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Future Equity Crowdfunding through Investor Shares with Coop Exchange

Unlocking Cooperative Potential with Equity Crowdfunding

Coop Exchange is building a dynamic platform which when regulated will enable equity crowdfunding, specifically tailored for cooperatives. Our focus on Investor Shares will present a unique opportunity for existing cooperatives, private businesses transitioning into cooperatives, spin-outs from cooperatives or mutuals, and startup coops. These Investor Shares are a novel way to raise future equity, combining the power of community support with financial investment.

What are Investor Shares?

  • Non-Tradable with Future Potential: Initially, Investor Shares are non-tradable equity, offering investors a stake in the cooperative without immediate liquidity. However, generally there's potential for these shares to become tradable in the future, providing an avenue for liquidity and price discovery.
  • Democratic Approach: True to cooperative principles, these shares maintain a coop’s democratic approach in decision-making, often with limited or non-voting rights to preserve the cooperative's member-driven governance.

Likely to be suitable for:

  1. Existing Cooperatives: Expand the cooperative, launch new projects, or innovate the services with community-backed funding. Learn more
  2. Converting to Cooperatives: Transition a private business into a cooperative model by engaging a community of supporters and investors through equity crowdfunding. Learn more
  3. Cooperative Spin-Outs: Secure funding to establish and grow a new cooperative venture derived from an existing cooperative or mutual. Learn more
  4. Startup Cooperatives: Kickstart your cooperative idea with the necessary capital raised through a community-driven approach. Learn more

Our Future Process:

  1. Campaign Preparation: We will develop the systems necessary to work with you to prepare a compelling crowdfunding campaign that clearly communicates your cooperative’s story, mission, and financial goals.
  2. Launch and Promotion: Our platform is being designed so that you can launch your campaign, by leveraging our tools and network to promote it to a broad audience of potential investors.
  3. Investor Engagement: By building our list of investors you will be able to dngage with investors throughout the campaign, providing updates, answering questions, and building a community around your cooperative.
  4. Post-Campaign Support: We are already aware that once a campaign ends, we need to continue to support you in managing investor relations and preparing for the potential future tradability of the shares.

Why Would Coops Choose Coop Exchange for Equity Crowdfunding in the Future?

  • Focused on Cooperatives: Our platform will be specifically designed to support the unique needs and structures of cooperatives.
  • Community-Centric Approach: We will leverage the power of community to support cooperative ventures, aligning financial goals with community support and engagement.
  • Transparent and Regulatory Compliant: We will develop processes that ensure all campaigns meet legal and regulatory standards, maintaining transparency and trust throughout the process.

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To learn more about how Coop Exchange plans to build financial solutions tailored to coops, please contact us at

Please note that the content of this page is for general information and educational purposes only.
In so far as it relates to Coop Exchange’s potential services these relate to a future state once the Coop Exchange platform is launched and appropriately regulated.
The information is not provided, and should not be construed as the provision of financial advice, the promotion of an investment product. or dealings or arrangements in investments.
Investments bring risk and so anyone wishing to invest (whether in coops equities, debt or other securities) should first obtain appropriate advice from an authorised person before doing so, please see also our Regulatory Notice.