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VC Crowd is a hybrid between crowdfunding and venture capital. It offers members a subscription-based service through which they can own shares in a portfolio of early-stage companies.

They held their quarterly portfolio update this week which included a roundup of the progress made by the companies the VC Crowd has invested in.

Although we can’t share specific details as the information is commercially sensitive, there was generally good news presented, with a number of companies planning to IPO over the next couple of years. Some of those are at significantly higher valuations than VC Crowd invested in them at.

Others however have progressed more slowly and it struck us how slow progress can be in this space. Although VC Crowd tend to put a positive spin on things, there are certain cases where the progress this year has been behind the goals set out at the start of the year.

As long as they do end up achieving those goals and without too much delay then it is okay, but it does take quite a lot of patience as a member to stick with these companies sometimes when there are big plans talked about that don’t quite seem to materialize.

In any event, this is probably the norm for venture capital investing and as we have said many times in other reviews, it is very much a long-term game where patience is essential. If you are looking for fast returns then it is probably best looking elsewhere.

We hope that at some point our own patience will be rewarded, but in the meantime we just have to sit tight and closely monitor the progress of the portfolio companies.

 

 

 


VC Crowd – New Review

19th September 2021

VC Crowd is a hybrid between crowdfunding and venture capital. It offers members a subscription-based service through which they can own shares in a portfolio of early-stage companies.

The idea behind it is to fuse two separate ideas:

  • Firstly, taking the very popular format of crowdfunding which has worked very well on various platforms as a way for “everyday folk” to gain access to early stage companies that used to be the preserve of venture capital firms and very wealthy individuals; and
  • Secondly, bringing more of a community feel to it by providing regular updates from the companies themselves, holding events and providing active management of the companies in the portfolio.

This is an innovative approach and is something that has often been said is lacking from the crowdfunding space, where there can sometimes be little contact from companies once they have raised funds (until they want to raise funds again) and there is little or no active management of companies, so they are largely left to their own devices without scrutiny or assistance from the crowdfunding platform.

As we say, there is also a social element to VC Crowd with events – online and offline – held regularly and a chance to interact with other members.

The essence of the service though is of course the shares that members receive in portfolio companies and the performance of these is what we will concentrate on in this review.

There are two tiers of membership: £78 per month and £199 per month, with the former giving you:

  • Networking
  • Access to Insight Webinars
  • Access to Portfolio Update Webinars
  • Free Shares Every Month
  • Trade on the peer-to-peer market
  • Regular company updates & news

The latter gives you that plus:

  • Exclusive CEO Roundtable webinars
  • Free Entrance Tickets to all events
  • Priority access to community discounts
  • 1-2-1 sessions with the VC Crowd Advisory Team

We are signed up at the lower level and will record results of how we get on during this review.

In the meantime you can check out VC Crowd for yourself here.

 

 

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