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Everyone has a higher expectation of what their own business is worth. We will give you an independent valuation and review the amount you are looking to raise.
Raising money through equity crowdfunding is hard work, but the process can be so much easier if you prepare properly. We will go through a full checklist and advise on best practice.
The most successful equity crowdfunding campaigns are managed proactively. We will update your campaign to maximise results during the short fundraising window.
Using high impact digital marketing techniques and online PR we will maximise your campaign exposure and build critical momentum among private investors.
About Equity Crowdfunding
Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism by which companies can raise money by selling shares to a ‘crowd’ of investors. Think of it as a type of Dragons Den online, where anyone can be the investor.
Crowdfunding involves three parties, namely the business seeking the investment, the investor making the investment, and the online platform which facilitates the fundraising campaign and the associated legal agreements.
The risks involved with equity crowdfunding are high, as the failure rate of start-ups is high. Investors therefore expect to achieve a higher return on their investment as a result.
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A report in The Sunday Business Post, dated 28 August 2016, suggests that the Department of Finance is considering a public consultation on the area of crowdfunding. At present, there is no regulatory framework for crowdfunding in Ireland. While it’s great to read of positive developments in relation to this topic, I’m not sure what Read more about Irish Department of Finance Considers Crowdfunding[…]
Here is a nice (and short!) video from the founder of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann, about how crowdfunding has evolved into a $60 billion industry globally: Click here to view the video. She is including all of the different variations of crowdfunding in this estimate, including Rewards (or Perks), Donation, Equity Crowdfunding and Peer to Peer Read more about Founder of Indiegogo Highlights the Size of the Industry[…]
An Irish Government scheme called StartUp Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE) allows founders and entrepreneurs reclaim income tax they have paid over the last 6 years if they are starting a new business in Ireland. A tax refund of up to 41% of the amount invested in the new company is available. As with all of Read more about Irish Startup Entrepreneurs Eligible for Tax Breaks[…]
On 17 June 2014, the Irish Central Bank issued a Consumer Notice in relation to the regulatory framework for Crowdfunding, including Peer to Peer lending, in Ireland. This website relates solely to equity crowdfunding, so we will limit our remarks to that. In essence, crowdfunding, in all of its forms – equity, donation, rewards – Read more about Regulatory Framework for Equity Crowdfunding in Ireland[…]
The Irish law firm, Mason, Hayes & Curran, have written a nice piece summarising the landscape in Ireland for equity crowdfunding. A link to the full article is provided below, but we highlight the key points first. Equity Crowdfunding is not a regulated activity in Ireland and there appears to be no immediate plans for Read more about Equity Crowdfunding in Ireland – The Landscape[…]
Originally launched on Kickstarter in 2013, the Coolest cooler looked set to be a crowd pleaser from the off. The product promised to be a ‘portable party disguised as a cooler’ and featured gadgets galore including a USB charger, blender, Bluetooth speaker and a cutting board. The initial crowdfunding attempt for the Coolest cooler did Read more about The Cautionary Tale of the Coolest Cooler[…]
If you are about to raise money using equity crowdfunding or if you are about to launch a new business, make sure you read The Lean Startup. And re-read it until you know it off by heart! The central theme of The Lean Startup is that entrepreneurs should focus on making a Minimum Viable Product Read more about How Much Money Should You Raise From Equity Crowdfunding?[…]
In July 2015, Sugru, a mouldable glue product, invented by Kilkenny woman Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, raised more than £3.5 million in an equity crowdfunding campaign in the UK. The Daily Telegraph highlighted this as one of the top 15 crowdfunding success stories in 2015. In fact, the campaign was so successful Sugru ended up with Read more about Sugru is an Irish Equity Crowdfunding Success Story[…]
Crowdfunding has a number of different forms, as follows: Rewards: The investor receives an award from the company raising money. For example, if a company was raising €100,000 to develop a new watch they could offer investors who commit a minimum of €500 a free watch when it is produced. However, the investor receives no Read more about Crowdfunding Websites in Ireland[…]
Crowdfunding is a great way for Irish startups to raise new money by issuing equity in the company. Most startups cannot borrow money from banks unless the founder entrepreneur is prepared to give personal guarantees or put their house up for security. Organisations like Enterprise Ireland like to see some evidence of new venture traction Read more about Crowdfunding is the new way to raise funds for equity[…]