The table below provides a summary of the Equity Crowdfunding platforms that work with OFF3R. Please visit the compare Equity Crowdfunding section of the website for specific investment opportunities and supporting tools.
What is Equity Crowdfunding?
Equity crowdfunding offers investors a stake in a company in exchange for funding. Although there are exceptions, these businesses are normally private and not listed on an exchange. In the past, these businesses would have sold shares only to angel investors or venture capital firms. This is still an option, but by using equity crowdfunding, that business can instead choose to sell the same set of shares and raise the same funding by selling to multiple investors.
For investors, this gives them the opportunity to invest early in companies for a lower minimum investment, and at an earlier point in the business’s lifecycle.
Equity Crowdfunding in 5 Bullet Points:
The equity crowdfunding process is relatively simple, and looks like this:
- You start by browsing potential investments.
- Businesses provide their business plan, forecasts, and other information to help you make your decision.
- You decide whether the equity on offer is worth the valuation and whether to make an investment.
- Before you can make an investment, the platform will carry out a series of checks to confirm your identity, prevent money laundering, and verify that you understand the risk of your investment.
- Checks complete! Your equity crowdfunding investment is processed.
Head over to our guide on Equity Crowdfunding for more information.
Compare Equity Crowdfunding Platforms:
|Platform Name||Short Description||Founded||Minimum Investment||Link to Platform|
|Angels Den||Angels Den is an angel-led crowdfunding platform where angel investors and experienced business people invest in pre-vetted SMEs.||2007||£500||Go to Site|
|Asset Match||Asset Match is an online marketplace to buy and sell shares in UK private companies.||2012||£5000||Go to Site|
|Crowd for Angels||Crowd for Angels is the first directly regulated crowdfunding platform for debt and equity funding. Crowd for Angels for both private and public companies.||2014||£25||Go to Site|
|Crowdcube||Crowdcube is the UK's first investment crowdfunding service allowing anyone to invest or loan small amounts in small companies in return for equity or an annual return.||2011||£10||Go to Site|
|Envestors||Envestors is a FCA regulated corporate finance adviser and a network of sophisticated investors investing in private companies seeking between 500,000 to 10 million in equity funding.||2004||£5000||Go to Site|
|Eureeca||Eureeca is the first global equity crowdfunding platform, it enables members of its investor network, to buy shares in growth-oriented businesses.||2013||$100||Go to Site|
|iAngels||iAngels is one of the leading Israel-based angel investment network enabling access to technology deals.||2013||$10000||Go to Site|
|Invesdor||Invesdor connect ambitious European businesses with investors around the globe and help them succeed together.||2012||£100||Go to Site|
|Shadow Foundr||Shadow Foundr is the crowdfunding platform that lets you follow the lead of experienced investors before committing to an opportunity.||2015||£500||Go to Site|
|SyndicateRoom||SyndicateRoom members are able to invest in unquoted companies in exchange for equity alongside active Business Angels.||2013||£1000||Go to Site|
Please visit OFF3R to compare some of the best equity crowdfunding opportunities and platforms.
Risk Warning: Investing in or lending to early stage businesses involves a high level of risk, including illiquidity (inability to sell assets quickly or without substantial loss in value), lack of dividends, loss of capital and dilution risks and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and may be subject to change in the future. Your capital is at risk.