FCA Authorised Peer to Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding Platform
Simple Crowdfunding is a Property Crowdfunding marketplace that connects Investors with Fundraisers. We believe in the value of both property equity crowdfunding and peer to peer lending done in a compliant way. We have a highly engaged community that works with developers and contractors to provide us with a consistent supply of high quality development projects to fund.
We first received authorisation for our peer to peer lending arm in 2013 and have been growing ever since. We work with developers of all sizes including those with £multi-million portfolios, who are happy to share their knowledge and expertise through our 'Learn Whilst Investing' element. Funded projects also vary; from planning gain opportunities to large commercial to residential developments, new builds and even ships!
Our team are experienced property professionals, who enjoy what we do. We love to see property companies successfully grow and reach their property ambitions and investors build wealth portfolios online, in a simple, repeatable way through an FCA authorised platform!
About the Founders
Atuksha Poonwassie, Managing Director
Atuksha’s background is in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Analytics. Since 2000, she has helped many businesses, across many industries grow their ‘raving customer fan’ base by providing guidance and support. This is through her consulting business Focus 2020.
Atuksha is a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, an association that represents crowdfunding platforms with operations in the UK. She is also the 2017 National Venus Award winner for ‘Influential Woman of the Year’.
Being a firm believer in the power of building a long standing community and 'raving fan base', Atuksha uses her expertise to help fundraisers build a 'sticky' brand and crowd through this property marketplace.
Davin Poonwassie, Operations Director
Davin was first introduced to crowdfunding in early 2013 and he spotted the opportunity that crowdfunding brings. At the end of 2013, Simple Backing, our first property crowdfunding platform focused on Peer to Peer Lending was born. After speaking to our customers, Davin soon realised that there was also a need to provide an Equity option, thus Simple Equity was formed. With a background in data, databases and information technology, Davin is well suited to this marketplace.
Outside of crowdfunding, Davin is a business and property coach, helping others achieve their goals and aspirations. Davin is also a keen property investor, investing in parts of the UK and France.