Crowdfunding for business: How to raise funds for your start up

After suffering from acne for 15 years, and with no end in sight, Jordan Marc Sully decided to take charge. He took a holistic approach and developed a range of natural skincare products, which he used alongside lifestyle changes. The results speak for themselves: in just six months he was free of acne for the[…]

Crowdfunder and JCDecaux launch a search for Britain’s 100 hottest tech start-ups

The UK’s No1 crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder and JCDecaux, the UK’s leading Outdoor Advertising company, have partnered to help rapidly scale up 100 start-ups across Britain.Nurture, JCDecaux’s new division, is working with Crowdfunder to find start-up businesses who want to grow, to help them market their brand or product with an exclusive support package – and[…]

Crowdfunding for business – eight of the best business projects in the UK

Best Business Crowdfunding Projects Crowdfunder works with businesses as well as charities, community groups and individuals who want to make their great ideas a reality. The Crowdfunder Academy crew have hand-picked eight of the best to showcase just what can happen when businesses reach out to their communities to fundraise their brilliant projects. We’re all[…]

Nesta New Radicals collaborate to bring business success

Having been named as a New Radical by Nesta – the UK’s drivers of innovation and new thinking, helping to bring great ideas to market – Crowdfunder is extraordinarily proud to watch as another is benefiting from our bustling business and crowdfunding community.Mazí Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and employing migrant and refugee[…]

#StopPress: How crowdfunding saved our business

 Self-starter magazine faced closure but was saved by £10,000 in 24-hour fundraising driveJobs of three employees aged 30 and under saved, as well as work of regular freelancersIndustry will keep vital original voice as a resultCompany hopes to highlight plight of small businesses with regard to bank lending, business support Find out what it’s like to[…]

Crowdfunder attracts new ideas – perfect for innovative app Ask Amy

As a start-up group of volunteers, the team behind Ask Amy found it tricky to access more traditional sources of funding. So Crowdfunder was the perfect way to get the cash injection they needed for their innovative app. Ask Amy is an easy, approachable way for anyone – but particularly young people – to find out[…]

The road to success thanks to AutoTrader and Crowdfunder

What do flowers, AutoTrader and Crowdfunder have in common? Successful business –Blank Flowers!  In 2013, young entrepreneur Blanka, after training from The Prince’s Trust, was ready to run with her new business but the only thing slowing Blanka down was a lack of transport which she needed to help her to bulk-buy plants from the flower[…]

Made in Hackney – how crowdfunding created the legacy

Many community-changing projects are launched with the backing of the Big Lottery, or one of the other fantastic funding bodies that enable such innovation across the UK, such as Creative England, or Nesta, but what happens when the grant ends? How do these projects find a sustainable financial future to continue their work in the communities across the country? How do these projects continue to raise their profile and engage with the people around them? How do they create their legacy?