On the 7th of December, we rounded off what has been a momentous year for us with the final event of 2016 – Eureeca Pitch Night: The International Edition.
It was a special evening and packed house with pitches from:
Cabture – The Netherlands
Washplus – UAE
Major Drop – Malaysia
Pressman’s – UAE
The evening began with our very own Co-founder & Co-CEO Chris Thomas welcoming and introducing Eureeca to guests who were meeting us for the very first time. He touched upon how Eureeca began, and how equity crowdfunding has become an alternative route to modern day investing.
Kick starting the night’s pitches was WashPlus, whose co-founder and CEO Halim Boumadani took the stage to pitch. A highlight was when Halim addressed a question many investors had, on how Washplus differentiated itself from competitors in Dubai’s highly saturated laundry applications and services market.
Halim was quick to point out the technological and logistical edge his company have over competitors, where Washplus are the only service to offer customers the ability to track the whereabouts of their laundry, the delivery time and route.
Next up was Cabture with Louaie El Rowidi, the CEO & founder, discussing his one-of-a-kind ad-tech business with a spirit like no other. Before the night began, Cabture had already met their funding target of $226,000 and gone into overfunding due to ongoing interest in the campaign.
Louaie demonstrated his passion for Cabture and spoke highly of the value his company can bring to what he calls ‘boring’ travel. Throughout his pitch, he easily answered every question the audience asked and generated a staggering amount of interest with people queuing to meet him the end of night.
Following two brilliant pitches and a short break for some food and beverages, Major Drop’s CEO Lim Sheng Feixiang, whom are currently in Coming Soon phase of its campaign on Eureeca, pitched via video as he was unable to attend in person. The video pitchcentered around how Major Drop are filling the gap in Southeast Asia’s growing streetwear market.
What they see in Malaysia, and beyond, are young adults and millennials wanting to creatively express themselves through clothing, but have no means to do so.
Explore Major Drop’s proposal— Access Code: streetwear —
To finish the night off, we introduced our audience to Pressman’s Pressed Sandwiches with a short video. Pressman’s recently started their funding journey on our platform but were unable to attend on the night.
All in all, not only was it a successful night of pitching from three diverse international businesses who are at different stages of their funding cycle on Eureeca, but it was a chance for us to cap off a landmark year and give something back to our loyal investor network.
The night itself was a milestone for us at Eureeca as it was our first international pitch night, with the UAE, the Netherlands and Malaysia all being represented which defines the momentous international progress we have been making.
We are looking forward to expanding into more and more regions, and we can’t wait for our next pitch night!