Type: Equity-based crowdfunding
Equity-based crowdfunding - geography: United Kingdom
CO. no.: Na.
Regulated as of: 2015
Regulator: Financial Conduct Authority
As an online equity-based crowdfunding and co-investment platform, we match entrepreneurs, who have great ideas and potential, with investors who are looking to build strong investment portfolios. We also have professional partners who work alongside entrepreneurs to ensure that their businesses are investor-ready.
Raising capital is notoriously challenging, and can be time-consuming for everyone involved. Taking the process online can speed up investment. For the entrepreneur, it means not having to conduct numerous face-to-face pitches. Instead, it?s one pitch to a worldwide audience. For the investor, it means not having to sift through hundreds of investments, trying to sort the wheat from the chaff. We screen beforehand, only taking the businesses with high-growth potential, thereby increasing quality deal flow.
Description: Craig has a wealth of experience supporting businesses and large scale development projects. He Acts as a strategic adviser, mentor, Non Exec and investor to a range of startups, early stage and established businesses, helping to raise finance and support growth.
His experience spans a number of sectors including; technology, alternative finance, property, housing, regeneration and management consultancy and includes raising seed / growth capital for high growth businesses and project finance for regeneration / real estate projects.
Craig is an Approved Person with the Financial Conduct Authority (CF1 / CF10/ CF30). He holds an MBA (Enterprise) and is Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and brings an entrepreneurial approach to business, strategy, finance, growth and development.
Description: Norm has held senior positions in startups, mid sized SME?s and PLC?s operating across a variety of sectors including finance, telecoms, infrastructure and property.
Throughout his career, Norman has been involved in raising finance to support business growth and large scale infrastructure projects. His experience includes raising seed capital for start-ups, securing expansion capital (Ł60M) for a Netherlands based Internet Serice Provider (?ISP?) and development capital for infrastructure projects. At Bell CM he was responsible for developing the strategic growth plan and securing investment for new business opportunities including mergers and acquisitions.
Norm is an Approved Person with the Financial Conduct Authority (CF1 / CF3 / CF11 / CF30). He holds the RICS Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, he studied his MBA at Bradford and completed the Oxford Private Equity Programme, Saďd Business School, University of Oxford.
Description: The UK Crowdfunding Association: Promoting crowdfunding as a valuable way for people, businesses & ventures to raise funds.
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