"Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do."
So wrote Malcolm Galdwell in The Tipping Point. At kriticalmass we quest for the tipping point that marks “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point” of that idea, bringing it into the social consciousness.
There are so many novel and brilliant ideas out there, it can be hard to be heard above the crowd. So why not use that crowd instead? That’s exactly why we built kriticalmass.com - to allow your ideas to spread far and wide, inspiring other people to do the same along the way!
" Critical mass is the point in social dynamic theory where an innovation becomes self-sus- taining thanks to its supporters."
In San Francisco, at 6pm local time on Friday 25th September 1992, thousands of like-minded people got on a bike and actually stopped traffic! Today, the Critical Mass bike ride event has spread to over 300 cities...
One thought led to one goal, and that goal became a global reality through the power of the crowd. That’s not just inspiring, it’s revolutionary. We want to continue that revolution and bring everyone’s project to kriticalmass!
kriticalmass gives you free reign to create and develop your project. Here are some
examples of causes that can be promoted and powered by the platform
Charity harnesses the true power of the crowd by unlocking the individual's altruism.
Find promoters to assist with fundraising, volunteers to give their time and expertise, and donors to support your goals. Be it bringing drinking water to an African village, smiles to the faces of children or a simple sponsored walk, kriticalmass can provide all your cause needs.
If an individual is one note, the crowd is an anthem. kriticalmass could be the key.
Produce your album, sell out your tour and spread your music across the internet by leveraging the online community to promote, fund and maybe even join your music project.
A stylish platform to promote your fashion and design projects.
Sell your private collections, launch your innovative furnishings or simply test your ideas on a focus group. From lingerie to kitchenware, kriticalmass celebrates the beauty of design.
Use the unique features of the kriticalmass platform to plan your personal project among your private networks.
Plan a party, a trip, an event: let your imagination take control and your friends play their part!
Collect payments, assign tasks and spread the word amongst your trusted friends. You can control your own personal crowd and complete every aspect of your private project with ease.
Film is a collaboration - a crowd with the same goal.
Fund you film, fill a screening or find some extras – kriticalmass can assist with everything from crewing low-budget productions to filling your West End premiere. Use the online community for funding, promotion and support in your cinematic endeavours
Everybody has one great idea: why not make it one great reality?
kriticalmass provides the tools you need to discover your entrepreneurial dream. Pre-sell your product, market your idea and find your loyal customers amongst the online community. Let your ingenuity spark the success of your enterprise through your own innovation.
The company was founded by an innovative management team with just the
right mixture of skills, experience and entrepreneurial ingenuity.
CEO & Founder
Having piqued his entrepreneurial interest early on at a per- sonalisation start up, Barto honed his skills through venture capital in digital media and cleantech. Not satisfied with the current paths to entrepreneurship, the idea for kriticalmass came to him late one night. Combining entrepreneurial spirit with karma and serendipity, a new take on crowdfunding was born.
Barto enjoys buzzwords, often confuses himself with his own thoughts and firmly believes that had he gone to university in the States, he would now be an MLS superstar.
A truly visionary leader.
COO & Co-Founder
For most of the past decade, Ben has worked at Amobee, helping take a mobile advertising startup from its beginnings to a $300m+ sale and beyond. Having struggled to find support for his cinematic side-projects, Ben developed a similar concept to kriticalmass with a focus on film, but the idea lay dormant until he met Barto. For the second time, that is – the two of them had lost contact since their schooldays together.
Ben refuses to recognise the word ‘guesstimate’, is obsessed with adding stamps to his passport and knows he could have won an Olympic medal had he kayaked not rowed at Oxford, or at least started before discovering burgers.
Business Development Manager
Henry may be the young buck of the team, but his thesis on online startups has propelled him, first class degree in hand, from Manchester to the London startup scene. Under Tom Teichman's guidance, Henry's keen entrepreneurial mind was allied to the kriticalmass concept and he seized the chance to join the team.
Henry spends every summer in Ibiza and says there's no place he'd rather be. Don’t ask him why, but he’s an avid Liverpool fan and claims that being in Istanbul for their Champions League Final comeback from 3-0 down was the best day of his life – future wife be warned!
Putting the tech in architect, Bal started his career with the world-renowned Santiago Calatrava before discovering his true calling as a superstar CTO. He founded or led and successfully exited SurfKitchen, DeviceDriven, flauntR and Fotodesk. With a business portfolio that ranges from cleantech to Serbian startups, Bal combines his experience with ingenuity and a keen eye for the technically beautiful.
Tom is the Chairman of SPARK Venture Management and has a long track record in backing, chairing and developing some of the UK's most successful internet, technology, music, games and software businesses.
Initially investing in technology start-ups during his early career in investment banking, Tom has a long record of backing successful ventures as the first or very early investor. These include Argonaut Games (IPO - £100mm), ARC (IPO - £400mm), lastminute.com (IPO - £370mm), System C Healthcare (IPO - £50mm), World Telecom (IPO - £30mm), mergermarket.com (sold to Financial Times - £120mm), and Touch Clarity (trade sale - £60mm). Total value is over £1bn
Unusually, Tom combines being a practitioner in the capital markets and the M&A environments with a real feel for entrepreneurial, rapid-growth companies with mould-breaking ideas, taking a true hands-on approach with the businesses in which he is involved.
As kriticalmass expands its horizons, we are in search of bright talent and entrepreneurial spirits to
join our team, start a project or spread the word. The next phase of crowdfunding is here!
kriticalmass focuses the true power of the crowd, not just the power of their pockets!
We are building a true crowdfunding community that works together to achieve the amazing, and seek visionaries and early adopters to promote the platform.
Join the revolution. Be part of the crowd.