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Biogenera oversuscribed at 200%, new closing at 30/09

07 August 2017

Biogenera
, #Equity Crowdfunding , #Press

Biogenera oversuscribed at 200%, new closing at 30/09

Biogenera campaign has reached and oversuscribed its initial goal, raising more than 200.000 €. In order to make it possible for investors to partecipate the closing has been changed to 30 september 2017. 

Every campaign on Tip Ventures follows the All-or-Nothing method, ensuring Investors that a fixed goal needs to be matched and Companies to receive only the money they need to develop their projects and comply with their business plans assumptions. In caso of overfunding, which happens when the minimum goal is reached, companies may be able to extend their campaign up to a maximum of 90 days.

Biogenera now is looking to reach its maximum goal of € 500.000 to sustain its vision of developing a new era of DNA-personalized drugs and their specific drug for children tumors.

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Junior Business Analyst

07 August 2017

, #Crowdfunding , #Equity Crowdfunding , #WorkWithUs

Tip Ventures is a leading italian equity crowdfunding platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors. We are looking for talented developers that could help us on improve our performances. We are  a young team oriented to innovation and creativity.

Job Description

Internship as business analyst, at our HQ in Brescia, Italy.

This position requires a strong entrepreneurial and dinamic spirit, while offering the ability to imrove your skills and knowledge regarding startups environment and innovative finance.

Main tasks

The activity is focused on business plans analysis and tutoring to entrepreneurs looking to raise capital. Methodology is presets and you 'll directly report to CEO and COO. 
Specifically the candidate will perform tasks to coordinate, monitor and communicate with looking-to-raise-capital companies.
You will manage all the operations regarding projects onboarding, from content management to documentation assesment, while supporting companies in communication and relations with investors. 
The candidate will be instructed on the regulatory framework regarding the equity crowdfunding activity in Italy, directly from the CEO.

Who we are looking for

The candidate have an academic knowledge in Economics or Management fields.

He/She must be willing to learn with an entrepreneurial attitude and a commercial spirit combined with a higly communivative mindset.

A good knowledge of these tools is required: Excel, PowerPoint e Word
 
The job position requires the usage of cloud management software as Skype, Trello, Slack, Google Drive, Gmail, for which is preferable to have prior knowldge of them.

Conditions 

Timing: Urgent

Training: the candidate will be trained over the following aspects: business modeling, legal and compliance, accounting, finance and venture business

Contract: Paid 6 months internship, followed by a full time contract salary + stock options.

Candidate yourself

 Send your CV clicking the button below, you will be contacted for a first phone interview and following meetings with the company.
 

APPLY NOW

 

For which it is preferable to have prior knowledge of them.

 

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Web Developer | C#

11 July 2017

, #Crowdfunding , #Equity Crowdfunding , #WorkWithUs

Tip Ventures is a leading italian equity crowdfunding platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors. We are looking for talented developers that could help us on improve our performances. We are  a young team oriented to innovation and creativity.

Job Description 

Our platform has recently started a trasformation process in order to support our rapid growth (follow our Facebook page to see successful rounds)The candidate will perform analysis, design and software development, implementation of the data persistence layer, implementation of UX and UI components realized from design department.

Job organization is flexible, following preset milestones and under CTO supervision, who is in charge of the development of the current application and will assist the candidate on the project development according to company objectives and expectations. 

Tasks on a Scrum methodology will be issued to deliver a product always on evolution.

Tech specifications

At Tip.Ventures we believe that people with strong motivation are more important that knowledge on specific tools and technologies, that's why we don't ask you to have a previous experience in every aspect of our technology stack, instead we ask you to commit on learning and we'll offer you our full support!  

Technologies: C#/.Net 4.5, HTML5/CSS3/Javascript. Responsive design e SEO.

Methodologies: MVC, TFS, Agile/SCRUM, Continuous Integration

Tools: Visual Studio 2015/2017, MS Azure, SQL Server

Plus:  AngularJS, KnockoutJS and/or ReactJS, Azure and/or Amazon Cloud Services

Conditions

Contract: Permanent job or Contractor.

Salary range: 1.200 € / 1.600 € based on candidate experience .  

