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    FUNDING BUSINESSES & FUELLING ENTREPRENEURS WITH CROWDCUBE

    Mar 19, 2021

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    We’ve partnered with Crowdcube, the market-leading equity crowdfunding platform connecting startups and growing companies with potential investors.

    Traditionally, getting funding is time-consuming. Getting the right funding for your company? Even more so. And if it’s not approached correctly, the process can swallow your time and resources, with sub-par results at the end.

    But, funding is necessary in a lot of cases. What’s more, it’s exciting – a huge landmark for any ambitious company looking to enter its next phase of growth. And really, that’s why we’ve partnered with Crowdcube – to make your funding experience simple, slick, and effective.

    Since it began in 2011, the Crowdcube platform has become integral to the early stage fundraising ecosystem; spurred on by an unshakeable belief in entrepreneurs and a desire to make equity investment accessible.

    Now, together, we’ll be helping entrepreneurs to raise money so they can bring their ideas to life and keep their businesses on the front foot.

    OUR SUPPORT: THROUGH FUNDING & BEYOND

    Our Raising Finance team will be supporting companies that are considering crowdfunding – taking care of the heavy lifting so you can focus on the day to day.

    That includes getting you platform-ready with high-quality documents and a standout pitch page. Our relationships with institutional investors mean we can help you find cornerstone investment so you can benefit from both a hands-on investment partner and the power of the crowd. And we’ll be posing challenging questions to test your plans; bringing a wealth of deals experience, connections and insights on real-life negotiations to the table to help you secure investment and manage your project from start to finish.

    The wider CP Futures team will also be supporting Crowdcube’s community of over 1,000 high growth, funded companies – all of which have had backing and demonstrated that they’re attractive to investors.

    That could include:

    • Advice on the next funding round;
    • Professionalising your finance function and working with our Early Stage team to get interim FD support or support with payroll and accounting;
    • Preparing for audit as you scale with our Scale Up team; or
    • Tapping into our 80 strong Tax team for advice on incentivising your people with a share option scheme, maximising your R&D tax credits claim, or considering corporate structure and international tax planning if you’re trading overseas.

    Sarah Abrahams, our Head of Raising Finance, said:

    “We are proud to be partnering with Crowdcube to support ambitious founders with new platform fundraises, and also providing wider growth support for its Funded Community.

    “High growth businesses raising money on Crowdcube need ongoing support from a firm that is agile enough to offer a variety of services at speed, at prices that make sense, and with a consistent level of commitment, no matter the size of the company.

    “Early-stage is our sweet spot and, with Crowdcube being such a big part of the UK fundraising eco-system, it makes so much sense that we are working together as leaders in our fields.

    “We have been working with the Crowdcube team since day one of their own growth journey and built a fantastic working relationship, so it’s great to be able to formalise that and be an official partner heading into 2021.”

    Jonathan Keeling, VP Commercial at Crowdcube, added:

    “Cooper Parry is an obvious fit for us. They share our passion for helping fast growth businesses raise capital, supporting the long-term growth of our entrepreneur community. They are unique in their knowledge of the start-up space and understand the challenges of rapid growth that founders face.”

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