Tagged: seedmatch

German Real Estate Crowdfunding Market Booms

  The German real estate crowdfunding market is set to more than triple in size this year. Real estate developers, asset managers, and, most recently, real estate agents are joining the fray of real estate crowdfunding platforms, trying to unseat the handful of leaders who… Read More

Seedmatch’s World Champ Protonet Debuts Upgrades For Carla Private Cloud Servers

On Tuesday, Protonet, a provider of project management and collaboration solutions, announced it has upgraded its popular Carla Private Cloud Servers. Protonet was founded 2012 by Ali Jelveh andChristopher Blum and in .2014, the company was awarded the Crowdfunding World Champion by Seedmatch, with an investment of three… Read More

Seedmatch’s Crowdfunding World Champ Protonet Enters the U.S. Market; Becomes Y Combinator Company

Protonet, a  European provider of project management and collaboration solutions, today announced it is entering the U.S. market with the opening of its new office in the San Francisco Bay area. The company, which was awarded the Crowdfunding World Champion by Seedmatch, with an investment… Read More

Investiere Publishes List of Top 5 European Investment Crowdfunding Platforms

Switzerland based Investiere has published as list of the top 5 investment crowdfunding platforms based on total funding volume.  The rankings were released earlier this month.  Investiere only included platforms that publicly publish data on their site so platforms like Seedrs and SyndicateRoom, two leading… Read More

Seedmatch Sets High Bar For Crowdfunded Companies: Some Have Failed. Most Have Not

Investing in startup companies is a risky endeavor.  Now I believe that risk capital should be a part of anyone’s portfolio but a decision to dedicate money to a promising business, with enthusiastic entrepreneurs at the helm, is no guarantee of success.  This is a… Read More

VibeWrite Announces Insolvency Proceedings; Seedmatch Campaign Overfunded in Sept 2014

VibeWrite, the digital pen that independently recognizes handwriting and in conjunction with a vast number of  applications and Seedmatch over  €560K during the course of its campaign announced the opening of insolvency proceedings for the VibeWrite UG  experience (limited). “As with past bankruptcies, we will post here on the… Read More

Germany: Top 10 Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

The top 10 largest equity crowdfunding campaigns in Germany have had some interesting changes this year.  There is a new number one leading the group.  Weissenhaus, a campaign that is still crowdfunding on Companisto, has surpassed €5 million (about $6.4 million USD) and extended their funding… Read More

Econeers Launches Tree Crowdfunding Project to Help Paraguay Forests

Econeers, the “green sister platform for sustainable investments” of SeedMatch, has launched an interesting campaign on their  platform – a project to crowdfund trees. For only 10 days, the crowd has the option to finance trees with a minimum investment of € 250.00.  Outside of replanting… Read More

Updated: Backers Rebel as Bonaverde Coffee Machine Alters Design Post Crowdfunding Campaign

Bonaverde is described as the “worlds first roast-grind-brew coffee machine”.  The company founders have run two rewards based crowdfunding campaigns – one each on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Bonaverde is equity crowdfunding now back on their home turf in Germany where they have nearly raised 1… Read More

German Agenda Targets Digital Growth But Finance Ministry Contradicts with Draft Law on Small Investors

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… Read More

Seedmatch Responds to German Equity Crowdfunding Regulations

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… Read More

Bonaverde Percolates on Seedmatch: The Coffee Roasting, Grinding and Brewing Machine Enjoys a €752K+ Cup

With the help of 540 investors Bonaverde has raised over €752K+ on its Seedmatch equity crowdfunding campaign in just ten days; nothing like officially overfunding more than 750% to create a buzz for the über coffee machine! Last November, Bonaverde kickstarted its innovation- a coffee machine that roasts, grinds… Read More

Six Rules for Investment Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding is a new source of entrepreneurial finance allowing a wider audience to invest in startups for equity in the venture.  While investment crowdfunding as a vehicle for financing early stage ventures is gaining momentum on a global basis it remains in its infancy.  Our… Read More

goodz Raised Capital this Past May, Files for Insolvency

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… Read More

Seedmatch Rocks. Best Quarter Ever for German Equity Crowdfunding Site

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… Read More

SeedMatch Powers New Investment Crowdfunding Record in Protonet

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Funded on Seedmatch, Larovo Hit with Bankruptcy Rumors

German equity crowdfunding platform Seedmatch has responded to inquiries regarding a company that was crowdfunded on their platform back in June of 2o12.  Larovo, an online buying guide, raised € 100,000 from 181 investors.  Seedmatch, the largest equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, has always prided their… Read More

Crowdfunding for Sustainable and Well-Made Goodz on Seedmatch: Gut Gemeint & Gut Gemacht

goodz’ CEO & Founder Jeffrey van Ede, the former VP of Sony Europe & CEO of Sony Germany, is leading a Seedmatch campaign that has already raised € 53,750, with 81 investors on board, surpassing their initial goal by 7% with 39 days remaining.  Seedmatch is the first German Crowdfunding… Read More

Crowdfunded on SeedMatch, Blue Patent Shuts Down

Blue Patent GmbH, a company funded in the fall of 2011 on the German equity crowdfunding platform Seedmatch, has suspended operations.  In a disappointing announcement made this past week, Seedmatch shared the news the young company was ceasing operations.  In an effort to support transparency,… Read More