Economic Ministerial Conference follows the recommendation of GCN and FundedByMe to venture capital

On the german Conference of Economics Ministers in Berlin (June 4th/5th) Berlin’s Senator of Economic Affairs Yzer followed the recommendations of GCN (www.germancrowdfunding.net ) and FundedByMe Germany (www.facebook.com/FundedbymeDeutschland) on venture capital. The recommendations resulted from the exchange meeting with Ms Yzer that took place on march 5th. The decision of the Conference of Economics Ministers provides that the conditions for venture capital and founders have to be improved in order to make Germany as an investment location for funding and venture capital more attractive. Especially for Crowd Investing, the Federal Government … Continue reading

CEO of plastex, Lauri Ant-Wuorinen introduces their new product Hookie

Introduce yourself  – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? I am Lauri Ant-Wuorinen 33 year old CEO at Plastex. I’m passionate about discovering new ideas and learn how to develop the oldest plastic factory in Finland together with the customers. My dream is to create a platform for customers and designers for creating new better products using 3D, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and co-innovation. How did the … Continue reading

Meet CEO of Yoogaia – World’s first live online yoga studio

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Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? I am Mikko Petäjä, CEO and Founder of Yoogaia. My background is in branding, marketing and innovation. As a designer I’ve accustomed to always think in terms of the value proposition and user benefit – why something matters. As far as Yoogaia goes (and I hope it does, indeed, go far), the whole premise is about … Continue reading

Meet founder of Drymo, Martin Hiller

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Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? My name is Martin Hiller and I am an inquisitive innovator who loves smart solutions. Exploring new areas is a natural progression rather than an obstacle. I am a chameleon who finds myself in all situations and completes all tasks with passion and my name is Magnus Axelsson and I am a passionate craftsman who balances … Continue reading

Nordic Tech tour – 3 & 4 June 2014

Dear entrepreneurs and investors, With the Nordic Tech Tour only 3 weeks away we would be delighted if you would join us in celebrating technology entrepreneurship in the Nordic Region. Our Selection Committee has now selected the final 25 presenting companies who truly represent the best investment opportunities in the Nordic region. Nordic Success Stories will be a brand new feature of this year’s Nordic Tech Tour. Already confirmed are Spotify, Supercell, Rovio, Klarna and … Continue reading

Direct credit card payments with MangoPay

Introducing direct credit card payments with MangoPay, a new payment service provider for Reward-based campaigns. Our customers spoke up and we listened. We’re now launching direct credit card payments making it easier to back reward-based campaigns and receive funding. What are the benefits? For you as a backer: A faster, simpler and more streamlined process. Back campaigns instantly using your credit card, funds are transferred to MangoPay’s secured escrow account. For you as an entrepreneur: … Continue reading

Meet BROKERSTAR entrepreneur, Jesus Santos

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Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? My name is Jesus Santos I’m CEO of Brokerstars and I’m serial entrepreneur. I have started many technology and internet companies over the years. I think Technology is great for training people in different disciplines and thereby make available the knowledge and fun to all. At Brokerstars, we share the vision of using actual stock market data … Continue reading

GREEN ROOF – a sustainable living solution

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  Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? We are Ruben, Lotte, Koko, Diza and Neon. We moved to Spain 4 years ago to start a small-scale ecological dome camping. Before that, Lotte worked as a footwear designer and Ruben was the assistant of the ambassador at an embassy. We had been playing with the idea of moving to another country for a … Continue reading

Meet Spanish crowd investor Jose Luis Minguez

Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions and ‘day job’? I was born in Bilbao, a middle-size warm and cozy city in the northern coast of Spain. Married to Maria, no kids. Ten years ago we moved to Barcelona for professional reasons. My academic background is a degree in Chemical Engineering. I have been working for the same employer since 22 years ago, a multinational company in the chemical manufacturing industry. My job covers … Continue reading

Oversubscription list to invest in FundedByMe

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After an super intense 6 days we reached SEK 6 million. We are NOT closing the round but offering you the chance to sign your interest to invest by oversubscribing. Oversubscription is a situation in which investors show so much interest in a new issue of a stock that demand exceeds supply. Please fill in the following information to secure your chance to invest. The link goes to a Google Form: http://bit.ly/OLeWRm / Daniel Daboczy, CEO FundedByMe  

The art of company valuation

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One of the most common question we get is “How do we valuate our idea or business” or “How can I know if this company is correctly evaluated”. How to correctly assess the value of a company is virtually impossible. A good valuation to one person might be seen as hideous by another. FundedByMe will never judge the valuation of any of the companies seeking capital through its system, however, we can try and educate our … Continue reading

Meet Partner BusinessInFact

Introduce your brand – what makes your brand unique and relevant to the FundedByMe audience? BusinessInFact is an open Business Angels Network, spends much time in investors´ training in order to be fully competent to select projects and decide their investment strategy. BIF invest in well developed, lean focused, scalable projects. What is your background, passions and ‘day job’? A success career in business development, nine business projects started up. Work with investors and as investor since 2002. … Continue reading

Meet Crowdfunding Entrepreneur and Author Johan Norberg

Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? I am a historian of ideas and writer who works with many different forms of media to promote what I think makes the world go around – individual freedom and economic and technological progress. So I write books and columns and I lecture and produce documentary films: And I do all of this on a freelance … Continue reading

Meet Finnish crowd investor from Singapore – Mikko Silventola

Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions, ‘day job’ and why did you move to Singapore? My name is Mikko Silventola, and I am the Chairman of Frontier and Founder of Calcus Publishing Group. I invest my own and Frontier’s funds to interesting tech start-ups with global potential. My passion is in start-ups and helping to take them international. I lived in the Middle East for a year and while I was there, decided … Continue reading

PayPal not suitable for marketplaces

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PayPal stuck in a vicious downward spiral whilst everyone else is innovating? Back in 2011 FundedByMe launched its 1st version that was super simple. Our goal – connecting backers with projects. Since the landscape of funding was totally different we didn’t know that much at the beginning, we simply connected a PayPal button to our crowdfunding campaigns, started processing payments and made a transaction at the end of the day where our campaigns received the … Continue reading