce the risks associated with an investment or guarantee returns and it is possible to lose all of the money invested.

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).