Phil Geraghty – Founder and Managing Director of Crowdfunder

2018 Cohort

Phil has nurtured the growth of Crowdfunder with the sole purpose of changing the world through enabling great ideas to happen. 

Over a third of the £55 million that has raised has been for the Social Enterprise sector, aligning with Phil’s belief that with great people, even greater things can happen. 

Phil has also invested his time, energy and commitment to the education and training of businesses, organisations and groups within social enterprise to equip thousands with the skills needed to not only raise funds for their projects but also to market, plan, budget and build businesses that go on to truly change the landscape of what’s possible in social enterprise here in the UK. 

Not only has Phil led a team to unlock millions in “extra funding” for crowdfunding projects, they’ve also now completed on a building in the heart of Cornwall. 

The C-Space project will fuse business and incubation space with a local produce café and bar, events venue, production studio and retail showcase by converting a seaside hotel with stunning views over Towan beach.

C-Space is a collaboration between Newquay-based Crowdfunder, the UK’s No.1 crowdfunding platform; the Cornwall Food Foundation, which manages the Fifteen Cornwall restaurant and apprentice chef programme at Watergate Bay along with community food initiatives across Cornwall; and the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) which has a track record for developing creative, multi-use spaces in landmark buildings and supporting social enterprise.