Tagged: germany

Crowd Dialog 14 – Munich

Crowd Dialog 14

Die führende Praxis- und Wissens-Konferenz in Europa Aktuellstes Praxiswissen – Top-Experten – Wissenschaftliches Fundament Wer an der Crowd Dialog Konferenz teilnehmen sollte Jeder zukunftsorientierte Entscheider im Unternehmen, ob CIO, CEO, Inhaber, Personalentwickler oder CFO. Der Crowd Dialog bietet einen wissenschaftlich fundierten und umfassenden State-of-the-Art Einblick zum Phänomen schwarmbasierter Innovationsprozesse, Finanzierungsszenarien und Arbeitsmodelle um potentielle neue… Read More

Bragi Dash On Track to Ship in December, Founder Nikolaj Hviid Talks Crowdfunding in Interview (Video)

The Dash in Hand

The Dash by Germany based Bragi is one of the all time favorite crowdfunding hits on Kickstarter.  Coming in the 12th position for most funded, the Dash raised over $3.3 million from 16,000 backers for a super cool new concept on bluetooth, biometric headphones.  A working prototype did not exist at the time but the… Read More

Fast Growing P2P Platform Lendico Enters Dutch Market

Lendico Team Enters Netherlands

Fast growing peer to peer lender Lendico has moved into a new market, this time targeting the Netherlands.  Lendico was founded in Germany at the end of 2013 but the young platform has quickly moved to expand into regions beyond the German market.  The new operation in Holland joins Spain, Poland, Austria and South Africa… Read More

Updated: Backers Rebel as Bonaverde Coffee Machine Alters Design Post Crowdfunding Campaign

Bonaverde Final Hours

Bonaverde is described as the “worlds first roast-grind-brew coffee machine.  The company founders have run two rewards based crowdfunding campaigns – one each on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Bonaverde is equity crowdfunding now back on their home turf in Germany where they have nearly raised 1 million Euros on a campaign that is scheduled to end… Read More

Berlin Winners Announced for One Spark Start in Germany

One Spark Start Berlin Shirt

Today (September 13th)  One Spark held their first international crowdfunding festival in Berlin, Germany and handed out six cash awards to participating creator projects. The 50 participating creators came from around the region including Germany, Poland, Sweden, Chile, Italy, Israel and the United States to present their ideas and projects toa diverse audience of interested people and investors. The best pitches won shares of the €10,000 guaranteed award, similar to One Spark… Read More

FundedByMe CEO Daniel Doboczy Presentation at One Spark Berlin (Deck)

One Spark Start Berlin

One Spark Start – Berlin, took place all day today in Germany. This is the first international location for the One Spark crowdfunding festival that takes place each Spring in Jacksonville, Florida.  The closing presentation was given by FundedByMe founder and CEO Daniel Doboczy.  For those of us who were not able to swing by… Read More

One Spark Start: Berlin

One Spark

For one day, 50 selected Creators will showcase their projects and pitch their art, innovation, music, science, and technology ideas in front of a live audience. They will earn votes and take home a piece of 35,000€ in cash and awards, the opportunity to win a free trip to One Spark USA and up to… Read More

Companisto: Proposed German Law a Contradiction That Threatens Crowdfunding

Blasting Investment Featured

Recently there have been rumblings from the German crowdfunding industry regarding proposed rules pertaining to investor protection that may impact the growing investment crowdfunding industry.  The German government has a stated objective of fostering digital and tech growth.  Of course streamlining access to capital, via equity crowdfunding, can help this objective.  While engendering an environment… Read More

One Spark Start – Berlin is This Friday

One Spark Start Berlin

The One Spark crowdfunding festival takes its first trip abroad this week by taking their successful model and crowdfunding focused event to Germany.  One Spark Start – Berlin kicks off Friday evening and is open to the public all day Saturday.  According to organizers, 50 original projects will be on display at One Spark Start…. Read More

Stone Brewing Company Ends Indiegogo Run at $2.5M; Breaks Record

Stone Brewing Company

Ending its run on Indiegogo on an exciting note, California-based Stone Brewing Company reached $2,532,211 from 13,979 backers. Not only did it surpass its initial $1M goal, the campaign managed to break the crowdfunding giant’s record for most contributions to any campaign in the platform’s history. During its final update, the campaign’s organizers wrote, “We… Read More

