Thundafund In Print

Thundafund In The Press:

February 27, 2015: Business Day: If The Crowds Want Bread, Give Them Chocolate Too! 

“Crowdfunding can be seen as the democratisation of finance. It’s a way to raise capital and a crowd, while testing the market. During the process you’re evaluating the idea, building networks and receiving customer feedback before going into production.” – Andrea Morgan

February 17, 2015: Cape Argus | Raising Funds Through People’s Contributions 

“Crowdfunding gives the company time to test the business model and develop a marketing strategy. As a start-up, this is crucial and provides valuable information to show whether the company has the ability and support needed to succeed.” – Andrea Morgan, Thundafund

February 2015: Woman & Home | Money Savvy Know How – Raise Money Through Crowdfunding

In 30 days, we raised almost R50 000, which is incredible – we wouldn’t have been able to fund this project if hadn’t used Thundafund.” – Michelle Matthews, Book Dash.

December 8, 2014: City Press | The Genuis of Crowdfunding

There have been several attempts at crowdfunding initiatives locally, but the most successful and sustainable has been Thundafund, which has raised more than R3 million for 92 projects through 3 835 investors since its inception a year ago.”- Maya Fisher-French

August 14, 2014: Financial Mail | Crowdfunding: A Paying Public

“Crowd funding allows you to test your idea and develop a marketing strategy. It also shows whether you have the ability needed to succeed.” – Patrick Schofield

Winter 2014: Obrigado Magazine | Crowdfunding: The Highs And Lows And Everything In Between.

“Crowdfunding, a mainly internet-based fundraising platform, where anyone can chip in to help collectively fund someone’s dream project, sometimes has surprising results.”

April 2014: The Project Manager | Make It Rain

“A huge 70% of new businesses fail in their first year, says Patrick Schofield, co-founder of new South African crowdfunding platform, Thundafund. But group funding can turn this alarming statistic on its head – by testing whether there is a market for a new idea before pouring cash into it.”

October 3,2013 – YOU | Give your plan a helping hand.

“Thundafund’s aim is to have funded more than 3 200 projects by 2016. Crowdfunding could play a valuable role in easing SA’s unemployment rate. “If each project creates only three jobs, by 2016 we’ll have about 10 000 new jobs.” – Patrick Schofield.”

September 20, 2013 – Huisgenoot | ‘N geldspan vir jou blink plan.

“Deur skarefinasiering kan jy aanlyn skenkings kry vir die besigheid wat jy wil begin…”

August 18, 2013 – Sunday Tribune Business KZN | Less is more does wonders.

“Thundafund went live with 6 projects, raising over R60 000 in its first week. Within the first month, more than R120 000 had been raised.”

August 18, 2013 – Sunday Tribune Business KZN | Different product, different approach.

“YBike has broken South African crowdfunding records, raising R50 000 of required start-up funding via Thundafund for a new product called Evolve.”

June 26, 2013 – Grazia | No Cash? No problem!

“…Thanks to sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo – and the local version, Thundafund – when it comes to making your dreams come true, all you have to do is ask.”

March 10, 2013 – City Press | The Power of the Crowd 

“… Patrick Schofield, the head of crowdfunding platform, says crowd investing is particularly beneficial to start-up entrepreneurs and defined projects…”

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