Invesdor, an investment crowdfunding platform based in Helsinki, announced over the weekend that it has closed its self-running campaign. The portal launched the campaign last month with a mission to raise €750,000 and successfully secured €1.2M.
Our own funding round is now closed. THANK YOU all 316 new owners of Invesdor. We are so happy to have you on board! pic.twitter.com/EX52ShBsgJ
— Invesdor (@Invesdor) June 20, 2016
As previously reported, Invesdor, founded in 2012, launched as an equity crowdfunding platform but has since expanded into other products and other markets. Today, the funding platform offers both debt and equity for domestic and international issuing firms. Last year, it received a Europe-wide Markets in Financial Instruments Directive or “MiFID” investment firm license thus aiding their expansion. The MiFID license will ease the process of establishing operations in many EU countries.
To date, Invesdor has raised approximately € 14 million for 57 equity offers. The company has experienced annual revenue increases of over 300% for 2015. CEO of the funding platform, Lasse Mäkelä recently stated:
“What we have created is a digital fundraising process that works for all kinds of companies. We are categorizing our companies as seed, early (turnover from 100,000 to 500,000), growth (upwards of 500,000) and an IPO…. One of the motivations for why I love what I’m doing is that we are protecting the small guy and making it (funding process) more transparent.”
Last month, Invesdor announced a partnership with Danske Bank where the bank will now guide customers to the website if they are in need of equity capital. Mäkelä commented:
“The recent movements by banks and listed companies has validated the market in which we are in a leading position. The growth prospects of crowdfunding grow immensely when banks and listed companies become active about its possibilities. This is a very interesting time to be in the industry.”
Invesdor’s previous offering successfully funded in just six days and achieved €1 million from 143 investors, from 16 different countries.
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