Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance in Europe

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Founded: 2011

Type: Donation-based crowdfunding

Donation-based crowdfunding - geography: United Kingdom

CO. no.: 7553730


Spacehive is the world's first funding platform for neighbourhood improvement projects. We make it as easy to fund a new park or playground for your area as buying a book online.

For people with inspiring project ideas, Spacehive allows you to pitch for support and funding from your community. For everyone else it's a refreshingly easy way to transform where you live: just find a project you like and pledge funding. If it gets funded, it gets built!


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Founders Spacehive

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FOUNDER & CEO, Chris Gourlay

LinkedIn | Twitter (@chris_gourlay)

Type: Entrepreneur

Description: Chris is the Founder and CEO of Spacehive, the world?s first crowdfunding platform for civic projects. He is a former Sunday Times staff journalist who covered architecture and planning, as well as leading the paper?s London coverage.

He launched Spacehive in 2012 as a social business to stimulate new sources funding and creativity for the civic environment. Since then the platform has helped to deliver a diverse mix of projects across the UK - from a new community centre in Wales to a giant waterslide in the middle of a Bristol high street.

He has won awards for Spacehive from the Big Venture Challenge, Nesta, UnLtd, Deloitte and Downing Street.

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30 Marsh Wall
E14 9TP London
United Kingdom

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