Send your CV

You are invited to send your CV clicking the button below, each candidate will be contacted for a short conference call and next steps will follow accordingly 

Apply Now

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Tip Ventures to launch equity crowdfunding campaign for ME Group, Italian TESLA for electric scooter

11 November 2015

, #Crowdfunding , #Environment , #Equity Crowdfunding , #Press

Is time for a change in the mobility and automotive market...green technologies are available and ME Group is producing TESLA for electric scooter

 


Invest in ME, take a ride

 

The most important innovation is the choice of an alternative material like SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound), which is lightweight, durable and versatile to increase the scooter’s performance.

The choice to use it is ethical,because it’s electric.It is industrial because we want to cater to a need that will become increasingly widespread: to move with ease anywhere. It is personal,because it is made to allow the end user a lot of freedom to customise the details and colours.

Me is spawned by a simple idea, where aesthetics are functional: design and construction choices to enhance the efficiency of the electric motor and the pleasure of riding it.

Our research has sought to reduce the overall weight of the Me through the study of a lightweight frame. The result is the patent of a new frame in Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC). Sheet Moulding Compound is a thermosetting material in sheets made from glass fibres, mineral fillers, pigments and unsaturated polyester resins, obtained by grafting strands of glass fibres cut on a layer of polyester resin.

The manufacturing process of Me consists by 80% in the compression moulding of the frames and by 20% in assembling the components. This means that the characteristic machining sequences typical of the traditional manufacturing cycle (welding, galvanising and coating) are not necessary, nor is there need for lubricants or thinners, which have a strong impact on the environment. 

We have equipped Me with a Smart Box, developed by our engineers in Brescia, which has a dual function. It acquires the charging stats of the battery, displaying them as a scrolling bar, which flashes to warn the rider that the emergency power reserve threshold has been reached. At this point, the electronics place the scooter into "recovery mode". In addition, the Smart Box is able to read the instantaneous power consumption, so that the rider can configure the riding style in the best way possible to boost the power reserve.

 

 

 

Take a ride...invest in ME now >>> http://equity.tip.ventures/EN/project/me-scooter

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Tip Ventures to launch equity crowdfunding campaign for Wayonara, first Travel Social Commerce in the world (Pinterest for travelers)

10 July 2015

, #Crowdfunding , #Equity Crowdfunding , #Media , #Press

After a scouting and evaluation period lasted more than 5 months during which Tip Ventures’ team has been in contact with over 200 business projects, is launching the first of a bunch of startups fundraising campaigns.

Wayonara, a Pinterest for travelers integrated with a intermodal selling platform, is a Sardinian startup incubated at Tiscali Open Campus. From Tuesday 07th July is possible for everyone to invest in the company participating at its equity crowdfunding campaign launched on Tip Ventures platform.

 


 

 

“Equity crowdfunding platforms work is not that easy to figuring out”, tell us Matteo Masserdotti, Ceo of Tip Ventures, “we might offer tools which are useful to companies that are approaching this kind of fundraising campaigns, which typically involved a lot of different kinds of investors.”

First steps in the selection process are especially focused on evaluation of business model, team and the business plan from a team composed by professional and experts of startups ecosystem. 

Tip Ventures’ real strength is to advice and build together with startups; the strategies that may concern every steps of the campaign including different options of investment that may be offered to investors, as example create different groups of shares that may include different rights, like voting rights, pre-emption rights and so on.

Wayonara is the first equity crowdfunding campaign, which is officially public from Tuesday 07th July.

A travel social commerce that helps travelers, bloggers and travel agents to build, search, quote, book, save and share single or multiple routes itineraries with all the available single or combined carriers and ancillary services, personalizing each segment of the trip in just one search and allowing the reservations of all the items included in the booking in just one charge.

Wayonara is based on a next level intermodal selling platform, which enables travelers to build each kind of itineraries, compare, combine each transport modes, and book all in just one charge. This brilliant technology has been called TravelBuilder® due to its patent pending algorithm, which enables users to build their own trip or find the best travel solution across multiple options (carriers, transfers, accommodations, ancillary services, etc.). Users can easily build and plan new itineraries or reminisce about their past travel in a unique and innovative way thanks to an interactive user interface where each user experience related object is like a piece of a puzzle to drag & drop into a travel board (itinerary).

