Archive for August, 2009

Charles Armstrong interviewed for Out-Law podcast

Yesterday afternoon I recorded a ten minute interview with Out-Law, the technology law website run by international law firm Pinsent Masons. This has now been published as a podcast. The interview starts at 2:30.

Techcrunch article on Trampoline crowdfunding

Yesterday night, as the Perseid meteorites streaked through Earth’s atmosphere, published a provocative article on Trampoline’s decision to “jump the VC ship” and raise finance via crowdfunding. Techcrunch has established itself as the journal of record for tech startups and the venture capital industry so this was bound to create a bit of a [...]

Sunday Telegraph feature on Trampoline Crowdfunding

Today’s Sunday Telegraph includes a feature on Trampoline’s Crowdfunding initiative written by the paper’s Enterprise Editor, Richard Tyler. The article discusses how conventional venture capital financing can lead businesses to raise progressively larger sums of money regardless of whether that’s what they actually need. As Trampoline proceeds down the crowdfunding path it will be interesting [...]

Financial Times on Trampoline & alternative finance

Hot on the heels of last Wednesday’s feature, today’s Financial Times includes an article discussing Trampoline’s crowdfunding initiative as an example of alternative sources of finance being sought by SMEs.




Crowdfunding is an alternative approach to raising finance. It’s been developed over the last decade, principally in the film and music industries. Unlike traditional models which rely on large contributions one or two institutions crowdfunding is based on raising small sums from many number of people, who are typically linked by social networks or shared interests.

Find out more about Crowdfunding

Trampoline Systems

Trampoline Systems is an award-winning software business based in London (UK). The company is attracting attention from around the world for its SONAR social analytic technology and its vision of how corporations must evolve.