When the high street banks won’t play ball… Get Ratty!

The Globe FoweyWhen he was rejected for by the banks in his quest to renovate The Globe, landlord Tony Goodman decided not to get mad… Instead he got Ratty! After seeing Jess (Marketing Manager, Crowdfunder) speak at an event in December Tony was inspired, and in just 5 days he crowdfunded his original £10,000 target.Check[…]

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 to prove your startup idea

How crowdfunding can prove your startup is a great idea Sophie Mackintosh from the Virgin StartUp team talks us through how crowdfunding can work as a vital tool to validate your business idea before you apply for a Virgin Start Up Loan. When you’re starting up, it’s vital to ensure that your business is actually a[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Crowdfunding and StartUp Loans

Thanks to our exciting new partnership with Virgin StartUp, we’ve got an initial £750,000 of loan funding available for up to 100 businesses that successfully run a project on Crowdfunder (yes – it could be for you!), giving businesses and individuals the opportunity to become eligible for a Virgin StartUp loan through the process of crowdfunding. Our partnership with[…]

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[…]

#StopPress: How crowdfunding saved our business

  Self-starter magazine faced closure but was saved by £10,000 in 24-hour fundraising drive Jobs of three employees aged 30 and under saved, as well as work of regular freelancers Industry will keep vital original voice as a result Company hopes to highlight plight of small businesses with regard to bank lending, business support  […]