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Venture and reap the benefits of crowdfunding on Eureeca
While equity crowdfunding looks to be a recent innovation due to its heavy reliance on technology, it’s actually an idea that has been employed by a variety of organizations and people even before the internet existed — even Mozart sold merch and manuscripts to fund his European tour. It used to be executed on niche projects, events, and ideas even before the internet existed.
Ever since the big bang of the internet, with the debuts of sites like Kickstarter and Zopa in the mid to late 2000s, crowdfunding has boomed into popularity. A movement to participate in the funding of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has increased over the past couple of decades in the number of platforms that are able to cross borders and explore investment opportunities around the globe — and Eureeca is proud to be one of them.
Eureeca is one of the first multi-regulated platforms, being regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and the Malaysian Securities Commission. Giving you and companies alike a huge reach into a big worldwide portfolio of opportunities that other platforms are sure to miss out on.
But what makes Eureeca any different from other crowdfunding platforms? What are the benefits and advantages? Why crowdfund through Eureeca?
Well, with multiple successful crowdfunding rounds on their own platform, let’s dive into a well-rounded interview with one of Eureeca’s investors, Joe Hepworth, to give us a clean-cut insight into what Eureeca brings to the table as the go-to crowdfunding platform for you and him.
Q: How did you start investing with Eureeca?
Joe Hepworth: I was looking for new investment opportunities to build my portfolio and gain access to new regional areas to expand on. I needed to diversify. That’s when I was approached by Chris and Sam with a unique opportunity to invest in Eureeca. I was sold on the idea, and so I was 1 of 87 investors in funding this new platform full of new market potential.
Q: Why is it a better option than others?
J.H: It provided me with what I was looking for to grow my SME portfolio, access to new funding possibilities, and capital entry to regions that other platforms didn’t provide, had trouble accessing, or were locked out of.
Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of investing via crowdfunding?
J.H: The advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Crowdfunding provides the silver lining of quality with every business endeavor they promote by offering you a first-come, first-serve exposure to a new and diverse market full of untapped potential.
They also encourage a closer relationship between founders and investors, creating somewhat of an in-the-loop exclusive vibe. I would say the only major disadvantage is also closely tied to its most significant advantage, high risk — high reward.
Q: As an investor, what protections or benefits can Eureeca offer?
J.H: The deal flow. Lots of offers with plenty of options. With a 500$ minimum ticket, you have quick access to funding a diverse range of assets that allow you to spread your investments rapidly. You start small and start growing relatively quickly.
The platform does a good job of being transparent to see if potential investments are backed by VCs, have a quality board behind the companies, or if any green ticks or red flags pop up. Eureeca provides leverage to grow your portfolio.
Q: What makes a crowdfunding campaign successful in your opinion and what do you look for when investing in a business?
J.H: The first thing I seek on any platform is due diligence on the companies offered. Investing in SMEs can be risky, but with a vetting process in place, the quality of companies you can invest in grows exponentially, financially, and geographically. Eureeca has done a good job on this front.
Eureeca as your next equity crowdfunding platform
As far as equity crowdfunding platforms go, it becomes obvious, through Joe’s own experience, why it should be your next move when diversifying your portfolio with top-notch companies. Crowdfunding is great potential for scaling your portfolio by diversification across geographies, industries, and lifecycle stages, and provides access to multi-growth potential investment proposals (EAT Global being a great example!)
Eureeca provides you with smart choices. This is clear after our interview with Joe Hepworth — why Eureeca is a safe bet.
Ready to invest in your next opportunity?
If you’re interested in learning more about Eureeca as your go-to crowdfunding platform, visit the official Eureeca website to learn more and see the wide choices of investment possibilities now available. Reach out to us using our contact form if you have any questions or comments, or simply want to be a part of our growing crowdfunding portfolio. Please remember investing has its risks and rewards.
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