German Agenda Targets Digital Growth But Finance Ministry Contradicts with Draft Law on Small Investors

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This past week German cabinet ministers voiced their support on a digital future by approving a “Digital Agenda 2014-2017” plan that intends on boosting digital technology and utilization in the economic engine of Europe. Interestingly Germany places 13th in internet connectivity behind both Belgium and the Netherlands.  The plan hopes to increase the number of… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Pushes Past $2M on Indiegogo

Stone Brewing Company

With less than a week and a half left crowdfunding on Indiegogo, California-based Stone Brewing Company has reached another huge milestone pushing past $2 million with the support of over 12,000 backers. The brewery’s flexible funding campaign was launched last month with an initial goal of $1 million for its groundbreaking collaborations. The adult beverage company embarked… Read More

Seedmatch Responds to German Equity Crowdfunding Regulations

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The young German equity crowdfunding industry is under threat of excessive regulations under the guise of investor protection.  Earlier this month we reported on the proposed regulatory approach that crowdfunding platform Companisto described as; “… it is clear that the draft law significantly threatens the continued existence of crowdinvesting in Germany. The provisions of the bill… Read More

“One Spark Start Berlin” Queues Up for Germany in September

One Spark Creative Projects

The organizers of the successful and fast growing One Spark crowdfunding festival, held each year in Jacksonville, Florida, have taken their event and message on the road.  First stop is Berlin, Germany where One Spark Start: Berlin will take place this coming September. One Spark is self described as the World’s Crowdfunding Festival and in… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Scores Over $1M on Indiegogo For Cross-Planetary Brewing

Stone Brewing Logo

With a little over a week and a half until its crowdfunding campaign comes to an end on Indiegogo, California-based Stone Brewing Company has reached its initial $1M goal, thanks to 7,168 backers. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the adult beverage company embarked on two new brewery projects that will bring their style of… Read More

German Equity Crowdfunding Platform Bergfürst Gets Banking License

Bergfürst Bank AG

Bergfürst, a German investment crowdfunding platform that also incorporates an electronic trading platform as a secondary market, has received a banking license from Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin).  This new license comes two years after receiving a license for providing financial services as the company seeks to combine the traditional world of finance with the new disruptive approach of… Read More

goodz Raised Capital this Past May, Files for Insolvency

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Highlighting the risk of investing in startups, goodz GmbH, a Berlin based company that did an equity crowdfunding round this past Spring, has filed for bankruptcy. goodz was an “e-boutique”, launched in February 2014, that featured cutting edge products in a curated e-commerce platform that was determined to target only responsible and well made products…. Read More

Jan Henric Buettner Books Companisto for Weissenhaus Resort & Spa Crowdfunding: New German Luxury Hotel on the Baltic

WEISSENHAUS Grand Village Resort & Spa Castle

Investment Opportunity Leaps Out of the Gate Quickly Raising Over €200,000. Where could the new World Cup Team Deuschland return home, celebrate and relax by the sea?  Schloss Weissenhaus! With plenty of space for a team or a large gathering, the Weissenhouse compound comprises 750,000 square meters, an area of more than 100 soccer fields. GOOOAL!… Read More

VW Oldie Käfer Tour Crowdfunding on Welcome Investment: Punchbuggy Fahrvergnügen Revisted!

Oldie Kafer Tour Acktueller Stand

Oldie Käfer Tour Berlin has launched a campaign on the German equity crowdfunding site Welcome Investment.   For as little as 1€, backers may invest in the future of Oldie Käfer Tour Berlin.  The tour company hopes to secure its goal of 50,000€ for 5.9% equity.  Funding from the campaign will be used to expand… Read More

Seedmatch Rocks. Best Quarter Ever for German Equity Crowdfunding Site

World Record Seedmatch Protonet

Seedmatch claims the title as the first German investment crowdfunding platform having launched way back in 2011.  Equity crowdfunding in Germany has been fairly robust with reports placing total volume in 2013 at about EUR 15 million.  Anyone can participate in these offers as there are no exclusionary barriers to block an investor simply based… Read More