Archive for the ‘Crowdfunding process’ Category

Trampoline Systems announces investment from leading industry figures

Today, as snowflakes fall around the Trampery, I’m delighted to announce investments from 10 leading figures in the software and financial industries. The investors include: Ian Smith – former Managing Director, Oracle Corporation UK, Ireland and South Africa Steve Broughton – former Managing Director, Business Objects UK Paolo Juvara – former Senior Director of Applications, [...]

Trampoline’s innovative funding model cited in Parliamentary evidence

We were delighted to learn that Trampoline has been cited in evidence submitted to one of the UK Parliament’s Select Committees. The Committee is investigating possible new funding models for the arts and cultural ventures in Britain. Crowdfunding is one of the models being considered. Trampoline was the example held up to illustrate how it [...]

Questions about GrowVC’s crowdfunding platform

A couple of weeks ago Hong Kong based GrowVC came out of closed beta and launched their crowdfunding platform to the world. I was excited because GrowVC was described an “equity crowdfunding” platform, implying that investors receive equity in the businesses they back. To my mind this is an essential requirement for any platform that’s [...]

First tranche of crowdfunding investment completed

I’m pleased to announce that the first tranche of Trampoline’s crowdfunding process was successfully completed today. We had all the investor commitments more than a month ago but it took til now to get the paperwork drawn up and executed. The last few signatures came in earlier today. This is an exciting moment for Trampoline [...]

Crowdfunding one month update

It’s now one month since we announced Trampoline’s crowdfunding project. As Techcrunch reported we rapidly received commitments for a third of a million pounds. We’re now close to initial completion at half a million pounds with a solid pipeline of investors moving towards the second stage. At this point certain patterns are evident which may [...]

Crowdfunding Trampoline

Today we’ve announced that Trampoline is financing the next stage of its growth through an innovative process called crowdfunding instead of traditional venture capital. We’re raising £1 million from up to 100 private investors with a minimum stake of £10,000. In the last few years crowdfunding has established itself as an alternative model in the [...]

Ready to roll

We’ve finished the final set of revisions to our crowdfunding process following the last comments from shareholders and legal advisors. At this point it looks like we’re ready to kick off the whole adventure tomorrow. One of the world’s top business newspapers has told us they’re running a feature on Trampoline’s crowdfunding process in tomorrow’s [...]

The journey starts here

It’s half past six on a Friday evening, the rain’s pelting down outside the Trampery and is playing me Italian music from the 1930s. Two hours ago we went live with this website, explaining how crowdfunding works and why Trampoline’s chosen this route instead of raising money from venture capital firms. This is just [...]




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.

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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.