Invesdor, a Finnish debt and equity crowdfunding platform which grabbed attention in May when it became the first such service to obtain an E.U.-wide license, has raised 1 million Euro to fund their plans to expand operations internationally. It is perhaps only fitting that the startup decided to raise the funds through its own platform, taking on 143 investors from 16 countries.
Invesdor says that the license that they obtained enables them to accept investment from international backers, as well as organize funding rounds anywhere in the EEA. At the moment, the startup is working to conduct the necessary notifications and create country-specific due diligence processes.
Since going live in 2012, two 1-million-Euro offerings have been organized through the platform. One was for self-storage service Cityvarasto and the other was by Invesdor itself, with the latter startup having raised a total of 1.8 million Euro. The startup reports that it has facilitated investment totaling more than 7.6 million Euro in more than 39 projects and holds a 46% share in equity crowdfunding in the Nordic region.