Investing in Startups on TheStartupCrowd

Who Can Invest?

Who Can Invest in Startups?

To invest on TheStartupCrowd you must be over 18 years old and legally entitled to invest.
Investors must be resident in Ireland or a country where you may legally receive financial promotions of the nature provided by TheStartupCrowd and are legally entitled to invest in the type of investments offered.
TheStartupCrowd does not advertise investment opportunities to people in the United States, Canada, Japan or any other country where it would be unlawful for our pitches to be advertised. Investors must not register or view pitches if they are resident in these countries.

When registering on TheStartupCrowd you will also be asked to confirm your investor type, and complete a short questionnaire, which ensures you fully understand the high-risk nature of investing in start-ups and early-stage businesses.

How do I Invest?

You will firstly need to register as a Member before investing. Once you have found a startup you would like to invest in, simply enter the amount you wish to invest in the ‘Enter Amount’ box and click ‘Invest now’.

You are able to pay for your investment using our third party payment provider Stripe using a debit, credit or prepaid card, as recognised by Stripe. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept payment by cheque or bank transfer. Your payment will be only be taken once the pitch has hit its target, you have been given 7 working days to review your investment, and the legal documentation has been completed.

Investors will be emailed a copy of the adopted Articles of Association and given seven working days to review them. During this time you can query, reduce or withdraw your investment should you choose to do so by emailing

The minimum investment is usually only €10.

Will I Make a Return?

You can receive a return in the event the company you have invested in makes an ‘exit’ in the future. Different types of exits include a trade sale, IPO or share buyback. These will be different for each company, so read the pitch page for further information.

TheStartupCrowd’s Due Diligence Process

Every pitch on TheStartupCrowd is approved to ensure it is fair, clear and not misleading. As part of our commitment to investor transparency, TheStartupCrowd’s Due Diligence Process outlines the analysis and verification that is conducted on equity fundraises on TheStartupCrowd by our legal, compliance and finance professionals.

In line with our company values, our guiding principles for this Process are:
  • Integrity: to act with integrity and treat our customers fairly
  • Diligence: to act with skill, care and diligence and
  • Transparency: to be open and transparent with our customers at all times