Follow up Interview with Derek O’Sullivan of Thermo Tent

June 29, 2015

A few months ago we interviewed Derek O'Sullivan of Thermo Tent prior to their launch of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Derek promised to return and tell us how it went and what he learned.

Good to his word we caught up with Derek after a successful campaign to raise 50,000 Euro. He tells us what went well, what advantages he has found from the campaign success and he shares with us the news that they now plan to run an equity crowdfund on the Seedrs platform

Find out more about Thermo Tent at

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Interview with Dave Boyle on launch of Community Shares service on Crowdfunder

June 8, 2015

This week the UK's biggest reward crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder, announced a partnership with the Community Shares Company  so that they can offer Community Share project through their site.

In this podcast we speak to Dave Boyle of the Community Shares Company and he explains how he has been involved in these share issues for some time, what is distinctive about these crowdfunding campaigns and how the new partnership with Crowdfunder is a real expansion of the market.

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Interview with Derek O’Sullivan of Thermo Tent

March 30, 2015

Its not not often that you get to hear form someone whilst they are actually running a crowdfunding campaign - usually it is afterwards as they bask in the glow of success or mull a bruising failure.

But here we speak to Derek O'Sullivan in the midst of his Kickstarter campaign raising funds for Thermo Tent.

Derek tells us why he chose crowdfunding and what he hopes to get from the campaign. He also explains the unique and innovative aspect of Thermo Tent

You can access the campaign here

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Interview with Jamie Veitch from the Shefield Live Crowdfunding campaign

February 17, 2015

In this episode we speak to Jamie Veitch who was an important participant in the Sheffield Live crowdfunding campaign. This project raised £165,000 through a Community Share issue which is specific and increasingly popular type of crowdfunding.

Jamie tells us why they chose this approach and some of the challenges and benefits with running this type of campaign.

The campaign was to raise funds for the existing community radio station to move into the TV realm.

You can find out more about Sheffield Live here and you can find out more about Jamie Veitch here.

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An interview with Marketlend CEO – Leo Tyndall

December 15, 2014

Marketlend is a new Australian lending platform founded and led by Leo Tyndall.

Launched in the same week that the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) of Australia released its “blueprint” for the Australian financial system for the next ten years, this new platform shows how innovation in financial products is  global.

We were lucky enough to get a chance to speak to Leo in the week of his launch.

Leo provides us with an interesting insight as to how Marketlend is a necessary addition to the Australian business finance marketplace and what makes its offer so distinctive.

The FSI report is generally encouraging towards crowdfunding and new and novel approaches to finance and we can be sure that where Leo’s team lead others will certainly follow.


Tim Wright of twintangibles on BBC Radio Sheffield

December 2, 2014

Whilst I was in Sheffield at the Deep Impact Crowdfunding conference I was invited onto BBC radio Sheffield to talk about crowdfunding and the potential launch of Venture finance Hubs. Also speaking are Jamie Veitch and Sharon Mossbeck. Host is Andy Crane.

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IgnitionDeck - an Interview with Nathan Hangen

September 13, 2013

DIY Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular choice for those seeking to raise funds for the organisation or project. In this process crowdfunders choose to host their campaign themselves rather than use one of the well known crowdfunding platforms. As organisations come increasingly to understand the value of their crowdassets and social capital we will see this choice being made more and more, and a whole industry is already emerging to provide the tools and services that help make this possible. Amongst the frontrunners in that at present is a WordPress plugin called IgnitionDeck developed by Virtuous Giant. It is an increasingly sophisticated tool that has already helped raise many millions of dollars for thousands of projects. We had the chance to speak to a co founder of Virtuous Giant Nathan Hangen and asked him about the past present and future of Ignition Deck.

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An Interview with Markus Lampinen - COO at GrowVC

April 2, 2012

Last week Tim facilitated an interview with Markus Lampinen the COO of GrowVC as part of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce ThinkDigital event, hosted at the Lighthouse. As part of our research work in the Crowdfunding area we maintain links with the major platforms and we had spoken to Markus recently. Part of that took the form of a brief interview where Markus explained something about the origins of GrowVC and how they develop what they refer to as an ‘ecosystem for startups’. Here is the mp3 of that interview, the transcript is available on our website.


TinyLightBulbs for tiny little ideas

March 16, 2012

TinyLightBulbs is an e-commerce site that lists “tiny little ideas” of innovators who are making the world better all together, but that “didn’t have where to go or that decided not to go to big investors to get their product up the ground”, all those little makers and innovators who decided to “do it themselves” and either crowdfunded their product or independently produced it and want to bring it to market.

It was a pleasure to talk with Mark McLachlan, co-founder of TinyLightBulbs, who kindly told us their story. Here you can find the podcast of our talk. A transcript is available at


Crowdfunding Bicycle Building - An interview with Andrew Denham of The Bicycle Academy

January 30, 2012

The Bicycle Academy, an innovative plan to train people to build bike frames whilst providing bikes to the developing world, used crowdfunding to generate the funds it needed to set up. The campaign was one of the most successful reward based campaigns raising £40,000 in just a few days.

I had the chance to speak to Andrew Denham, the founder of Bicycle Academy at the very end of 2011. In this interview Andrew:

  • Explains how the Bicycle Academy works and what inspired him to set it up
  • Why he chose to crowdfund it
  • Why he chose the platform that he did
  • What he believes made the campaign such a successful one
  • Gives advice for anyone else looking to run a crowdfunding campaign

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