For years, GSD Venture Studios has been living out its mission: to create a world without borders for startups to #GoGlobal. We achieve this by broadening access to investors for our accelerator and portfolio companies and expanding opportunities through meaningful partnerships.
Driving the momentum of our efforts, we are pleased to announce our latest key partnership with Crowd For Angels.
Based in London, the financial capital of Europe, they are a crowdfunding platform that offers companies and investors opportunities to raise and invest funds in different projects. Their crowdfunding opportunities include shares (equity), crowd bonds (debt), and digitalized securities (a form of cryptocurrency).
“A big part of our work is helping promising companies explode their growth by connecting them with VC funding. As a result, this leaves out a portion of the market that wants to invest in their favorite startups. In Europe, they are now able to do so at lower investments and with alternative payments such as crypto-currency through Crowd For Angels. We are thrilled to be partnering with them.” - Gary Fowler, CEO of GSD Venture Studios
Since 2014, Crowd For Angels has been focusing on harnessing advanced technology with governance best practices to provide a safe route to funding for investors. Since launching 8 years ago they have become the first regulated crowdfunding platform to open a crypto payment gateway, create its own ERC-20 token (ANGEL), and offer a security token sale.
We are always seeking innovative ways to broaden access to investors for our accelerator and portfolio companies. Historically, we have focused mostly on startups that are seeking funding. We are thrilled to now establish partnerships with companies such as Crowd For Angels who are creating multiple avenues for everyday investors such as shares, crowd bonds, and digital securities.” - Derek Distenfield, COO of GSD Venture Studios.
Crowd For Angels currently has over 30,000 Angel investors on board from over 40 countries and about 800 entrepreneurs registered and growing.
Our goal is to bring innovative and appealing investment opportunities to investors and to provide funding for companies throughout their growth cycle. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with GSD and their amazing team to continue to expand these opportunities to their portfolio of talented startups.” - Andrew Adcock, CEO Crowd for Angels.
Please stay tuned as GSD populates our landing page with new partnerships and companies.
About GSD Venture Studios: Led by the thesis that “Intellectual capacity is evenly spread throughout the world, but opportunity is not” GSD travels the globe to locate and cultivate promising startups that are locked out of Silicon Valley due to political, social, and cultural dynamics. Many companies lack the funds, packaging, and messaging needed to #GoGlobal. We have created a model to solve this problem through our accelerator, promote inclusive entrepreneurship, and produce top-tier returns.
About Crowd for Angels: Crowd for Angels is a UK crowdfunding platform that offers companies and investors opportunities to raise and invest funds in different projects. Their crowdfunding opportunities include shares (equity), crowd bonds (debt), and digitalised securities (a form of cryptocurrency). They are based in the heart of the City of London, the financial capital of Europe, and a stone's throw away from the venerable London Stock Exchange.