Crowdfunding Focus Team

Team Members


Anthony Lovell de Souza

Anthony de Souza


Anthony gave his first talk on crowdfunding over 4 years ago at the Tregenna Castle Hotel in Cornwall, UK, overlooking the beautiful resort of St Ives.

Since then he has given over 70 crowdfunding talks and workshops across the UK helping hundreds of people understand crowdfunding and how to run a successful campaign.

He has now started to offer online courses via webinar and a membership website helping people from all around the world to benefit from this new form of democratic finance.

Anthony‘s background includes being a qualifies teacher and fundraiser helping non-profits raise millions for HIV and AIDS and education related projects.

He has also helped over 800 businesses go online and expand their presence online via his own digital marketing and training agency.


Astrid Kauffmann

Astrid Kauffmann


Astrid has, over the years, been involved in crowdfunding as assistant editor and graphic designer on the Crowdfunding Focus Magazine.

She gained experience in the corporate world at Saatchi & Saatchi as Media Manager, taking care of clients such as Procter & Gamble, and later at Goldman Sachs as a Presentation Specialist.

Astrid has developed a keen understanding of the online world, assisting many businesses to improve their online presence.

Astrid is also an award winning author, coming second in the world in her category (World Gourmand Award).


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