SellanApp launches its own crowd-funding campaign to grow its Service

Campaign runs simultaneously on both FundedByMe and Symbid

29 MAY 2013, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
SellanApp, the crowd-funding platform for apps, has launched its own equity crowd-funding campaign simultaneously on both Symbid.com and FundedByMe.com to improve and grow its popular service. In its joint campaign on FundedByMe.com and Symbid.com SellanApp offers 17% of its equity against a total of EUR 500K in cash investments. Anyone can invest from EUR 20 and up. Next to profiting from a company ‘exit’, shareholders are offered a fixed annual interest of 5% over their investment.

Symbid offers a better fit for smaller investments while FundedByMe offers a structure that allows both smaller and larger investors to get involved.

SellanApp launched its service in 2012 after a successful crowd-funding campaign on Symbid, effectively creating a crowd-funding platform that was funded through crowd-funding.

We believe in crowd-funding and since it’s our ambition to practice what we preach, we are inviting the community to become a co-owner of SellanApp by investing in our company, enabling us to offer new tools and improved user experience on both our web and iPad platform. For the future we see ‘the crowd’ as a valuable shareholder, both as critical users and as ambassadors of our service.

SellanApp sees an ever increasing worldwide appreciation of its service. “Our unique approach to connect app ideas of ordinary users with developers using crowd-funding just works,” according to Aernoud Dekker, Founder & CEO of SellanApp. 

And we are still only scratching the surface. Many users have great ideas for apps but don’t have the skills to develop apps, or the funds to hire a developer. Likewise, app developers have shown great interest in our service as they are basically able to select their own budget and receive a revenue share on top of that.

Since the public launch 6 months ago, 12 app ideas have been successfully funded via SellanApp and selected by developers for development. Three apps have now been published in the App Store and are generating revenues for their ‘producers’. Last week, for the first time, revenues where paid out to backers.

You can view the SellanApp presentation on FundedByMe here.

You can view the SellanApp presentation on Symbid here.

Investor documentation and detailed information about our service can be downloaded from both sites.

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"There’s a lovely synergy in funding a crowd-funded platform for app building on Europe’s fastest-growing crowd-funding platform connecting investors and entrepreneurs. This truly enables anyone to be part of the next big thing. This is the first time that we have a business running funding simultaneously on two crowd-funding platforms and we expect a great response." Daniel Daboczy, CEO and co-founder of Stockholm-based FundedByMe
"We are very pleased to see Aernoud Dekker and SellanApp return to the Symbid platform and have no doubt that the second campaign will be an even bigger success than the first one. The dual listing on two platforms is a great way to expand the financing possibilities for the company and shows that SellanApp knows how to harness the power of the Crowd. The upcoming dividend payment to the investors of the first campaign illustrates that the Symbid model works and that equity crowd-funding is not only a great method to get a return on involvement but also a return on investment for both retail- and angel investors." Korstiaan Zandvliet, CEO and co-founder of Rotterdam-based Symbid
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About SellanApp

YOUR ONLINE APP PUBLISHING COMPANY

SellanApp is an Online App Publisher. We offer an integrated solution for the design, (crow)funding, development, publishing and promotion of iOS apps.

We believe that the most creative App Ideas emerge from people without coding expertise or funds to make their App Ideas Happen. People like you, who can spot new use cases for Apps any day.

But having a great App Idea or being a creative Developer is not enough. App Store Optimization, worldwide Promotion and a Community supporting you are equally important to make your App successful.

As App Publisher we can provide you with all of this. With SellanApp you can design, fund, develop, publish and promote your while creating a supporting community. This all only using your iPad.

Compare us with a traditional book publishing company. If you know how to write and you have good story to tell, a book publisher will help you with editorial guidance, production funding, distribution, promotion and more to make you successful as a (international) acknowledged writer.

Likewise, if you have an App Idea and know how to shape it using our iPad App, we are here to refine your design, have the development and promotion funded by an involved community, have your App published and maintained in the App store, and to have your App promoted and sold worldwide.

As we allow everyone to ‚invest’ in the App Ideas we publish, everybody can profit. As publisher we will take care of sharing the sales revenue to all parties involved. Just like book publisher share revenue with the author, investors and other stakeholders.

Finally we offer iOS developers the opportunity to develop great App Ideas while reducing their acquisition costs and risks.

With SellanApp everybody can be a winner in the mobile world.

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