With our Aescuvest-Blog around the topic of crowdfunding we would like to keep you always up to date. Articles, current news and expert knowledge from the world of health, finance and on various developments in the healthcare sector, from crowdfunding to IPOs.
The last nine months have been a thrill for Surge-on Medical. Since the launch of our equity crowdfunding campaign in August 2019, the company has been focused on raising funds and getting in touch with investors across Europe, without losing sight of daily operations and preparations for the future.
Start-ups can now apply to receive up to €500,000 in co-investment from EIT Health in return for options. Through the new Start-up Rescue Instrument, EIT Health aims to alleviate the economic shock posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In COVID-19-Times, Crowdfunding Could Serve as a Lifeline
Start-up CEOs will tell you that, even at the best of times, funds are difficult to raise. The slowdown (ok, crash landing) of economic activity the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, has all but dried up access to finance through conventional channels (e.g. venture capital).
Healthcare is one of the major success stories of our time, but it is also in crisis. Healthcare providers face rising demand, increasing delivery costs and workforce shortages, as well as the need to adapt to new ways of working that maximize the use of innovative technology to deliver better quality care.
Where Equity Crowdfunding Fits Into An Investment Portfolio
Venture capital is no longer the exclusive preserve of the wealthy, says bestselling author Nathan Rose. Startups are building the economy of the future. They are disrupting old markets and finding new ways to solve problems. Wealthy investors have always been able to invest in these types of exciting opportunities and enjoy the potential for outsized returns in the event the companies achieve their ambitions.
In its early days, the self-driving technology firm Cruise Automation went the crowdfunding route, raising a mere $200,000. In 2016, just two years after that first crowdfunding push, Cruise Automation was acquired by General Motors for a mind-blowing $1 billion in cash and stock, making the company the first billion-dollar exit for equity-based crowdfunding, a unicorn you can ride.