To start the process of raising finance on Crowdcube, all you need to do is tell us a little bit about you and your business, here.
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Create your pitch
If you business is approved to raise finance on Crowdcube, you can start writing your pitch, creating your video and developing your pitch promotion plan.
For more information and guidance on creating your pitch, take a look at our FAQs, here.
Crowdcube’s verification process
Once you’ve submitted your pitch, you'll be asked to provide some basic legal, financial and compliance information. Assuming there are no issues with the information provided, we will begin to review and verify your pitch text. As your pitch is a financial promotion, we will request evidence to verify any material statements included in your pitch text.
For more information, take a look at our FAQ ‘How can I ensure my pitch text can be verified by Crowdcube?’.
Planning your pitch promotion
Effectively promoting your pitch is key to its success so at this stage, it's time to kick-start your promotional activity.
You can find a host of resources on promoting your pitch, here.
Launching on Crowdcube
Initially your pitch will launch privately, giving you time to secure investment from your lead investors and to give your own community exclusive access before the pitch launches publicly on Crowdcube.
Find out more about how to effectively promote your pitch, here.
Managing your live pitch
When your pitch is live your focus should be on actively promoting your crowdfunding campaign. This includes ongoing marketing of the campaign to your own network of customers and contacts, promotion via your website and social channels, as well as regular updates on your Crowdcube pitch page.
You can find our resources for managing your live pitch, here.
Legal submission and review
Once you've raised 75% of your target, you'll be introduced to our legal team who will start preparing for the completion of your round. We will request any further information needed to carry out legal checks in order to make appropriate disclosures to investors.
Completion of your round
Once you've reached your maximum funding target and the pitch has closed to investment, we'll start our completions process. We will complete anti-money laundering checks on your investors, send them an email informing them of their cooling off period, complete our final legal checks, capture payments and issue share certificates. We will also work with you to complete the necessary tax filings, and provide you with information on the Companies House filings you need to do.
That's it - you're now part of Crowdcube's rapidly growing Funded Club!