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Future Equity Crowdfunding for Startup Cooperatives

Revolutionizing Startup Financing with Coop Exchange

At Coop Exchange, we are reimagining how startups, particularly cooperative startups, secure essential funding. By flipping the traditional model of angel or VC funding, we want to open up early-stage investment opportunities to a wider audience. Our platform is being developed in a way that democratises investment, allowing for a more inclusive and supportive approach to financing new business ventures.

A New Era of Startup Financing

  • Democratic Investment: We’rebuilding a platform that provides a mechanism for democratised investment, allowing the many, not just a few concentrated investors, to support new business ventures. This approach will enable a broad range of would-be investors to participate in the growth of startups.
  • Supporting SMEs: Recognising the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as the backbone of communities and most economies, Coop Exchange aims to address the financing struggles these businesses often face by building a platform that offers a solution for startups at all stages of development to secure necessary capital.
  • ESG-Compatible Finance: In an era where environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly important, Coop Exchange seeks to position itself as an innovative form of external finance that aligns with these values.

Investor Shares for Startups

  • Equity Crowdfunding: Startup cooperatives will following our regulation be able to raise capital by issuing investor shares through our crowdfunding platform. These shares may offer a share of profits and potential growth opportunities, aligning investor interests with the success of the startup.
  • Company Law Compliance: Many startups are incorporated under company law, and Coop Exchange is growing its team of experts so that it can support cooperatives operating within this legal framework, making the use of our platform for startups relatively smooth.

Our Vision and Strategy:

  • Community-Owned Organisations: We believe in the growing demand for community-owned organizations as opposed to high streetbusinesses dominated by a few large entities. Coop Exchange is positioned as a solution to this trend.
  • Problem Sharing and Solving: Our message to startups is clear –we’re building a platform from which you can launch your venture with a community, rather than going it alone. We advocate for funding from a community that believes in your ambition, offering an alternative to purely extractive investment approaches.

Stay in touch

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.