Crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder has appointed Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell in joint chief executive officer roles.

Their fellow co-founder Rob Love is to step down from his executive role but will continue to be a key shareholder.

The company says Bébe and Deverell will aim to further enhance the platform’s impact and expand its reach following a decade of growth. 

To date more than £350 million has been raised on the platform for thousands of projects, including £1m+ for Oxfam with a Glastonbury prize draw last year. 

Partners include Aviva, British Airways, CoOp and a range of local authorities. Crowdfunder also recently acquired CrowdJustice.

“I’m delighted to co-lead the Crowdfunder team with Simon,” said Bébe. “Crowdfunder has done so much to tackle society’s challenges by making ideas happen. 

“I look forward to working with even more project owners and leading brands to create even more impact in the years ahead.

“I’d also like to thank Rob for the part he played in creating the idea that has helped change the world.”

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Deverell added: “We’re entering a dynamic new phase, enhancing our platform and brand for our next growth stage. Our mission is clear: to become the most effective fundraising platform for communities and charities. 

“We’re extending our support to organisations and brands, enabling and accelerating their abilities to create meaningful and measurable social impact. This new chapter builds upon the solid foundation that Rob has been pivotal in establishing.”

Love, who launched Crowdfunder in 2012 with the new CEOs, expressed his confidence in the new direction. “It’s time for a change of leadership and the opportunity to support Crowdfunder from a different angle. 

“I’d like to thank the Crowdfunder team who have been brilliant to work with, and now, as a co-founder and key shareholder. I look forward to finding new ways to help them deliver more ideas that might just change the world.”

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