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Update: Finnish Software Provider Sharetribe Set to Close Invesdor Round With More than 950,000 in Funding

Sharetribe, a Finnish software provider, is set to close its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs later this week. The campaign has successfully secured more than €950,000 from nearly 330 investors. As previously reported, Sharetribe was founded in 2011 and claims its platform is the “easiest” way to… Read More

Overfunding: Finnish Software Provider Sharetribe Secures €500,000 Funding Target Within Two Days on Invesdor

Sharetribe, a Finnish software provider, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor and surpassed its minimum target of €500,000 within the first 48 hours. The funding round has now raised nearly €600,000 from more than 175 investors. Founded in 2011, Sharetribe claims its platform is the “easiest”… Read More

Bitcoin Broker Prasos Seeks Up to €2.5 Million Crowdfunding on Invesdor

Prasos, a Bitcoin broker seeking to make Bitcoin investing mainstream, is looking to raise a minimum of €750,000 and a maximum €2.5 million on Invesdor. Praso is offering 5% to 14.91% in equity in the company at a pre-money valuation of €14.26 million. Praso expects top line revenue… Read More

Invesdor Report: Investors Want More than Returns, They Want Experiences Too

Invesdor, an investment crowdfunding platform, has released the results of an online survey they recently completed. According to Invesdor, their research uncovered that investors backing unlisted companies via crowdfunding and online investment services expect to gain experiences, learning opportunities, thrills, and conformity with their values…. Read More

ECN Convention Debates Technology & Cross-border Future in EU Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding

Two main topics of the 6th Annual Convention of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) on October 19th and 20th were technology innovation and cross-border finance. The discussions showed that alternative finance has only scratched the surface of its technological innovation’s potential ‒ the potential to… Read More

Swedish Success: Invesdor’s First Crowdfunding Offer from Sweden Tops Goal

Stockholm based Sharpfin AB has topped its funding goal of SEK 1.65 million holding at SEK 2.3 million on Invesdor. This marks the first successful Swedish offer listed on Invesdor which is based in Finland. The company has extended the subscription period of its equity… Read More

Finnish Medtech Askel Healthcare Seeks €450,000 on Invesdor For Joint-Pain Relief Implant

Finnish medtech company Askel Healthcare Ltd has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor to raise a minimum of €450,000 for its implant for cartilage repair, COPLA Scaffold. Askel Healthcare was founded in March 2017 by the group of scientists behind the invention. The company’s team… Read More

Invesdor: VCs are Investing Alongside the Crowd at Same Terms

Investment crowdfunding platform Invesdor says the VC or Angel led crowdfunding model has landed in the Nordic region citing two specific examples. The model of pairing professional investors with smaller investors has been growing in prominence across the world and is already well established in… Read More

Invesdor Adds to Executive Bench with Two New Appointments

Invesdor, one of the leading equity crowdfunding platform in the Nordics, has announced two additions to its team. Erik Rehn has been appointed as sales director at Invesdor. Rehn will be responsible for planning and overseeing Invesdor’s global business-to-business sales. Invesdor said his most important… Read More

Invesdor Milestone: €30 Million Has Been Invested Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform

Finland-based equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor announced on Wednesday that €30 million has been invested through its funding portal. This news comes just a few months after Invesdor revealed €25 million was invested on its website. “We are very happy to announce that we just reached the… Read More

Prominent Investor Mika Ihamuotila Takes Equity Stake in Invesdor

Mika Ihamuotila, Chairman – Owner of Finish fashion and design company Marimekko, has invested in European investment crowdfunding platform Invesdor. Details of the investment were not released. Ihamuotila is well known in Finland and is also a Board member of Rovio/Angry Birds and Sanoma. He… Read More

Invesdor’s Lasse Mäkelä Reports: Money Invested & Average Campaign Round Size on Crowdfunding Platform Doubled in 2016 (Infographic)

Invesdor’s CEO Lasse Mäkelä announced on Wednesday that it a great 2016 and revealed during the past twelve months, funds invested and the average campaign round size on its equity crowdfunding platform doubled from the previous year. The 2016 numbers reveal comes just a couple weeks after… Read More

Update: Friends & Brgrs Closes Invesdor Campaign Early After Securing Nearly €1M

Less than a month after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, restaurant brand Friends & Brgrs has finished its funding round early ( the original closing date was December 20th) with nearly €1 million secured. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients while preparing all foods in its establishment. Friends… Read More

Invesdor Celebrates Europe’s First Exit by IPO for Crowdfunded Company as Shares of Heeros Trade on Nasdaq First

Invesdor is celebrating the “first” European company to provide an exit by IPO as shares trade on Nasdaq First North Helsinki (ISIN FI4000127527) . Heeros Oyj raised €3.4m from 700 retail investors with its IPO on the Invesdor crowdfunding platform. that took place this past October. In… Read More

European Union Stops Harmonization Process for Crowdfunding Rules

At Crowddialogue Europe in Graz, Austria last week, a panel presentation, moderated by Ronald Kleverlaan, inquired about the status of the European legislation on crowd-investing. Looking back to 2014, with the EU Commission’s Communication “Unleashing the Potential of Crowdfunding”, soon followed by the 2015 Communication “Action Plan… Read More

The Finnish Crowdfunding Act Kicks In

Earlier this year the Finnish government announced its intent to update and improve the regulatory environment that governed investment crowdfunding. The new Crowdfunding Act was ratified by the President of Finland on August 25th with the law going into force on September 1st. The Finnish… Read More

Invesdor Shares Employee Update: “The Team Now Comprises 17 Smart & Driven Doers”

On Tuesday, Finland-based Invesdor shared some details about its growing team. This employee info comes nearly a month after the company successfully secured €1.2 million during its self-running crowdfunding initiative. The funding portal stated: “It seems like only a couple of months ago we were just… Read More

Bad Norwegian Nears 500,000 Kr Funding Goal During the Final Days on Invesdor

With less than 48 hours until its Invesdor campaign comes to an end, Norway-based skincare brand, Bad Norwegian, has successfully secured over 400,000 kr from nearly 20 investors. The company took to the crowdfunding platform to raise a minimum of 500,000kr (2 million kr as… Read More

Invesdor’s Lasse Mäkelä Discusses Self-Crowdfunding Campaign’s Success

Following the closing of Invesdor’s recent self-running crowdfunding campaign, which raised €1.2M, CEO of the funding portal, Lasse Mäkelä, discusses the initiative’s success. 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… Read More