DealShare User FAQ
What is DealShare?
Dealshare is a free online platform designed to improve deal flow and create co-investment opportunities for the UKBAA community. It is a deal discovery platform which allows members to browse and list live, active investment opportunities. No transactions are taken on the platform so once an interest is shown in a deal, further discussions are taken offline.
The platform is free to use and there are no associated costs or fees. Founders can only access the DealShare platform via a referral from a member of UKBAA and must be meet a number of criteria to ensure they are absolutely ready for angel investment.
How does a free membership differ to a UKBAA members membership?
There are a couple of differences for non-UKBAA members who want to access the platform. Free individual investors can access and check out the deals on the platform, but cannot refer an entrepreneur or founder to put their deal on the platform. Only UKBAA members and free accelerators and incubators can do so. For the duration of the Covid-19 crisis though you will have access to vetted, high quality deals for no extra charge.
How do I register on the platform?
Once you register on the platform, your application will be reviewed by the UKBAA membership manager. Once accepted you’ll be sent an automated email by the system inviting you to create your user account. Be advised that this email is sometimes caught by spam filters so please check your junk mail and ensure that “email@example.com” is added to your list of trusted email addresses.
Following this link will take you to the platform where you’ll be asked to add your basic details, create a password and verify your status as a high net worth individual and active angel investor.
How do I browse deals on DealShare?
Once on the platform you can browse deals by scrolling through or by filtering them
At this point you should browse the deals and can do so either by simply scrolling through them to focus on certain sectors or regions that are most interesting to you.
How do I contact a deal I am interested in?
You can either get in contact by clicking the Q&A tab, which best used for quick questions and responses and can only be viewed by you and the founder. The second method is by clicking the request more information button. You will then be contacted by the entrepreneur at which point discussions regarding funding will move off-platform.
Who do I contact about the platform?
If you have any questions about how to use the platform or encounter any difficulties please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.