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Growthdeck works with a number of carefully selected partners that share similar investment criteria and values of professional due diligence and investee support. The following opportunities have been selected from our partner network.
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We will always strive to be completely open and honest about the opportunities we're presenting.
Growthdeck investors will always receive the same rights as other investors and we will continue to act on your behalf throughout the life of your investment.
Our team comprises genuine private equity practitioners and you will always have access to our full range of professional insight and experience.
We will strive to ensure that our businesses and investors benefit from a consistently high level of ongoing support from day one right through to exit.
3 October 2017
I have been meddling with Alternative Finance (AltFi) since 2011. It’s endlessly fascinating. So, today I don’t want to talk about the alternative investment Equity Crowdfunding, but the alternative currency, Bitcoin.
7 September 2017
Equity Crowdfunding is defined by investors buying shares in a private company, usually a start-up or early growth outfit. The company receives a group of backers and cash, and shareholders receive a share certificate, and often rewards, related to the company’s activity. It is related to pure rewards-based crowdfunding (as seen on Kickstarter) and peer-to-peer lending, but the issue of illiquid shares for cash sets it distinctly apart.
31 August 2017
We’re very proud to have been shortlisted for Most Impactful Investment at the prestigious Growth Investor Awards for our £1.6m investment into Kelda Showers/Technology.
8 August 2017
There has been some confusion about what equity crowdfunding (“ECF”) means. Numerous reports and analysis in some heavy duty ‘papers have compared company funding achieved online via a platform, such as this one, with more general SME growth or start-up funding, achieved via alternative routes – i.e. borrowing from Funding Circle or similar compared to using Angels Networks or VCs. These last two methods are not equity crowdfunding.