“Thank you” from GrowthCapitalVentures

Update on progress - 2nd September 2014

We just wanted to take some time out from the whirlwind of the GrowthCapitalVentures fundraise to give you all an update on progress and say THANK YOU for all your support so far.

We soft-launched GrowthFunders, the first in a proposed suite of capital-introduction platforms, in January of this year. Following this, we introduced and tested a number of things, including rewards functionality and had our formal launch in April.

The build up to the launch required a lot of long hours and hard work and if anything, that’s increased as we’ve made our way through the last 5 months. But it looks like all of the blood, sweat and tears spent so far paid off.

On September 1st, we went live with our own equity crowdfunding campaign, hit our seed round target of £150,000 within minutes and are now in “overfunding” – which is absolutely fantastic!

To the GrowthFunders community: whether you’ve RT’d or Liked a post, read our emails, clicked a link, visited our pitch page, or invested in GrowthCapitalVentures, Thank You. Because of your support, we can now grow, building on solid foundations and start putting the next stage of our plan into action. We’re so excited.

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A team isn’t just made up of the people who sit in your office every day; it includes all of the outsourced support too. So, to Better Brand Agency, Harlands Accountants, Endeavour Partnership, Happy Leaves, Recognition PR, Thrive, Quantum Law, Cath at Compos Mentis – thank you for all your skill, hard work, expert advice and time.

As we always tell entrepreneurs who are thinking of launching an equity crowdfunding campaign, getting ready for a funding round is a project in itself. A special thank you goes to Chris Richardson and the team at Doozy Media for going above and beyond when making a brilliant video for our pitch, as well as everyone who appeared in it:

Lewis Pennicott,

Mark Easby,

Karl Ridley,

Glyn Davison,

Simon Briton,

Steven Smith,

and Nik Tunley.

To our in-house team Sam, Jenna, and Dave – a massive thank you for all your hard work, dedication and help. We’re absolutely delighted to have you on the team and are looking forward to seeing what we achieve together in the coming months.

We’re at the beginning of a very exciting journey. On behalf of myself, Norman and everyone else at GrowthCapitalVentures, thank you for coming along with us.

The pitch closes on Sunday 12th October 2014, which means there's still time for you to take a look – watch our video, see the past, current and potential future impact of alternative finance and the FinTech sector or download our investor presentation.

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