Published on
June 15, 2023

What is Crowdfunding?

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Have you ever wanted to be a part of something big, something that has the potential to change lives and make a lasting impact? Now you can.

RideTandem has launched a new campaign on crowdfunding platform Seedrs to help us continue to make a difference to people struggling to get to work. 

RideTandem has helped workers earn more than £38m of wages in roles they couldn’t have accessed without our transport.* 

Support our crowdfunding campaign here.

What is crowdfunding?

At its core, crowdfunding is a modern approach to fundraising that brings together a community of people to financially support projects, ventures, and causes they believe in. 

How does crowdfunding work?

Our crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, helps us promote RideTandem to a wider audience. By gathering lots of small donations from many different backers, we can continue to grow our services and support many more people to get to work. 

It’s not just about donating, you can follow RideTandem’s progress as we grow and hear stories from our supporters and passengers. 

Why support RideTandem?

RideTandem’s mission is to provide sustainable commuting for all. With 20% of bus routes cut in the last ten years, the situation is getting worse, not better. 

Alex Shapland-Howes, RideTandem Co-Founder and CEO, said: “Shift workers, warehouse employees and staff in out-of-town business parks rely on RideTandem to get to work every day. 

“We’ve had an incredible year of growth - expanding into new areas and supporting different businesses. But with the cost of living crisis continuing, there is more to do. Securing additional funding for RideTandem will allow us to support even more people into work.”

We use tech to create smart, flexible transport - making getting to work easy, sustainable, and affordable. We don’t own any vehicles ourselves. All our services are delivered in partnership with local, licensed, often family-run, minibus and coach companies. They do the bits that they’re good at - driving, maintaining vehicles and dispatching drivers.

Make a difference: Your contributions, no matter how small, have the potential to make a significant difference. RideTandem’s mission is to connect people with jobs, services, friends and family by building a new, more flexible form of transport.

Be part of a community: Crowdfunding platforms are vibrant communities where like-minded individuals come together to support meaningful initiatives. By joining these communities, you can connect with people who share your interests and values, creating a network of supporters who inspire and uplift one another.

Diverse opportunities: Open doors to exciting opportunities beyond traditional investments. You can support projects that align with your passions and beliefs, enabling you to invest in what truly matters to you.

Feel the joy of giving: Crowdfunding is a rewarding experience that allows you to witness the impact of your generosity. The joy of seeing a project you supported thrive and positively affect the lives of others is an incredibly fulfilling feeling.


Crowdfunding is not just a way to raise money; it's a movement that empowers people like you to shape the world around them. By joining forces with others, you can help bring dreams to life, support meaningful projects, and be part of something truly transformative.


Investing involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Please read the Risk Warnings before investing. Investments should only be made by investors who understand these risks. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and is subject to change in future. Seedrs or the fundraising business do not make investment recommendations to you and any investment decision should be made on the basis of the full campaign. No communications about any campaigns on Seedrs you receive from Seedrs or the fundraising business, through email or any other medium, should be construed as an investment recommendation.

This post has been approved as a financial promotion by Seedrs Limited on 15/06/2023  and is sent by RideTandem.

Seedrs Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Seedrs Limited is a limited company, registered in England and Wales (No. 06848016), with registered office at Churchill House, 142-146 Old Street, London EC1V 9BW.

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