Crowdberry celebrates its fifth anniversary
EUR 22 million for fourteen Czech and Slovak companies that have transformed their respective sectors and left a significant mark on society. More than 400 private investors who have become co-owners and ambassadors of those companies. A portfolio containing Boataround.com, the largest booking site for yacht and boat renting; Sensoneo, the global leader in intelligent waste management; Ecocapsule, maker of the first mobile and self-sufficient eco-home; biotech leader MultiplexDX, whose diagnostics made Slovakia self-sufficient in COVID-19 testing; the largest Slovak e-commerce investment for GymBeam and a manufacturer of high-quality jerseys for cyclists from Europe - Isadore Apparel. This is just a brief summary of Crowdberry’s progress and growth during its first five years of existence.
Just as the companies in our portfolio develop trendsetting innovations in their respective markets, we at Crowdberry are changing the long-established view of the alternative investment segment. With the support of strong and established partners in the areas of law, consulting and auditing services, foreign trade missions and the startup scene, as well as business development and marketing, we are succeeding in achieving our common objective – to create value for society and to support economic growth. We have created a professional infrastructure that gives companies and investors access to a unique ecosystem. Crowdberry is one of the few investment platforms in the CEE region that allows private investors to own a part of a company and actively participate in its success thereby increasing the value of their investments. For local companies with international potential in various segments including e-commerce, technology, real estate and other specific sectors, this is an opportunity to obtain financing for further growth. And not only that – they also gain investors’ so-called smart capital in the form of experience and active support. They become part of a Crowdberry community which boasts more than 3,000 registered users.
However, Crowdberry’s greatest strength is our Czech-Slovak team, our experience and determination. Many of us returned from abroad or from established positions in order to help professionalise the platform and set up its innovative model of allocating domestic capital to companies and properties with Western European standards.