Intelligence from the world’s leading crowd finance data source, Crowdsurfer, confirmed this week that Crowdfunder is the largest crowdfunding platform in the UK, having closed more projects than any other UK platform in the last ten months.
According to Crowdsurfer’s data, the rewards-based platform has completed 2,400 successful projects to date in 2015, more than double the next 21 UK rewards platforms combined. (Period: 01.01.2015 – 28.10.2015).
Emily Mackay, CEO of Crowdsurfer, comments, “The amount raised by UK crowd finance platforms has increased significantly in 2015 and many business, individual, creative and philanthropic endeavours are benefiting from this. Congratulations to Crowdfunder on its achievements so far. We look forward to its continued success as the industry continues to expand in 2016.”
This week Crowdfunder is launching it’s own equity raise on Crowdcube, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, to raise £1million to expand the business.
Phil Geraghty, Managing Director of Crowdfunder said: “Since 2012, we have grown Crowdfunder by a factor of 10, and become the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform*, working with more projects in the UK than any other platform – raising over £10 million for thousands of businesses, social enterprises, charities and individuals across the UK.
“Although the equity platforms may fund-raise for much bigger sums of money, we are working with many more projects, including more grass roots projects and startups. We currently have 975 projects looking for £12.4million on the site, this investment would enable us to turn more of those ideas into reality.”
Crowdfunder’s unique and proven business model connects people and projects to partners who can offer them funding and support. Current Crowdfunder partners include JCDecaux, Virgin StartUp and Not on The High Street.
Last year Crowdfunder, raised over £500,000 in three hours from 367 investors, including Nesta, Creative England and founding investor, Plymouth University.
Rob Love Chairman said: “Since 2012, we grown by a factor of ten. With this investment, we want to grow the company by six times, and help over 150,000 projects across the next three years. By the third year, we’d like to be raising over £100million for projects across the UK.”
The crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Crowdcube.com, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform and you can find out more here: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/invest