Depends on any subsequent fundraising
A minority stake in your business plus possibly a fee, depending on the platform
Varies from weeks to months
Start-up costs and growth
Start-up and early-stage businesses with no revenue, through to established businesses
Equity crowdfunding is a type of equity finance whereby people (‘the crowd’) invest in an early-stage unlisted company, in exchange for shares (equity) in that company. Individual investors thus become shareholders and stand to profit if the business does well – they might also lose some or all of their investment. Equity crowdfunding usually takes place over an online platform.
With a good crowdfunding campaign you can access potentially millions of people via one of the many crowdfunding sites.
If an Australian business opens a branch in UK, individual investors who put money into your business can offset some of the risk involved with investing in early-stage companies via two government tax relief schemes – the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).