What we do
At IdeaSquares we don’t make unrealistic promises to prepare you for funding in 6 weeks. We understand that each fundraise comes with a unique set of requirements. Through personalised project management, we offer support across all aspects of crowdfunding campaigns for Europe's leading equity platforms. We focus on preparing you properly for crowdfunding and boosting your campaign's potential. Our clients have an extremely high success rate on their chosen equity platforms and are typically ready to fund in 4-12 weeks.
Just some of soooooo many success stories
Campaign target: £75,000
Amount raised: £217,068
Holly & Beau makes and retails children's clothing items that dramatically change colour in the rain.
We worked with Holly & Beau on the strategic positioning of their campaign to maximise overfunding.
Their fun and innovative kidswear captured the crowd’s attention and Holly & Beau raised 289% of its initial target.
Campaign target: £125,000
Amount raised: £331,856
savvy navvy is an app that makes navigation easier and more enjoyable for sailors across the world.
With our help, savvy navvy prepared a strongly positioned campaign and warmed up their community ready for the campaign launch.
Their crowd jumped at the chance to invest in the business and raised over £330k or 265% of the original target in just one week.
Campaign target: £1,000,000
Amount raised: £1,094,087
Undandy is a made-to-order online shoe company. Its online 3D design platform gives customers the ability to design their own shoes from over a billion different design options.
Undandy was the first Portuguese company to raise capital on Crowdcube. We provided Undandy with a tailored programme of support which helped them raise a grand total of £1,094,087 from 280 investors.
Campaign target: £150,000
Amount raised: £174,636
Stay Nimble is a social enterprise which helps people see how their natural aptitudes can be directed to learning new skills and, ultimately, change jobs more easily.
IdeaSquares worked with Stay Nimble to deliver a well presented campaign with clear messages.
We provided pre and live campaign support which led to Stay Nimble raising £174,636.
Campaign target: £250,000
Amount raised: £325,940
Exceedence makes and sells software to help businesses fast track, plan, analyse and de-risk their investments in renewable energy projects.
IdeaSquares helped Exceedence plan and execute a strong marketing strategy which has allowed them to close their campaign with over £325k on the bar from 384 investors.
Campaign target: £140,000
Amount raised: £159,510
Play Brew is a playful, eye-catching and memorable craft beer brand inspired by 80s nostalgia.
We worked with Play Brew founder Phil on developing a great communication strategy which would best reflect his brand and translate into investment from his crowd.
Play Brew overfunded with the backing of nearly 300 investors.
Campaign target: £350,000
Amount raised: £841,533
dabbl, the UK’s first app-only share buying service, describes itself as the “Shazam” for investing.
We worked with dabbl on a strong pre-launch campaign which resulted in them smashing their crowdfunding target straight off the bat. They went on to raise over 240% of their initial £350k target.
Campaign target: £300,000
Amount raised: £454,580
WOOM collect women’s lifestyle and cycle data with it then uses to make specific recommendations and tips to maximize chances of pregnancy.
WOOM’s campaign had got off to a slow start and IdeaSquares helped getting the campaign back on track. Through a carefully crafted communications plan, WOOM secured the backing it needed from its network and went on to overfund by over 150%.
Campaign target: £100,000
Amount raised: £130,880
Country Matters manufactures and sells high-quality countryside-themed tableware gifts and soft furnishings. It was raising investment to expand across Europe.
Through a carefully executed campaign and a comprehensive communication plan, Country Matters secured the backing of a large European investor which took them over their initial £100k target.
Campaign target: €60,004
Amount raised: €109,423
Oksen is an artisan producer of handmade spiced rums. With our support, Oksen also became the first French company to successfully raise on Seedrs.
IdeaSquares helped Oksen founder Franck to draft communications in English and French and provided PR support which helped him overfund by 182%.
