Original version of this post was written by Crowdfund Insider
Dubai based Eureeca, a global investment
crowdfunding platform, has officially opened its European hub with an office in
the Netherlands. FCA regulated Eureeca
is seeking to expand its services and investment offerings across Europe. The
company, which offers a digital marketplace for early stage entrepreneurs to
gain funding from investors across borders. Eureeca is expected to take part in
a series of events during Amsterdam Capital Week to fund their first deals in
the market and launch more campaigns.
Eureeca states it is the first equity
crowdfunding platform to be authorised by the Netherlands Authority for the
Financial Markets (AFM) by passporting the company’s UK FCA license.
Chris Thomas, co-founder and CEO of Eureeca,
said he wants Eureeca to be part of Europe’s largest startup ecosystem.
Centering activities in Amsterdam will forward this goal.
“Our global expansion strategy, which
involves creating a corridor of investment and capital-raising opportunities
between the Middle East, Europe and Southeast Asia, will allow businesses from
three global regions to leverage the wealth and expertise of Eureeca’s investor
Eureeca points to Mundo 3D, a 3D metal
printing company serving the emerging dental market, as the first Dutch company
to be listed on the crowdfunding platform in July as part of Eureeca’s trial
launch in the Netherlands.
“Having already already launched one
business into the market to get a feel for the fundraising ecosystem in the
country, we feel that Amsterdam Capital Week is the perfect arena to fully
launch the platform and to introduce Eureeca as a key player in the Dutch
funding network,” said Thomas.
Eureeca will participate in a number of events during Amsterdam Capital Week in which over 500 investors will be intermingled with next generation entrepreneurs from around the world.
“We are extremely pleased that Eureeca will
be present at Amsterdam Capital Week as a global player in the equity
crowdfunding market,” says Anouk Bikkel from Amsterdam Capital Week. “Eureeca
can play an important role in bringing the startup and fundraising ecosystem
together at this year’s Amsterdam Capital week through participating in various
panel discussions, mentorship sessions and pitch events throughout the week.”
Cabture, the second Dutch business to be
launched on Eureeca, will go live on the Capital XXL Tour bike tour during
Amsterdam Capital Week. Having already raised a significant amount of their
overall funding target even before going live, the Amsterdam-based ad-tech
company is said to be well on its way to securing its first round of
investment. Eureeca will also use Capital XXL as an opportunity to introduce
Chef Ali, a subscription delivery Halal food box, as another Eureeca business
that is currently being prepared fit for funding on the platform.
Eureeca has also received regulatory
approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia. Eureeca maintains offices in
Dubai, London, Kuala Lumpur, and now Amsterdam. Eureeca was founded by
investment professionals, Chris Thomas and Sam Quawasmi.