"Sharing Economy" proves popular with crowd investors.
Summer, historically a quiet time for crowdfunding platform FundedByMe, this year proved to be a hit with investors – particularly in the sharing economy division. Not only did Wheelys break all Nordic crowdfunding records, but Swedish Rentl reached 320% of their crowdfunding goals, smashing their €60,000 crowdfunding goal to raise almost $190,000 from crowd investors.
Rentl is a web service that allows its users to rent items they may need from people near them – offering environment and cost-conscious consumers the opportunity to easily hire items they may need, rather than purchase. Rentl takes care of the booking, payment and reminders, allowing its users to save money – and most importantly, help save the planet by sharing instead of replacing.
And this is a message that appealed to crowd investors as more than 200 people from 20 countries made the decision to invest in the future of Rentl. ”The FundedByMe crowd proved that the sharing economy is one that appeals across national borders – and we firmly believe this trend is going to continue its astronomical growth,” says Johan Hedkvist, CEO and founder of Rentl.
View the Rentl campaign on FundedByMe here: https://www.fundedbyme.com/en/campaign/7575/hyr-av-varandra-istallet/