Invesdor Looks Back at 2015: Breaking Borders

Ready to ring in the new calendar year with positive thoughts and motivation, debt and equity based crowdfunding platform, Invesdor unveiled more details about its success throughout 2015.

The Helsinki-based website shared:

Invesdor Bull“Over the last 12 months, Invesdor has grown. So has the European crowdfunding scene. And so have our client cases. As 2015 ends we thought we’d look back on some of the high points of the year, shine a spotlight on some of our most successful stories, and offer some predictions for the year ahead from the experts on our expanding international team.

 

“2015 was the year that Invesdor evolved, and grew beyond our home country Finland. In the spring we secured Europe’s first cross-border MiFID license. That means we can quite efficiently use a portable ‘passport’ which allows us to work on crowdfunding and equity cases in other EU countries – our new office in London lets us find some really promising young companies to work with, especially those coming from other parts of Europe to the UK market, who value our expertise as ‘outsiders’ in London looking to do international business efficiently.”

Invesdor also looked back on the year’s highlights:

“During 2015 Invesdor reached an important milestone, €10.3 million invested and 50 successful rounds. What might be surprising is the amount of international interest we’ve been receiving in our work, and how that attention has grown over the last year.

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“Another international win came at Slush in November when we announced our partnership with DreamFunded.com, whose CEO – California Angel Investor Manny Fernandez – also invested in our company. The bridge we’re building between the Nordic region and Silicon Valley brings investors and capital closer together, and provide access to high growth companies in both Europe and America.

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“We’ve recently launched our first UK case with more in the pipeline for 2016. It’s no coincidence that Sensory Perspective Limited is a leading company in its field, and interest has been strong with more than €500,000 crowdfunded in the first few days alone.”

lasse makelaInvesdor CEO, Lasse Mäkelä, then explained:

“There has been a lot of interest, especially in London, in the Nordic tech scene. The Nordic region has a lot of experience dealing with successful tech startups, and as the only fully licensed crowdfunding platform, Invesdor is seen as a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands to help London-based investors navigate the market.”

In regards about the new year’s goals, Invesdor added:

“The next moves for 2016 are already clear to the Invesdor. We’ll be focusing on growing our UK business especially with customers who have an international outlook and are looking to attract cross-border investments.

 

“We’ll also have a specific aim to cement our lead in the Nordic region in 2016, leading up to our 4th birthday in April. We are currently building our partner network in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and will be organizing crowdfunding bootcamps and events in each market to provide entrepreneurs with practical advice on how to succeed in equity and debt crowdfunding.”

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