Meet our team of Hatters

A hands-on approach to results-driven
crowdfunding strategies and campaigns

Ed Prior

Ed first entered the funding world when he began writing investment proposals and strategies for pre-seed and seed  businessess. His network of clients soon grew and his role in each business developed also, working with companies to develop their brand identity, market position and strategy for growth.

His insatiable appetite for Politics has drawn him away from business in the past though, working on Mayoral, General and local elections

Ed now heads up the marketing teams at Growth Hat

Joe Carnell

Joe is a multiple award winning entrepreneur. After declining his university offers to start his first business at the age of 19, Joe partnered with celebrity entrepreneur Jamal Edwards MBA (Founder of SBTV) and together they formed ÜGOT, a multi-site health food retailer before exiting in 2017.

Joe runs the front facing teams including campaign acquisition, business development and strategy.

Top Hats

Neil Bainbridge
PR Strategist

Neil has over 18 years in the music, PR and strategy industry, launching his first retail business at the age of 17.

With a career in publicity and entertainment PR he now heads up Neighbourhood, delivering consultancy and media strategies for a diverse selection of clients across the Music, Lifestyle, Art and Event sector. Neil is a serial entrepreneur and also experienced in creative direction as well as live music events.


Tom Jones
Art Director

Now our in-house creative wizard and design assassin, Tom's previous life saw him build a crowdfunding and investment aggregator to make navigation easier for investors. 

With a combination of self taught design, entrepreneurial exposure and advanced market understanding, Tom understands how to bring 'good' design to business.

Harry & Max Law
Content Creators

Driftend is an award nominated, independent film studio established by brothers Harry & Max Law. 

They opening Driftend in 2015, they have since worked across a variety of platforms for leading brands and agencies – creating advertising campaigns, music videos, promotional material, company branding and online content for a long list of treasured clients including: Primark, GQ, Lucozade, Ferrero Rocher, Ribena and French Connection.


Our Growth Support Partners

We work with specialist partners to provide the most innovative, eye-catching, and assured pitch possible.



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Whether you only have a business plan, are looking for growth capital or simply want to get in touch to learn more about us or Crowdfunding. We want to hear from you.