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Ca presentation vs 1

  1. 1. CrowdAhead “The wisdom of the crowd”
  2. 2. CrowdAhead I have a business idea and need funds, where do I go?
  3. 3. CrowdAhead Friends, Family & Fools?
  4. 4. CrowdAhead Bank?
  5. 5. CrowdAhead Venture Capital, Business Angels, Government?
  6. 6. CrowdAhead How many people find themselves in this situation?
  7. 7. CrowdAhead Benefits of asking the crowd for funding • Lower costs of raising finance • Global reach for investors • Free Marketing costs for idea testing • Transparency
  8. 8. CrowdAhead Benefits of investing through crowdfunding • Higher returns • Better spread of risks • Ability to participate in otherwise unknown ideas • Feeling of involvement in the idea • Better information than traditional ‘due diligence’ methods
  9. 9. CrowdAhead “Crowdfunding Industry Report”1 • $1.5 billion was raised globally in 2011 through crowdfunding • $584 million was raised in Europe in 2011 • Reward-based crowdfunding is the largest category • Equity-based crowdfunding is the fastest growing • General crowdfunding annual growth rate 63% • Equity-based crowdfunding annual growth rate 114% 1 crowdsourcing.org – May 2012
  10. 10. CrowdAhead Crowdfunding flavours Reward-based Loan-basedReturn: not financial Return: principle + interest Equity-based Return: equity
  11. 11. CrowdAhead CrowdAhead’s intentions • Establish first in UK • Initially focus on equity-based crowdfunding • Raise £200,000 in 2 phases until platform is self- funding • Go live in January 2013 • Cash-flow positive by end of 2013 • Positive cash balances by end of 2014
  12. 12. CrowdAhead CrowdAhead’s revenue streams • Success fee only – set at 5% • Possible future streams • Listing fees • Affiliates • Advertising • Added services
  13. 13. CrowdAhead The crowdfunding market (July’12) • $1.5 billion raised in 2011 of which $ 584 million in Europe • Growth rate: 63% • Growth rate equity based crowdfunding: 114% • Equity based crowdfunding only possible in Europe at the moment – not in the US until 2013 • Expectations: “crowdfunding market could reach $300 billion and will be largely driven by families and individuals investing a small percentage of their assets directly into ventures”2 2Fred Wilson, co-founder of the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures (which has invested in Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Zynga)
  14. 14. CrowdAhead In the United Kingdom: 204,000 new companies formed in January - June 2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11535932 4,500,000 Small Businesses http://www.fsb.org.uk/stats
  15. 15. CrowdAhead
  16. 16. CrowdAhead Why CrowdAhead? • The concept • The market • The people • The future The wisdom of the crowd

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