Freetrade crowdfunding 2021

We have reached our limit for the UK part of the round and it's now closed to UK investors.

Investors outside of the UK can still invest, due to different jurisdictions.

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How has Freetrade performed
since the last crowdfunding?

users, +600% in 18 months
in client assets
offices globally

Why is Freetrade raising?

Crowdfunding has fuelled Freetrade’s growth ever since our first round back in 2016.

Since then, we’ve raised from the crowd every year, while also completing our oversubscribed £50m Series B earlier this year.

We’re excited to welcome more people to the Freetrade investor community in 2021.

Can you tell me more about investing in Freetrade?

We’re focused on building the home screen app for investing.

The community has played a profound role in building Freetrade, from testing new features to spreading the word. We think they should have a chance to share in our future success too.

Owning shares in Freetrade means you’ll own a portion of the company and benefit from any future success that we enjoy. You can also get some exclusive Freetrade swag for investing above a certain amount.

Just remember that startup investing does carry significant risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. You can read more about the risks on the Crowdcube website.

Can I get early access?

If you're an existing investor in Freetrade or have signed up for early access here, you’ll receive an email from us on
Wednesday 24th November.

Investors in previous rounds will get access at 10 AM
Early access signups will get access at 11 AM
Everyone else will get access to the round at 12 PM

If you plan to invest, we recommend that you register on Crowdcube in advance.

Join the discussion

Chat to fellow investors on the forum and check out our latest AMAs (Ask Me Anything) with the Freetrade team.
And sign up for the live AMA this Wednesday 17th November at 6 PM on all things crowdfunding.

More crowdfunding FAQs

What is the share price and valuation?

You'll be able to see this information, and more, on the pitch page on the Crowdcube platform when the campaign goes live on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

I’m from a country outside the UK, can I invest?

To invest with Crowdcube you must be over 18 years old and legally entitled to invest. You’ll also need to be a resident of the UK or a country where you may legally receive financial promotions of the nature provided.

Due to country-specific legislation, there are limits on the number of investors and also financial limits in certain countries. There is a limit of a maximum 150 individual investors permitted in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Other EU countries have financial limits of between EUR 1m and EUR 8m per market, depending on the country. No additional restrictions apply in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, and Liechtenstein. Please contact Crowdcube directly if you have specific questions about investing from the country you are resident in.

Crowdcube cannot advertise investment opportunities to those living in the United States, Canada, Japan or any other country where it would be unlawful for pitches to be advertised. Please don’t register with Crowdcube if you are a resident of these countries.

If you have any concerns regarding the legality of investing through the platform in your country of residence, you should seek independent legal advice before making an account.

When do I get charged for my investment?

Once the pitch has funded and has closed to further investment, you will receive a cooling off email, which includes a copy of Freetrade's Articles of Association for you to review.

During this cooling off period, which is generally no shorter than seven days, you’ll have the opportunity to review your investment before it becomes final. Once this cooling off period has expired, Crowdcube will send you an email confirming when your payment, which includes your investment and Crowdcube’s investment fee, will be collected.

How do I go about trying to get my money back out if I invest?

Investing through Crowdcube is not the same as buying shares in a publicly-traded company such as Lloyds or Tesla on the Freetrade app. Freetrade is a private company (read more about who owns Freetrade). That means any shares you acquire via Crowdcube cannot be bought and sold on a stock exchange at this time. 

If, in the future, if Freetrade was to go public or be acquired by another company, you could receive money for your shares or be able to sell them on an exchange. For now, while it is possible to sell your shareholding if you find a buyer, you should bear in mind that there are restrictions on transfers and there is no active secondary market for Freetrade shares.

How do I actually invest?

To invest in the Freetrade crowdfunding, you must sign up to Crowdcube.

Once you’ve signed up and the Freetrade crowdfunding round has opened, you’ll be able to invest. Your money will not be taken until the round has officially closed and the cooling-off period has ended.

Will the round be eligible for EIS?

Due to HMRC limits, this round will not be eligible for EIS.

Investments of this nature carry risk to your capital. Please invest aware. This page has been approved by Crowdcube Capital Ltd as a Financial Promotion. Crowdcube Capital is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (650205).

‍When you invest, your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Freetrade is a trading name of Freetrade Limited, which is a member firm of the London Stock Exchange and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales (no. 09797821).