Perfect Earth creates a social game ánd gets funded by the Crowd via Symbid!

18 JULY 2012, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Summary
Perfect Earth, the Online & Mobile Social Game, that teaches children 8-12 about nature, wildlife, climate change & sustainability in a fun and engaging way, has used a fun and engaging way for grown-ups to help the company get funded. Tuesday the 17th of July, Perfect Earth hit their goal capital: €80.000 was raised through equity-based crowdfunding on Symbid!

18 July: Rotterdam, Netherlands – Crowdfunding is growing at a rapid pace. In 2011 the industry size was $1.5 billion and that’s expected to increase by 60% in 2012. Different kinds of models are developing, the most important ones being donations-based crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer lending and equity-based crowdfunding, of which Symbid is an example. The latter helped Perfect Earth reach its goal capital and create a pool of enthusiastic, engaged ambassadors. By purchasing 10% of the shares within Perfect Earth, investors become partial owners of the company, which creates a common goal for both investors and entrepreneur.

Perfect Earth’s high ambitions, clear step-by-step plans and it’s ideology to combine fun and learning, have led to major investments from investors. On average, investors help entrepreneurs with approximately €250. In the case of Perfect Earth the average investment was well over €800. Even taking into consideration some larger investors, an average amount over €800 is a great achievement that emphasizes the future potential of Perfect Earth.

Christian Batist, CEO of Perfect Earth, is delighted: “We’re happy so many people are supporting us, both by investing and showing their support via social media. The last weeks have been hard work but have also been very satisfying. The enthusiasm of the investors is encouraging and their feedback and questions really help to fine-tune the total concept. Also, their networks have proven to be of immense value to us. Crowdfunding has created a buzz around Perfect Earth, which we would have never achieved without crowdfunding”.

Korstiaan Zandvliet, CEO of Symbid, agrees: “Perfect Earth has been a valuable project for us and the crowdfunding industry. For us it’s another success and for the crowdfunding industry it’s yet another proof of concept. Perfect Earth validates that crowdfunding is more than money-making; it’s ‘deep money’”.

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"We’re happy so many people are supporting us, both by investing and showing their support via social media. The last weeks have been hard work but have also been very satisfying. The enthusiasm of the investors is encouraging and their feedback and questions really help to fine-tune the total concept. Also, their networks have proven to be of immense value to us. Crowdfunding has created a buzz around Perfect Earth, which we would have never achieved without crowdfunding." Christian Batist
"Perfect Earth has been a valuable project for us and the crowdfunding industry. For us it’s another success and for the crowdfunding industry it’s yet another proof of concept. Perfect Earth validates that crowdfunding is more than money-making; it’s ‘deep money’" Korstiaan Zandvliet
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Founded in April 2011 as one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide, Symbid is The Funding Network™, where companies get funded and grow. As a leading online funding portal for small- and medium-sized enterprises, Symbid gives entrepreneurs direct access to traditional and alternative forms of finance, while offering investors full transparency on the potential risks and returns of their portfolio. Advanced investing, monitoring and data tools ensure companies connecting to The Funding Network™ are financed in the most efficient way possible. Built around cutting-edge technology and expert financial advice, The Funding Network™ by Symbid is the go-to platform for entrepreneurs in search of funding and investors in search of exciting opportunities. As of March 2015, Symbid (www.symbid.com) has successfully funded 70 small businesses for a total capital sum of $7.5 million. With over 40 funding partners already connected – including banks, venture capital, angel investors and 30,000 private (crowdfunding) investors – the total transaction volume of The Funding Network™ in 2015 is estimated at $800 million. Symbid Corp. is a U.S. publicly listed company (OTCQB:SBID). For investor relations, please visit www.symbidcorp.com.

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