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Nesta - Crowdfunding

Links to blogs, tweets and reports from Nesta (a charity and recognised body)
/www.nesta.org.uk/project/crowdfunding
  • CrowdingIn
Directory-type website for crowdfunding platforms. Gives details of various crowdfunding schemes and companies. Also give tips and information on crowdfunding. Operated by Nesta (a charity, see above)
www.crowdingin.com/
  • Working the Crowd
A guide from Nesta on how to use crowdfunding. Published 2013. (pdf)
www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/working_the_crowd.pdf

Crowdfunding (Wikipedia)

Article on Wikipedia about crowdfunding. Includes links to studies and academic papers. Also international perspectives.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding

UK Crowdfunding Association

Association of 37 member companies. Site gives details of members, codes of practice and industry news.
www.ukcfa.org.uk/


Some companies:

Crowdcube

Rasing finance through online investment.
www.crowdcube.com

Crowdfunder

Platform particularly aimed at raising funds for local, small scale and community projects.
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/

Crowdmission

Crowdfunding scheme for socially responsible businesses.
www.crowdmission.com

Funding Circle

UK specific platform for funding small businesses.
www.fundingcircle.com

The Funding Game

Gives advice and organises events around all types of funding including crowdfunding. (Partner of the Business & IP Centre)
www.thefundinggame.co.uk

Indiegogo

International funding site for ideas, campaigns, projects and nonprofits.
www.indiegogo.com

Kickstarter

The word's largest funding platform.
www.kickstarter.com

My Microinvest

Platform for small investments in innovative companies.
www.mymicroinvest.com/en

Seedrs

Online platform from Seedrs Ltd.
www.seedrs.com