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Nesta - Crowdfunding

Links to blogs, tweets and reports from Nesta (a charity and recognised body)
  • 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)
  • Working the Crowd
A guide from Nesta on how to use crowdfunding. Published 2013. (pdf)

Crowdfunding (Wikipedia)

Article on Wikipedia about crowdfunding. Includes links to studies and academic papers. Also international perspectives.

UK Crowdfunding Association

Association of 37 member companies. Site gives details of members, codes of practice and industry news.

Some companies:


Rasing finance through online investment.


Platform particularly aimed at raising funds for local, small scale and community projects.


Crowdfunding scheme for socially responsible businesses.

Funding Circle

UK specific platform for funding small businesses.

The Funding Game

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


International funding site for ideas, campaigns, projects and nonprofits.


The word's largest funding platform.

My Microinvest

Platform for small investments in innovative companies.


Online platform from Seedrs Ltd.