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The Property Vault Podcast

Apr 1, 2020

In this podcast episode, hosts Dan Hulbert and Amy Rowlinson invited Atuksha Poonwassie, Co-Founder of Simple Crowdfunding, to share her knowledge on crowdfunding, peer to peer lending, how to learn whilst investing and the policymaking and regulations involved.

Atuksha wants to ensure that all property developers and investors know that this marketplace exists by making it more much more accessible for SME Developers which will in turn help them to bring more housing stock to the market. Walking us through the timelines and processes required to get funding for projects, Atuksha educates us in some of the new finance tools which exist that should be part of your everyday property development toolbox. She also describes what content is covered in their one day training courses for fundraisers which are designed to help developers prepare for what’s needed in terms of compliance, brand building, marketing, finance stack, paperwork and how to create the right messaging.


Atuksha's background is in Customer Relationship Management and data analytics where she has helped many companies build effective and meaningful customer relationships, often implementing global communication strategies. Since 2013, Atuksha's sole focus has been Peer to Peer Lending and Crowdfunding. She is a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association and regularly engages with policymakers and Government to advance this marketplace.   

Atuksha is also the 2017 national Venus ‘Influential Woman of the Year’ award winner and is recognised in the P2P Finance News' 2019 Power 50, highlighting the 50 most influential people in P2P. Being a firm believer in building a strong community and customer base, Atuksha uses her expertise to help property professionals raise finance and build a crowd, whilst providing better access to the UK property market to everyone.

Simple Crowdfunding is a property crowdfunding platform that connects investors with property professionals looking to raise finance (Fundraisers). They offer both Peer to Peer Lending (loans) and Equity finance for projects in the UK.




Dan Hulbert is a property professional and strategic build partner to property investors with 17 years’ practitioner experience having started on the tools and then built his own portfolio. A builder’s knowledge combined with an investor’s mindset, Dan currently works with clients who seek professional advice within the areas of property and construction as a Build Consultant and Project Mentor.


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Amy Rowlinson has 14 years’ residential landlord experience and has built a portfolio of HMOs in the south. As well as continuing to build her property portfolio, Amy is a Coach and Mentor working with clients empowering them to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. 


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HOSTED BY: Dan Hulbert & Amy Rowlinson


The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the hosts and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence before investing in property.