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How Much Is My Company Worth: A Guide to Early Stage Company Valuation

One of the most frequently asked questions by potential equity crowd-funders is ‘how much is my company worth?’ Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, but this guide should help outline significant factors that can help with an early stage company valuation. Basic Market Forces  The value of your business and the value of the potential market are intimately linked. Isread more

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How to Attract Bloggers and Influencers to your Crowdfunding Campaign

Why is it important? A successful crowdfunding campaign should target as large an audience as possible, so long as it’s relevant. Random attempts to link with people on social media, however, can present difficulties. Online users may be reluctant to back your campaign if it’s completely unknown to them, for fear of losing their money. Moreover, individually reaching a largeread more

Common Misconceptions of Equity Crowdfunding as a way for Irish Start-ups to Raise Funds

Equity crowdfunding is one of several ways that a start-up in Ireland can use to raise new funds for growth.  The Spark Crowdfunding team has met hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors over the last six months and we thought it would be useful to address some of the misconceptions about the product that have been brought to our attention.  read more

How to Use Equity Crowdfunding to Raise Money and Build a Tribe of Ambassadors

Equity Crowdfunding is a simple, fast and low cost way for companies to raise new funds for growth. In simple terms, it is an online version of Dragons’ Den, where hundreds of small to medium sized investors purchase new shares in a company. It has been exploding in popularity in the UK and the USA over the last 5 yearsread more

Types of funding available for Startups in Ireland

When you start up a new business, you have various options to help fund that business. Funding is the lifeblood of any business, and without funding it’s hard to make the business a success. Until the day comes that the business runs at a profit, you need to help sustain it with the help of financing. In this article, we’llread more

5 Key Tips for Creative Crowdfunding Success

When running any kind of crowdfunding campaign on the numerous crowdfunding sites out there, you need to know what you are doing. Running a clueless campaign is going to be pretty damaging to your long-term prospects of success. For that reason, you should do everything that you can to begin making a lasting impression on crowdfunding. However, what’s the bestread more

Guess which country is number 1 in Europe for high-growth enterprises

Ireland may not have won the Eurovision Song Contest since Eimear Quinn in 1996, but, when it comes to high-growth enterprises, we are definitely the rock and roll kids when compared to our friends in Europe. New Eurostat research has found that Ireland has the highest proportion of high-growth enterprises in the EU, ahead of the UK, Portugal, Hungary andread more

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Raise Funds Via Equity Crowdfunding

Whether your business is a start-up or an established business looking to take your company to the next level, equity crowdfunding can be an ideal way to raise new growth funds. Once you’ve made the decision to proceed with your campaign, you might want to consider the following seven questions before you press the button. 1. Can you commit theread more

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Equity Crowdfunding – The Best Marketing Strategy for Innovative Companies

Imagine you’re trying to decide where to go for dinner with your partner some evening.  You’ve narrowed it down to Restaurant A, in which you have a small shareholding, or Restaurant B, in which you have no shareholding.  Which restaurant are you more likely to choose?  Or, more accurately, in which restaurant do you have a vested interest in choosing?read more

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Welcome to Spark Crowdfunding!

Spark Crowdfunding is an equity crowdfunding platform located in Dublin, Ireland. We make it easy for Irish entrepreneurs and businesses to raise new money by selling shares in their company. Think of Spark Crowdfunding as online version of Dragons Den in which the ‘crowd’ plays the role of the Dragons.  The ‘crowd’ is simply anyone who wishes to invest inread more