Croatia’s ”Include” continues to go from strength to strength in the face of an unforgiving system and even less forgiving employees of the state bodies, proving that where there is a will, there’s a way, even if you happen to be in Croatia.
We often hear all about how Croatian companies are failing due to either the lack of will or, more frequently, the truly insane amount of red tape and obstacles placed before anyone who wants to make something for themselves by the state and an old, outdates and senseless system of bureaucracy.
As unoiled the cogs continue to turn in the Office(s) of the Uhljeb in state institutions of all kinds up and down the country, the unsackables continue to undermine and chip away at the determination of the doers and would-bes from behind their perspex windows.
Faced with an entire forest’s worth of paperwork, more stamps than a border control officer and usually an unacceptably hostile attitude from the state employee (also known as the unsackable) dealing with them, many would-be entrepreneurs give up quickly and head elsewhere in search of their dreams. However, as big as Croatia’s problem in this regard really is, not everything is so bleak.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 1st of May, 2019, just six days after the launch of another Funderbeam SEE group fundraising campaign, Ivan Mrvoš and his highly successful company ”Include” raised a massive 1.22 million euros in equity, making Include’s campaign the largest ever on Funderbeam globally.
The director of Funderbeam SEE, Damir Bićanić, commented that Mrvoš is pushing the records of the platform with Include yet again: “With their first campaign, they collected what was then the largest sum on the Funderbeam platform, and although sum has risen in the meantime, they collected more than any other campaign in just six days on the platform once again, globally.”
After Include’s first successful campaign when they collected 465,000 euros on Funderbeam back in 2017, this time their first campaign goal of 1.2 million euros was met in a mere six days, and investors still have the opportunity to meet the target of two million euros.
“We’re very pleased that after six days we’ve reached the minimum planned goal. I think that this, as well as 290 investors from 21 countries, are the indicators that we’re doing a really good job. I believe that the amount of investment in the remaining days will grow steadily, although we’re already the most successful Croatian crowdinvesting campaign on the platform ever,” stated Include’s founder Ivan Mrvoš.