When Amy Whitell heard that her colleague was expecting, she decided to organize a baby shower with her co-workers. After agreeing to go in on a $100 gift together, Amy went shopping for the perfect present. However, when it was time to collect everyone’s money, she was dumbfounded to find that she had only managed to collect $20, and half of that was her own contribution.
As an experienced organizer, this wasn’t the first time Amy had been left out of pocket. Fed up, she turned to her co-worker and now Collctiv co-founder, Pete Casson, for help. When they couldn’t find a digital solution for collecting money from groups of people, the two took matters into their own hands and started Collctiv.
Collctiv launched in the UK in December 2019 and expanded to the US in the fall of 2022. Since then, we've helped 650,000 people from nearly 140 countries collect and spend group money on everything from travel, fundraising, parties, sports, bills, gifts, and everything in between.
Our innovative approach and outstanding performance earned us the Regional Winner award for Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year from Barclays in 2021, as well as a spot on Tally Market's Shining Stars of the Workplace 2023 List.
In the fall of 2022, we were thrilled to be the only British start-up accepted into the highly prestigious and competitive Techstar Accelerator Program in New York City. This is a huge achievement, and we're honored to join the ranks of other notable Techstars alumni, such as ClassPass, Owlet Baby Care, and PillPack.
Manchester, our amazing hometown, is the heart and soul of our company. It fuels our growth on a global scale and inspires us everyday.