What we do
At IdeaSquares we tightly manage your team to complete a specific set of tasks, proven to be the most effective levers to secure a raise on Seedrs. We pass on our expert knowledge of the specific communications, marketing strategy and tactics that will succeed with the crowd. We handhold your team to do everything necessary, in the right order, at the right time. In 2019, we boast a 100% success rate on Seedrs and our clients are typically ready to fund in 4-12 weeks.
Just some of soooooo many success stories
Campaign target: £750k
Amount raised: £840k
“We couldn’t have done it without you!”
Riversimple is a vehicle manufacturer and service provider pioneering ‘next-generation’ hydrogen-fuelled electric vehicles made in the UK.
They approached us to help them launch their 3rd round of crowdfunding on Seedrs.
We supported Riversimple with carefully crafted investor communications which resulted in them raising over and above their £750,000 target.
Campaign target: £200k
Amount raised: £340k
“IdeaSquares are very responsible and dedicated project managers of crowdfunding campaigns. With their help, you will follow a clear path in planning and execution to surely reach target in no time. We highly recommend working with their team of experts.”
Hyper Poland is developing a Hyperloop-inspired ultra-high speed upgrade to conventional railways.
Hyper Poland was the first Polish company to raise on Seedrs. We helped them write their crowdfunding pitch and video as well as their marketing communications.
We also worked on a launch strategy that would help them maximise overfunded. It worked. They raised 170% of their initial target.
Campaign target: £125k
Amount raised: £187k
“Thank you so much to the whole team at IdeaSquares, they provided us with invaluable guidance and tools to work through the maze of doing our first Crowdfunding campaign. Looking forward to work again in future campaigns.”
Hayche is an award-winning furniture brand, specialising in contemporary design and high quality craftsmanship.
We worked with Hayche to create a campaign that would be both visually pleasing, in line with their brand, and strongly presented so as to appeal to a wide base of investors.
The campaign hit the spot with the crowd and they went on to raise nearly 150% of their initial target.
Campaign target: £350k
Amount raised: £841k
“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, 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 exceeding their crowdfunding target straight off the bat. They went on to raise over 240% of their initial £350k target.
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.
More about the IdeaSquares programme for Seedrs
How does it work?
The IdeaSquares programme is designed to guide you through everything you need to do to launch a successful campaign on Seedrs. Our programme is structured and delivered by a team of experts who have been in your shoes. We have crowdfunded successfully. As a client, you will speak to the IdeaSquares team regularly via phone and you'll have your own online project to work through. Your project is designed to ensure you have covered the following;
Strong supporting documents for your campaign, purposed for crowdfunding
Crowd segmentation and understanding the potential value of your own existing audience
A robust communications plan, to raise investment from your audience
A well drafted Seedrs campaign, free of jargon, typos, full of great information for the investor
A strong video script, ready to be filmed by a professional videography company
Additional videography packages are available via our preferred partners
A robust, multi-channeled marketing plan for the lead up to your campaign
A live campaign marketing plan for the duration of your live campaign
How to run a live financial promotion on an FCA regulated platform
How to talk to Seedrs investors
In campaign analytics tracking, with daily tips and advice for improving your live campaign (once live).
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.
Thank you so much to the whole team at IdeaSquares, they provided us with invaluable guidance and tools to work through the maze of doing our first Crowdfunding campaign. Looking forward to work again in future campaigns.
IdeaSquares are very responsible and dedicated project managers of crowdfunding campaigns. With their help, you will follow a clear path in planning and execution to surely reach target in no time. We highly recommend working with their team of experts.
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 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.
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!
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 caveat.
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. Kirsty is currently available for speaking opportunities on all things 'crowdfunding'. Get in touch
Richard has previously mentored and held NED roles with 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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