Booomerang

  • Year of Establishment2011
  • SpecialtyReward-based Crowdfunding
  • Total of successful campaigns*511
  • Campaign success rate*36%
  • Highest sum raised*DKK 314.000 (approx. EUR 42.430) (Copenhagen Boulders)
  • * Correct for November 2015

Booomerang.dk was established in 2011 by Michael Eis, a passionate entrepreneur who was inspired by news about emerging crowdfunding platforms in America. Today, Booomerang.dk is the first and largest reward-based crowdfunding platform in Denmark where entrepreneurs, artists, associations and other creative entrepreneurs can raise money to realize their ideas and projects through financial support from individuals – in own and new networks.

An avid promoter of crowdfunding in Denmark, Michael also established the Danish crowdfunding Association lobbying across the nation for regulatory amendments to Danish law, paving the way towards proper legalization of equity crowdfunding in Denmark.

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Invesdor.com

  • Year of Establishment2011
  • HomeFinland
  • SpecialityEquity-based Crowdfunding
  • Number of successful campaigns*59
  • Highest sum raised*EUR 2.017.858 (Ahola Transport - Logistics Firms)
  • Campaign success rate*44,7%
  • * Correct for aug 2016

Established in 2011 by a group of friends in Finland, Invesdor.com is a pioneering equity-based crowdfunding platform in Northern Europe. As such, the firm aims to help solving many of the difficulties and delays associated both with raising funds and investing in new ventures.

Today, it provides an online investment matching service where entrepreneurs looking to raise equity financing can easily connect with investors who are seeking to discover and invest in exciting new startups and growth companies from Northern Europe. Thanks to its technology, Invesdor facilitates and speeds up the investment process while preserving full customization and control for the individual entrepreneur and investor.

In April 2015 Invesdor was granted MIFiD license from the Finish Financial Authority, becoming the first crowdfunding platform in Europe to receive an EEA-wide license to boost cross-border equity crowdfunding in Europe.

In 2016 Invesdor has expanded international operations with campaigns from Norway and the UK and has initiated activities in Denmark.

 

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Mesenaatti.me

  • Year of Establishment2013
  • Home Finland
  • Total of successful campaigns*273
  • Campaign success rate*68,4%
  • Highest sum raised*EUR 86,420 (The Ralley Museum)

Established in 2013 by a group of friends in Finland, Mesenaatti.me is a crowdfunding service focusing on reward-based crowdfunding supporting both business and the arts. Mesenaatti.me’s concept was enthusiastically received, eventually forcing the firm to launch the first campaigns much earlier than originally envisioned.

Today, Mesenaatti is strongly anchored as Finland’s leading platform for reward-based crowdfunding.

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Karolina Fund

  • Year of Establishment2012
  • HomeIceland
  • Total number of successful campaigns*236
  • Campaign success rate*74,7%
  • Highest sum raised*EUR 100.170 (Reykjavik Media - News Agency)
  • * Correct for August 2016

Established in 2012 by a group of friends in Iceland, karolinafund.com is a crowdsourcing and crowdfunding community. It is a social platform, on which creators can obtain funding from the crowd, and others can invest, create, interact and/or offer their services and expertise.

The Karlolina Fund platform is developed on a vision of going beyond offering access to finance, and through the connection of crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and effective project management. Accordingly, its user interface is managed through an innovative project management tool designed for the effective management, structuring, and development of ideas. A tool allowing all users involved in a project to participate in its realization by contributing to budget estimations, the establishment of to-do lists, and rendering the promised service. Pooling their know-how on the platform in an exciting, game-like feeling, all participants can communicate and work together to make the project a success.

In 2015, Karolina has began its international expansion through its involvement in the establishment of the first Solvenian crowdfunding platform – Adrifund. Based on onngoing dialogues, further international expansion is expected in coming years.

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Bidra.no

  • Year of Establishment2012
  • HomeNorway
  • SpecialtyReward and Donation-based Crowdfunding
  • Number of successful campaigns*119
  • Campaign success rate*27%
  • Highest sum raised*NOK 476,258 (approx. EUR 51,000 ) (Ethical fashion brand)
  • * Correct for August 2016

Established in 2012 by a group of friends in Norway with a visions of helping entrepreneurs in Norway succeed by offering a platform (originally known as Fønd) for idea realization and direct market feedback. As such, the platform provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to raise capital, commercialize and market-test their products and services, as well as establishing a network for future growth. In Fall 2014, Fønd was re-launched as “Bidra.no” with an expanded scope of Crowdfunding services and segments.

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SparkUp

  • Year of Establishment2013
  • SpecialitySocial selling tool for finance
  • Number of successful campaigns16
  • Campaign success rate40%
  • Highest sum raisedEUR 5.600.000

SparkUp is a FinTech solution provider. It helps raise capital, IPO or grow the assets under management of funds by scaling one-to-one communication.

From startups to major asset managers, SparkUp technology enables issuers of all kind of financial securities to transform their networks into investments in exchange for a percentage of funds raised.

In 2015, SparkUp has been making its first steps in the Nordic region through operations from Norway.

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University of Agder – Center for Entrepreneurship

Established in 2005, the UiA Center for Entrepreneurship has served as the backbone of Entrepreneurship education and research at the University of Agder in Norway.

Its goals are to stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills among those educated at the University of Agder, conduct world class entrepreneurship research, and support the entrepreneurial eco-system at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Today, the center is responsible for training close to 350 Norwegian and international students annually through its rich portfolio of entrepreneurial education programs at the bachelor, masters and PhD levels. These include the Grunder Lab and Internationalization Lab flagship programs in partnership with Innovation Norway.

Moreover, as per 2014, the center has processed over 300 entrepreneurial projects and business plans, 170 of which in collaboration with real ventures and entrepreneurs.

Working tightly with dozens of more and less struggling entrepreneurs every year, it was made clear that more action was needed for creating alternative sources of early seed funding for early stage ventures. Identifying Crowdfunding as one potential and critical remedy for such challenges, the Center of Entrepreneurship took the initiative of building a Nordic consortium for the promotion of crowdfunding in the Nordics, and the build-up of a thriving Nordic crowdfunding community.

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Nordic Innovation

Nordic Innovation is a Nordic institution working to promote cross-border trade and innovation. Working under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation is a key player in implementing the Nordic trade, industry and innovation partnership programme. Our mission is to generate increased value creation through cross-border co-operation. Nordic Innovation aims to reach its target groups by creating partnerships between leading Nordic public and private sector institutions in the fields of trade and innovation.