A hello from Chris Thomas

Posted by The Eureeca Team on Aug 14, 2013 11:13:00 AM

On behalf of all the team at Eureeca, hello and welcome to our blog!

We really hope that you will enjoy the content on our blog. Over the coming months we will be providing you with updates on our progress, opinion pieces on the industry, useful tips and hints for entrepreneurs and investors as well as a few personal perspectives thrown in for good measure.

We want to be an information resource for all entrepreneurs, business owners and investors – we are not writing this content for us, but rather we are writing it for YOU, so tell us what you want to see. Engage, comment, and be a part of our community.

It’s been a long journey for us to get to this point. Sam and I quit our full time lives 18 months ago to focus 100% on developing the Eureeca platform and business. It’s taken us a while but we are finally live. As I am introducing you to our blog, I thought this was a good time to share some “insider” stats about Eureeca.

So, after 12 months of unpaid 70 hour weeks, over 7,000 hours of unpaid founders work, 52 investor meetings and 23 investors providing a large 6 figure investment in Eureeca, the real work started. An additional 11,526 hours of development, 1,876 bugs found and fixed (resulting in 3 significant version updates to the platform), 255 job interviews (resulting in 11 team hires), 3 teams of lawyers in 6 different countries proving us with our global solution, 74 press articles, 3 live TV interviews and 8 radio interviews, and well over 200 messages of congratulations and good luck, we are live and open for business.

And what a business it has already become!

Within the first 8 weeks of operating, we have pre-approved 60 funding proposals, totalling approximately $20 million of investment (fingers crossed!). Three businesses have gone live, one of which was funded within 12 days and we have so far raised over $200,000 with 2310 investor sign ups from as far afield as Iceland, Singapore and Brazil. We’ve had 15 partnership requests from all over the world, and we have been invited to lead two MENA chapters of global crowd investing associations – all this while moving to our new offices, orientating a new team and getting down to some even harder work!

It’s been a busy 2 months! We look forward to you joining us on our growing and game changing journey at eureeca.com.

Welcome.