David Marlett Now Accepting Crowdfunding Consultation, on Success-Fee Basis!

DIFF 2011 - Miles for Film Dinner Party - Apri...
DIFF 2011 – Miles for Film Dinner Party – April 4th, 2011 (Photo credit: Dallas Film Society Images)

I received an email from my most esteemed colleague, friend & mentor David Marlett, JD and I wanted to repost this along with my highest recommendation to anyone, especially film makers who are trying to navigate the choppy waters of crowdfunding for their own projects or initiatives. It has been my pleasure to serve under David at the National Crowdfunding Association and I can think of no one more qualified to consult with companies or individuals who are seeking outside assistance.

Crowdfunding Consultation on Success-Fee Basis!

Seeking clients on success-fee basis to help crowdfund their projects, especially film projects. For all film projects, please submit through www.BlueRunCrowdfund.com . For all other projects, please contact me directly at dmarlett@CrowdfundInternational.com.

David Marlett, JD CPA
writer / producer / director

Managing Director
BLUERUN MEDIA
dmarlett@BlueRunMedia.com
214-208-2148
www.BlueRunMedia.com
www.BlueRunCrowdfund.com
linkedin.com/in/davidmarlett
twitter.com/#!/CrowdFundUs
oncrowd9.blogspot.com
skype: dmcrowdfund

Founder and Executive Director
NATIONAL CROWDFUNDING ASSOCIATION
www.NLCFA.org

Founder and Chairman of the Board
WORLD CROWDFUND FEDERATION
www.WorldCrowdfund.org

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UK’s Crowdfunder and Peoplefund.it Merge

United Kingdom
United Kingdom (Photo credit: stumayhew)

A spot of consolidation in the crowded crowdfunding space today — which is surely ripe for plenty more convergence in the future. Two U.K. crowdfunding platforms, Crowdfunder andPeoplefund.it, have announced plans to merge, combining their technology and marketing platforms, branding, and teams to create a single entity with “its own distinct British and community feel,” the pair said. Combined they have more than over half a million unique monthly users and more than 20,000 registered users.

The move follows U.S. crowdfunding platform Kickstarter’s launch of U.K.-based projects back in October — which makes the ‘game of scale’ even more important for local platforms. “The merger of Crowdfunder and Peoplefund.it makes a huge amount of sense for UK projects that need funding,” said Crowdfunder founder Darren Westlake in a statement. “It will deliver scale, expertise, and marketing reach — essential for those projects who want the best funding platform possible.”

Peoplefund.it co-founder Simon Deverell also noted the arrival of crowdfunding’s ‘big fish’ into the U.K.’s small pond — but talked up the potential to add local flavour, noting in a statement: ”The international arrivals into the UK market are fantastic news as they grow and validate the market, however Peoplefund.it has a distinctly U.K. feel in line with our culture. It’s more local and community connected. It’s a great platform for entrepreneurs, socialpreneurs and civic-preneurs who want to make a difference. Peoplefund.it seeks to remodel the relationship between communities and UK enterprise – one street at a time.”

Plymouth-based Peoplefund.it started life last year as a way for charities to raise money before opening its arms to entrepreneurs. It was launched by celebrity cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s digital media company, KEO digital, and is backed by Plymouth University’s Enterprise Accelerator Partnership. Earlier this year Peoplefund.it gobbled up an arts-focused U.K. crowdfunding platform, called WeDidThis. It has also partnered with a UK book crowdfunding platform Unbound to add another string to its project’s bow. Peoplefund.it’s network reach is pegged at more than 2 million, owing to cross-promotion from other KEO digital sites, such as rivercottage.net,fishfight.netlandshare.net and energyshare.com.

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