Our mission is simple

“I founded Swipii to better connect consumers with local businesses, with the vision of building the world’s largest local marketplace. As a team, our passion is putting local businesses on a level playing field with big brands across the world.

Now we're crowdfunding because we want our community to be part of our growth journey, as we power up high streets across the nation.”

- Louis Schena, CEO


of people in the UK say it’s important to shop locally


of people in the UK say they are happier when supporting local business owners


additional benefit for local economies generated by small local firms through their re-spend, compared with large firms

Data sources: Visa and Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)

The challenge

Local independent businesses form the backbone of our economy, but the truth is, they’re decades behind online businesses and big corporations when it comes to tech and are at a disadvantage. Consumers want an easy way to save money and brick-and-mortar businesses need a way to gain exposure, without over discounting.

Proud to serve local communities

For shoppers, Swipii is a seamless cashback app that helps them save money at businesses in their area just by paying with their normal bank card. For businesses, it is the marketing tool that helps them reach & reward customers and refocus on running their business.

Mobile phone displaying the Swipii cashback app interface

Trusted by the best

We’re backed by world renowned names in venture capital who have between them invested in the likes of Transferwise, Zoopla and Citymapper. The high performing team we’ve built also includes senior leadership from Skyscanner’s £1.5bn exit.

Since the launch of our app, more than £400,000 has been spent by Swipii users at 212 businesses nationwide. But we’re just getting started. Together, we all believe in Swipii’s potential to become Scotland's next big start-up success story.

Invest today on Crowdcube 🚀

We’re making a limited portion of Swipii equity available to you. Take a look at Crowdcube pitch, and join our growth journey!

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Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. Please Invest Aware.


What is crowdfunding?

With equity crowdfunding, you can buy shares in a business at a given valuation, with the goal of those shares increasing in value over time. If the business that you invest in increases in value and makes it to an exit event, such as being bought by another company or listing publicly, you have the opportunity to sell your shares to make a return on your investment. For more information, check out the Crowdcube website.

What's the value of a share?

All the details of Swipii’s valuation and share price will be included on our Crowdcube page when our campaign goes live. Register your interest above to be among the first to be notified when this happens.

When can I get a return on my money?

If you invest in an equity crowdfund and the company is later bought by another company, floats on the stock market or there is a management equity buy back from investors, you can sell the shares you bought for a financial return. Read about some successful shareholder exits on Crowdcube’s website here.

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