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Yoogaia pulls in €500,000 from venture capital.

Interested in raising funds for your own company and considering crowdfunding? One of the biggest questions from entrepreneurs, does a crowdfunding round impact future fundraising? How will other investors look at my company when I have 100’s of smaller individuals? Those questions have now received a decent answer. 3 months ago Yoogaia listed on FundedByMe and raised just under €100,000. The success of their campaign has definitely excelled them into…

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Public Announcement – SellAnApp discontinues it service

Not everyday is a great day in the life of an entrepreneur. For Dutch app platform SellAnApp, we just found out that they have notified their shareholders that they will file for bankruptcy. SellAnApp was featured on FundedByMe in 2013 in a joint campaign by FundedByMe and the Dutch crowdfunding platform Symbid, who brought in the case. To both FundedByMe and Symbid, SellAnApp is the first case where a crowdfunded…

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10 Highlights from our pitch event in Stockholm

Yesterday, we held a very successful pitch event in Stockholm where seven of our live campaigns got the opportunity to pitch their businesses to 75 of our most active investors. After the pitches were done, the event space turned in to a fair where all the represented companies had the opportunity to show their products or ideas to the investors. The event was broadcasted live via Bambuser and down below,…

FundedByMe at crowdfunding fair Crowdbiz 2014

FundedByMe at crowdfunding fair Crowdbiz 2014

Come meet us in Berlin! FundedByMe Germany will be part of the Crowdbiz 2014. Crowdbiz is a fair with lectures, experts and interesting talks around crowdfunding. It’s imbedded in “Börsentag Berlin” – Stock Market Day Berlin. Which means that a lot of investors will be there, too. Our German projects will take that chance to pitch their campaigns again. The ongoing projects CapClean, clicc and Nightfox will present their business models and…

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After the crowdfunding: Jascha opens the first store

  We went to Jascha’s newly opened store in MOOD Stockholm to see what the hype is about. A year after their crowdfunding on FundedByMe we got a talk with Jonas, one of the founders: How long have you been working with fashion? I’m born with fashion. My mom is a designer. She’s been working with it since I was a kid. My older brother is Jascha. He started the brand 12…

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Follow up on High Heaven; premier on their successful campaign

“It is something exceptionally with entrepreneurs, we are very driven, ambitious and we do what we love!” says Nina Nordling, the person behind High Heaven. A platform for women with focus on adrenaline and to push the female role models forward. Can you tell about the background story around High Heaven? Without telling about the background first, what we want to do and are aiming for is to bring more…

Create Multilingual Crowdfunding Campaigns!

Communicate your campaign globally as well as locally! At FundedByMe we pride ourselves on being a crowdfunding platform that really facilitates international activity. We can see this exemplified in campaigns such as Goodio Cools and FundedByMe’s recent round where more than 40% of the investments came from international investors. This means that you may want to write your presentation in not only English, which helps reach the wider international audience, but also in a local…

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Interview with Spanish Investor, Jose Luis Minguez

Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions and ‘day job’? My name is Jose Luis Minguez and 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…

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Welcome to Sweden, Kickstarter. We have a gift for you!

Finally! You’re here! Now we are two major forces building awareness on crowdfunding in Sweden and The Nordics; Kickstarter.com and FundedByMe.com. If you want to read the story on how Kickstarter turned our idea down and why we started FundedByMe please read what Forbes writes here: “How Kickstarter’s loss became Sweden’s gain Ever since 2010 when Kickstarter, then still in a very infant stage, declined our submission to fund one of our ideas…

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Crowd Control: How Kickstarter’s Loss Became Sweden’s Gain

Read a great story on Forbes written by Alison Coleman: … Entrepreneurs are starved of investment alternatives. Investors are starved of investment alternatives. Crowd investing offers a solution for both, but even the most successful crowd platforms have funding issues of their own, and nowhere more so than in Europe. Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries, survived the global financial crisis and was attracting investors while the Eurozone teetered on the brink of…