Tagged: sweden

FundedByMe Now Accepts Bitcoin as it Offers Equity in Bitcoin Trading Platform Safello

Safello BItcoin ATM

Appropriately – international funding platform FundedByMe is now accepting Bitcoin.  The announcement has been matched with the launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign for Safello, a Bitcoin trading platform that is already halfway funded. FundedByMe is using the Safello offer as a Pilot Program to test Bitcoin utilization.  Management has explained that following the crowdfunding round… Read More

Moving Mainstream: Centre for Alternative Finance of Cambridge Judge Business School Publishes European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

University of Cambridge research Report

Newly opened Centre for Alternative Finance of University of Cambridge Judge Business School reports European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey study results.  The European market could top €7 billion in 2015 The European alternative finance market grew 144% last year to €2,957m The UK is the largest European country for alternative finance, at €2.34b (£1.78 b) The top markets in mainland Europe… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Now Offers Loans

FundedByMe founders Daniel Daboczy and Arno Smit

International crowdfunding platform FundedByMe, has jumped into the debt space thus rounding out their funding options on their global platform.  The loans will initially be available for SMEs in Sweden but investors from all over the world will be able to loan money in the near future (except for the United States).  The move to… Read More

Lily Cup Compact Campaign Finishes in Top 2% of Most Funded Kickstarter Projects

Lily Cup 3

Swedish brand Intimina launched its funding project for the world’s first collapsible menstrual cup, Lily Cup Compact, on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, which recently finished with 8530 backers from over 50 countries worldwide and reached 4000% over the original crowdfunding target. This places the campaign in the top 2% of the most funded Kickstarter projects ever. Gaining support from America… Read More

NOA Relaxation “Premium Beverage” Rockets on FundedByMe. Raises Over $1 Million in 3 Days.

Noa Fridmark

Sweden based NOA Relaxation, an all natural beverage, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe and raised USD $ 180,000 in the first 3 minutes of going live on January 29th. The goal of raising $640,000 was quickly beat in two days and by day 4 funding has now topped one million dollars. The global… Read More

Tracemyfile Raises Equity in Crossborder, UK/Sweden, Offer

Flag of Sweden

Cross border crowdfunding offers have only recently started to percolate up on various crowdfunding platforms.  While there have only been a few to date, one would expect these dynamic offers to be foreshadowing a future of crowdfunded securities  that are not constrained by national borders.  Tracemyfile, a cloud based service, just closed its equity crowdfunding round where shares in… Read More

British Journalist Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Funds For Assange, Snowden, & Manning Statues

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Well, this is a first. Earlier this week, British journalist Vaughan Smith has hit Kickstarter to raise £100,000 so that he may build life-like statues of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden. These statues are known as being part of the “Monument to Courage.” Assange, who is currently living in… Read More

FundedByMe Claims Record Month, Opens Up Shop in Singapore

FundedByMe founders Daniel Daboczy and Arno Smit

Sweden based FundedByMe’s says their strategic decision to focus mainly on business building crowdfunding has proven to be a success.  The hybrid crowdfunding platform claims a surge in membership and new funding campaigns.  FundedByMe’s experience is exemplified by Finnish interactive yoga platform Yoogaia, a young company that raised VC funding 3 months after crowdfunding on… Read More

FundedByMe: How We Raised Over €600,000 in 5 Days (Infographic)

Thousands of Euros 500 Money

FundedByMe, an investment crowdfunding platform based in Sweden but with operations in Finland, Denmark, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Italy & Norway, recently launched a self-crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for their expansion.  In March of 2014 the campaign hit the pages of the funding platform with an initial goal of raising €320,000 in 45 days.  Instead it… Read More

FundedByMe Welcomes Kickstarter to Sweden with Special Gift

Gift Sweden Welcome

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler announced this past Monday that his crowdfunding platform was opening up shop in Scandinavia and Ireland.  The expansion into Ireland was known for quite some time, but the move into Denmark, Norway and Sweden, while not surprising, was new.  The nordic countries have been the realm of several successful crowdfunding platforms.  One of… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services for Scandinavia and Ireland Campaign Organizers


