Invesdor continues its European expansion – launches in the UK

Invesdor is the first European crowdfunding platform to have been granted a MiFID license for investment advice, reception and transmission of orders, and placing of financial instruments. The breadth of the license will make it possible for Invesdor to not only accept investments from international investors but also to organise funding rounds for companies from anywhere in the EEA.

“There are currently no truly cross-border platforms in the European crowdfunding market. We aim to be the number one source of European cross-border deal flow for investors around the world”, states Invesdor co- founder and CEO Lasse Mäkelä.

“This year Invesdor is sure to have something for every investor”, promises Invesdor COO Hanna-Leena Back. In 2016, Invesdor is looking for strong growth from the British, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish markets.

“We have got our international processes up and running and will begin to offer international share offerings right away”, Back says. “We aim to more than double the number of equity and bond offerings on our platform this year. A large number of these offerings will be cross-border ones.”

Invesdor was founded in 2012, and has so far facilitated the raising of more than 10 million euros for more than 47 crowdfunding projects. According to the European alternative finance benchmark report by EY and the University of Cambridge, Invesdor has a 46% market share in equity crowdfunding in the Nordic region. www.invesdor.com

By UKBAA 15 Jan 2016