Crowdfunding is becoming an established part of the investment landscape for high potential companies, with an estimated global total of more than $30bn raised in funding in 2015, more than double the amount raised in 2014. And the growth shows no signs of slowing.
With some of the most exciting growth companies taking this funding route, we decided to select our favourite companies currently raising equity crowdfunding, tapping into our live feed from crowdfunding aggregator OFF3R. You can find out more about the companies in the profiles below.
Betolio / Malta / Social Betting
Betolio connects friends through Facebook and let’s them make real-money bets with each other on soccer matches. The company believes that while plenty of options exist for experienced gamblers, there is a large unmet market opportunity within social gambling.
Betolio aims to make betting social, simple, and free. It allows users to browse the world’s most popular soccer leagues and select any match scheduled for kickoff within the next seven days. Users can then create custom bets around their favorite teams, players, statistics, outcomes, and friends. Betolio aims to make the app available on iPhone later in 2016.
Betolio is currently raising funding on FundedByMe.
Droplet / UK / Mobile payment and loyalty
Droplet is designed to put “industrial-strength” mobile loyalty and marketing tools in the hands of every bricks and mortar business, and says it already has more than 30,000 users, over 600 businesses and a 5* rating in the App store.
Droplet is currently raising funding on Crowdcube.
Oppo Ice Cream / UK / Luxury healthy ice cream brand
Oppo is a luxury dairy ice cream that the company says has fewer calories than an apple. It contains 60% less sugar and calories than regular ice cream by using virgin coconut oil, stevia leaf, fresh milk and a superfood boost. Already more than 1,000 stores in the UK sell Oppo, including Waitrose, Whole Foods, and Holland & Barrett.
Oppo is currently raising funding on Seedrs.
Wriggle / UK / Market for restaurants and bars
Local businesses on the platform reduce the price of their products to reach Wriggle customers, who make cut-price last-moment purchases over Wriggle in a couple of taps. The customers are provided with location and time-relevant offers from businesses tailored to their preferences – through a variety of channels.
The company says that having proved the market with 440 local businesses signed up across Bristol and London, and 35,000 downloads, it is now preparing its technology for launch across the UK.
Wriggle is currently raising funding on Seedrs.
Rentify / UK / Management platform for landlords
Rentify is led by former senior executives from Google, Samsung, and Zoopla, and says it has grown to more than 200,000 transacted customers, 140,000 processed properties, and £156m of property under management cumulatively in London.
Rentify is currently raising funding on Crowdcube.
Lucid VR / USA / Stereoscopic 3D 180° camera
Lucid VR is developing a stereoscopic 3D 180° camera, designed to capture the world the way the human eyes see it – with true depth, and peripheral. The company says it is the first consumer camera for VR.
The company uses stereoscopy (3D imaging), a technique for enhancing the illusion of depth with binocular vision, to capture immersive images and videos. Viewing these images and videos through a virtual reality headset, like the Oculus Rift or your mobile phone with a Google Cardboard, creates an immersive experience.
Lucid is currently raising funding on AngelList.
VidFlow / Norway / Building “the Spotify for music videos”
vidFlow says it offers the world’s largest selection of official music videos, which are presented in a premium, social environment, focusing on quality, discovery and interaction. The company wants to become the most efficient platform for distribution and consumption of music related video content – music videos, concerts, documentaries, interviews and more. vidFlow has been labelled “the Spotify for music videos”.
VidFlow is currently raising funding on FundedByMe.
Nudjed / UK / Optimising Health & Wellbeing Programmes
Nudjed has a working product and has sold annual contracts to several large organisations (NHS x 3, Public Health Wales, GoCompare, and Bridgend Council). The company plans to continue development of its behavioural change tools and expand revenues in public and workforce health, whilst exploring opportunities in health insurance.
Nudjed is currently raising funding on Angels Den.
About our Data Partner OFF3R
OFF3R is a mobile app that aggregates deals from the leading crowdfunding platforms. The app uses a swipe style UX to make it simple and enjoyable to browse deals, watch pitch videos and digest investment opportunities from multiple sources.
Disclaimer: The information here does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest in any of the companies mentioned. A prospective investor should consult with their own investment, accounting, legal and tax advisers to evaluate independently the risks, consequences and suitability of that investment.