On Monday (September 15th), Kickstarter’s CEO Yancey Strickler announced that the crowdfunding giant has opened its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland. The platform’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative populations. From to LEGO to Röyksopp to The Seventh Seal to James… Read More

Link2Ventures Invests in FundedByMe as Crowdfunding Platform Expands in Asia

FundedByMe founders Daniel Daboczy and Arno Smit

Having opened an office in Singapore last year,  Sweden based crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has revealed an investment by Singapore based investment group Link2Ventures for an undisclosed amount.  The additional funding is expected to be used to boost further growth in the Asia Pacific region.  FundedByMe will be using Singapore as their regional hub for their Asian expansion.  As… Read More

Kickarter Hit “Narrative” Raises $8 Million in Funding Led by Khosla Ventures

Narrative In Hand

The list continues to grow of crowdfunding hits raising big money from early stage investors.  Today we learned that Narrative (at one point called Memoto) has received a pretty huge investment in a funding round led by big name VC group Khosla Ventures.  This is not the first round of VC funding for Narrative but… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CA7CH Lightbox Live Streaming Camera, ISSA & ChargeAll

CA7CH Lightbox Customizable

We have a threesome of tech products this week from our crowdfunding mailbox.  We really had many solid campaigns emailed us to the past couple weeks.  Over time the campaigns  are getting better structured, pitch videos are consistently more professional and products are more refined.  Sure we still see the occasional campaign that is looking… Read More

Earins Earbuds Rockets: £415,687 First Week Crowdfunding


The search for small, wireless headphones is over! Sweden-based Earin earbuds launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last week. Within a week, the campaign surpassed its initial goal of £179,000 and raised £415,687 from 3,818. Earin’s nearly invisible earbuds function as one Bluetooth headset. There’s no need for cables or attachments, it just magically small… Read More

A House on The Moon is Looking for Funding

The Moonhouse

The Moonhouse, the world’s first art project on the moon, is now set to receive an additional boost in the form of crowdfunding to launch the red house with white corners into space. The project will serve as a symbol for making space accessible to all people. The U.S. aerospace technology company Astrobotic is expected to… Read More

Kickstarter’s VP of Community Talks Crowdfunding Tactics

Kickstarter Logo Small

Since 2009, people from all over the world have been talking about crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, and now the company’s VP of community, Cindy Au, revealed there’s more to it than just being considered as a “funding option.” While speaking at the 2014 Nordic Game in Malmö, Sweden, Ms. Au stated, “It’s important to remember what… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Tinitell Wristphone for Kids & Salamander Hot Sauce

Kids wearing Tinitell

At Crowdfund Insider we love to read about the hugely successful crowdfunding campaigns raising hundreds of thousands of dollars (or millions) but the reality is that most of the crowdfunding projects are looking to raise substantially less.  Many of these campaigns are simply fascinating and probably more than a few go on to bigger and… Read More

FundedByMe is Self Crowdfunding Their Equity Platform

Swedish Krona

Sweden Based Crowdfunding Platform Raises Capital for Expansion. Stating that 2013 has been their best year to date, equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe is now inviting the public to own shares in their Northern European investment platform by launching a self-crowdfunding campaign.  Based in Sweden, but having expanded into 8 different countries, the small company is… Read More

FundedByMe Finds International Success in Crowdfunding

FundedByMe Arno Smit

Interview with Arno Smit, Co-Founder & CTO of FundedByMe. Launched by Arno Smit and Daniel Daboczy in 2011, FundedByMe quickly found an international niche as both an equity and rewards-based crowdfunding platform.  According to Smit, this “unified experience on our platform allows entrepreneurs to feel secure in the FundedByMe service and investors to truly see crowdfunding on… Read More