Since its launch in September 2015, CrowdRating has completed more than 600 ratings on equity crowdfunding campaigns across leading UK platforms. These research findings are based on an analysis of all 384 campaigns that closed more 18 months ago. CrowdRating reviewed the latest available information on each of these 384 companies and assessed their relative ‘signs of life’, including clear evidence of progress such as financial performance, customer growth, or further investment achieved. The research found that 23 of the 25 companies whose campaigns were awarded GOLD scores for INVESTMENT were showing evidence of progress and, importantly, that only one was showing signs of distress*.Read more
*25 campaigns scored gold in INVESTMENT of which two companies (representing 8% of the total) appear to be in financial distress. 45 campaigns scored Gold in PRODUCT of which two (8% of the total) appear to be in financial distress. None of these two troubled companies would have made it through both of these screens. Interestingly, MANAGEMENT appears the least effective of the three screens, with 161 campaigns scoring Gold for management, of which 15 (11%) are showing signs of distress. Subsequent versions of the CrowdRating scoring system have raised the bar in this area.
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