Why use our services?
At ECF Solutions we aim to make the most of your chances of raising funding using the Equity Crowdfunding channel. This is a new way to raise business finance and each campaign has to raise its full amount or you get nothing. So you simply do not want to fail – it’s too important to take a chance with.
Of course you can do it for yourself. The average failure rate is around 70%, although this does vary from platform to platform. We have seen many instances of campaigns that failed because they didn’t understand the metrics of this new channel, failed to understand the way the Crowd needs to be handled and failed to tailor their business model to attract the investment. Despite their businesses being investible, they failed to raise the full amount and therefore left with nothing.
Failure in your equity crowdfunding campaign will remain on the web for many years, causing you considerable problems should you wish to try again with a better proposal or raise money using a different option.
We offer a bespoke end to end service, tailored to your needs.
We get involved right from the outset, advising you on the best platforms for your offer, looking at other similar campaigns, advising on the equity offer and investment vehicles and helping with the campaign documents and financials. We then see the campaign through with you, advising on actions to take if it stalls, keeping you up to date with any queries from investors, helping with the live pitches and helping wherever we can to bring about a successful conclusion. Campaigns can be very time consuming and we understand that your job is running your company – we take the hard work out of your fundraising.
Our advice is based on studying hundreds of campaigns since 2011 across multiple platforms. We know how to achieve the best outcome.
Our fees are structured to have a minimal impact on your cash flow.
We take a small upfront fee of £250 to start the process and then a further £250 on the live launch. Both of these sums are deducted from our final fee when your campaign succeeds.
On successful completion of your campaign we take a percentage of the money raised, less the money paid up front, which will have been agreed from the outset. We believe in our service enough to back its success.