Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 276

FundedByMe Finland announces crowdfunding rounds aimed at international growth markets

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 luglio 2013

Helsinki, FundedByMe, Europe’s fastest-growing crowdfunding platform, today confirmed the launch of two Finnish brands using equity crowd investment to finance growth.Based in Finland’s Oulu, Lastu is a brand that designs and manufactures high quality wooden designer accessories and protective covers for electronic devices. The products are designed and manufactured in Finland and the campaign on FundedByMe aims to raise €200,000 in crowd investment. “Our product has been very well received in Finland and the other Nordic countries. We are looking to the FundedByMe crowd for additional funding, allowing us to expand awareness of our products and our business across the rest of Europe”, says the Lastu founder, Sakari Arffman of Droplet Hitech Design Ltd.Business Intelligence solutions – easy and accessible for SMEs Smeebi, another Finnish startup currently crowdfunding on FundedByMe, provides SaaS-based Business Intelligence for small companies and their advisors. The software is sold online and listed as an approved add-on in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand with leading accounting software providers. Smeebi offers reporting, analysis and planning for better business decision-making. Smeebi has a financial goal for the Crowdfunding campaign of €300,000. “Business Intelligence, Cloud and SaaS are all recession-beating growth industries, now with Smeebi and FundedByMe even small investors can get involved from the start”, says Smeebi’s CEO Rob Connell. Also still open to investors is Finnish Beibamboo, specialist manufacturer of children’s clothing for use in hospitals. Beibamboo launched their crowd-financing round with FundedByMe on in May 2013 with a goal of collecting €65,000 by Fall 2013. Together with other funding campaigns they have so far raised €26,000. Prominent Beibamboo investors thus far include Alf Rehn and Matti Vanhanen.FundedByMe is the first and biggest crowdfunding platform in Northern Europe and also one of the first platforms for Equity Crowdfunding in the world and the only one in the Nordics. Providing financial services to help businesses obtain financing through the Internet, FundedByMe has a number of success stories. FundedByMe has offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Madrid and are launching in Berling in September 2013.


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