True Global Ventures is an international, early-stage super angel investment firm formed by the world's leading technology entrepreneurs-turned-angel-investors who have done more than 600 investments on an individual level. It leverages the personal networks and expertise of its founders to support exclusively serial entrepreneurs in the internet, mobile and software sectors in the SF-Bay Area, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm. The FinTech competition aims to pinpoint the most driven FinTech startups in the Nordic region.
“Even if FundedByMe doesn’t win, we already feel like we’ve won by being named a finalist in this prestigious competition,” says Daniel Daboczy, CEO and co-founder of FundedByMe. “This is a true testament to the work we are doing to help entrepreneurs and investors find one another and will go a long way in establishing crowdfunding as a legitimate investment opportunity,” Daboczy continues.
Winners of this competition will be selected by the audience, which comprise CEOs, Chief Innovation Officers, Corporate Venture, M&A and business leaders from banks, finance, insurance, telcos and media nearing FinTech and venture capital firms. As always, this event is on an invitation-basis with a targeted audience from contacts/organisations that are potential customers, distribution partners and/or investors.
In addition to the marketing and networking opportunities that may arise, there is also a cash prize for the winner of this competition. The criteria for contestants included operating within the FinTech space, having existing customers and being early stage – founded in the past five years.
FundedByMe is one of a few full-service crowdfunding platforms offering capital through equity and loans. In the past years, some 454 companies from 25 different countries have been successfully funded with more than €28 million. The member base is a rapidly expanding network of more than 72,500 investors from over 178 countries around the world. FundedByMe headquarters are in Stockholm, Sweden, with a local presence in Finland, Singapore and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.fundedbyme.com.