Posts tagged with Fundraising

10 things I learned raising £1m VC for my martech startup

Last week, my business, Phrasee, announced a £1m seed investment. Awesome! Champagne all round! But, getting there wasn’t easy. 

See, I’ve never run a fast-growing martech business before. Luckily, I’m a quick learner – and here’s 10 things I’ve learned about startup fundraising since launching 18 months ago. 

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Kickstarter coming to the UK later this year

While entrepreneurs in the United States wait for crowdfunding-based investing to become a reality, one of the most popular no-strings-attached US-based crowdfunding sites is delivering some good news for individuals in the UK who are looking for a few good benefactors.

Kickstarter, which to date has helped businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives raise some $275m across more than 63,000 projects, announced today on Twitter that it will be jumping the pond and making a UK debut this autumn.

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SEOmoz raises $18m, reveals everything about the deal

If you're an SEO, chances are you're familiar with SEOmoz.

The Seattle-based company is a brand name in the SEO space, and the company's CEO, Rand Fishkin, a highly-visible figure in the industry.

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Econsultancy Movember: Raising mo money for men's health

Team Econsultancy are taking part in this year's Movember, an international campaign that challenges participants to change the face of men's health.

Throughout November, the male members of our team (or our "Mo Bros) will be sporting their best 'tache to raise money for charity. Mo Bros are required to be clean-shaven on the 1st of November and then have the rest of the month to grow and groom their moustaches.

In effect, the Econsultancy team will become a walking billboard for men's health. 

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List of UK charities on Twitter

After publishing an interview with Dog's Trust about its use of Twitter for raising awareness and fundraising, I've had quite a few contacts from charities and representatives who also use Twitter.

Following the example of PRBlogger's very useful list of UK journalists on Twitter, I've compiled one for charity organisations and others who are using the service to promote some worthy causes.

There are more charities using Twitter than I first thought, but there are a few big names I haven't found Twitter accounts for, NSPCC, Childline, RSPCA are just three that spring to mind.

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