The ‘Real’ Birth of Modern-Day Crowdfunding in 1995 – Conceived in 1992!…


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ITV Westcountry News Broadcast 05-Jan-2023

Conceived in 1992 in an effort to help raise funds to launch my Peter Pan Boardgame, it took another three years of pounding the pavement to get the Government to change the rules on Distance Selling, to allow what we now know as Crowdfunding to exist in the UK. The term ‘Crowdfunding’ itself would not be coined until 2006, and the first ever Crowdfunding Platform to appear online was my own Octopus Initiative – Product Launch Platform, in 1999. As shown in the enclosed image.