4th of February 2022, ROTTERDAM – Max Crowdfund has been named one of the fastest-growing crowdfunding platforms in 2021 by market research company crowdfundingcijfers.nl after the tenfold increase of its transaction volume compared to the previous year.
The fintech platform’s customer base grew by four hundred percent in just three months during Q4 of 2021 and raised over €11 Million for 54 real estate investment projects over the whole year. Max Crowdfund, with head offices in Rotterdam, has raised over €15 Million since its launch in September 2020, with a hundred percent track record for project financing achieved and many of the loans having been filled within minutes of being published on the website. The platform has enjoyed unrivalled growth in the market, perhaps due to its appointment of Erwin van Kekem, formerly Co-Founder of Market leader Collin Crowdfund as CTO in 2019 and Felix Berkhout, formerly CEO of EasyBroker in 2021.
“It is a great honour, not only to receive a recognised market award but to be named as one of the fastest-growing crowdfunding platforms in the Netherlands by Crowdfunding Cijfers. We always had high expectations for 2021 and we anticipate 2022 to be even more successful,” says Felix Berkhout, CEO of Max Crowdfund.
The Max Crowdfund platform is currently authorised by the Dutch and New Zealand Financial Authorities to market real estate backed loans in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and aims to grow internationally during 2022 with an EU licence, which will be applied for in Q1 of 2022. The platform developers’ long term goal is to have a global Max Crowdfund presence, allowing users to invest in real estate projects worldwide.
“The Max Crowdfund team is extremely strong, with experts from the fields of real estate, finance, technology and blockchain. We are excited for the year to come and to see how far we can take our platform in 2022,” says Erwin van Kekem, CTO of Max Crowdfund.
Under development since 2018 by Max Property Group, the Max Crowdfund platform is a fintech resource that streamlines the investment process through automation and connects property investors with project developers. Max Crowdfund uses blockchain technology to ensure transparency by recording all transactions performed by users logged into the system.
Following approval from the Dutch Financial Authorities (AFM), Max Crowdfund became the first regulated blockchain-powered real estate crowdfunding platform in the world. Max Crowdfund is currently operational in five countries: the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and New Zealand. The platform has raised a total of €15,283,700 with an average return of 9,50% since being allowed to list third party loans in October 2020. Platform users can invest in real estate from as little as €100, in line with the company’s mission, “making real estate investment accessible to everyone” and developers can access alternative finance from registered platform users.