Herculean wins “Best Crowdfunding Campaign of the Year”

20th October 2017, Belgium – Herculean was awarded “Best Belgian Crowdfunding Campaign of the Year 2017” at Crowdday in Antwerp. The Herculean equity crowdfunding campaign was completed on the MyMicroInvest platform. A professional jury compared successful projects and awarded Herculean with the first prize.  “Winning this award is a huge boost for the whole team. We…

Our experience with crowdfunding

Recently I was interviewed by Julie Sibille about our crowdfunding experience earlier this year. Here’s the entire interview. Could you briefly present yourself and share your thoughts about your fundraising experience with MyMicroInvest? “My name is Inge Van Belle, Co-Founder at Herculean, the sportainment and corporate wellbeing platform. Together with the Founder Yves Vekemans, I…

Public launch equity crowdfunding

On March 22, we launched the public equity crowdfunding campaign of Herculean. We kicked off with an info evening in the city of Mechelen. The founders presented their vision, growth strategu and business model to interested investors. Watch the video here(Dutch): The campaign runs until the end of April! Want to become a crowd funder starting from 100…

Become a true Ambassador

We are proud to announce that as of today, for the next 30 days, we open the Herculean cooperative company to new investors. You could be one of them and you are not alone. Together with banks and co-investors we are raising up to 1,5mil EUR to scale-up the Herculean business all over the world. We…

Co-Founder Inge Van Belle talks about Herculean’s growth plans on Kanaal Z

Inge Van Belle, co-founder of Herculean, shines on Kanaal Z. She talks about the growth strategy of Herculean, about Barbara Torfs, who is becoming the managing director of Herculean Belgium and about the equity crowdfunding that is part of a complete increase of capital. This equity crowdfunding is going live on the 22nd of March!…

Crowdfunding verdrievoudigt (NL)

“Crowdfunding wordt in ons land steeds populairder. In 2016 is er bijna drie keer zo veel geld opgehaald voor diverse projecten via het internet dan in 2015. Zowel particulieren als bedrijven zamelen via deze weg ook steeds vaker fondsen in.” Artikel overgenomen van DeRedactie.be, geschreven door Kirsten Sokol. Herculean organiseerde een crowdfunding kickoff op 15/2 en…

I thought crowdfunding was about donations?

That’s a sentence that companies starting up equity crowdfunding hear a lot. Crowdfunding is NOT only about donations, funding (art) projects that you sympathize with, book launches or an expedition to the North Pole. There’s crowdfunding and there’s crowdfunding. Unfortunately, there are still too many misconceptions about crowdfunding. There are 4 types of crowdfunding: Donations:…

Herculean goes crowd

It has been in the air for a while and we’re happy now to confirm the news: Herculean will start crowdfunding as from 15th February. That’s good news, because it has been our ambition since the start to engage and reward our fan community. The time is now right for this step. The crowdfunding campaign is purely based…

Crowdfunding: let’s bring Belgium in the lead

Belgium is one of the least mature of the developed markets when it comes to Crowdfunding. USA, UK, FR, GE and NL are leading the pack (with 63% globally). And guess what: the French part in Belgium is doing better than the Flemish. A typical reaction would be: “You must be crazy to go for crowdfunding then”….

From start-up to scale-up

Building breakthrough teams is not just a challenge for large organisations. For start-ups and scale-ups, the team is probably even more important. Most of the start-ups and scale-ups focus on “Realising The Dream” -thank God for that. It’s great to have a dream, it’s great to focus on it, but without an amazing team the dream won’t…

Live Crowdfunding with MyMicroInvest

Yesterday, I was invited to an energizing live crowdfunding event “Magic 5”, powered by MyMicroInvest, in the beautiful city of Ghent. Did you know that: MyMicroInvest is building one of the largest equity and loan-based crowdfunding platforms for start-ups, scale-ups (like ourselves) and professional investors in Europe? We are preparing our next investment round of 1,5…