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Recent Press Releases

 

Press Release December 7, Grow VC first to offer Social Investor Relationship Management tools 

December 7 – London, New York, Hong Kong – Grow Venture Community has added new features to its virtual Silicon Valley marketplace platform. With the new Social Investor Relationship Management feature startups can easily manage their investment profile and share it with existing and future investors.

Press Release 27 October, Grow VC Launches Network Model – Start Your own Startup, Investor or Crowdfunding Network in Minutes

October 27 – London, New York & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC has launched a new service for 3rd parties to create and run their own startup and funding network as easily as a Facebook page, WordPress blog or LinkedIn group. The online venture community and micro funding network has grown to 11,000 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from 200 different countries.

Press Release 12 October, Grow VC Opens API for Developers to Create a Truly Open Crowdfunding Ecosystem

October 12 – London, New York & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC has opened an API to its crowdfunding plat form. The online venture community and micro funding network has grown to almost 11,000 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from 200 different countries.

Press Release 28 September, Grow VC Launches Community Partner Program – 70 Campuses in USA

September 28 – London, Silicon Valley & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC has launched a national university program in the US to ignite student entrepreneurs with the entrepreneurial spark. The online venture community and micro funding network has grown to over 10,000 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from 200 different countries.

September 14 – London, Silicon Valley & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC has nominated a new member to the Advisory Board, Mr. Sarosh Kumana from San Francisco. The online venture community and micro funding network has grown to over 10,000 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from 200 different countries

Press Release 8 of September, London, Silicon Valley & Hong Kong – Dr. Burton Lee from Stanford Joins Grow VC Advisory Board

September 8 – London, Silicon Valley & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC has nominated a new member to the Advisory Board, Dr. Burton Lee, Lecturer in the Stanford University School of Engineering. The online venture community and micro funding network has grown to over 10,000 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from 200 different countries.

Press Release 12 of July, London & Hong Kong – Grow VC sets the pace for crowd funding with free global service for startup funding

July 12 – London & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC launches new and improved model to make startup funding global, transparent and effective. The online venture community and micro funding network has grown to over 9,000 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from 200 different countries. As the first global crowd funding platform Grow VC developed a new set of tools to empower startup companies, making investing in startups transparent and effective. Grow VC has listened to the market and now provides access to the service for free.

Press Release 15 of February, London & Hong Kong – ‘Virtual Silicon Valley’ platform creator Grow VC marks its one year anniversary of launching the platform.

Over the past year the online venture community and crowd-funding network has grown to over 7000 members, from over 100 different countries and includes entrepreneurs, startup experts and investors. Being the first global crowd-funding platform with a focus on efficiency and transparency in angel funding and the early-phase startups segment, Grow VC has had a very active start from the day it launched its platform and declared it open to people one year ago.

Press Release 6th of July: Grow VC Launches “The Virtual VC Co-investment Fund” – IndiaCo First On Board

Community startup funding company Grow VC today announced the launch of its “Virtual VC Co-investment Fund”. Keeping in line with the concept of creating a “Virtual Silicon Valley” and developing new models for more efficient early phase funding Grow VC rolls out the“Virtual VC Co-investment Fund” to enable VC’s to participate in Grow VC’s seed investments.

Press Release 27th of May 3PM UK – Grow VC Closes Service Investment Round

Grow VC Closes Service Investment Round & Moves On to Funding Round Based On Its Own Models

Thursday 27th May, London & Hong Kong – The “Virtual Silicon Valley” based platform Grow VC today announced that it has just closed a “service investment round” based on its own community funding model for early stage startups on a global platform. The service investment round concept is essentially a way for startups to secure investments in terms of expertise from individuals or businesses willing to be a part of the venture in exchange for equity options. Those who have the skill sets a startup is seeking to complete a core team can in turn offer their work and expertise to the business as an investment. According to the founders, this allows a business to source the best available talent from across the globe and build strong capabilities irrespective of geographical constraints.

Press Release 15th of Feb. 10AM UK – Crowdfunding becomes a reality for startups

“everyone funding startups” – Grow VC’s new community funding model is launched

15th of February 2010 – Hong Kong – Grow VC today launched its one long-awaited core business model, a community funding model. Under this model Grow VC will pool 75 per cent of membership fees into a community fund that gets invested back into promising member startups. Community fund investments are managed by Grow VC, but all investment decisions are made by Grow VC members who determine how to invest their portion of the fund to other startup companies that they feel have the most potential.

 

Launch Countdown Messages

14 different short messages in pictures, that were used for counting down to full-featured launch.

 

 

About Grow VC

Grow Venture Community (Grow VC) is the first global, transparent, community-based platform dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors.  Grow VC enables great ideas and great teams to get visibility with the right investing audience, funding and support earlier. Grow VC is more than crowd funding, it’s a nurturing ecosystem where entrepreneurs can connect with experts, funders, team members, new customers and partners to realise their ideas. Grow VC can help startups companies secure initial funding of up to 1M USD.

Grow VC International headquarters is located in Hong Kong, with offices in the US, UK and Finland.

 

Grow VC facts

. More than 12 000 registered users in January 2012
. Startup can raise up to $1,000,000 USD on Grow VC
. Grow VC is a global service
. Grow VC headquarters is located in Hong Kong

 

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Grow VC Dashboard

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