Last week we announced the launch of our crowdfunding campaign. We have already received a lot responses via Twitter, our support desk, our survey form and by email, sent directly to me (Ivo, director). Today I would like to share some more details about our campaign with you.
We are doing an equity crowdfunding campaign
That is right, when you invest in Peerwith you will receive an equity stake in the company. This means you will be given the opportunity to profit from our future successes, as a stakeholder, and will also be able to help steer the direction of our business.
We are looking for experts to become stakeholders
As announced, our crowdfunding campaign is specifically aimed at experts active on Peerwith. We believe that by empowering Peerwith experts and making them part of our company, we can together provide the ultimate platform for researcher services, taking us as a business successfully into the future. We look forward to taking this next, exciting step and to bringing you along with us on the journey.
We believe that your obvious goal as an investor is to make a profit from your investment. That’s why we will do our best to grow the company and increase its valuation; translating to more business for experts through the platform. Being an active expert in researcher services, you will be able to take Peerwith even further, by using our platform for all your own business. As a thank you, we are offering you a deal. If you invest in Peerwith to an amount of at least 500 euros, we will waive the 12% service fee for a period of 1 year for all projects you work on. We will not charge a service fee for direct requests via your Expert Page, or for recurring client business. The platform will be completely free for you to use, as you will not just be an expert but also a stakeholder in the business.
If you invest 1,000 euros or more, you will have free use of the platform for 2 years! That’s right, we wish as many experts as possible to become Peerwith stakeholders, as we strongly believe this will strengthen our position as a market dominant platform where authors and researchers connect directly with experts.
Other investors are welcome too
Although our crowdfunding campaign is primarily aimed at experts, we also welcome other investors. If you are a Peerwith client, you will receive a 12% discount for a period of 1 year for investments of at least 500 euros. We’ll prolong this discount for a period of 2 years when you invest 1,000 euros or more. No quotes received from Peerwith experts will include a service fee, only the fee charged by the expert themselves.
And of course, if you are investing in Peerwith as you believe in our business and would like to profit from future successes as a stakeholder, you are very welcome too!
United States investors excluded
Yes, you are reading this correctly! SEC regulations do not allow US citizens to invest in Dutch legal entities via crowdfunding. And as we are Dutch, we are sorry for this exclusion. There are some exceptions to this rule but exceptions are very hard to verify. If a single US investment doesn’t “check out”, then we would be in big trouble with the SEC. Therefore, for this reason we have taken the decision to simply not accept investments from the US, at this point.
We are considering a different way of raising investment in the US. So, if you are a US citizen and are interested in becoming an equity investor in Peerwith please get in touch!