The pioneers in Equity Crowdfunding
WinnersFund started as one of the first three Crowdfunding projects in the world that comprehended the Equity-Based model
Today, WinnersFund is run by a team of 26 high-level professionals, mainly from the legal, investment and banking sectors. Everyone in our team combines their expertise with a first-hand experience in conducting business in the most demanding and competitive environments.
The team is supported by two fully-licensed Investment Firms and some of the most prominent investors in Europe.
Vision & Mission
We see the core of our business model, Equity-Based Crowdfunding, as the biggest leap in early-stage business funding of modern times; as the spark to the initiation of a global revolution that will return capital flows back to the real economy; as the catalyst in democratising business financing.
In our view, Equity-Based Crowdfunding is a tool that not only complements, but also multiplies the effect of all other early-stage business financing models, like Venture Capital, business angel investing and bank loans.
As such, the aim of the WinnersFund Team is not to create “just another” Crowdfunding Platform, but to build an international greenhouse for innovation based on the most optimised Crowdfunding model to the day. WinnersFund aspires to become a worldwide leader in Business Crowdfunding in terms of quality and transparency.
What to Expect
WinnersFund is a business tool, not a wish-fulfilling platform.
It mainly facilitates new entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses, but it may also cater for non-listed ventures in any stage of growth wishing to finance innovative projects.
WinnersFund gives them the opportunity to collect funds through the three most common methods of Crowdfunding (Investment/Equity-, Rewards- or Donations-Based Campaigns, either single-model or hybrid).
WinnersFund supports creative people and their ventures from the moment they start developing an idea until they fulfil their business objectives. Multiple funding rounds and transparent procedures, innovative solutions, holistic services and unparalleled assistance (online and offline) in all fundraising rounds are few of the ways this is achieved for Projects that stand out.
An online ecosystem that combines a Virtual Business Incubator (VBI), a Business Accelerator and a specialised marketplace are currently being developed aside of the Crowdfunding service.
This will allow for full support of the birth, growth and acceleration of start-ups in a way that no other Crowdfunding service has ever achieved to the day.
Who can use WinnersFund
Almost any type of legitimate businesses, including creative ventures (e.g. production of works of art, book publishing, theatrical and concert productions etc.), from almost any country in the world, are welcomed and are publicly listed on the platform, provided that they will materialise the Project through a company (to be) established in any country of the European Economic Area.
Almost all money contributions are also processed, irrespective of the founder’s country of residence, with regards to Rewards- and Donations-Based Projects.
Please check here whether your country of residence is between the very few countries included in any of the lists "High-risk and non-cooperative Jurisdictions" (exclusion list 1), "Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process" (exclusion list 2) or "Jurisdictions not making sufficient progress" (exclusion list 3), the residents of which are banned from using WinnersFund or our trused Payment Processon.
However, Equity-Based returns are available only to residents of certain European countries. The list is constantly expanding, so please review regularly to see whether your country of residence is among the ones that offering Equity is an option.