Crowdcube Partners with Virgin StartUp.
Crowdcube has partnered with CrowdBoost, Virgin Startup’s new equity crowdfunding accelerator for entrepreneurs looking to raise funds and grow their business via existing communities and the crowd. We spoke to Andrew Hutchison, Head of Strategy at Virgin StartUp, about the accelerator, and how it is helping to fuel the growth of start-ups.
It has become clear that equity crowdfunding is one of the best routes for early-stage businesses to raise both funds and awareness. What is less clear to many founders is that the process is complex and resource intensive, and this relatively nascent market currently lacks a comprehensive support offering from a provider they can trust.
That is where CrowdBoost by Virgin StartUp comes in. The intensive seven-week programme provides candidates with step-by-step support to prepare for their equity crowdfunding campaign. This covers everything they need to know, from the all-important pitch to project planning, financial forecasts, valuation, how to source lead investment, constructing pitch decks, campaign design & branding, marketing plans and investor FAQs. There is also additional value from participation in a time-limited programme alongside other entrepreneurs going through the same process, and the ability to differentiate the campaigns as ones that have gone through a structured and selective programme.