Blueprints, a UK-based investment platform for equitable development projects, has successfully secured its initial £950,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round was launched in January and has already attracted nearly 200 investors.
As previously reported, Blueprints’ mission is to empower the growth of developing regions by providing citizens globally with the tools to build equitable societies in a fair, transparent, and accountable manner. The investment platform revealed:
“The model Blueprints promotes will serve as a viable and scalable alternative to the traditional top-down aid and government-funding model which has repeatedly failed. Blueprints will achieve this goal by connecting local populations, impact investors and qualified operating entities in a scalable and repeatable manner, while leveraging innovative technologies to connect large numbers of global citizens with regional development efforts so as to allow them to financially support such efforts at a variety of scales.”
Blueprints has a global network of highly-influential supporters, which includes the likes of Lord Hastings CBE, Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, Richard Attias, and Dawn Nakagawa. The platform also recently built and ran a successful Financial Times Global Impact Summit on shifting from AID to development, whilst also bringing together some of the leading development organizations and businesses. Its first project in Costa Rica is now operating, and it has a global project pipeline lined up in Colombia, East Africa, Cuba, and Peru.
Funds from the Crowdcube round will be used to continue the growth and development of the Blueprints platform. The funding round is set to close at the end of March.
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