We're thrilled to introduce you to Alex Macbeth, the driving force behind Cashdillo, a company on a mission to transform the landscape of aid and development finance. In this illuminating interview, Alex shares the inspiring journey of how Cashdillo came into existence and the powerful motivation that fuels their mission.
Cashdillo was founded with a clear purpose: to make aid and development finance more accessible and transparent. Their vision goes beyond profit, aiming to bring about positive change in the world of funding and development.
Alex's journey in discovering the market need for Cashdillo is rooted in his real-world experiences. Having spearheaded crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns in Africa, he witnessed firsthand the challenges of bridging the funding gap. His unique blend of experience as an aid and development worker and a journalist gave him a profound understanding of the sector's intricacies.
Like all entrepreneurial endeavors, Cashdillo faced its fair share of challenges in its early stages. Alex delves into the hurdles they encountered, including building the right technology, assembling the ideal team, and securing necessary finances. Their determination to ensure that their technology offered the right solution proved to be a key driver of success.
Team building is crucial in the entrepreneurial journey, and Alex emphasizes the importance of qualities like trustworthiness, hard work, and a sense of humor in their team members.
Cashdillo's long-term vision is to further customize their crowdfunding, grant-making, and matchfunding portal, serving international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and major development and philanthropic agencies on a white-label basis. Their commitment to innovation is poised to make a lasting impact in their industry.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Cashdillo embodies the entrepreneurial skill of resilience, and their unwavering motivation is rooted in the pursuit of social impact.
As Alex reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, he shares sage advice for those aspiring to start their own business, emphasizing the importance of preparation and taking that crucial first step.
You can explore Cashdillo's innovative work and vision by visiting their online presence at Cashdillo. Join us as we embark on a journey with Alex Macbeth to understand how entrepreneurship can drive meaningful change in the world of aid and development finance.
Full interview below 👇
What motivated you to start your company and how did you begin your entrepreneurial journey?
We started Cashdillo to make aid and development finance more accessible and transparent.
Identifying a market need is crucial for any business. Can you share the story behind discovering the market opportunity that led to your business idea?
I had run crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns in Africa and seen the challenges behind the funding gap first hand. I have also worked in aid and development an as a journalist.
Starting a company often involves overcoming obstacles. Could you tell us about a significant challenge you faced during the early stages of your company and how you navigated through it?
Building the right tech and team and raising finance. But most of all making sure our tech offered the right solution.
Building a strong team is essential for success. What qualities were you looking for when assembling your founding team, and what advice do you have for others in this regard?
Trustworthy, hardworking and with a sense of humour. Those are the three essential qualities we look for in any staff member.
Looking ahead, what's the long-term vision for the company? How do you plan to continue innovating and making an impact in your industry?
We will continue to customise our crowdfunding, grant-making and matchfunding portal for INGOS and major development and philanthropic agencies on a white label basis.
What is the most important skill for an entrepreneur to have?
What motivates you to be an entrepreneur?
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own business?
Do your prep and then take the first step. The rest will work out
How has entrepreneurship impacted your life?
there aren't enough hours in a day!
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about entrepreneurship?
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