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Should Crowdfunding be Regulated in Sweden?

Crowdfunding seems to be on everyone’s lips. Surprised? During 2014, the global crowdfunding market impressively injected 16 billion USD into different projects – making it hard for governments to turn a blind eye on the phenomena. FundedByMe grew more than 640% in Q1 and Q2 2015 vs. Q1 and Q2 2014 and the client base has increased to more than 55,000 active members. For 2015, the global crowdfunding market is…

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3 key trends for Asia that will change crowdfunding in 2015

Many people wonder, what will happen in the future. Well, we at FundedByMe don’t have a crystal ball, but we can forecast how they year 2015 will be for crowdfunding in Asia. So here it is. Right now you may observe 3 main phenomenons in the APAC region that let you to estimate about the future of crowdfunding:      The social / mobile / chat obsessed citizens      Economics of E-commerce and…

Berries by Astrid – how it began

Berries by Astrid is an extraordinary company. Run by a doctor of medical research, offering an unique business concept of selling smoothies, having rocket-science vending machines and reaching its crowdfunding goal within first couple of days of going live. Crowdfunding was the recent biggest milestone in developing the company. One day Astrid Friborg, the CEO & founder of Berries by Astrid wanted to present her unique vendor machine prototype and sample her…

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New Design for our site!

  User-friendly, modern and easy to understand are some of the key characteristics of our new web design, but overall better is probably the best fit. So, what’s new about it? Complete Rewrite  – The old site had messy, unstructured code and didn’t allow for easy scaling. By doing a complete rewrite of the front end, the site is now smooth as silk. Easier Navigation – It’s now easier for entrepreneurs and investors…

Nordic secrets of Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns – a report

By: Michal Gromek  Since launching Equity Crowdfunding at the end of 2012, FundedByMe has been the frontrunner in the Nordics. 449% CAGR and over 100.000.000 SEK money raised “later”, we wanted to identify what makes some companies more successful than others.  Results are based on own nethographic real time data* and give general indicators about which factors make some campaigns more successful than others. Under the lead of our Business Developer,…

“Entreprenör”: Mormor Magdas Ice Cream success story

Who can turn the opportunity to own shares in their own favourite Ice Cream factory. (some even bought them as gifts for their kids)   The Swedish magazine “Entreprenör” published recently a column describing how crowdfunding looks from an entrepreneur perspective. The author – Angela Håfström – is the CEO of the company called Mormor Magdas. In March she closed successfully her crowdfunding campaign at FundedByMe, raising €180 000 for…

3 Key Trends Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015

Many people wonder what might happen in the future. We at FundedByMe don’t have a crystal ball, but we can forecast how the year 2015 will be for crowdfunding in Asia. So here it is. Right now you can see 3 main phenomenons in the APAC region that lets you predict the future of crowdfunding: The social / mobile / chat obsessed citizens Economics of E-commerce and E-finance Innovation in reducing the…

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FundedByMe Discusses Crowdfunding with the Swedish Government

How to make companies in Sweden more competitive? What are the main obstacles they face and how to make the business environment more entrepreneur friendly? – these were questions Pontus Frohde, COO of FundedByMe discussed, with Mikael Damberg Minister of Commerce & Business (näringsminister) and Magdalena Andersson, Minister of Finance (finansminister). We talk with entrepreneurs, far beyond Sweden, on daily basis and we know the reality of their experiences very…

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Why should you show up to the investor evening?

There is a number of benefits for entrepreneurs to choose FundedByMe: we are the biggest crowdfunding platform in the Nordics, we operate globally and have already attracted investors from 74 countries, we have very good exposure on the APAC region. But there is one additional advantage that we provide: face-to-face meeting with investors during the events. Let’s face some facts: last Monday FundedByMe organized an event at its headquarters and…

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Asia – a new big thing

“It seems Asia has been bitten by the crowdfunding bug” – wrote Mary Ann LI. Reyes in “The Philippine Star”. Well, she’s 100% right! FundedByMe has stepped into South East Asia last year .The timing turned out perfectly enough to let the company settle down a bit, gain momentum and take the leading position in shaping the crowdfunding industry. Just in May, FundedByMe with CoAssets and New Union has formed…