Build a business where impact is part of your return to investors

Chorus members invest in start-ups where founders are committed to measurable social or environmental impact as well as financial returns.

What we look for

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Strong leadership skills and character

Clear impact mission and metrics

Compelling financial investment

Resilient and committed team

What’s in it for you


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Live Opportunities

Fanfare Label

London fashion house built on multi-faceted sustainable practices and outstanding in-house design team.

Target: £190k
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Bedstraw and Madder

Premium women’s underwear made from regenerative cotton and 100% plant-based dyes.

Target: £250k
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Recognised (Closed)

Recognised unites people around beautiful jewellery and support for causes consumers care about.

Target: £350k
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Why impact investing?

The UK donates £10 billion annually to charity. A nice sum, but let's face it, our problems are bigger than that.

In contrast, there is £1.6 trillion in personal liquid financial assets held by UK households and £1.5 trillion residing in defined benefit pension assets. Just 1% of those assets going to impact investing would be three times the amount given to charity.

We need to make our investments work harder for us.

How we select our opportunities

Our goal is to identify the best start-ups who can deliver measurable impact and impressive financial returns to Chorus members

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Introducing the Chorus Hub

Managing your capital raising process is a full-time job.

Keeping track of presentations. Negotiating legal documents. Responding to investor questions. Closing the transaction. Not to mention keeping your investors informed.

The Chorus Hub makes your life simple.

Put all deal documents in one place and get full transparency into investor interest. The Chorus team advises you on investor allocations and closing. Post your company updates to the Hub for automatic distribution to your investors.

Build long-term relationships with your investors and gain their confidence and support.

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Key Features


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How can I improve my chances to raise funds on Chorus?


Does my company need to be based in the UK?


Are the fees paid to Chorus negotiable?

Pricing structure

On first transaction, Start-ups pay fee of 10% of capital raised to cover the costs associated with marketing, compliance and company on-boarding. Follow-on transactions are charged at a fee of 5% of capital raised.

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers these investments to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

  1. You could lose all the money you invest
    • If the business you invest in fails, you are likely to lose 100% of the money you invested. Most start-up businesses fail.
  2. You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong
    • The business offering this investment is not regulated by the FCA. Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) only considers claims against failed regulated firms. Learn more about FSCS protection here.
    • The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm
  3. You won’t get your money back quickly
    • Even if the business you invest in is successful, it may take several years to get your money back. You are unlikely to be able to sell your investment early.
    • The most likely way to get your money back is if the business is bought by another business or lists its shares on an exchange such as the London Stock Exchange. These events are not common.
    • If you are investing in a start-up business, you should not expect to get your money back through dividends. Start-up businesses rarely pay these.
  4. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
    • Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.
    • A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments.
  5. The value of your investment can be reduced
    • The percentage of the business that you own will decrease if the business issues more shares. This could mean that the value of your investment reduces, depending on how much the business grows. Most start-up businesses issue multiple rounds of shares.
    • These new shares could have additional rights that your shares don’t have, such as the right to receive a fixed dividend, which could further reduce your chances of getting a return on your investment.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.

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