Terence Milbourn

Founder & CEO, Crowd VC
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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An idea worth spreading

Community Powered Capital - an Internet capital market where anyone can make a small loan to a business or development project in one of the Least Developed Countries of the world, and where in 30 days or less, entrepreneurs and change-makers can obtain the investment they need, at a price they can afford, to help create growth, jobs and prosperity in their community. And when the business makes money, as a result of your loan, you can make money too. By investing in business potential in these countries we can trigger long-term, positive social impact. Funding enterprise speeds up economic growth and prosperity permeates through the lives of the entrepreneurs, their families, employees and community; finally ending the dependency on charity and aid. The more we invest the more money we earn and the greater the difference we make in the lives of the poor.

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Capitalist Philanthropy through Community Powered Capital

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Capitalist Philanthropy, Crowd Funding and Community Powered Capital in the Least Developed Countries

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Terence Milbourn
Posted about 2 years ago
Leslie Dodson: Don't misrepresent Africa
When I was a young man, too many years ago now, I started work at the LPE (London Press Exchange) as a "commercial artist", as Designers were called back then. On my first day in the studio the account executive I was assigned to, and backed up by the studio manager I later questioned, told me... "if the client wants a bucket of shit, then give him a bucket of shit", and move on. It's a sentiment I later found echoed often by too many "creatives" and "account management" (sic) folk throughout my time working in the advertising agency world. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I never did give them "a bucket of shit" for as long as I worked in advertising (about 9 years) and more importantly, never would accept one, when working as the Advertising Manager or Marketing Director for the next 25 years. My point is, the economics are such, you get what you ask for, or what you're willing to accept. There's no one person to blame here. Everyone in the design/advertising/marketing world is responsible.