Italian startup founded by Carlo Oppo in 2013, has recevied committment for more than 30.000 € in only two weeks of prelaunch campaign.

The equity crowdfunding campaign launched on Tuesday 07th July, has a goal of 135.000 €, offering a 10% of company equities, which starts from 405€.

“Company financial needs are not that big as we already covered the cost of engineering and patenting of TravelBuilder®, our technological heart”, explain about the equity crowdfunding’s campaign target, Carlo Oppo, 40 years, CEO at Wayonara and previously e manager in big companies like Expedia, Yahoo!, Gruppo L’Espresso.

“We build a strong relationship with Tip Ventures, this has been so motivating for us” underlines Carlo Oppo on the equity crowdfunding campaign “We shared a strategy proposed with expertise and the prelaunch step has been successfully closed”.

Wayonara is surely an ambitious project, which can be successful only if the team, composed by nine people with long experience in the industry, and Carlo Oppo will remain cohesive.  

“Starting the campaign in the right way, surely increase our success rate, but is not a guarantee” explain Matteo Masserdotti “A good job in transparency and good communication to the investors is essential to achieve the goal. So we have just started”.

Tip Ventures will launch other equity crowdfunding campaigns by the end of the year. One of them will surely be launched in September and get in the prelaunch step, reserved to private investors, in the next few weeks. 

 

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7 tips for better present your Startup on a Crowdfunding platform

04 June 2014

, #Crowdfunding , #Equity Crowdfunding , #Marketing , #Reward based Crowdfunding
7 consigli per un progetto di crowdfunding di successo

How to best present your idea on a crowdfunding portal?

Correctly answer to this question can really make the difference between being able  to fund your startups through crowdfunding or having to find other ways.

Here is a list of useful tips to better present  your idea!

  1. Find a story to tell. People love stories, investors too. Being able to tell your own idea involving the public is crucial if we want the audience to become a supporter of our project.
  2. Find the right words to tell it. Find the right words to tell it. Try and try again, involve all the people you know , write articles and size which are more successful . Think of one of your favorite movies and try to describe the plot in one sentence, and refines that phrase until you do not feel perfect . It is not the same thing as saying " twins separated at birth meet after many years " or " Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny de Vito discover that they are twins " (even if you're telling the same story ) . Then apply the same strategy also to the " plot" of your startup .
  3. Create a video to tell your story. The video needs to be short. Imagine that it is an " elevator pitch ," a prepared speech to persuade an investor if you met him in an elevator ride ! Do not give up the video in any case
  4. Crea immagini originali per raccontare la tua storia. Create original images to tell your story . Internet is a gold mine where you can find everything that you may need, but original contents pay more because they show the creativity and technical skills of the team founder .
  5. In telling your story, always answer to this questions
    • What problem / need solved my startup?
    • How does it solve?
    • Is my team suited to implement the solution?
    • How will I use the money I'm asking ?
    • How will my startup generate profit? How much time ?
  6. Carefully choose the rewards. Surely there will be friends and relatives willing to donate some money, but most people will finance your project to get something in return . Even the lenders / donors seeking to satisfy a need: access to an exclusive product , have a preview , join an elite club. Choose different thresholds putting the most valuable rewards to those who offer the most.
  7. Enhance your team. The myth of the entrepreneur who achieves success only against all is not credible , if it is your first venture.

And now, are you ready to get your first fundings?

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Crowdfunding: 5 tools to promote your campaign

28 May 2014

, #Crowdfunding , #Equity Crowdfunding , #Marketing , #Reward based Crowdfunding

Have you send your crowdfunding campaign to Tip.Ventures ? Are you ready for collecting money for your startup? In this post Tip Venture's Team aim to help you on promoting your fundraising in the best way possible. We introduce you 5 great tools, also available on free versions, that will help you creating quickly everything you need to promote your startup!

 

PowToon http://www.powtoon.com/

We already talk about on how important is video pitch on a crowdfunding campaign.

