About TheStartupCrowd

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.

TheStartupCrowd is an Irish-based equity crowdfunding platform which connects companies looking to raise funds with investors seeking new invest­ment opportunities.
 
We simply act as a facilitator, although we are always on hand to assist with the mechanics of the campaign -before, during and after.
 
One particular area in which we can add considerable value is in rela­tion to the marketing of your online crowdfunding campaign. We have specific expertise in the areas of digital marketing, social media mar­keting and online PR. We can also make videos for specific use during your campaign.
Online promotion is critical to the success of a cam­paign.
 
TheStartupCrowd does not give any investment advice in relation to the companies raising funds through equity crowdfunding. Investors make up their own minds in relation to com­pany valuations and company prospects, taking into consideration their own finan­cial circumstances and attitude to risk.

How Can I Apply

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

Our Fees

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:

Debit Cards

  • 0.47% for UK debit cards
  • 0.47% for EU debit cards
  • 2.9% for non-EU debit cards

Credit 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.

Terms of Use

This page tells you the terms on which you may use this website (www.TheStartupCrowdFund.com) and mobile applications (the “Site"). By using this Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using this Site.

INFORMATION ABOUT US

www.TheStartupCrowdFund.com is a Site operated by TheStartup Ecosystem Europe Limited (“We"). We are registered in Ireland under company number 616108 and have our registered office at Carra House, 12 West Pier, Howth, Dublin, Ireland.

ACCESSING OUR SITE

Access to this Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on this Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict your access to some or all of this Site.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access this Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

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You must not print off copies or download any extracts from any part of the Site unless expressly authorised by us to do so.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

We are not responsible for content posted by third parties on our website (including content posted by investees and investors), including the content of pitches, pitch videos, images and content in the discussions.   If you believe that any content on our site infringes your intellectual property rights, please send a letter to the address below for the attention of the General Counsel with the following information: (i) evidence of your ownership; (ii) the exact location of the infringing content and any copies.  We will review your notice and take appropriate action, including removing such content where appropriate.

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We aim to update this Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on this Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

OUR LIABILITY

The material displayed on this Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

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    and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

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You must not misuse this Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful (together “Viruses”). You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this Site. You must not attack this Site via a denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your rights to use this Site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a denial-of-service attack or Viruses that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

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You may not link to this Site without our prior written permission.

You may not scrape content from this site and repost such content, either manually or automatically, without TheStartupCrowd’s prior written consent.

This site must not be framed on any other site without our prior written permission.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking, scraping and framing permission without notice. 

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Where this Site links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

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VARIATIONS

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you.

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