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Chic Retreats co-investment to be collaborated with Crowdcube

We're delighted to announce the collaboration of our second investment opportunity with the market leading crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube.

Having secured anchor investment from the Maven Venture Capital Trusts, managed by Maven Capital Partners, GCV Investors, and Oak Trust's private equity fund, Chic Retreats will now be offered to over 530,000 retail investors through the Crowdcube platform.

This collaboration will significantly boost exposure for Chic Retreats, not just for the purpose of the investment opportunity but additionally for the general awareness of the platform and service - connecting more small independent boutique hotels with discerning travellers looking for their next hotel experience. 


About Chic Retreats

A globally scalable SAAS business providing a marketplace alongside a holistic support platform, Chic Retreats matches discerning travellers to amazing small independent boutique hotels from around the world, helping them to uncover the hidden gems.

For the small independent boutique hotel operator, Chic Retreats offers a comprehensive digital marketing and technology platform, which assists in the optimisation of rooms, rates and availability management, providing a digital marketing tool set to maximise their visibility and bookings.

The company is seeking growth investment to capitalise on its unique position in the market and allow it to rapidly scale the number of its partner hotels while continuing to enhance its technology and service offering. 

Who are Crowdcube?

Crowdcube are a well known equity crowdfunding platform with access to some of the most experienced investors in the UK. There are currently over 530,000 investors registered on their platform and have over £460m invested in 700 successful raises.

Their crowdfunding platform, alongside our co-investment platform, will strengthen the offering for the entrepreneur and investor alike.

The Chic Retreats pitch is now live on the platform and Crowdcube are delighted to be collaborating with GrowthFunders again on this second deal, opening this opportunity to their network of investors.

This is an exciting partnership with Crowdcube and we are delighted to be able to share Chic Retreats with Crowdcube's investors as the second collaboration after the successfully overfunded co-investment round for Intelligence Fusion. We're looking forward to celebrating another successful example of co-investment across the networks.

What is co-investment?

Our co-investment model is one which brings together different types of investors into the same round or deal on identical terms; an equity funding round where the funds come from several sources including institutions, angel investors, high-net worth individuals and retail investors.

This means institutional money that requires ‘matched funding’ can be enabled on the platform whilst opening up some of the more thoroughly prepared investment opportunities to sophisticated investors and high net worth individuals.

Once this has been carried out and the round has been ‘anchored’ it can then be opened up to the ‘crowd’ via channels such as Crowdcube. This lets everyday retail investors buy shares into some of the most innovative high-growth SMEs in the startup market.

As detailed above, as a co-investment platform our approach is to work with professional funds to anchor the round and co-invest with suitably qualified retail investors.

In this spirit, we are delighted to be taking this investment opportunity forward and collaborating with one of the UK’s leading private equity platforms, Crowdcube. 

Campaign plans

As this campaign is taking a collaborative approach, Crowdcube will be promoting Chic Retreats alongside ourselves in striving towards the total funding goal of £1,000,000.

This will expose the opportunity to not only the GCV and GrowthFunders network, but the extensive Crowdcube network of investors.

This exposure at this stage of the business will set Chic Retreats up with a vast array of advocates and business angels who will work together to take the company to their next stage of growth.

To view the Chic Retreats opportunity on Crowdcube, click here.

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Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) is backed by funds managed by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading private equity and alternative asset managers.