MEET ENTREPRENEURIAL FAMILY OF “GREEN ROOF”

  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

Meet the amazing entrepreneur behind Lillagunga

Anton Stenfors

We loves sharing stories of entrepreneurs. Here is one about Lillagunga. 1. Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? My name is Anton Stenfors and I’m the founder and CEO of Finnish design company Uniq Works. Creative work and development has followed me through my career, and gradually has become a special area of interest and motivation for me. Usually I tend not to spend … Continue reading

Meet Crowd Investment Entrepreneur Nina Nordling – High Heaven

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Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? I am Nina Nordling, the Founder and CEO of High Heaven, and current crowd investment entrepreneur on FundedByMe. At High Heaven we have a lot of passions, hopes and dreams! I started riding motocross a couple of years back and discovered I just loved everything to do with both adrenaline and entrepreneurship, especially social entrepreneurship. I co-founded … Continue reading

Meet crowd investor Patrick Stahl

Crowd Investor Patrick Stahl

Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions and ‘day job’? I am a Senior Partner at MiL Institute and work with leadership development and facilitate change processes in organizations. Troubled management/project teams and talented people is my passion! How did you first get familiar with crowdfunding and why does it appeal to you? Being an ex-entrepreneur myself, being a crowd investor is a perfect way for me to support other entrepreneurs with ideas. I … Continue reading

Meet Spanish Crowdfunding Entrepreneur, Curro Villarreal Acavedo of Naturix

My name is Curro Villarreal Acavedo and I am the founding partner and CEO of Naturix Iniciativas S.L., which is the holding company for Naturix Aquiculture S.L. I am also a Spanish Crowdfunding Entrepreneur now that the Naturix campaign is live on FundedByMe! I am a technician in Marine Cultivation with a degree in Marine Sciences, and over 20 years of professional experience in this field, working in both the public and private sectors. I … Continue reading

Crowdfunding Christmas Wishes

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  Thank you for a magnificent 2013 in which you have helped us grow in ways that we could never have dreamed of. One year ago there were three employees at FundedByMe and a part-time office in Finland, in addition to Stockholm. Today we span the width of Europe and have a dedicated – and fantastic – team of international experts who are working hard to make the dreams of entrepreneurs come true. Your passion … Continue reading

Meet Jesús Santos, Crowdfunding CEO at Brokerstars

Jesús Santos Crowdfunding CEO at Brokerstars

Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? I’m a serial entrepreneur in computing and Internet companies including www.ibex.com, euskocenter (ecommerce & ebusiness) or Netizar, and lately my new passion is as Crowdfunding CEO for the gaming company Brokerstars and its Financial Social Games products. After working in the computing business for small and large companies in Spain for the past almost 30 years, … Continue reading

Spain’s Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs – Ángel María Herrera & Bettina Gallego Tolkmitt

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We have the distinct pleasure of currently hosting one of Spain’s leading entrepreneurs on FundedByMe during his Equity crowdfunding campaign for Samastah, a platform that provides integral solutions for finding personal balance. We caught up with Ángel María Herrera and his business partner Bettina Gallego Tolkmitt to find out more about their crowdfunding aspirations. Introduce yourselves – what are your backgrounds, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams? Ángel María Herrera – Founder: I … Continue reading