Tagged: deutschland

Echt Klasse: Foodist Delivers Success in Second Round Crowdfunding on Companisto

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With 13 days remaining on Foodist’s second Companisto crowdfunding campaign, 376 investors have bought 24,493 shares, raising over €122,000. Funding from this equity campaign will promote the Foodist’s internationalization, grow their customer base, and exploit the potential within the B2B market. Subscribers of Foodist receive a mid-monthly box containing 6-8 European-made delicacies priced at €24… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Record for Companisto

500,000 Euros Readfy

German equity crowdfunding site Companisto has announced a platform record.  The readfy funding campaign listed on Companisto raised €100,000 in just 24 hours and half a million Euros within six weeks.  Over 1300 investors came together to back the company that offers free access to ten thousand e-books – including international best sellers.  The company will… Read More

Dreamojo Crowdfunding Has Integrated Social Platform

Dreamojo fund your dream

Dreamojo is a new Berlin-based crowdfunding site, that launched in December. They  operate with the belief that everybody should have the chance to use crowdfunding to fund their dreams. Social networks have become a vital portion of any crowdfunding campaigns and their site features an integrated social platform that facilitates the easy creation of reciprocal… Read More

Funded on Seedmatch, Larovo Hit with Bankruptcy Rumors


German equity crowdfunding platform Seedmatch has responded to inquiries regarding a company that was crowdfunded on their platform back in June of 2o12.  Larovo, an online buying guide, raised € 100,000 from 181 investors.  Seedmatch, the largest equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, has always prided their company on their transparency and ethical approach in their operations…. Read More

Crowdfunding for Sustainable and Well-Made Goodz on Seedmatch: Gut Gemeint & Gut Gemacht

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goodz’ CEO & Founder Jeffrey van Ede, the former VP of Sony Europe & CEO of Sony Germany, is leading a Seedmatch campaign that has already raised € 53,750, with 81 investors on board, surpassing their initial goal by 7% with 39 days remaining.  Seedmatch is the first German Crowdfunding Platform for Startups. In late February goodz launched their e-boutique, featuring 50 brands in… Read More

Crowdfunded on SeedMatch, Blue Patent Shuts Down


Blue Patent GmbH, a company funded in the fall of 2011 on the German equity crowdfunding platform Seedmatch, has suspended operations.  In a disappointing announcement made this past week, Seedmatch shared the news the young company was ceasing operations.  In an effort to support transparency, the investment crowdfunding site communicated that insolvency proceedings had commenced… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Presents at DLD14 (Video)

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The Digital-Life-Design (DLD14) conference took place last week in Munich, Germany.  DLD is self described as a “global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration”. Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees hit the Bavarian capital to talk tech, startups and… Read More

Crowdfunding in Germany Today

Top four German Crowdfunding platforms

Germany is the single largest market in all of the European Union.  With a population of around 82 million, a highly educated population and many top global corporations it is the economic engine of Europe today. The crowdfunding industry has benefited from this significant base and over the past months the country has experienced a… Read More

Panono Crowdfunds Over $1.25 Million on Indiegogo

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5th Most Funded Successful Campaign Ever on Indiegogo. Berlin, Germany based Panono has won many accolades during their crowdfunding campaign including a coolest gadget shout out and tons of press especially with their trip to CES 2014 this past week.  The hot tech device that allows you to take a 360 degree “selfie” closed their… Read More

Crowfunding Present & Future Event Set for Cologne, Germany

European Crowdfunding Network ECN

The European Crowdfunding Network and Osborne Clarke invite have scheduled an event in Cologne, Germany to be held on October 24, 2013.  Discussion will focus on crowdfunding in Germany, along with perspective on current events with the rest of Europe.  The results of a new study on crowdfunding, involving over 20 countries, will also be… Read More

Germany: Crowdfunding Helps Start-Ups


(Staff Translation) Crowdfunding can be an alternative to classic financing means for entrepreneurs   To date this form of financing has been deployed mostly to collect smaller sums for social projects.  Roughly 6.6 million Germans have already made online donations for social causes. That corresponds o 12% of all Internet users, according to a representative… Read More

Crowdfunding Launched for: “Die WG” (German sitcom)

Die WG on Indiegogo

(Staff Translation) This Monday, a crowdfunding campaign was launched for “ Die WG” (German for “Wohngemeinschaft” : Flat Share), a comedy sitcom, praised by many producers and editors but viewed as “ too young” for German television. That is why the small team comprised of the inventor and author Patrick Maak decided to finance the… Read More

Pass the Hat, Save the Arts?


PARIS — In the early rush to turn crowd-funding online into a new source of public revenue to buy everything from medieval ivory statues in France to a gallery for dinosaur bones in Canada there’s a cautionary tale: It doesn’t always work. The Louvre is nearing the end of what appears to be its third… Read More

Crowdfunding a popular financing mechanism for start-ups

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(Staff Translation) Berlin. Online donations for the ideas and projects of others. Crowdfunding allows start-ups to present their projects and to obtain financing from crowdfunding platform users. To this date, almost 7 million Germans have donated online for a variety of projects. About 6.6 million Germans have supported social projects through the internet. This amounts to… Read More

The 1st Follow-up Financing on Seedmatch (Germany)

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(Staff Translation) The Crowdfunding portal Seedmatch (www.seedmatch.de) is making further innovations: Going forward, start ups are able to launch follow-up financing campaigns via Crowdfunding. The Freiburg based start up Leaserad is the first enterprise seeking Seedmatch’s assistance for the 2nd time in a row. It already collected 100.000 Euros via Seedmatch in August 2012. (Original Text) Erste Anschlussfinanzierung auf… Read More

Unusual Crowdfunding for an Art studio-House (Germany)

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(Staff Translation) In Alt-Sachsenhausen, a 1.3 Million Euro Art Studio-House is being financed thanks to Crowdfunding. For the real estate branch, this concept is unique on a national level. “The first ones to conquer a location are the Creatives”, says Steen Rothenberger. The entrepreneur owns the Lindenberg-Hotel in Ostend  and the Restaurant Seven Swans near… Read More

German funds back new projects by Akin, Aladag and Verhoeven

Christmas has come early this year for Germany’s producers as national and regional funds paid out a total of more than €12m production support to such filmmakers as Fatih Akin, Feo Aladag, Rosa von Praunheim and Simon Verhoeven in their last funding sessions for 2012.   The third part of Fatih Akin’s Love, Death and… Read More

German ‘The Office’ Gets $1.3 Million for Film Version

COLOGNE, Germany – The German version of BBC’s cringe comedy The Office will go where Ricky Gervais‘ clueless manager David Brent could never have imagined: onto the big screen. A feature film take on Stromberg, the German version of the fly-on-the-wall office sitcom created by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, has picked up $1.3 million (€1.02… Read More

Fidor Bank in Germany Offers Crowdfunding Directly to Their Customers

Fidor Bank Crowd

With Crowdfunding still in the throes of regulatory purgatory within the United States it was quite interesting to read this recent interview on the German Crowdfunding blog Crowdstreet.  Klaus Martin Meyer interviewed the CEO of Fidor Bank AG – Matthias Kröner.  Fidor Bank is a licensed, internet bank based in Germany which is geared towards “Social… Read More