Editor's note: This is a sponsored post to alert you to the crowdfunding options in the region. Research before investing - early stage companies are high risk.
Back in the day, investment was only the privilege of those with a lot of free cash lying around but today this is being challenged by easier investment opportunities and also absolutely new ways of investment such as equity crowdfunding.
Not only is it a brand new opportunity, it is also a relatively simple one. For instance to get into stock trading you need to understand a lot of basic terminology, learn your brokerage software and if you want it to be at least one step away from gambling - spend a lot of time on education and research.
With crowdfunding, it is that much simpler. The facts are normally laid out in front of you flat out, you can reach out to companies for additional information and get a general understanding of the concept and chances for success based on fundamental analysis and perception of “quality”. Once you are ready, you can for instance take a look at our crowdfunding round-ups, such as this one, and see if there is anything you like. In this issue, we will have 6 startups from the region by FundedByMe and Invesdor, who are all looking for funding.
The world that we live in is becoming more open by the hour. Globalization is hitting the world of startups, especially when it comes to the use of API’s that more and more startups choose to build their businesses around. Some either use other companies API’s, such as Google or Twitter, to build their business around and others open up their systems to their customers to see what they can come up with.
Either way, this is a growing trend and a new event has popped up to help learn more about it. Dopter and Twobo Technologies have come together to organize an event known as Nordic API’s in Stockholm, where the leading thinkers on the matter gather and share their thoughts and experiences.