About

AlliedCrowds

We’re an innovative start up with extensive experience in technology and finance.

About Us

AlliedCrowds combines technological innovation with financial knowledge to create products and services that
make the world a better place. Everything we do is built to increase transparency and speed, scale across geographies and crowd in capital to where it is needed most.

Our solutions are used by the largest development organizations in the world, including the World Bank, the UN, and GIZ.

Timeline

We have decades of combined experience in finance, technology, and data analysis. Members of our leadership team are recognized as a leaders in the spaces of technology, finance, and international development.

AlliedCrowds Launch

Lars Kroijer launches AlliedCrowds to track crowdfunding in emerging markets

2014

AlliedCrowds launches first report focusing on crowdfunding across emerging markets
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2015

2015

AlliedCrowds and UNDP launch GreenCrowds, the first crowdfunding platform in Ecuador

FSD Africa commissions AlliedCrowds to create the most comprehensive overview of crowdfunding activity in East Africa

2016

2016

AlliedCrowds builds the Capital Finder, a comprehensive database of alternative investors in emerging markets

UNDP commissions AlliedCrowds to create a comprehensive overview of investors in the social finance space in Indonesia

2017

2017

AlliedCrowds releases the first report on alternative finance in emerging markets, based Capital Finder data

2017

2017

AlliedCrowds spends summer abroad, setting up in Kenya to become better integrated into the entrepreneurial ecosystem

WGEO commissions AlliedCrowds to build the WGEO Capital Finder, connecting green economy entrepreneurs to funders

AlliedCrowds launches the SDG Capital Finder, a public
resource that shows funders aligned with the Sustainable
Development Goals

2018

2018

AlliedCrowds opens up its Capital Finder API, allowing anyone to be able to generate custom altfin reports

2018

2018

AlliedCrowds and GIZ launch the Entrepreneurs’ Guides to Investment in Kenya and Nigeria at Afrolynk conference in Berlin

AlliedCrowds launches IsDB Innovate for the Islamic Development Bank promoting funding for science, tech, and innovation

Startups Added to Database

AlliedCrowds adds startups to our database of investors,
opening new opportunities for the Capital Finder

2019

2019

2019

2019

AlliedCrowds launches the GCIC Investor Directory,
a comprehensive tool for Ghanaian green business entrepreneurs to identify sources of capital for their business

Funding for Marine Litter Prevention

AlliedCrowds and UNEP present unique research on funding for marine litter prevention at an expert group meeting in Bangkok

AlliedCrowds and GIZ launch the interactive Guide to Investment, building on the success of the written guides

Our Team

We have decades of combined experience in finance, technology, and data analysis. Members of our leadership team are recognized as a leaders in thinkers in the spaces of technology, finance, and international development.

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Vezi Ncube

Head of Business Development

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Alex Athorne

Software Engineer

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Giulia La Rocca

Alternative Finance Analyst

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Lars Kroijer

Director

Lars has two decades of financial market experience, and is author of Money Mavericks and Investing Demystified. He has a BA from Harvard University in Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Pete Faulconbridge

Lead Developer

Pete is a full stack web developer. He coordinates development of both client and internal projects, focusing in particular at the moment on developing our carbon data pipeline. He has a PhD in Philosophy from University College London.

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Anton Root

Head of Research

Anton is in charge of conducting alternative finance research, implementing client projects, and building products for AlliedCrowds. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University and obtained his MSc in Economics at SOAS.

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Nikhil Joseph

Software Engineer

Nikhil works on backend development and data analysis for AlliedCrowds and client projects. He has a Masters in Data Science and Analytics from Royal Holloway University.

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Jenna Zhang

Carbon Regulatory Analyst

Jenna conducts regulatory research on carbon markets and implements client projects. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rochester with BAs in Political Science, East Asian Studies, and Economics.

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Livia Duprez

Environmental Analyst

Livia conducts research on the carbon markets and helps in the implementation of client projects. She is currently completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Management at Warwick Business School.

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Batsirai Chikadaya

Business Development Lead

Batsirai is the business development lead representing AlliedCrowds in Sub-Saharan Africa from Harare. He has 6 years entrepreneurial experience as the Founder and CEO of an agribusiness specializing in livestock production, marketing, and online sales. He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Computing Majoring in Information Systems from UNISA.

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Madeleine Kluth

Software Engineer

Madeleine is a software engineer at AlliedCrowds, focusing on data extraction, cleanup, and presentation. Working on the product development team, her role primarily focuses on data around carbon offsetting for AlliedOffsets. She is looking forward to gaining experience in the field of sustainable development, which is her passion.

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