Turn your back on the crowd: five reasons why your own digital platform is the key component to fuel a successful fundraise in 2020

Although investing is still very much about relationships, we are living in the digital age so it’s no surprise that when companies need extra funds, the first place they go is online. The ease and convenience of online pledging and deal sharing complements the process perfectly and crowdfunding, in particular, has been an integral part…

Raising Equity Finance: Liquor in the Limelight

As part of our sector-specific spotlight series, Envestors is turning its attention to investment in the UK alcohol industry.  Despite the so-called ‘Millenial sober revolution’, a team at University College, London recently published a report that shows the young are now drinking less than ever –  however, the rest of Britain is not quite ready…

Up to 69% of all funds raised come from start-ups’ own sources: Your own crowd, the crucial component in any crowdfunding campaign

Envestors survey of UK start-ups uncovers major issues with market perception among growth businesses as to what it takes to be successful at crowdfunding.   In order to get to the heart of crowdfunding, Envestors undertook a survey of 200 UK businesses which had used this method to raise equity finance within the past three…

Considering Crowdfunding

52% of UK start-ups say crowdfunding has nothing to do with fundraising − whatsoever

Envestors’ survey of 200 UK start-ups uncovers big issues with market perception around equity crowdfunding Envestors’  survey report on crowdfunding in the UK revealed over half of all businesses who undertook a crowdfunding campaign within the past three years did not rank raising capital as their key motivator. The findings reflect issues with market perception…