Crowdfunder Appoints Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell as Joint CEOs as the platform prepares to innovate

by Crowdfunder | Jan 15, 2024 | Press

Crowdfunder Appoints Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell as Joint CEOs as the platform prepares to innovate
  • Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell appointed Joint CEO
  • Rob Love steps down as Chief Executive but remains a key shareholder
  • Crowdfunder gets ready to deliver more social impact across the UK

LONDON (AP) — Crowdfunder, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, announced today the appointment of Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell as Joint Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), effective immediately. Rob Love, the company’s Founder and former CEO, will step down from his executive role but will continue to be a key shareholder.

Co-founder Simon Deverell and Dawn Bébe to step up

As Joint CEOs, Bébe and Deverell will be responsible for leading Crowdfunder’s strategic direction and driving its mission to empower individuals and organisations to bring their ideas to life. With their combined expertise and vision, they aim to further enhance the platform’s impact and expand its reach.

The move follows a ten year period of successful growth for the platform. Over £350 million has been raised on the platform for thousands of projects including over £1 million for Oxfam with a Glastonbury prize draw last year. Partners include Aviva, British Airways, CoOp and a range of local authorities. Crowdfunder also recently announced the acquisition of CrowdJustice.

“I’m delighted to co-lead the company which has done so much to tackle society’s challenges by making ideas happen – and look forward to working with even more project owners and  leading brands to create even more impact in the years ahead,” said Dawn Bébe, Crowdfunder’s Chief Operating Officer and Founder. “I’d also like to thank Rob for the part he played in creating the idea that has helped change the world – Crowdfunder.” 

Simon Deverell, Chief Creative Officer and Founder, is excited about Crowdfunder’s future. “We’re entering a dynamic new phase, enhancing our platform and brand for our next growth stage. Our mission is clear: to become the most effective fundraising platform for communities and charities. We’re extending our support to organisations and brands, enabling and accelerating their abilities to create meaningful and measurable social impact. This new chapter builds upon the solid foundation that Rob has been pivotal in establishing,” said Deverell. “Rob and I have journeyed together through this venture, and I’m thrilled to continue, alongside Dawn, steering Crowdfunder into its exciting next era.”

Rob Love, who launched Crowdfunder in 2012 with Simon and Dawn, expressed his confidence in the new direction. “I’d like to thank the Crowdfunder team who have been brilliant to work with, and now, as a co-founder and key shareholder, I am looking forward to finding new ways to help them deliver more ideas that might just change the world,” Love said.

Darren Westlake, Chair of Crowdfunder, thanked Rob Love for his passionate leadership and dedication over the past decade. “I’d like to thank Rob for his leadership of Crowdfunder and all his hard work over the last ten years. We wish him every success in the future,” Westlake said.

Crowdfunder is recognized as a pioneer in the crowdfunding industry, having helped thousands of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits raise over £350million for their projects. With the appointment of Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell as Joint CEOs, the company is poised to continue its mission of driving positive change and supporting innovative ideas.


About Crowdfunder:
Crowdfunder is a leading crowdfunding platform that enables individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to raise funds for their projects. Since its inception, Crowdfunder has facilitated the funding of countless ideas, helping to bring them to life and make a positive impact on society. Crowdfunder recently added CrowdJustice to its portfolio. For more information, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk.
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