UpEffect has a 95% success rate for social businesses and provides expert crowfunding coaching

What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is increasingly becoming a popular, if not the most popular, method of raising funds or vetting an idea in the marketplace. In 2017, crowdfunding dominated the funding space, over venture capitalists. It is projected to hit the $93 billion mark by 2025.

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Why Crowdfund?

Raising capital is an uphill battle when you’re trying to build a company and adding on the stress of reporting to investors, multiplying their financial returns or paying back an increasing interest on loans is the last thing that you need. Healthy sales and revenue is the foundation of every successful business so why not pool your resources to build demand for your product? Crowdfunding makes this happen and allows you to stay in control of your business without compromising on values or motivation.

Choose a crowdfunding partner that wants you to succeed

Instead of simply providing another platform for campaigns to raise money without any help, UpEffect employs industry best practices to ensure founders are creating exceptional campaign pages and building a “crowd” to back their projects. In essence, UpEffect allows smaller fish that get neglected on larger platforms to convert their powerful ideas into successful campaigns, not only to meet a funding target but also to successfully launch a product to a loyal customer base. This is especially important for social entrepreneurs who have powerful ideas but don’t know where to begin.

We're not on a mission to build a hyper growth business or a unicorn. We move slowly and modestly at UpEffect; this allows us to test, iterate, improve and create services that cater to the evolving needs of our creators. This also allows us to learn and become students of the process.

As a self-funded business, we're well positioned to equip our founders with the right tools, funding and knowledge to solve global poverty, illiteracy, social injustice, climate change and more.

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Starting a social impact company can be daunting, especially if you're tight on resources and funds. Sharing the journey with someone can make a world of difference and that is why we exist. We help you hone your idea and refine your best pitch to take your product to market so that you can secure customers and raise funds. We're in this with you.

Our company has become the go-to platform for entrepreneurs who are driven not by how much money they can make, but how many lives they can impact.

We offset our carbon footprint via Offset Earth

Inside UpEffect

The disparities in social wealth distribution and investors prioritising unethical businesses over socially responsible enterprises inspired the creation of a funding platform that dedicated itself to serving products good for society.

We’ve spent the past few years building the foundation for UpEffect and in this time, we’ve enjoyed monumental learnings, successes and positive impact. But there is still a lot of work to do. Reimagining funding structures and systems will require a collective effort and we hope with your support, we can ensure founders turning to UpEffect can find the success that they need to serve their communities.

Sheeza Shah