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Rotorvox kicks off crowd investing campaign

  • 2015

On July 9, 2015, the largest fund­ing project so far this year will kick off on the equity crowd invest­ing plat­form Seed­match. “We, Rotor­vox, delib­er­ately waited for our final air­wor­thi­ness cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, also known as a type cer­tifi­cate, to launch our crowd invest­ing cam­paign,” said Rotor­vox CEO Ronald Schoppe. “This is a sign to crowd investors that we have been suc­cess­ful in our past four years of devel­op­ment,” he added. As an addi­tional pos­i­tive sig­nal to poten­tial investors, the first Rotor­vox gyro­copters were deliv­ered to their new owners.

With their full car­bon gyro­copters approved in Ger­many in June, Rotor­vox wants to open up a new global seg­ment in the mar­ket for ultra­light air­craft. Another promis­ing sign was the pos­i­tive recep­tion at the avi­a­tion trade show AERO 2015 this past April, with numer­ous non-bind­ing reser­va­tions and the first sales since the final air­wor­thi­ness certification.

The dream of fly­ing fas­ci­nates many peo­ple. Rotorvox’s inno­va­tion zeroes in on an excit­ing mar­ket gap between less pow­er­ful gyro­copter mod­els and more expen­sive air­craft. Every­one can empathize with Rotor­vox’s vision – a pre­req­ui­site for suc­cess­ful crowd invest­ing,” said Jens-Uwe Sauer, founder and CEO of Seed­match, from his expe­ri­ence of 80 suc­cess­ful financ­ing rounds so far on the online platform.

With Seed­match, Rotor­vox plans to raise a seven-digit Euro sum. The cap­i­tal will be used for the build-out of global sales and mar­ket­ing and for fur­ther devel­op­ments to open up addi­tional mar­kets. “Crowd invest­ing offers us the oppor­tu­nity not only to receive fresh cap­i­tal but also to allow every­one to par­tic­i­pate in our idea and vision. The Seed­match plat­form offers us a vast net­work of ambas­sadors who want to pro­mote Rotor­vox as eagerly as we do. We are excited about what we will achieve with the sup­port of the crowd,” said Schoppe.

Rotorvox’s crowd invest­ing cam­paign can be pre­viewed imme­di­ately at www.seedmatch.de. Start­ing July 9, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., it will be open to every­one for invest­ments of €250 or more.

About Rotor­vox

GGC GmbH is based in Ober­mehler, Thuringia, and was founded in 2011. GGC devel­ops and mar­kets full car­bon fiber gyro­copters under the brand Rotor­vox. Ronald Schoppe, CEO of GGC GmbH, pre­vi­ously worked at Volk­swa­gen Motor­sport for 13 years. The idea to develop a novel gyro­copter came to Schoppe as he was mon­i­tor­ing test dri­ves for Volk­swa­gen in the deserts of Africa and look­ing for an alter­na­tive to costly heli­copter flights. After a four-year of devel­op­ment and flight test­ing period, the sale of the Rotor­vox C2A began in spring 2015.

About Seed­match

Seed­match (www.seedmatch.de) is the first and largest crowd fund­ing plat­form for start-ups in Ger­many. Crowd fund­ing for start-ups is a ven­ture cap­i­tal financ­ing model in which a large col­lec­tion of indi­vid­u­als invest or more €250 in early stage com­pa­nies. Since Seedmatch’s launch in August 2011, 80 financ­ing rounds have been car­ried out suc­cess­fully and more than €23 mil­lion has been raised for start-ups. Seed­match is always look­ing for excit­ing, for­ward-look­ing com­pa­nies with cap­i­tal requirements.

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