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The Fiver: Elemental

 ElementalWe’ve been battling the elements this week at Crowdfunder HQ in Newquay, with wintery wind and wild water swirling around outside. Nature can be harsh, but also gentle, warm and nurturing – something these five projects are making the most of.If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. Bird SunglassesThere’s more[…]

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Invest in a project of passion – The Times

We’ve been featured in The Times talking of the importance, and growth, of Civic Crowdfunding – “Invest in a project of passion.”Jess Ratty was quoted on the front page of Times “Money Splash” “We work with councils and businesses with charity budgets to find out how best to spend their money. It is revolutionising the[…]

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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[…]

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Small Business Funding – how crowdfunding fits

Phil Geraghty, managing director of Crowdfunder.co.uk, the UK’s biggest reward-based crowdfunding platform, said, “The UK has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial scenes in the world and we’re thrilled to see crowdfunding playing a significant part in getting fantastic ideas and businesses to market.The plight of small businesses and the lack of funding available to[…]

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How UBREW raised £125k from a mix of rewards & equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunder and Crowdcube have brought together two types of crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs turn brilliant ideas into reality. By taking startup businesses through a two-stage fundraising campaign, these sister crowdfunding platforms have enabled individuals to establish a steady client base through rewards-crowdfunding before using equity crowdfunding to take the business to the next level.  […]

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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[…]

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How to raise £219,000 in 28 days on Crowdfunder: The Wave: Bristol

The Wave: Bristol raised over £200,000 with Crowdfunder in a phenomenally successful crowdfunding campaign. If we can put the campaign’s triumphs down to one thing it would be the project’s extensive network – a brilliantly coordinated team of surfers, sustainability experts, charities and marketing professionals.

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Venturefest East Midlands set for live crowdfunding with Crowdfunder

Thanks to a partnership between Venturefest East Midlands and Crowdfunder – Venturefest East Midlands has launched an exclusive crowdfunding competition for East Midlands based small and medium-sized businesses, with a prize of up to £5,000 in match funding for new and inventive business ideas. Businesses who have signed up to attend Venturefest will be invited to add[…]