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 Virgin[…]

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 a[…]

#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[…]

£33,000 Crowdfunder completes £300,000 funding package for Glasgow’s “Websters” Church

Up and coming Glaswegian journalist, Jack Aitchison from STV Glasgow wrote this brilliant article and the kind folk over at STV have allowed us to share it here for our Crowdfunder community.Why do we love this article so much? It’s a great example of how project owners can use crowdfunding as a part of a bigger[…]

How to crowdfund a robot…

Mathew Walker from OhbotRobot talks to Crowdfunder about why he and Dan Warner decided to crowdfund a robot. The duo are on a mission to bring robotics and programming to schools across the UK and are crowdfunding to make their idea a reality.  Dan (Matthew’s business partner) and I first met in March 2014 as I was[…]

Queen of Code Project Profile: Letitia Graham

Tell us a little about your background and how you got involved with creating games…I’m currently a second year student at the University of Greenwich, studying Computing with Games Development. I’ve always been playing games since I was little and so it just made sense for me to drive my studies and career towards an[…]

Queen of Code Project Profile: Dr Natasha Angelopoulou

The Queen of Code campaign is currently under way Creative England have partnered with Crowdfunder to give female game developers the opportunity to raise funds.Her project will be designed specifically for those who suffer from deafness and the hearing impaired. By using 3D sensors and tracking mechanisms, Natasha hopes to help bring the gaming market[…]

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[…]

Stop wasting money – start raising some!

Susan Varano wrote a short guest blog for us about they need to start raising money for your business. Susan believes that people should stop wasting it start thinking about energy, office space, trade shows and most importantly crowdfunding! Take a read . . .