Why Crowdfund with Bloom?

Posted: Wed, 31 July 2013 by Cara

As a business, we need to make sure that we are attracting customers, and also ensure that those customers have a great experience with us. We know there are lots of crowdfunding platforms out there, so we’re not just going to tell you to use Bloom, we’re going to convince you by giving you clear reasons why.

First of all, it’s important to note the difference between the three types of crowdfunding – equity, peer to peer, and real crowdfunding. Equity crowdfunding is where you sell shares or parts of shares to lots of small investors, who will expect a financial return. Peer to peer crowdfunding is simply a loan, which you need to pay back. 

Real crowdfunding, what we do, is where you offer rewards or perks in return for money, and you don’t need to pay the money back. Which type of crowdfunding is right for you depends on what stage you are at with your project, but we would recommend that you use rewards based crowdfunding for startups and early stage projects. Of course, you can also use real crowdfunding at a much later stage too!

OK, you know what crowdfunding is, understand the three types and have decided to go for real crowdfunding. So why crowdfund with Bloom?

Here are some top reasons;

We have a wealth of experience – our founders have started, lost, succeeded and failed with various businesses so they know what they’re talking about!

Bloom is the UK’s leading rewards based crowdfunding platform, as well as the only platform in Scotland. That means we are early adopters, and experts in our field.

You will be allocated a dedicated team member, who will work with you before, during and after launch of your project.

Your project will be promoted on a regular basis to the Bloom community, via social media channels, newsletters and networking.

We care about our projects, and we offer support in many different areas should our project owners need it. From social media tips to writing a press release to suggested contacts in a certain sector, you’ll receive a whole host of added value.

However, we are a little bit biased, so we’ve asked our crowdfunders to give you some of their reasons for using Bloom.

“I’d also like to give a good word for Bloom. They were really helpful, supportive (they were tweeting about me all the time, it seemed) and provided a very easy to use platform for it all to happen on. Thanks to them I’ve managed to get my business off the ground. I’m totally delighted “

-          Duncan Lockerbie, guest blog

“Crowdfunding is such a wonderful idea.  To donate a small amount is manageable for most people and to be able to choose rewards which suit your own budget and interest is fantastic. I found that Cara at Bloom has been there to help me at each step and has been so supportive”

-          Larain Briggs, guest blog

“p.s also a shout out to @bloomvc who are not just crowdfunding experts but pivotal in making dreams come true :-) I now have my own shop :-)”

-          @WelshWallace, tweet

That’s just some of our key reasons for crowdfunding with us, and there are many more besides, but if you want to ask us any questions then #askbloom on Twitter or email eva@bloomvc.com

We’re always happy to chat crowdfunding so do get in touch, and we’re looking forward to lots of fab new projects being started!

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