The idea behind equity crowdfunding is both simple and revolutionary. Entrepreneurs will be able to use the Internet to pitch business ideas to millions of potential investors and allow “anyone with a few dollars to spend [to] become an investor.”
Kickstarter announced yesterday that it’s accepting campaigns from the Netherlands. People in the country can now create their projects and submit them for the platform’s approval. Those that pass the screening process will be up and ready to accept funds on April 29.
The crowdfunding industry is hitting its stride. Kickstarter announced recently it has topped $1 billion in pledges for its rewards-based opportunities, and peer-to-peer lending leader Lending Club is preparing for its IPO.
For Symbid, the opening of the ECE was a major event because this festive, official start also was the kick-off of Symbid's own campaign. On Saturday, March 1st, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, opened our new headquarters and kicked off “Symbid on Symbid,” our own crowdfunding campaign conducted on our own crowdfunding portal. It's now possible to be become co-owner of Symbid from as little as EUR 20. The response has been tremendous, and the campaign is now over 90%!