Fund it is celebrating 9 Years of Crowdfunding
When we launched Fund it in 2011, we knew that Irish-based creators needed a new alternative way to raise much needed funds to make their creative ideas happen, especially in times of economic instability. Over the last nine years we’ve built a platform and a community that’s been able to do just that. It’s a community that’s all about connecting, creating, supporting and thriving – both online and offline.
Rewind nine years and Fund it was the only all-Ireland platform whose sole mission was to support creators in generating their own funds while connecting Funders with new projects. Fast forward to 2020 and we can proudly say that over €5 million has been raised for over 1,100 creative projects across Ireland through Fund it.
To celebrate nine years of crowdfunding, we’re continuing our annual tradition of creating an illustration with a talented Irish-based creator. This year we’re chuffed that Diarmuid Ó Catháin has come on board to share his playful and lively illustration style with Fund it. We asked Diarmuid to think about the interconnectedness of Fund it and its community. His illustration represents the different elements that make up Fund it and how they piece together as one.
As Diarmuid explains, “I wanted to show the various elements that go in to making the Fund it platform such a success. I used paired back icons to bring the collaborative nature of the creative community to life; from the supportive funders, to the imaginative creators and the curious followers. All of these elements make up Fund it and they rely on each other to achieve what would be impossible alone.”
If you’ve been a part of Fund it in any way since 2011, you’re part of what’s made our platform possible. You’re part of what’s empowered Fund it to grow, adapt and thrive. So on our 9th birthday, we salute you all!
Want to chat with our team about your idea? Give us a call on 01 662 9238 or email us at info(at)fundit.ie