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Working the crowd. How to make the most of crowdfunding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2013
In case you’ve forgotten crowdfunding is a process by which money can be raised in support of your business through a growing number of social networks which facilitate contributions from the internet. You 'pitch' your business idea on one of these platforms for a designated period of time with a pre-agreed target to be raised - in most cases if you don't raise all of the money, you don&rsqu...
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Crowdcube raise more than £10 Million for UK Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2013
Back at the end of May, we announced the launch of our crowdfunding portal in partnership with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Our aim was to provide a dedicated crowdfunding portal for both new startups and established businesses. And as of last week, we were chuffed to hear that Crowdcube has become the first equity crowdfunding platform in the world to raise more than £10m fo...
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Crowdfunding Concerts - we check out Songkick Detour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
Crowdfunding Concerts - we check out Songkick Detour... Ever bemoaned the quality of gigs and concerts you get to attend close to where you live? If you don’t live in a big city, the answer one would imagine ( if you are into music that is) is probably a resounding yes!Recently, apart from going on music forums, facebooking or tweeting the band, or rather directly emailing a band’...
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Crowdfunding funds and jobs for small business - We are the Million

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2013
‘Kickstarter with a conscience’ is the press release tagline for the new crowdfunding platform ‘We are The Million’ (love the name) aiming to boost small business concerns in South London. Launched last week, We Are The Million, is a new crowdfunding platform that aims to boost small businesses in South London by helping them raise much needed funds to grow and create new ...
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Turkish Protesters Crowdfund over $100k for an Ad in the New York Times

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
With political protest in Turkey building daily - and with at the time of writing, the storming of Taksim Square by Turkish Riot police in full operation - it is interesting to see that crowdfunding has played an important part in the political protest that has engulfed the Turkish Nation. With a tag line “Activists - We hear you. Protesters - We are you. You have power. You can speak your ...
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Startacus launches crowdfunding portal

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2013
Startacus - The Self Start Society (that’s us then) are excited to announce that we have linked up with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to provide a crowdfunding website for both new startups and established businesses.As many of you no doubt know only too well, raising finance can be one of the main barriers that many startups and small businesses face and since crowdfunding is f...
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Boston bombing Crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
It’d be fair to say that very little good has come from the Boston bombings in the States. Apart from the tales of individual acts of bravery and kindness, it’s hard to find many positives in the terror that unfolded last week. However, here at Startacus there are two ‘positive’ elements of the whole situation which really grabbed our attention so we thought it only right ...
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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2013
Trying to get the money together to either start a business or make that creative idea a reality is never easy and the global economic woes of the last few years have certainly not helped. However what has happened over recent times has been a real growth in the crowdfunding phenomenon. Crowdfunding is being seen by many people as a really viable way of getting a project or business off the g...
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Grandma Pearl’s Happy Canes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2013
Isn’t that title one of the most infectiously happy article titles you’ve ever read? It literally has the word happy in it, and when you find out what it is we’re actually talking about, you’ll smile even more.Every once in awhile we come across a particularly noteworthy story from the fundraising platform ‘Kickstarter’; such as the Blaze project originating in ...
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Crowdfunding Seminar

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2012
Earlier this week we featured an article by Anne Strachan from Crowdfund UK providing all the basics you’d need to know if you’re considering Crowdfunding as an option for your startup. As well as writing great informative articles like this, Anne also regularly hosts and organizes events across the UK advocating Crowdfunding and detailing its’ merits and benefits for businesses....
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