Angel Academe

We’re delighted to present this guest post from one of our Entrepreneur Academe mentees, Fiona Swan of Sian’s Plan. Fiona writes in great depth about how Sian’s Plan recently successfully raised £100,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.


We (Sian’s Plan) recently raised a little over £100,000 by crowdfunding on the European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. It was an incredible experience for our small team; in the end it was hugely rewarding, but at the time very stressful.

We’ve made mistakes, we’ve learned, we’ve read all the standard ‘how to run a crowdfunding campaign’ articles. They didn’t help. Post success we’ve had many emails and calls from others looking for advice and we’re sure that many will find themselves in a similar position so here’s our go to guide!

Note: our experience is in equity based crowdfunding, I’m confident that reward based crowdfunding (eg Kickstarter) is a different…

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