Cleantech crowdfunding in Germany – invest in Carzapp and Changers now
While many cleantech VCs are holding back their money when early stage startups knock on their door, crowdfunding is another financing solution with added marketing value. In fact, cleantech crowdfunding is happening today in Germany. Starting at 14:30 and going on until the funding limit is reached, German residents can invest in p2p car sharing made by Carzapp and social solar device charging made by Changers. Both Carzapp (Seedmatch Profile) and Changers (Seedmatch Profile) want to raise €250K selling 10% of their smart green startup with the help of a profit participating loan (partiarisches Nachrangdarlehen) managed by Seedmatch, Germany’s crowdfunding pioneer. Update: Within 3 weeks Carzapp raised €250K from 350 investors including us and successfully closed this crowdfunding round. Cleantech crowdfunding rocks!
Up to now, Seedmatch raised €3.6M for 33 startups and has proven that the Internet offers a unique combination of financing and marketing as the crowd investors usually get a special product offer from the startup, too, depending on their ticket size. Ecosummit knows both Berlin-based companies well and we are very excited that they passed the due diligence of the Seedmatch team. Carzapp’s CEO Oliver Lünstedt pitched at Ecosummit Düsseldorf 2012 and Changers presented at Ecosummit Lounge Berlin 2011. We cross our fingers for a successful crowdfunding round.
Tags: car sharing, Carzapp, Changers, Cleantech Crowdfunding, Cleantech Startup, Crowdfunding, Financing, Marketing, Oliver Luenstedt, Partiarisches Nachrangdarlehen, Profit Participating Loan, Seedmatch, Smart Green Startup, Solar Device Charging