We’re selling shares in Droplet

Droplet is the startup payments platform I’ve been working on with the team for nearly 3 years now. We’ve grown to over 600 merchants in five cities and we announced on Friday that we’re raising funding by selling equity in Droplet – to our users first.

We announced to our users on Friday via a mailout and we’ve already seen over 100 investors come on board, pledging nearly £20,000 in return for actual shares in Droplet.

We’ve put together a simple page which allows visitors (whether or not they’re investing in the round or not) to promote our raise on social media sites.

The /crowdcube page has been viewed over 1,000 times and generated nearly 900 social shares on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn so far.

It’s simple, but a really effective way of helping our supporters to help us.

The Age of Loneliness

What do we call this time? It’s not the information age: the collapse of popular education movements left a void now filled by marketing and conspiracy theories. Like the stone age, iron age and space age, the digital age says plenty about our artefacts but little about society. The anthropocene, in which humans exert a major impact on the biosphere, fails to distinguish this century from the previous twenty. What clear social change marks out our time from those that precede it? To me it’s obvious. This is the Age of Loneliness.

By George Monbiot.