Here are some of the comments we have received from entrepreneurs whose fundraising campaigns we have rated.


 “I think there is a real need for increased understanding of equity crowd funding and the service you provide I'm sure will become a valuable one. As someone that has just prepared a campaign, I also think the way your template is structured is valuable in structuring the pitch as in hindsight I can already see how I could have positioned the opportunity to score more highly against your criteria, which is effectively the basis on which many investors will make their assessment.” Gareth Lippiatt, CEO, Fan Offers

 “We recently looked to CrowdRating to help us gain an objective insight to our pending crowdfunding pitch. CrowdRating's analysis of our pitch was honest, insightful and crystal clear. A great sounding board for informative, invaluable and impartial advice.” Anna Saunt, Creative Freeplay

 “Great to have an independent set of eyes looking at our Campaign. We do need a sensible check of our business plan from an investor perspective.” Doug Bairner, Co-Founder, LUMO Clothing

> “I like the idea of CrowdRating. It's early days here in the UK for crowdfunding, but this type of service definitely has future potential …the idea of having an independent resource will undoubtedly appeal to investors…” Garry Campbell, Chief Executive, AlbumCards Limited

 “If I had known I could have had this before the Campaign went live I would have budgeted for it.” Marcus Vaigncourt-Strallen, Managing Director, whym.global

 “CrowdRating gave ioLight a helpful review of our Crowdcube campaign, which was subsequently very successful.” Andrew Monk, ioLight

 “This is an exciting time for our company and achieving a top rating from an independent agency is an important endorsement of our crowdfunding campaign and of our own belief in the future potential of the business.” Ben Stoneham, CEO, NowWeComply

 “We are really pleased to receive the top rating for our crowdfunding opportunity from CrowdRating. It is great to know that an independent rating agency sees great value and potential in our business.” Michael Ostroumov, CEO, Value Chain Lab

 “We are delighted to have just found out that Independent Investor Review company, CrowdRating, has reviewed our Crowdcube pitch and awarded WITT Gold Stars in the three key categories they rate!” WITT Energy

 “Thank you very much for your comments and help regards our rating - which I am sure has helped the cause!” Leslie Onyesoh, CEO & Founder, Kwanji


What some of the crowdfunding platforms say about CrowdRating


 “Great validation for the industry. Fully supporting CrowdRating.” Crowdcube(via Twitter)

 “A good step forward …CrowdRating will provide impartial reports on equity crowdfunding.” AssetMatch (via Twitter)

 “Excited about the launch of CrowdRating and the transparency it will bring to our industry - something that's been largely lacking until now!” Syndicate Room (via Twitter)

 “I have been waiting for over 30 years for an independent assessment and health check for small to mid-size offerings. This process has quite a few benefits for the entrepreneur, the deal manager and the investor. First of all it is independent, and therefor removes a lot of the mistrust that naturally arises when a fundee is asking the funder for capital. Secondly it looks at the offering from the investors eyes, and points out problems an investor would have, but then gives suggested solutions. It pre-describes objections an investor might have with the offering, and if the offering does not present the investment case it gives the entrepreneur the chance to change their strategy, or refute the objection. In regards to valuations always a thorny issue, it again brings an independent voice to the process. I have put my first deal through this process, and it has now convinced me to put all my deals through the process.” John Hubbell, Director, TrustCo Capital



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