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businessagent.com


Business Agent is the UK's first
authorised crowdfunding aggregator.

Capital is at risk

  • £500,000 invested

  • 50,000 visitors

  • 4,000,000 visitors from ADVFN per month

  • over 30,000,000 loan enquiries

  • over 200 enquiries per month

  • over 1,000,000 impressions per month

  • over 2000 registered users

  • over 90 funders

  • the 1st FCA approved equity & debt aggregator

  • invest in

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Minimum Target: £0 • Maximum Target: £100,746EIS


The pitch


There are hundreds of alternative finance providers accross the UK and businessagent.com is bringing them all together on one portal.

Banks are closing branches, lending 8% less YoY to businesses and are paying little or no interest to savers. As a result of this there is huge growth in equity crowdfunding and alternative lending (£25 Billion in USA & UK alone in 2015 growing by 84% p.a.). Governments are supporting the growth with P2P, Innovative Finance ISA’s, EIS and SEIS. Small to Medium Enterprises & investors lack a single place to compare alternative finance platforms to find investments and funding and exiting a Crowdfunded or Angel investment is currently difficult or impossible.

Businessagent.com has invested £500k in creating the alternative finance market place a one stop FCA regulated space where all the alternative finance companies market their services. They have technology that collects data from over 100 alternative finance providers every minute of the day and their software tracks users which allows them to charge a commision on every transaction found through the site. They are also creating a secondary market to allow investors to exit from their investments and are in advance stage negotiations with Europes largest share match bargain specialist, their CEO Malcolm Burne has taken a significant stake in businessagent.com on this funding round.

businessagent.com are raising between £200k and £750k. The lower figure will enable them to exploit the opportunities they have created at a satisfactory pace. With the higher amount the growth rate will naturally increase.

In January this year ADVFN Plc took a stake in businessagent.com giving them access to 4M visitors and the company is now revenue generating growing month by month.

This equity crowdfund will allow businessagent.com to monetise the traffic they are receiving and increase the valuation of the business.

You will notice that the business plan has forecast a £2M cash injection. Within the next 12 months businessagent.com is looking to raise an additional £1.5M from a strategic investor at a higher valuation.

They plan to increase traffic from the current c50,000 visitors and 160 loan enquiries per month to 250,000 visitors and 700 loan enquiries per month as well as monetising their traffic flow.

To achieve this target businessagent.com need to expand its development, operations and sales teams. They will build connecting software to the IFA platforms to take advantage of the new Alternative Finance ISA and access the c£60bn ISA market. Finally funds to build the platform to target the £5bn secondary share trading market.

  • Increase traffic
  • Increase loan enquiries
  • Monetise website
  • Build ISA platform
  • Build secondary share platform
  • Build team
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Meet the team


Non-Executive Board members

  • Stephen Hazell-Smith

    Chairman

  • John Pennie

    Non-Exec Legal Counsel Director

  • Roland Kitson

    Non-Exec Strategic Partnership Director

  • Karen Wagg

    Head of PR and Marketing

  • Naresh Haldipur

    Non-Exec Finance Director

Executive Directors

  • Sacha Bright

    CEO

  • Hannah Boote

    Operations Director

  • Adam Jimenez

    Software & Program Management

  • Carl Oliver

    Sales Director

Staff

  • Lee Nicolaou

    Marketing Manager

  • Lauren Fowler

    Loan & Equity Manager

  • Ollie Judd

    Senior Designer

  • Andy West

    Web & Server Management

  • Jordan Hunter

    Digital Media Apprentice

  • Lindsay Roxburgh

    Accounts and Finance

  • Jodie Bright

    Partner Manager

  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

As seen in:

  • The Guardian
  • Financial Times
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • The Times
  • The Daily Telegraph