Crowd Funding

The Power Of Small Acts Of Kindness

Bridey Watson | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Bridey Watson

Lets pass on these small acts of kindness, help them grow, and hopefully in the process, we facilitate, empower and inspire others to follow suit. There is immense power in the small part we can each play, together we will change the bigger picture.

Grief-stricken Post-Brexit Snowflake Nonsense

Janice Atkinson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

I've had some wet, teary and quite frankly ludicrous outpouring of grief emails from the Remainiacs. Those who were more measured in their approach of course received a considered reply.

Why Is Gaming More Popular Than Music and Film?

George Taylor | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
George Taylor

Gaming has always been popular, but this has increased exponentially over the last few years. Whereas gaming was once seen as 'geeky' and 'uncool,' nowadays, geeky IS cool. You can blame the huge rise of comics and 'cosplay' conventions such as Comic Con for contributing to this massive change in perception.

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

Over £5,000 Has Been Raised For The Homeless Man Who Helped A Stranded Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

A young woman helped by a homeless man when she was stranded in late-night London has set up a crowd funding campaign to repay his act of kindness. ...

Someone Is Trying To Bailout Greece With An Online Crowdfunding Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up on IndieGoGo with the hopes of raising €1,600,000,000 (£1,138,320,437.89) to bail out Greece's faltering ec...

Teen Raises Thousands For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old has helped raise almost $130,000 (£86,500) to help a man who walks 21 miles to work every day on two hours sleep a night. Evan Leedy...

There Is Now A Kickstarter To Make The World's Biggest Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

The Kickstarter phenomenon which once promised a bright new future of crowd-funded businesses and ideas appears to now be in full-on parody mode. A...

Public Pays £19k To Fund Oxford Graduate's Masters.. And She Hasn't Worked In Four Years

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A graduate is attempting to raise £26,000 by crowdfunding a master's course at Oxford University, despite being unemployed for four years. Emily-...

P2P and Crowdfunding Could be a Car Crash Waiting to Happen

Christian Faes | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Faes

There is a lot of hype about the future potential of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. The US has shown the huge potential with platforms such as Lending Club and Prosper lending billions of dollars a year.

Kickstarter Projects You Can Actually Buy In 2014

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Crowdsourcing website Kickstarter is great - but often it seems like the wait before you can actually buy whatever product you've just Kick-started is...

The Way We Were and The New Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Professionals in the late 30s, 40s and 50s are realising that with increasing retirement ages they will probably need to carry on working for another 20+ years. If that is the case they want to do something that is much more fulfilling and rewarding.

Peer-to-Peer Lending Likely to Continue its March Into the Mainstream

Christian Faes | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Christian Faes

Peer-to-peer lending is one of the most exciting developments of recent modern finance. It is also the chance for finance to become democratised, as investors themselves decide who to lend to, and what a borrower is charged.

Cardboard Bicycle Fund-Raising Campaign Fails (By $1.95 Million)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

The inventors of a cardboard bicycle have pulled their campaign to raise more than $2 million to develop a sustainable production line for their unusu...

Cardboard Bicycle Inventors Seek $2 Million In Crowd-Source Funding

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech

The inventors of a cardboard bicycle are trying to set a crowd-sourcing record, by requesting $2 million of funding on IndieGoGo. The Cardboard Bik...

18th-Century Crowd-Funding

Adrian Teal | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

The 18th century was a Golden Age for newspapers. The Georgian press delighted in cataloguing the vices of the age, and playwrights, politicians, actors, and courtesans were all afforded celebrity status by magazines and popular prints of the period. The parallels with today's media are startlingly obvious.

LIVE Q&A - Financing Options For Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

The number of mortgages granted in the UK has increased by a third since the launch of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), the government's flagship...

Classic Video Game To Be Remade After £1.25M Funding Drive

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Tech

The classic video game Elite will be remade after its creator raised more than £1.25 million on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Elite was a...

Charlie Thomas

Alternative Funding Model Gets A Nod From The Treasury | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

The Treasury has announced that peer-to-peer lending will fall under the Financial Conduct Authority for its regulations, adding credibility and boost...

Crowd Funding the Man Who Wrote for Tony Hancock Ten Years After He Died

John Fleming | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

If you pay £1,000, you can have the forgotten comedy hero of your choice added into the book.

How Kickstarter Supports Creative Risk and Reward

Tom Hunter | Posted 23.10.2012 | Home
Tom Hunter

I've never met Chuck. I live in London, he lives somewhere in America. I'm a bit sketchy on the precise details of exactly where he claims to live, but that's okay and, regardless of this shocking lack of personal information, I recently decided I'd enjoy the opportunity to give Chuck some of my money.

Funding Great Public Spaces Doesn’t Need to Be an Olympian Effort

Chris Gourlay | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Tech
Chris Gourlay

Whatever your view on the Olympics, there's no doubt that east London is being transformed. But one landmark you won't find on any investment plans - or even Google Maps for that matter - is Cody Dock, a former gasworks on the River Lea, lying derelict between Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park.

How you can Fund Ethical Projects with

Julian Benson | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Tech
Julian Benson

Like an ethical Kickstarter, allows you to support projects that aim to do something good for the world. But unlike the other crowd funding sites out there, lets users donate skills and time as well as money.