Platforms we work with
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How we work
Phases of a successful project:
We’ll start your project by discussing your fundraising strategy and decide on a sensible timeline for your campaign. We'll support you with the creation of your investor presentation and the preparation of your crowdfunding mailing list.
We will work with you to prepare your financial promotion and script your crowdfunding video. We will also support you with the development of your campaign marketing plan to ensure that you have a clear strategy for getting the most out of multiple marketing channels.
In anticipation to the launch of your campaign, we will refine your marketing efforts and prepare to position and market your live campaign to make sure your chance of success is high.
Throughout the duration of your campaign, we track your campaign performance and remain on hand to support and advise you.
Our project management is split into distinct phases to prepare you for a successful funding campaign. We speak to clients as regularly as is needed and every client is assigned a UK-based point of contact for the duration of our relationship.
If you need a little hands-on extra support once your campaign has launched or is about to launch, we have a range of competitively priced additional services that we can offer.
A more detailed overview of our programme is available here.
Totally free of charge!
We charge a monthly project management fee.
We charge a fixed success fee, which is only paid when your campaign reaches its funding target. The monthly project management fees are then rebated off the final success fee (subject to a maximum rebate).
Don't just take our word for it! Look at all the great testimonials below from just some of our clients.
The team at IdeaSquares have been nothing short of revolutionary. They got us from a standing start to a 230% funded crowdfund campaign in just over 7 weeks. We would never have been able to achieve such success without their strategy, planning, coaching, support and advice.
Dabbl - overfunded via Seedrs
The IdeaSquares team added very significant value to our extremely successful Crowdcube raise. They provided structure, wise guidance founded on experience, and have a lovely coaching style that you welcome during the process. If you’re crowdfunding and want to increase the probability of success, reduce and the complexity and stress, get IdeaSquares involved.
Glovebox Direct - Funded in less than 72 hours via Crowdcube
IdeaSquares are extremely impressive and highly knowledgeable crowdfunding experts. If you have IdeaSquares on board for your campaign, the chances of you funding increase significantly.
The Funky Iron Company - Overfunded via Seedrs
I joined the ‘Surge’ programme by IdeaSquares and 10 weeks later I was up on Seedrs 100% funded. The IdeaSquares team are pragmatic, action-oriented, delivering output that I would use during the campaign.
I would recommend IdeaSquares to any entrepreneurs considering raising on Seedrs with no caveats.
Hügge - overfunded in under a week via Seedrs
I highly recommend working with Ideasquares for your crowdfunding campaign. Their support, honest advice and constant availability was a real game changer for us.
Shopupp - overfunded via Crowdcube
When we decided to do a crowd campaign we thought we would not need any extra help. Wrong. As founders we do not have all the time needed and to be on our own and make the best of a crowd campaign.
Woom - overfunded via Crowdcube
IdeaSquares are an essential medium for crowdfunding, you always have the back up required when navigating through what initially looks like a very daunting process.
Country Matters - overfunded via Crowdcube
The IdeaSquares team were extremely knowledgeable professionals when it came to assisting Zucla in its Crowdfunding Campaign. As result of their efforts, we managed to overfund before going live and we finally hit 277% overfunding. IdeaSquares is HIGHLY recommended by us.
Zucla - Funded in 6 days via Crowdcube
If you’re considering Crowdfunding, you HAVE to talk to IdeaSquares. Our campaign reached its target within just a few days of going public and we certainly wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without their help and guidance!
AliveLab - funded in under a week via Seedrs
The level and depth of support by IdeaSquares was incredible. From start to finish the whole team was engaged, helpful and quick to respond. Too Many T-Shirts managed to fully fund in 8 days and go on to reach 163% of their target. Beyond the money IdeaSquares are clearly invested and passionate about seeing your business grow and succeed.
Too Many T-Shirts - Funded in 8 days via Crowdfunder
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 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
Alongside his role at IdeaSquares, Richard is also a mentor and NED to multiple startups 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.
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.
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.
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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