FundedByMe

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Funded By Me
FundedByMe logo.svg
Type of site
Crowdfunding
Available inSwedish, Norwegian, English
Founded2011
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
IndustryFinance
Websitefundedbyme.com
Current statusActive

FundedByMe is a crowdfunding portal based in Stockholm, Sweden. The company is active in Scandinavia with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. FundedByMe's native language is English, but users can list their project in any supported language. The company was founded in March 2011 by Arno Smit and Daniel Daboczy.[1] In September 2012, the company launched FundedByMe Equity, an equity crowdfunding portal in addition to its donation crowdfunding portal.[2]

Summary[edit]

FundedByMe provide equity crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and p2b (peer-to-business) crowd-lending. They began the equity crowdfunding in October 2012 and started with equity crowdfunding in Finland in January 2013. They have raised more than €23 million as of June 2016[3][4][5][6]

Funding model[edit]

The FundedByMe portal operates on the "all or nothing" funding principle, where investments are made on a pledge basis and pledges are not released unless the project meets or exceeds a pre-set funding target.[7]

By February 2012, FundedByMe had reportedly conveyed over USD $1 Million to "mostly smaller projects" [8] to launch businesses, fund equipment purchases, or back project concepts. The FundedByMe project reportedly raised its own launch capital via crowdfunding.[9] The company has listed various cultural projects[10] and also "includes journalism as one of their categories"[11] with a focus on projects from countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Crowdfunding process[edit]

Projects or startups seeking funding are submitted to FundedByMe or FundedByMe Equity for review. If the project is accepted, it is listed on the portal and eligible for funding.[12]

Partners[edit]

In 2012, FundedByMe entered a partnership with Internetfonden to support the launch of technology based startups in Sweden.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oslo Tecknopol: Crowdfunding comes to Norway". Archived from the original on 2012-02-02.
  2. ^ "Fundedbyme launches equity crowdfunding".
  3. ^ "Why Crowdfunding will explode in 2013", Börsguiden, 31 October 2012
  4. ^ Elin Aarflot, "Future guests financed his restaurant", besöksli, 20 March 2012
  5. ^ Greg Anderson, FundedByMe Launches Equity Crowdfunding Platform, 6 September 2012.
  6. ^ Mats Nylund, "FundedByMe Equity launches today", MCV Nordic, 25 October 2012
  7. ^ "Oslo Tecknopol: Crowdfunding comes to Norway". Archived from the original on 2012-02-02.
  8. ^ "Site Makes Pennies to Big Ideas".
  9. ^ "Site Makes Pennies to Big Ideas".
  10. ^ "Crowdfunding enters Scandinavian cultural scene".
  11. ^ "PBS: Crowdfunding journalistic and photojournalistic projects".
  12. ^ "Arctic Startup".
  13. ^ "Silicon Viking".