Earlier this month we held our AGM to elect the Directors who will represent us over the next year. As you can see the caliber of our representatives is very impressive.
Julia Groves, the UKCFA’s outgoing Chair, said: “The message going out from today’s AGM is that whatever stage you’re at in your business journey, whatever sector you’re in, and whatever form of financing suits you best, the breadth and diversity of our industry means there is a good chance have an answer. Crowdfunding is a fast, regulated alternative to traditional lending and investment, and is fuelling some of the UK’s most innovative companies day by day.”
This years Directors offers a wide range of experiences, representing platforms involved in equity, peer-to-peer, bonds and donations, and channeling funding into sectors from cutting-edge renewable technology to inspiring charity appeals.
(We’re proud to be providing the technology for two of the nine listed below!)
Bruce Davis, Director, Abundance Generation, Investment based crowdfunding: Debt based securities
Paul Massey, General Counsel, Crowdcube,Investment based crowdfunding: equity and debt based securities
Martin Smulian, Head of Legal & Compliance, FundingKnight, Loan based crowdfunding: peer to business
Karen Kerrigan, Chief Legal Officer Seedrs, Investment based crowdfunding: equity
Kate Eggleshaw, Marketing & Communications Manager, JustGiving, Donation based crowdfunding
Justin Hubble, General Counsel, Property Partner, Investment based crowdfunding: equity
Atuksha Poonwassie, Co-Founder, Simple Backing, Loan based crowdfunding: peer to business
Julia Groves, Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, Downing LLP, Investment based crowdfunding: debt based securities
Frank Mukahanana, Founder, QuidCycle, Loan based crowdfunding: peer to peer
The role of Chair will continue to rotate between Directors.
The UK Crowdfunding Association was formed in 2012 by fourteen crowdfunding businesses.
Our aims are to:
The full article can be found on the UK Crowdfunding Association’s site.