Europe's #1 Crowdfunding Agency. We've helped clients raise millions.

Oh, and we've actually crowdfunded successfully ourselves!

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 - Funded in August 2018
 

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 COSTS

The set up fee

The project set up fee entitles you to full support in completing Phase 1 and 2 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!

Crowdfunding Services

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.

  Campaign Communications Support  - £500   This package runs for the duration of your live campaign and includes:  - Regular updates posted to your crowdfunding campaign page.  - Content creation about the status of your campaign or key information to investors.  - Consultancy on how to best respond to investor enquiries.  - Creation of visual assets that can also be used on your social media channels.

Campaign Communications Support - £500 

This package runs for the duration of your live campaign and includes:

- Regular updates posted to your crowdfunding campaign page.

- Content creation about the status of your campaign or key information to investors.

- Consultancy on how to best respond to investor enquiries.

- Creation of visual assets that can also be used on your social media channels.

  Media Relations  - £1080   This package includes:  - Advice on your media strategy.  - Creation of PR templates including drafting of boilerplate.  - Writing and distribution of up to 3 press releases at key stages of the campaign.  - Distribution to over 100 UK publications including business titles, financial press, local media and trade publications relevant to your sector.  - Following up with a shortlist of key publications.  - Monitoring of media response and reporting.

Media Relations - £1080 

This package includes:

- Advice on your media strategy.

- Creation of PR templates including drafting of boilerplate.

- Writing and distribution of up to 3 press releases at key stages of the campaign.

- Distribution to over 100 UK publications including business titles, financial press, local media and trade publications relevant to your sector.

- Following up with a shortlist of key publications.

- Monitoring of media response and reporting.

  Press Distribution  - £360  This package includes:  - Distribution of a press release drafted by you to a selected list of over 100 UK publications including business titles, the financial press, local media and trade publications relevant to your sector.

Press Distribution - £360

This package includes:

- Distribution of a press release drafted by you to a selected list of over 100 UK publications including business titles, the financial press, local media and trade publications relevant to your sector.

  Email Support  - From £600   £600 -  Set up & management of up to  2  email shots   £720 -  Set up & management of up to  3  email shots   £840 -  Set up & management of up to  4  email shots  Each email shot includes:  - Creation of an email template and visual assets.  - Email content creation.  - Cleaning and validation of crowdfunding mailing list.  - Analysis of campaign results.  - Full report at the end of the campaigns.

Email Support - From £600

£600 - Set up & management of up to 2 email shots

£720 - Set up & management of up to 3 email shots

£840 - Set up & management of up to 4 email shots

Each email shot includes:

- Creation of an email template and visual assets.

- Email content creation.

- Cleaning and validation of crowdfunding mailing list.

- Analysis of campaign results.

- Full report at the end of the campaigns.

  Social Media Support  - £399  This package includes:  - Management of up to  3  social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with daily updates on each channel for 1 month.  - Creation of a crowdfunding social media strategy for your chosen channels.  - Creation of visual assets for social media.

Social Media Support - £399

This package includes:

- Management of up to 3 social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with daily updates on each channel for 1 month.

- Creation of a crowdfunding social media strategy for your chosen channels.

- Creation of visual assets for social media.

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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

Book a free call to discuss

Book here to talk to us about an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs or Crowdcube

Our clients have an extremely high success rate on Seedrs and Crowdcube. Working with us in the lead up to your crowdfunding campaign will greatly increase your chance of launching and funding. To explore if we can work together, please follow the below instructions to schedule a free exploration call with us.

It is important to complete all sections on the booking form. We may cancel a booking if any sections are incomplete. If on assessment of your responses we do not believe our services are right for you at this time we may cancel the booking and will advise you the reasons for the cancellation.

Please do not answer questions by referring to another document or a link elsewhere, you must provide the specific answer to the question in the form as requested. Thank you.

Book here to talk to us about a rewards campaign on Crowdfunder 

Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it! Look at all the great testimonials below from just some of our clients.

If you’re considering Crowdfunding, you HAVE to talk to IdeaSquares. Our campaign reached it’s 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!
— James Murden, Alivelab (Funded in under a week via Seedrs)
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
— Dev Shah, Zucla (277% funded in 6 days via Crowdcube)
Even for those people like myself who had already gone through one very successful crowdfunding round (138% funded), it cannot be underestimated how the process and methodology of a crowdfunding campaign need to be meticulous in planning and very efficient in execution. IdeaSquares are extremely impressive and highly knowledgeable crowdfunding experts. For anyone who hasn’t crowdfunded, get IdeaSquares on board and they will give you all the tools you need to execute a targeted campaign. They have a thorough understanding of not just the crowdfunding landscape, but what works and what doesn’t work in campaign communications. IdeaSquares are standout professionals, who will make your campaign as professional as it can be. All of their previous recommendations were right: if you have IdeaSquares on board for your campaign, the chances of you funding increase significantly.
— Joe Sillett, The Funky Iron Company (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
— Joe Tarregano, Glovebox Direct (Funded in less than 72 hours via Crowdcube)
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.
— Paul Francis, HÜGGE (136% 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. Working closely with Kirsty, Steph & SJ we were able to promote the product and business on Crowdfunder. We gained 319 backers, and launched a new product. This one month campaign has exceed all the customers we had in our first year of trading! I’m excited to see what’s next, and how the business continues to grow!
— Simon, Too Many T-Shirts (funded in 8 days on Crowdfunder)

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