Founder & CEO – Natalie Jonk
Natalie founded Crowd.Science (formerly Walacea.com) as she recognises that there is a huge volume of exciting research that would benefit from crowdfunding. She has a science degree and worked in a science communications role in the pharmaceutical industry for 5 years.
COO – Sally Burton-Graham
Sally is a former Fundraising Director who has experience attracting major gifts and building partnerships. These skills are transferable to Crowd.Science projects to top up community crowdfunding.
CTO – Alex Kustov
Alex has 7 years experience as a full-stack developer. Clients include Oxford Dictionaries website (17m daily views), Saatchi & Saatchi. He teaches code & works and has been working on the new Crowd.Science beta site. He is a fast coder, logical, task driven & strategic.
Crowd.Science is creating a marketplace for scientists conducting important research that needs funding and the general public who care about issues such as the environment, health and innovation.
To help us develop the best marketplace for everyone to exist in harmony we have advisors. Crowd.Science advisors fall into to two camps. Scientific and business. Scientific advisors help Crowd.Science select quality projects that meet our impact and effectiveness criteria. They also help us to recruit leading scientists and institutes to work alongside. Crowd.Science business advisors enable us to grow our community through promotional activity and introducing us to partners who support our projects. We are most grateful and rather awestruck by our advisors and would like to introduce you to them here:
Professor Ruth Morgan
Dr Jamie Barras
Dr Olwen Grace
Paul Birch, Tech Entrepreneur who c0-founded Bebo that sold to AOL.
Harry Davidson Facebook, Market Scientist.
Sarah Stewart, Cheltenham Science Festival, Corporate Partnerships.
David Phillips, Sage, Marketing academic information.
Mike Davis, ICE Futures Europe, Angel Acadame, Marketing, Angel Investor.
Sophie Edwards, PR Director, Franklin Rae, PR and Brand.