Elevating positivity worldwide

At Crowdfunder, we're on a mission to spread positivity across the globe. United for good, our team is dedicated to turning innovative community ideas into meaningful realities, going beyond the confines of traditional fundraising.

We're a unique force in crowdfunding, driven by a desire to think creatively and address societal challenges through community-driven change and engagement.

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Who are we?

The most transformative ideas often come from within the community. Crowdfunder is not just about raising funds; it's about always being human and nurturing grassroots innovation to affect societal change. Our platform is all about collaboration; match funding meets community passion, making us a distinctive player in bringing about impactful initiatives for charities, community projects, businesses, personal causes, and more.

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"Crowdfunding was such an empowering wonderful process because it really did show us that people really care about what we do."

Jo, Organic Blooms

Our core purpose

Our conviction lies in the power of local solutions to drive global change. 'Connect', our innovative partner product, reflects this belief, aiming to not just fund projects but to actively support communities through CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), volunteering, and grants. It embodies our commitment to inclusivity, sustainability and community empowerment.

Our vision and impact

With over a decade of experience, Crowdfunder has made significant strides in the crowdfunding industry, helping hundreds of thousands of projects raise over £300 million. As we look to the future, our ambition is to redefine fundraising globally, with a goal to raise over £1 billion for impactful community projects. Our journey so far sets the foundation for this vision, as we continue to make profound impacts on lives across the UK and beyond.

Our ethical

Adopting a 'more than profit' philosophy, we're supported by a diverse shareholder base that reflects our dedication to ethical crowdfunding. The recent addition of CrowdJustice into our family further enhances our capabilities, aligning with our mission to support community projects.

Our values

Our values—united for good, think creatively, always be human, empower greatness—are at the heart of everything we do. They guide our decisions, shape our interactions, and are evident in our work culture, stakeholder relations, and customer engagement. These principles inspire us to build a brighter future, campaign by campaign.

United for good

Crowdfunder is united for good; we harness the power of collective action.

Think creative

Creative thinking fosters innovative solutions to sometimes complex challenges.

Always human

We are always human, prioritising empathy and understanding in every interaction.

Empower greatness

By empowering greatness, we enable individuals and communities to shape a brighter future.

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Our leadership team

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Dawn Bebe

Founder & Co-CEO

Dawn has a successful track record in consumer media, leading the development of Grazia and Red and Elle while MD of Hachette Emap Ltd. She has cemented over 30 municipal authority partnerships for Crowdfunder.

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Simon Deverell

Founder & Co-CEO

Simon leads the platform and creative teams after two decades of disruptive digital work. He has led significant campaigns for Channel 4's Big Brother and River Cottage plus campaigns including BAFTA winning Hugh's Fish Fight.

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Joel Matthews

Finance Director

Joel is a qualified financial accountant and excels in aiding high-growth businesses. Recognised in the "30 under 30" list in 2022, he kickstarted his career at ZPG Plc, known for brands like Zoopla and Uswitch.

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Emma Menmuir

Head of People & Place

Emma oversees people operations, focusing on culture, engagement, and productivity. Combining an entrepreneurial mindset with strategic expertise, she's supported many small businesses and teams to reach their full potential.

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Clare Tyler

Head of Compliance

Clare manages compliance and legal at Crowdfunder. With extensive experience in compliance and commercial law across industries like mining, healthcare, and tech startups, she’s been focused on the tech sector for the past 10 years.

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Graeme Roy

Partner Growth & Sales

Graeme has been with Crowdfunder since its inception. He leads the partner team, significantly contributing to key partnerships. His background in environmental sciences has seen him work for companies such as River Cottage and the Well Hung Meat Co.

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Phil Geraghty

Founder & Director

Phil Geraghty has vast experience in start-up and community crowdfunding in the UK after working with thousands of start-ups, social enterprises and charities to help them raise millions of pounds for their great ideas.

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Alex Watts

Head of Customer Experience

After managing her own start-ups and social enterprise for several years, Alex joined Crowdfunder to empower communities to unlock their potential. She has over 20 years of experience in customer-facing roles and regularly volunteers for non-profits in her spare time.

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Nikolai Clark

Head of Engineering

Nikolai leads our Engineering team, leveraging his extensive experience to shape the platform. Prior to his current role, he worked across various sectors, developing and designing a range of products from large-scale data analysis systems to award-winning business management software.

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Darren Westlake

Chair of the Board

A serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in the internet and telecoms industries, previously the co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube, he is now the founder and CEO of Disco, the social music discovery app.

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Crowdfunder Stories

We're dedicated to sharing the incredible stories of communities striving for change

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Doc Rowe: Saving Decades of Cultural Customs

Filmmakers Rob Curry and Tim Plester embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to digitize and archive Doc Rowe’s extensive collection of audiovisual materials.

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The Pearl Exchange: Nurturing Creativity

In May 2022 The Pearl Exchange – a dynamic creative hub for 18-35 year olds – started a crowdfunding campaign in order to secure their future for the youth of Bude.

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York RI AFC: Becoming more sustainable

York RI AFC, like many others, faced rising costs due to the cost of living crisis. Their crowdfunding campaign was to ensure a more sustainable future for their members.

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