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Enerwhere crowdfunding hits nearly $700K

DUBAI, October 31, 2017

Dubai-based Enerwhere, a clean energy utility company, has raised more investor funds than any other to date on the Eureeca equity crowdfunding platform, a statement said, adding that it has now reached 94 per cent of its $700,000 target.

Investors are now looking for energy businesses focused on renewable energy, the statement said, highlighting that only three per cent of renewable energy investment globally is concentrated in the Middle East.

However, this is set to grow exponentially in the coming years with GCC countries such as the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia announcing renewable energy tenders, starting net-metering programmes and reducing fossil fuel subsidies.

Enerwhere, which provides cost efficient and cleaner energy solutions across multiple industry sectors, is one of the few GCC based energy enterprises that is interesting not only to large institutional investors but individual investors and family funds that are sustainability minded. Its crowdfunding campaign actively demonstrates the increased interest in renewable energy from local investors with over 80 per cent of the funding coming from GCC based individuals and entities, the company statement said.

“We have seen a lot of interest from investors around the region who want to do good and do well. Our double-digit growth in cleaner energy solutions is evidence that this is possible and we are commissioning new projects every week. Now really is the time for investors to get a share of the business before the investment opportunity closes,” said Daniel Zywietz, CEO of Enerwhere.

Chris Thomas, co-founder and co-CEO of Eureeca, the first multi-regulated global Equity Crowdfunding platform, said: “The speed at which Enerwhere have been able to close in on their funding target is fantastic.”

“This is a clear sign of interest in the renewables industry, borne as a result of the UAE government’s pledge to increase the share of clean energy to 24 per cent by 2021; a pivotal step towards making the UAE a global centre of renewable energy innovation. The successful capital raising campaign is also testimony to the consensus that the equity crowdfunding model will be more mainstream in the years to come and strengthens Eureeca’s role as the pioneer in connecting the next generation of investors and entrepreneurs across borders,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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