At our EU-Startups Summit on May 2-3 in Barcelona we’ll welcome about 1,200 startup founders and investors from across Europe. Alongside fireside chats with successful entrepreneurs, networking, a big pitch competition and other highlights, we’ll also have a panel discussion with some of Europe’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms. We’ll be joined on stage by:
Seedrs is the leading online platform for equity investment in startups and other growth companies in Europe, and has been named the most active investor in private companies in the UK, with 768 deals funded since it was founded in 2009. Seedrs was named the Most Trusted Global Equity Platform 2018, with £195 million invested on the platform and 186 successful pitches. Businesses from 12 different countries raised funding on the platform in 2018.
Since Crowdcube first launched in 2011, a total of £300 million has been invested through the crowdfunding platform from over 390,000 investors. Businesses like the challenger bank Monzo, which raised £1 million in a record-breaking 96 seconds, as well as household brand names such as River Cottage and the Eden Project along with venture capital-backed businesses such as JustPark, eMoov and Sugru have all successfully raised growth funding on Crowdcube.
Based in Tallinn, Funderbeam is an online marketplace for early-stage startup investments – secured by blockchain technology. It helps founders raise funds beyond borders and provides access to a community of high quality, active investors who can add value to a project. For investors, Funderbeam provides access to a community of ambitious growth companies — and the liquidity afforded by being able to get in and out whenever needed. Each business has a lead investor who acts as an ambassador for the deal.
Based in Valencia, Startupxplore is the largest community of startups and investors in Spain, and one of the most active ones in Europe. The platform also offers investment opportunities in young companies with high growth potential. Investors registered with Startupxplore can invest under the same conditions as the reference investor, and share his experience and knowledge.
During the panel discussion at this year’s EU-Startups Summit we will learn more about each participating crowdfunding platform and their strengths, and we’re going to talk about topics like “how to select the right crowdfunding platform for your startup”, “current stage and future of equity crowdfunding”, (etc.).
Below you’ll find some impressions from last year’s edition of the EU-Startups Summit:
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Arrow is a global technology company with thousands of engineers, exclusive online design tools, distribution services, marketing and supply chain expertise all set up to support you! They teamed up with leading entrepreneurship platforms like Indiegogo to help bring new ideas from concept to market, to put every resource in the hands of entrepreneurs.
Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the area as attractive, innovative and competitive business location. Check their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.
InfoJobs is the leading platform in Spain to find new job opportunities and the best talent. In 2018, more than 3 million jobs were offered and 1 out of 3 people who apply find a new job. Already over 50,000 companies in Spain are trusting InfoJobs every year to find talented employees.
Catalunya Emprèn, a program of the Generalitat de Catalunya, promotes public and private actions for the support of entrepreneurship. The creation, growth and success of startups and new companies, as well as the promotion of entrepreneurship, are the main objectives of this initiative.
SAP.iO is growing a generation of revolutionary software businesses in the SAP ecosystem. Through the SAP.iO Fund & Foundry, they help the next wave of enterprise software innovation build products, find customers and change industries by investing in and accelerating startup innovation.
Target Global is an international Venture Capital firm headquartered in Berlin, with €700 million in assets under management. Connecting the key European startup ecosystems, Target Global leverages the unique DNA of each of their target geographies, across their global network.
K-Startup Grand Challenge, organised by the Korean government agency NIPA, is a startup competition helping startups to expand into the Korean market and the broader Asian market. The application phase starts in April. The top 40 startups will be invited to Korea for a 3½ month-long accelerator program. Free office space and financial support included. The 1st prize winner will receive $100K cash prize.
Spaces offers creative working environments with a unique entrepreneurial spirit and a great community. Add an international network of mobile workspaces and a full calendar of business events and networking lunches, and you’ll see just how Spaces keeps you engaged and open to new possibilities. Originating in Amsterdam, Spaces wants to redefine the way work is done.