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Finnish crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe smashes records. 80% international investors

Press Release   •   Dec 01, 2015 08:16 CET

International crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has since the appointment of a new country manager for Finland shown great growth in the region by attracting numerous cases and recently launching a funding round for Marita Huurinainen, a fashion brand aiming at global growth that now has smashed several records. 

Niclas Ahlström, new country head of Finland has been very careful in the selection process and has used all resources at hand both in The Nordic and Asian FundedByMe offices to ensure a successful crowdfunding. FundedByMe was chosen after careful consideration by the team behind Marita Huurinainen for it's global reach in comparison to the local crowdfunding platforms. 

The expectations were met and surpassed when the company realised that more then 80% of the investors were international, from more than 20 countries, thus becoming brand ambassadors and helping the fashion brand grow internationally. A feature unique to international crowdfunding portal FundedByMe. 

The campaign summarises:

+ >167,000 EUR raised

+ 67% overfunded

+ 96 investors

+ 20 different countries

+ 80% international investors (outside Finland)

”Finland is our second biggest market in everything we do and in certain areas Finland is leading the way; Finnish companies are generating more cross-border investments compared to any other nation within FundedByMe.”

”Finland has already had two Venture Capitalist companies investing in FundedByMe cases post the crowd, for instance Yoogaia who received VC funding from Inventure and later did a very big A-round with Nokia Ventures and Point Nine Capital showing that crowdfunding is becoming more and more a natural part of the eco system of funding the companies of the future. This is validating our own plans of working closer with and partnering with the Venture Capitalist Industry,” says Pontus Frohde COO at FundedByMe

FundedByMe is one of the only full-service crowdfunding platforms, offering capital through equity, loan and reward based crowdfunding. It has successfully funded some 500 companies from 25 countries. The user base is a rapidly expanding network of more than 60 000 investors from over 74 countries around the world. They have local presence in countries around Europe and in Singapore, with headquarters in Sweden.

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