Posted on July 5, 2017 by staff

UK’s only dedicated crowdfund agency helps raise over £10m


The UK’s only dedicated crowdfunding agency has helped raise more than £10m for 40 start-ups since their launch less than two years ago.

Slovenian market tech strategists have Lina Gantar, 28, and Luke Cvikl, 29, launched Nuuk together, and now boast a 98 per cent success rate.

They claim this is representative of the organisation’s partnership status with Indiegogo, Kickstarter, PR Serve and Google.

Nuuk specialises in tech, fashion and design start-ups and has helped secure funding for Ossic X and Orbitkey.

Former Google employee, Lina Gantar, moved to Manchester this year in a bid to ‘grow among the best tech firms in the world’.

They launched Nuuk in Dublin in 2015, but have relocated to an office on Princess Street and amassed a team of six.

Gantar said: “Latest figures show that crowdfunding is a $34.4 billion industry, which is expected to surpass venture capitalism by 1.8 this year.

“However, not all applicants are successful and there’s a real skill to being selected – it’s vital to seek expert /support to ensure success.

“Nuuk works with companies all over the world, helping them secure the funding they need to launch and scale up.

“We specialise in tech, fashion and design industries but are open to using our experience to support a variety of businesses into action.”

Cvikl added: “We’ve purposefully formed quite a niche offering – as the popularity of crowdfunding grows so too does the demand for dedicated, expert support to attain it.

“Additionally, we see a big increase in the demand for go-to-market strategy, which is what crowdfunding essentially is, so we can apply our crowdfunding expertise to other industries as well.

“We’re meeting new clients all the time and our roster is rapidly expanding, so we’re feeling really positive about our future in Manchester.”

Currently based out of Accelerate Places –  a co-working office on Princess Street – Nuuk is relishing the freedom of such a forward-thinking office solution.