Today we show you a free tool that allow you to create easy free animations, in case your startup can not ask a video maker for a professional video.
This tool is call PowToon: allow everybody with just some creativity, to pitch in less than 2 minutes the idea, how to realize it, how to fund it, and how you will use funds collected during crowdfunding campaign. Don't forget : always explain your supporters how you will reward them!

 

Compfight compfight.com

Are you looking for best stock images to better describe your idea?

Using this search engine and appling its filters you can find free stock images, with creative commons licences, and make your pitch looks better.

 

Canva www.canva.com

This tool can transform every message in a powerful image ready to share on social networks, use it as Facebook page's cover, or print as posters.
You can find hundreds of images, most of them for free usage.

 

Feedly www.feedly.com

Feedly is a wonderful RSS' reader. It allows you aggregate news from your sources, wheter is a website from which you take information or your competitors page that you want to keep on eye on. This way you will have all the information on your hand.

Why do we suggest you? Is a really useful tool to collect news to post on your social network, like Facebook or Twitter, and keep your fans updated.

 

IFTTT ifttt.com

Mke the Internet work for you ! IFTTT stands for "If This Than That", or rather a kitchen's book with perfect recipes to use wth your tools.

Is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: would you like your Blog to automatically aupdate your Facebook page? Let's create a recipe "If a new post is published on my blog, then update my facebook page".

 

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Why is Crowdfunding a powerful Marketing tool ?

06 September 2013

, #Crowdfunding , #Marketing , #Media

Crowdfunding is a revolutionary way to get your creative or innovative projects funded,

and it is consider a way to democratize investments but..It is only this ?


 

Crowdfunding is considered a way to fund and make a reality creative or innovative projects, this is the prior idea of the concept itself.

Especially in the actuality when start ups find lots of obstacles to access the credit via financial institutions, Crowdfunding is helping as a powerful tool to connect with the crowd and ask them to support projects in order to make them happen.

 

But Crowdfunding is really much more than this...

 

 


 

As we can appreciate from the graphic Crowdfunding can be considered as a great tool in marketing, especially for Research, Promotion and Engagement.

These processes are essential for any business, so beyond the concept that Crowdfunding is useful to raise money, it is really useful also to Market with customers, users or consumers.

Any company (new or old, known or unknown) should use Crowdfunding, to link to their actual customers or to get new ones, to launch new products and ask the crowd to test them.

Crowdfunding means really much more than only get your projects funded, means that you are linking to users and customers before than your products are ready to sell, means that you are engaging with the crowd, you are discovering if they are going to like your products or not.

That will allow companies to save a lot of money in market research before projecting new products giving them an earlier value directly from the crowd.

In case of a successful crowdfunding campaign this will also help companies as a promotional boost for their product selling, really much more effective than any famous actor testing it, is a message of effectiveness.

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New record is set

20 August 2013

, #Crowdfunding , #Reward based Crowdfunding

As innovation does not know about limits, why Crowdfunding should set them ?

There are any limits to numbers of donors ? And to the amount of donations?


 


Ubuntu Edge is setting a new record in Reward-Based Crowdfunding, at the moment the campaign is reaching 12 Millions $ which is quite far from the goal that was settled at 32 Million (to be reached in 30 days), but this is now the campaign that raised more, surpassing Peeble that reached and successfully funded around 10 Million.

The campaign involved 24.000 donors, a lot less than Pebble did (around 68.000), that means average donations are significantly higher, obviously because the perks are bigger and the product itself is more expensive.

 

 

So....What's the point?

 

The point is that we are facing limitations of Reward-based Crowdfunding in successful projects: the average amount of donations is low (in Pebble campaign had been around 150 $) and the goal of the campaign must to be kept reasonable: Peeble set it in 100 K, while Ubuntu in 32 M. That's make undoubtedly feeling the goal more reachable, so donors are more predisposed to put their money in a project where they see the goal is possible.

Canonical, the company developing Ubuntu, admit they learned lessons from the campaign (BBC  post), especially on how managing discount for early users, but I guess also on setting a more affordable goal.

Obviously they will now consider using Equity Crowdfunding, which should be the best option for a project like that, where minimum contributions and the funding goal are so high.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

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