One of the fastest-growing crowdfunding giants, FundedByMe, has decided to set up shop at the Vistula River. Founded in 2014, the Swedish platform offers capital through equity crowdfunding from an expanding network of over 110 thousand international investors. Their newest branch, which has been set up via a new joint venture with local partners, will open its doors on April 17th.
The launch of the Polish branch will mark the fifth time that FundedByMe has expanded to an international location. According to the company’s CEO and founder, Daniel Daboczy, the choice is not accidental – FundedByMe has noticed Poland’s fast-growing startup ecosystem, and large numbers of potential investors. Our analysis shows that Polish citizens are showing great interest in investing in Nordic companies, and the assessment is that Nordic investors want a more diversified international deal flow. Polish companies are also significantly lower in valuations than the Nordic [ones], and [have] just as much potential to succeed globally, says Daboczy.
FundedByMe’s new office will be led by Maciej Gajewski, whose previous credits include project management at the MIT Enterprise Forum Startup Accelerator. The goal of our platform lies in connecting individual investors with international startups. We’re looking for the most creative companies in Poland, who are already making money, but want to enter the global market with a funding of 100 to 900 thousand Euro. – states Gajewski.
You’ll get to hear more about the company’s future plans for the region at the official launch on the 17th of April. Guests attending this English-led event will also get to know the ways in which FundedByMe wants to help Polish startups scale up in Scandinavia, methods of investing in startups via the FBM platform (including some success stories), and the company’s future plans for connecting the Polish market with thousands of crowdfunding investors from all over the world.
The event will take place at Campus Warsaw – a Google Space at Ząbkowska 33C. Attendance is free, but the organizers encourage guests to register via the event’s Eventbrite page in advance.
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