Bristol Media article

August 2014

Bristol Media have just written a nice article about us!

Two Bristol entrepreneurs have launched a new crowd funding and lending platform for the creative sector, offering a way for people to fund creative ideas and social projects across the city.

Film producer Oliver Mochizuki and tech specialist Derek Ahmedzai have created Fundsurfer.com to provide an additional source of funding for creative projects in a climate where lending has become restricted. They are now very much open for business and are inviting filmmakers, designers, producers, gamers, photographers, artists, writers and others in the creative sector across Bristol to use the Fundsurfer.com platform and help bring their creative projects to life.

There are a couple of really nice quotes

Paul Appleby, chair of Bristol Media, said: “Many funders, from venture capitalists to high-street banks still (wrongly) regard creative projects as high-risk, and yet many people would love to be involved in supporting a project, so crowd-funding is a real opportunity for creative projects.

It's a complex landscape, so being able to adapt the portfolio of approaches under the Fundsurfer banner means each project can build a model that is the best fit."

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Bristol film maker Steve Timmins recently raised enough capital to complete his documentary film about Pro NHS’s two year campaign around NHS services in Bristol as one of the first projects to Fundsurfer, Steve adds: "This platform is simple and easy to use and even though I went to them knowing nothing about the process the Fundsurfer team were happy to help me through every stage so that I was able to turn the vision into reality."

Read the full article at http://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/news/1861/creativefunding-bristol-based-fundsurfercom-open-for-business

 

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