Environmentally friendly clothing inspired by people's stories through artistic expression. 50% of profits are shared with our partner NGOs.
“Using UpEffect for our crowdfunding launch was an important first step for our social enterprise. The UpEffect team gave us the structure and direction needed to successfully reach our fundraising goal of £10,000 - a target that we thought was beyond our reach. With genuine interest in our social objective and close help from their team, we wouldn't be where we are today without UpEffect.”Aghiles Ourad
Founder of Thraedable
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Banks perceive disabled and/or Black, Asian, minority ethnic backgrounds and those with limited assets as high risk.
According to Extend Ventures (2021), between 2009 - 2019, only 3% of venture capital went to female founders and entrepreneurs from Black, South Asian, East Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds received in total 1.7% of VC investment (Tech Nation 2021). Furthermore, business loan approval rates for women are 15-20% lower than men (Biz2Credit).
of social enterprises are women-led (Social Enterprise UK, 2019)
of social enterprises are BAME-led (Social Enterprise UK, 2019)
of social enterprises are unable to access VC or bank financing (Village Capital)
Founders invest substantial time and capital into building and marketing their brands.
Crowdfunding can propel these efforts through the act of raising small amounts of money from a large group of people in exchange for goods and services. This helps founders access customers, funds and partners who join early and become invested in the success of the brand.
Mainstream crowdfunding platforms are venture-backed. They are built to serve those with existing capital, networks and expertise. Overlooked founders often don’t have access to these resources and are left to fend for themselves while competing with thousands of live campaigns.
We equip and empower creators with the tools to navigate crowdfunding. Many years of research and working directly with founders has driven our design process and in response, we’ve created a comprehensive campaign playbook made of campaign management planners, templates, workflows and calculators. We also offer coaching calls, feedback on materials, accountability check-ins and more to support creators with creating a successful crowdfunding campaign.
We were crowdfunding for the first time and UpEffect hugely supported us with personalised coaching and effective tools. With their expert guidance at every step, our campaign was a 100% success! Their entire coaching process was tailored to our needs and has empowered us to execute crowdfunding campaigns confidently.
I loved the professionalism of UpEffect's team, the great pieces of advice on the marketing strategy for the campaign, the way to approach the press and influencers, the feedback on content and visuals. In a nutshell, the permanent strive for making us ready for the launch, maximizing our chances of success.
UpEffect are doing an incredible job for social entrepreneurs, they are a very dedicated, hardworking and supportive team who guided us every step of the way and really cared about our mission. Thank you UpEffect!
UpEffect had amazing one on one support in the lead up and throughout the campaign! Sheeza provided knowledgeable and actionable advice which was very helpful in creating a successful campaign!
UpEffect is very important and is pioneering in creating social change. The platform is great! The team is always available! The UpEffect team has been incredible in answering our troubleshooting questions in split-seconds!
UpEffect has certainly surpassed my expectation for a crowdfunding platform. The team is very supportive and available 24x7, always on their toes, solving issues faster than you can raise them. There are so many social problems in the world, many problem solvers and so many people who are willing to support. Something like UpEffect is so much needed. Many more crowdfunding campaigns to come from me.
My experience with UpEffect was wonderful. From regular Skype sessions, to make sure we were on track, to valuable guidance on marketing and filmmaking, I had a thorough learning experience interacting with you. Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your support. Moreover, your flexibility in times of unexpected issues was extremely helpful and I appreciate you for it.
Using UpEffect for our crowdfunding launch was an important first step for our social enterprise. The UpEffect team gave us the structure and direction needed to successfully reach our fundraising goal of £10,000 - a target that we thought was beyond our reach. With genuine interest in our social objective and close help from their team, we wouldn't be where we are today without UpEffect.
UpEffect opened the doors to our personal and professional networks - avenues all capital hungry social startups must look into
I travel the world and wherever I go, I tell people about UpEffect. The work of UpEffect is very important in helping more people start successful social businesses
My utmost gratitude goes to team UpEffect for being there day and night for the past 4 months of our pre-launch preps. Knowing the fact they only support campaigns offering ethical products that are good for people and the planet. Very friendly and approachable team. Their want to succeed was almost infective as it catches up with you and you won't settle for less after that! It was fun and exciting working with your team.