#Croydon #TechCity startup @Makerble win £100,000 in match-funding


By - Friday 17th May, 2013

The team behind Makerble - the world’s first crowd-funding platform to apply gamification to charities’ impact statistics – has received £100,000 in match-funding from UnLtd, a social venture funding consortium.

Matt Kepple (pictured above),  founded Makerble in 2012, and is working alongside Liam Reynolds, who was formerly involved in devising the growth strategy for Tesco Clubcard. Previously, Kepple has been the driving force behind social enterprise MakeWorldwide.

In a fortnight that has already seen one young rising Croydon Tech City star net a large sum of money to make their tech dreams come true, it is welcome news to see another fund-raising success story so soon.

Makerble’s application hopes  to give people a personalised view of what their charitable donations achieve. Charities regularly lack necessary funds to achieve the level of impact they want to achieve while it is very hard for donors to fully appreciate the impact a specific donation will achieve. Makerble increases net donations to UK charities by highlighting where their money goes and quantifying the impact it makes, ‘rewarding’ those who donate by increasing their ‘Change’ points, while making donations to charities more accessible.

The service launches in alpha in Summer 2013.

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his local community, serving at Grace Vineyard Church and organising Purley Breakfast Club and was ranked "Croydon's 37th most powerful person" by the Croydon Advertiser (much to his amusement). He is the Head of Content at marketing technology company Idio, the founder of the Croydon Tech City movement, a LinkedIn coach, and creator of Croydon's first fashion label, Croydon Vs The World. Views are his own, but it would be best for all concerned if you shared them. Please send your fanmail to: jonnyrose1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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