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

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

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

bundesfinanzministerium

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

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Discov3ry 3D Print with Anything, Brewbarrel & Mistover Tale

Discov3ry Extruder

Two tech campaigns, and one truly independent film, our part of  this weeks’  mailbox. First up is Discov3y Extruder “Do more than ever with your 3D printer”.  Now I must admit that there is so much press these days on 3D printers that you start to assume every household has one in every room of… Read More

Does Crowdfunding Create Crowd Euphoria?

Herd of Sheep Stampede

Esteemed global banking group, Deutsche Bank, recently posed this very question:  Does crowd euphoria impair risk consciousness? The question comes as many countries legalize investment crowdfunding and the US plods towards allowing greater access to capital via participation of the crowd.  This is an important – and interesting polemic.  Herd mentality occurs in many situations…. Read More

SeedMatch Powers New Investment Crowdfunding Record in Protonet

Protonet team

German investment crowdfunding platform SeedMatch has a new hit listing on their platform.  Protonet quickly raised over 1 Million Euros in 3 hours and 33 minutes.  In the first hour and a half the platform hurdled 750,000 Euros – over $1 million USD.   3:33 Stunden für 1 Million Euro bei @protonet. Wahnsinn! — Seedmatch… Read More

Front Row Society Raises Equity On Seedmatch: Chic Label’s Fashion Democracy Unfurls

front row society model

Walking the crowdfunding catwalk looks easy for the nascent global sustainable fashion brand Front Row Society.  In their third crowdfunding round on Seedmatch, the fashion label quickly raised €28,000 with the help of thirty three investors, reaching 56% of their €50K goal.  The funding limit for the current campaign is  €150,000. In September 2012, and… Read More

GYMWATCH Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal on Indiegogo

GYMWATCH

Excited to share good news about their new product, the German-based startup GYMWATCH announced it has surpassed its $85k crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo and raised over $136k to finance the production of the GYMWATCH Sensor. The company developed the patent-protected sensor that measures strength and motion in every fitness exercise. The tracker will be… Read More

MyParfum Chooses Companisto’s Counter for its Fragrance Equity Campaign: Sie Sind Einzigartig

mein parfum on companisto

With the help of 614 investors, MyParfum currently has sold over 41,000 shares, raising more than € 200,000 on its Companisto equity crowdfunding campaign.  With 11 days remaining, the company seeks to raise a maximum goal of € 300,000.  With over 88,888 customers, 132,000 individual perfumes sold, and cumulated revenues of € 3.5 million, MyParfum has proved its concept… Read More

Biotech Company Sanaria Launches $250k Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo to End Malaria

End of Malaria

Ready to put an end to a devastating disease, Maryland-based biotechnology company Sanaria launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to eliminate the threat of malaria. The company is aiming to raise $250k to develop of SporoBot, a robot that will dissect mosquito salivary glands and to accelerate vaccine development. Malaria is a vector borne disease… Read More

Das Eis der Zukunft: Kyl Ice Cream Scoops Companisto for its € 200K Crowdfunding Campaign

Kyl Molecular Ice Cream

Newly listed on Companisto, the Germany-based Kyl (pronounced “kühl” – the German word for “cool”) seeks to raise € 200,000 in its equity crowdfunding campaign.  To date 509 backers have bought 25,479 shares and invested € 127,395.  Emerging from the polar vortex to a cultural climate steeped with STEM discussion, Kyl’s molecular ice cream campaign redefines ice… Read More