Wefunder's European Expansion
In February 2023, Wefunder launched its European operations, becoming the first US-based crowdfunding platform authorised to operate in the EU (aside from Republic’s acquisition of Seedrs). Wefunder is set to become a major player in the EU crowdfunding scene. This expansion is thanks to the recent harmonisation of crowdfunding regulations across all 27 member states, allowing companies to reach a combined market of over 447 million potential investors.
"Startups who are a good fit for a community round tend to have traction and a community of passionate users, fans, and customers. Stage and industry can vary -- we work with pre-seed to Series B companies across almost any vertical. By leveraging supporters who already know and love their product, founders can raise faster, build an army of brand ambassadors who help the business grow, and leverage their community round success in future VC or institutional rounds by showing that they are building a company people want." - Katie Powers, Head of EU at Wefunder
The Community Round Advantage
Wefunder's innovative Community Round offers a unique opportunity for startups to align incentives with their most passionate fans. By co-investing in your business, your customers, users, and followers can become part-owners of your company, providing a range of commercial benefits in addition to much-needed cash. Community Round campaigns on Wefunder are backed by top-tier European funds and serial founders from prominent EU scale-ups such as N26, Tier, Casper, Blinkist, and more.
Benefits of ECSPR Compliance
Startups have easier access to investors across different EU countries. This development helps to eliminate barriers and streamline the process for companies looking to raise funds from a diverse pool of European investors.
With the ECSPR, startups can now benefit from a range of new features and benefits that were previously unavailable. These include:
Tips for a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
To make the most of your campaign, follow these tips:
Blazon Agency: a leading authority in the European Equity Crowdfunding space. If you want to discuss how to get the most out of your campaign, or more information about launching and scaling an equity crowdfunding round, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org