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Indie Bars got new energy through crowdfunding

We met up with the founders of Indie Bars for a talk about energy, cranberries and the importance of hanging out at the right pool.  We are curious about how the idea of Indie Bars was born. What’s the history behind? Olle: I have a background in triathlon and have tested a lot of energy bars through the years. There are many alternatives out there but I experienced problems with the ones I…

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ALSIceBucketChallenge – FundedByMe accepted it!

  We were happy to be nominated for the ALSIceBucketChallenge by Sqore and accept the challenge! Between Hamngatan and Regeringsgatan, out in the public, proper camera and great smiles we poured the water on us.   Arno, Catherine, Daniel and Michal took the buckets and now we nominate Crowdfund insider, Företagarna and Lendico See the whole video  

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Equity Campaign: Lovetagged – A matchmaking service through Facebook

We have interviewed Christian Majgaard at the Copenhagen Crowdfunding Meetup and asked him about his crowdfunding campaign Lovetagged on FundedByMe.  Tell us a little about Lovetagged, what is it? I call Lovetagged a killer app, because no one has done this before. We have made a tool for matchmaking your friends’ friends on Facebook. Why do you see a potential in this field? The dating market is a 4 billion$…

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Stor-Jobal från Krokjala: A Comic book waiting to be released through crowdfunding.

Meet Emil Maxén, a freelance illustrator, who previously worked with the music artist Avicii, the swedish Julkalendern (Christmas calendar) “Barnen Hedenhös”, and now he is launching a campaign to crowdfund his upcoming comic book. Tell us a bit about yourself, for start, where did you grow up and what was your dream back then? I grew up outside of Sundsvall in Timrå.And my dream was pretty much what I am…

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Welcome Siri – FundedByMe’s new communications manager

There are a lot of new staff here at the FundedByMe office in Stockholm. This Tuesday Siri Andersson – our new communications manager, accompanied us. Siri will be working close with Susan Sjölund (currently on maternity leave) in order to spread the word about FundedByMe, share the stories with our entrepreneurs to the rest of the world. Exciting? That’s exactly what we think as well. So, Siri, welcome to the world of crowdfunding!…

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Martin Borgs crowdfunded documentary premiers in Stockholm

Martin Borgs is a documentary filmmaker and together with his colleague Ida Drougge they made the movie “Någon annan betalar” which was crowdfunded and  has it’s premiere on Tuesday august 19th. We had the chance to interview Martin, who will tell us about the journey from the campaign to finishing a film. How did you go together and made this kind of movie? Ida and I have been hunting ways…

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Interns from Hyper Island improving our strategies

Is there a official date where you can say; Now vacation is over? The speed in the office has been a little bit slow but not unproductive. I’m Kelly, one of the new interns here at FundedByMe. We are three people together as interns, from Hyper Island. FundedByMe has also been busy with hiring a loan-specialist and a designer, which we will introduce later on. We are the interns: Danijela,…

Are Crowdinvestors Small Business Angels?

A Crowdfunding Thesis conducted by Casper Arboll and Balthasar Scheder, both are Crowdfunding Researchers at the Copenhagen Business School, in Denmark. The crowdinvestor is a new type of individual engaging in early-stage funding of unquoted companies via equity crowdfunding portals. Previously, non-accredited or inexperienced investors were prevented by legislation from investing money into unquoted businesses. The democratization of start-up finance raises the question of how crowdinvestors compare to more established…

Conditions for Venture Capital and Founders have to be improved.

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 fund and venture capital more attractive. Especially for Crowd Investing the Federal Government has been urged…

Multiple Crowdfunding Campaign Editors

Introducing Multiple Crowdfunding Campaign Editors!

Creating a crowdfunding campaign sometimes requires help from your friends or colleagues. For this reason, we have now made it easier to invite people to help create your campaign! Multiple Crowfunding Campaign Editors Once you have begun creating your campaign, you can invite your friends and colleagues using their email address. Select Editors to get to the editor panel and then simply enter an email address. If the email address…