Symbid is working with a diversity of partners in order to create as widespread netwerk as possible of entrepreneurs and investors. All partners together form an ecosystem for entrepreneurial activity. All partners have the option to make use of the entrepreneurs and/or investors of all platforms in order for every partner to add value for itself and the ecosystem as a whole. Symbid is the central facilitating platform that enables all this activity. Underneath you can find a description of the different Symbid partners and the way in which they work with Symbid:
BDO International which originated in is an international network of independent accounting and consulting firms. In terms of size, BDO is the worlds fifth largest accounting firm, with a presence in more than 100 countries.
Symbid and BDO have worked intensively in creating the fiscal-legal framework of Symbid. BDO has shown a more than pro-active attitude in creating this framework and has really acted as a partner in the the process with the Dutch National Bank and the Authority Financial Markets. Next to this BDO is Symbid's accountant and will it offer support with the 'due diligence' of propositions once 100% funding has been reached.
AKD employs more than 230 lawyers and civil-law notaries specialising in a wide range of legal areas. We have in-depth expertise in all these fields at international as well as national level. The key features of our work are commitment, accessibility and a pragmatic approach, and we focus entirely on the interests of our clients.
Symbid and AKD have worked closely on creating the final and official documentation supporting the Legal-fiscal framework Symbid has created. Offering an equity based funding platform is a complicated case, together with AKD, Symbid has been able to create this service which is very easy to use, but still offers all the legal protection you wish for as an entrepreneur and as an investor. Symbid is very pleased with the cooperation of AKD and the way this was offered. Symbid is proud to have AKD as its legal partner throughout.
FEET First Electronic E-money Trust - an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) is defined in the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Act on Financial Supervision) as a financial institution that has been licensed in accordance with this Act and authorized to issue electronic money or that holds an equivalent authorisation in another country in terms of the Electronic Money Directive to issue electronic money. Electronic money (e-money) is an electronically (including magnetically) stored monetary value, represented by a claim on the issuer, which is issued on receipt of funds for the purpose of making payment transactions, and which is accepted by a person other than the electronic money issuer. Symbid makes use of such a license through her partner FEET EGI BV and is therefore regulated by the local regulatory institutions such as the Dutch Central Bank www.dnb.nl and Authority Financial Markets www.afm.nl.
This partnership enables Symbid to guarantee its users the transactions are processed in a safe environment and the invested capital is under control by FEET in a Trust Account.
MKB Servicedesk was founded in 2005 and has been launched in 2006 by Willem Overbosch. Together with a team of professionals employees and partners, MKB Servicedesk helps small and medium sized companies with all kinds of questions and cases. MKB Nederland (representing most of the SME companies in The Netherlands) is a strategic shareholder of MKB Servicedesk since 2009 and it helps more than 200.000 unique visitors each month.
Symbid has a whitelabel partnership with MKB Servicedesk. MKB servicedesk offers the Symbid platform to its userbase on www.mkbcrowdfunding.nl. MKB Servicedesk is a full partner within the Symbid ecosystem and contributes this way to a better way of financing startups and SME companies. Symbid has chosen for this partnership with MKB Servicedesk for its close ties with numerous SME companies in The Netherlands. Thanks to these ties and its good reputation MKB Servicedesk is a perfect partner for offering the Symbid service. The cooperation creates a truly win-win situation for both companies.
Sprout is thé crossmedia platform for succesful entrepreneurs looking for growth. The magazine, the website and the newsletters inspire and inform about true entrepreneurial stories, news, tips and skills. Sprout focuses on SME companies (5-50 employees) and experienced entrepreneurs (decision makers)
Symbid has a whitelabel partnership with Sprout. Sprout offers the Symbid platform to its userbase on Sproutfunding. Sprout is a full partner within the Symbid ecosystem and contributes this way to a better way of financing startups and SME companies. Symbid has chosen for this partnership with Sprout for its close ties with numerous innovative SME companies in The Netherlands. Sprout offers with Sproutfunding a direct added value for its users and the Symbid ecosystem as a whole.
EFactor the world's largest entrepreneurial community, provides resources that every small business owner needs: funding, knowledge, gain revenue and save cost. At EFactor, entrepreneurs exchange ideas with experts, receive exclusive discounts on business tools, interact with potential partners or clients, and discover funding for their startups. With close to a million users in 185 countries, EFactor offers a unique mix of online and offline E.vents in the US and internationally. Members join EFactor to make relevant connections, taking their businesses to the highest level. EFactor is headquartered in San Francisco, and founded by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs.
Symbid has a whitelabel partnership with EFactor. Efactor offers the Symbid platform to its userbase under the brandname 'EFunding' (currently only available to EFactor members). EFactor is a full partner within the Symbid ecosystem and contributes this way to a better way of financing startups and SME companies. Symbid has chosen for this partnership with EFactor for its perfect international presence among SME companies. EFactor offers with EFunding, a direct added value for its users and the Symbid ecosystem as a whole, and EFactor and Symbid will work closely together on internationalizing the Symbid service.
Jong Ondernemen (Young Entrepeneur) is a foundation initiated in 1990 by ABN AMRO, VNO-NCW (respresent over 100.000 SME companies in The Netherlands) and MKB-Nederland (SME Holland, representing almost all SME companies in The Netherlands), together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Chamber of Commerce.
The future of the economy in The Netherlans relies heavily on the entrepreneurial spirit of the new generation. Jong Ondernemen focuses on creating as much entrepreneurial activity among the youth as possible together with its partners.
Symbid has started a partnership with Jong Ondernemen because the missions of the two companies are perfectly aligned. Symbid offers its crowdfunding infrastructure to Jong Ondernemen in order for Jong Ondernemen to offer this in its entrepreneurial program. Young entrepreneurs will encounter this new form of attracting capital in a very early stage so that it will be easier and much more fun to attrfact capital for their studentcompanies than ever before.
Eurolutions is an ambitious online publisher of different websites, that include Geld&Ondernemen.nl and Ondernemen&Internet.nl The websites offer lots of useful information for entrepreneurs, investors, ecommerce merchants and small and medium businesses.