Why we started TheStartupCrowd
Having founded, and worked for several entrepreneurial businesses, we understand how difficult it can be to raise money to start and grow a small business. The task of securing investment is a notoriously perplexing and sometimes sluggish process that can be a struggle at the best of times. In today’s economic climate this has become even more challenging.
We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funding from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.
We also want to give people the opportunity to build their own investment portfolio supporting exciting new Irish businesses.
Startup, early and growth stage businesses, from a broad range of sectors, can raise finance on TheStartupCrowd.
You can apply to TheStartupCrowd if:
- The business is a Irish limited company (not an LLP or Sole Trader)
- The business isn’t involved in anything of a sexual nature, property development or filmmaking/theatrical productions
- The business has a valid, active Company Registration Numbe.
As part of our verification process, we will also review:
- The structure of the company. If the business consists of a group structure, the funds must be raised for the top company (please ensure the company number for the top company is provided)
- Existing shareholders and if there are any majority institutional shareholders, the terms of their investments.
- Director corporate and financial history
There is no fee for listing your business on TheStartupCrowd, a success fee of 5% (exc. VAT) of the amount raised is only charged on the amount you successfully raise.
A completion fee, which is on average 0.75% -1.25% of all funds raised, is also applied. This fee includes our third-party payment provider’s variable costs and the cost of collecting, reconciling and distributing the funds raised.
Our third party payment provider’s variable charges are:
- 0.47% for UK debit cards
- 0.47% for EU debit cards
- 2.9% for non-EU debit cards
- 1.4% for EU Visa and MasterCard credit cards
- 2.9% for non-EU and Amex credit cards
Please contact us for more information.
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