Update: PhotoCrowd Captures 65% of Target Goal First Week on Crowdcube

Photocrowd, a global photography community, has recently launched a Crowdcube campaign to secure £450,000 for upcoming expansion products. The initiative successfully captured 65% of its targeted goal during its first week on the funding portal.

Photocrowd 1The company’s platform, which is looking to become the Etsy for photography, connects, inspires, and gives photographers of all abilities an e-commerce platform from which to sell their best images. The website currently has 31,000 members in 166 countries, over 2 million page-views a month, and membership growing organically at over 8% each month during 2016.

“Photocrowd makes that possible, and in a way that respects the photographer and pays them an ethical share of the profit that rewards their dedication and skill.”

Photocrowd noted that photographers sign up for free and create their storefront. It takes care of payment, production, and global shipping. Photographers earn at least 50% commission on sales, rising to a market-leading 80% if a subscription is taken out.

Photocrowd 2Mike Betts, Photocrowd CEO, stated:

“Making money out of your passion for photography is no longer the exclusive preserve of a handful of professional photographers. A great image is a great image, no matter who took it, where they live, and whether they were using a phone or the most expensive camera. Photocrowd is a platform that empowers photographers globally, and inspires their photography in the process. This crowdfunded investment round gives us the ability to realise that vision more quickly, and more fully.”

Photocrowd 4Funds from the initiative will be used for the following:

  • Expansion of our development team and hiring a Marketing Director.
  • Digital marketing spend and increased operational costs.

Photocrowd is offering 20% equity for those who participate in the funding round, which will close at the end of May.

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