The Crowdfinders story started in 2014, when Luke, Will and Alex – three brains of the investment, hospitality and marketing worlds – came up with a simple idea: to create a fast-paced event worthy of the rapidly emerging crowdfunding industry.

Crowdfinders now combines the events that gather the brightest businesses and the most innovative investors, with the immediacy of online crowdfunding. Featuring live business pitches, real-time investment, indispensible industry insights and extraordinary entertainment, our networking and knowledge sharing events connect the companies with the capital, and there’s not a soggy crisp or awkward silence in sight.

If you’re a company looking for finance or are considering investment, then our events are the place to be. You’ll hear from the industry’s best and most brilliant, while learning everything there is to know about the crowdfunding phenomenon.

Luke, Will and Alex have collectively attended over sixteen million events (well, it certainly feels like it) so they’ve combined Luke’s knowledge and connections, Will’s showmanship and flair with Alex’s steely focus and marketing prowess to deliver one heck of a conference series.

With more tricks up their sleeves for 2016, Crowdfinders promises to put the personality back into a business pitch, with an exciting new addition to this very website. Watch this space…

Who are the Crowdfinders?

Will Broome

Over the past fourteen years, Will has become one of the most renowned and respected figures in the events and hospitality industries. He created in 2001, which has become the definitive resource for corporates, connecting event organisers with all the best venues, service providers, trends, ideas and tips. Will has the best hair of all the Crowdfinders and he’s the one that secures the best venues and the biggest surprises. A ringmaster of sorts!

Luke Davis
Chairman and Co-founder

Luke established IW Capital in 2012 to work closely with clients on EIS focused investment opportunities. He is also the Co-founder and Director of Money & Co. He is on the board of the UKBAA and was the driving force behind the creation of Crowdfinders, with the aim of putting on the sort of events he wanted to attend. He started off as a stockbroker, but he’s much better now. Luke is the quiet, dangerous Crowdfinder, he can usually be found… actually he’s really difficult to find. Kind of like a silverback gorilla…

Alex Ricketts

Alex has been working in the media and marketing industry for most of his career. He hasn’t let this hold him back however, and for the last few years, he has worked with a wide variety of clients from start-ups to multi-nationals. He is also a past president of the UK Word of Mouth Marketing Association. Crowdfinders was a natural progression from his long experience in sponsorship and events, let’s face it, who doesn’t like a party? Alex is the largest of the Crowdfinders and can usually be found running around on event day, shouting. An actual lion tamer.

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