Spacehive

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FOUNDING YEAR: 2011
LOCATION: United Kingdom
Last Update: 17/07/2020

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About

Spacehive is a funding platform for ideas that bring local places to life: everything from sprucing up the park, or building a playground, to starting a street market.Anyone can create a project page, which is then matched to funds from councils, foundations and companies that want to help.The aim is to provide a powerful springboard for ideas that make communities happy, proud and prosperous. Fundraising campaigns on Spacehive have the highest success rate of any crowdfunding platform in the UK and the platform is the default way for tens of councils to fund place-based community projects - from the Mayor of London to Newcastle City Council.

MEDICI Analysis

Spacehive is the world's first crowdfunding website for civic projects wherein users can fund a new park or renovate their high street as easily as buying a book online.

Focus

MAIN CLIENTS

Consumers

People

FOUNDERS

Chris Gourlay

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

11-50

INVESTORS:

Big Society Capital

SI² Fund

Momentum

FUNDED

NO

TOTAL FUNDING

$4 M

DATE OF LAST FUNDING

Nov 2014

SEED & PRIOR FUNDING

$2 M

SEED CLOSED ON

Nov 2014

LISTED

NO

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