What we do
IdeaSquares offers support towards crowdfunding success on Europe's leading platforms. Whether you want to launch or are already launched on Seedrs, Crowdcube or Crowdfunder, we have a start to finish programme of support that can be tailored to your needs. We focus on preparing you properly for crowdfunding and boosting your campaign's potential. Our clients have an extremely high success rate on Europe's leading platforms (80-90%).
Platforms we work with
Our clients launch on leading crowdfunding platforms such as
Our Full Service Support
Split into three distinct phases to prepare you for success, for every client we begin work with; we commit to full completion of Phase 1 of our programme as outlined below. At the end of Phase 1, we will decide together if it is sensible for you to progress to Phase 2 and then Phase 3 at no additional cost. Please see below a very simplified overview of what we will support you within each phase of our support. If you feel you have already covered parts of our programme and we agree that it is not sensible to go over those things again, we will adapt the programme to meet your specific needs.
Phase 1 - Investor Deck Repurposing & Crowd Planning
A workshop with one of our UK-based team of experts, to introduce the project and answer any questions you have about this phase. During this call, we'll discuss your fundraising strategy and decide on a sensible timeline for your campaign. We'll talk about your specific goals and begin to form ideas for engaging your crowd.
We'll provide templates for preparing your investor presentation and give you access to example presentations from previous clients.
We'll support you with the creation of your investor presentation, which you will use to begin to raise investment with and which will eventually be attached to your campaign as a supporting document for investors, including providing templates and multiple reviews.
We'll support with preparing your crowdfunding mailing list and provide coaching as to how to begin engaging this list.
We'll provide round the clock support to answer any questions that you may have.
Phase 2 - Campaign Preparation & Communications
A 90 minute one to one marketing and communications workshop focused around how and when to talk to your crowd, how to market your campaign in the lead-up and how to move through your chosen platform's processes.
Support for preparing your financial promotion including providing the template for drafting and multiple reviews
Support for scripting your video and providing access to highly recommended videography partners.
Support for preparing your campaign marketing plan to ensure that you have a clear strategy for getting the most out of multiple marketing channels.
Continued round the clock support to answer any questions that you may have.
Phase 3 - Preparation For Launch
A 60 minute, one to one preparation for launch workshop focused on refining your marketing efforts and preparing to launch and market your live campaign. We will also review progress and campaign strategy to make sure your chance of success is high, and you have defined goals to reach before you launch.
Support for creating the necessary marketing and communication materials needed to run your campaign
General support for moving through the process with your crowdfunding platform of choice.
The set up fee
- To support you in raising up to £300k we charge a project set up fee of £750
- For raises from £300k to £1.5million, we charge a setup fee of up to £1500, depending on the size of the campaign
- For raises over £1.5million, please book a call to discuss costs.
The project set up fee entitles you to full support in completing Phase 1 of our programme. At the end of this phase, we will assess your progress together and decide if it is the right thing to do to continue to work together at no additional cost.
The success fee
Further to our set up fee, we charge a success fee which is only paid when your campaign reaches its funding target.
- If you have not yet engaged with platform and we can refer you to one of our partner platforms, we charge a success fee of 0.75%
- If you are already engaged with a partner platform but would like our support, we charge a success fee of up to 1.5% (equity) 3% (rewards)
- If you would like support towards a platform that is not one of our partner platforms, then please book a call to discuss pricing.
Already Launched or Launching Soon? Well, there's more!
IdeaSquares are crowdfunding experts, having supported clients to raise millions on Europe's leading platforms. The services below can be purchased as standalone services, or as add ons to our full crowdfunding support programmes.
Who are we?
Based in our Bristol-based UK office, our team live and breathe crowdfunding. We're passionate about the companies and projects we work with and strive to get the most out of every crowdfunding campaign. Please be introduced to our core team below.
Kirsty Ranger - CEO
Kirsty launched IdeaSquares in 2014 and has been personally involved in millions of pounds of fundraising. Despite being busy running the business, Kirsty still passionately works with clients and is keen to remain hands on on as many projects as possible. Kirsty is currently available for speaking opportunities on all things 'crowdfunding'. Get in touch
Richard Mojel - Client Services
Alongside his role at IdeaSquares, Richard is also a mentor and NED to multiple startup's and scale-ups. Richard is passionate about supporting people in presenting their investment opportunities well and has a particular interest in change management and business strategy. Richard has been involved in millions of pounds of fundraising. He's also a kiwi, so we like to make fun of his accent ;-). Feel free to do the same when you speak to him.
Steph Yeates - Operations
Almost unhealthily addicted to spreadsheets, Steph enjoys being involved in project set up and keeping our clients on track for launch. Steph is queen of organisation and makes sure that everything runs like a well oiled machine. Steph likes cider, has a interest in the events industry having previously been involved in events like Glastonbury Festival, and has a scarily dry sense of humour which keeps us all on our toes. A keen linguist, Steph can get by in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Sarah-Jane Freni - Communications
Having studied PR at university and worked in the sector for over 10 years, Sarah Jane has been involved in the promotion of multiple fundraising campaigns. Sarah-Jane is originally from Belgium and speaks fluent French and Dutch as well as English. Sarah-Jane is passionate about achieving maximum exposure for our clients and will support you in building your PR and marketing strategy from the moment we begin working together.
Furry team CEO
Heading up the furrier side of our team, Ralph takes on the great responsibility of making sure it's not all work, no play. He actively encourages regular brief breaks to throw the ball or play tug of war. Ralph also mans the office door, greeting people enthusiastically as they arrive. Ralph speaks fluent woof and understands around 20 English words too.
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