The journey usually starts with a private raise by the company, using Shadow Foundr’s platform for an initial four weeks to bring in funds from existing shareholders, followers, friends and family. This element of the campaign is not visible to either the public or our own network of investors. Once a campaign has demonstrated traction via the private raise, the opportunity automatically switches to a public raise, where it will be seen by Shadow Foundr’s private investor network.
Once a campaign reaches the funding target or minimum threshold, and all the relevant criteria is completed, including new shares being issued, funds will be transferred.
We understand investing into early stage businesses is an exciting concept, but we also understand the importance of putting the investors’ interests and compliance at the core of the activity. Extensive due diligence is carried out by the team; valuations and entrepreneurs are questioned in depth; and opportunities scrutinised, before we seek a commitment from the founders and their followers to fund a significant proportion of a target fund raise, prior to releasing the campaign to our private investor network and ultimately, the crowd.
For businesses, we offer a full range of services and a wealth of experience to get you “investment ready” to give you the best possible chance of securing capital. Shadow Foundr offers a fast and simple investment model for companies seeking to raise funds. With our fully regulated, automated platform, the support of a world class team and access to our global investor network, we can help you secure vital seed and growth capital, whatever stage your business is at.
From a business perspective, it is difficult to attract the attention that you need to ensure your opportunity is funded, when you are competing with so many others. Shadow Foundr cuts through the noise and offers a more consultative service than its competitors.