factornerd

Alternative investments blog

Crowdfunding platform reviews

Reviews on crowdfunding platforms I've been using for a long time and I trust.

Platforms index

An index of European crowdfunding (and not only) platforms. P2p lending, real-estate crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, crypto lending, and more.

Portfolio updates

I keep track of my investments each month. This helps me understand my decisions and correct any mistakes I make along the way.

Latest posts

Friday, 15 January 2021

Investing in startups – equity crowdfunding risks and returns – preliminary results after 2 years

In June 2018 I made my first investment in a startup. I’ve joined Crowdcube with big hopes and invested 50 GBP in Graphene Composites, a small UK company building all sorts of products based on, you guessed it, graphene. Since then, I’ve invested more than 20,000 EUR in more than 200 European startups, hoping one day I’ll win big, get rich, and live happily ever after.

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Sunday, 03 January 2021

2020 retrospective and new year's resolutions

2021 has come and I try again to make plans. Last year I said that God laughs when men make plans, and I didn’t know how right I was. I wouldn’t call these new year’s resolutions, as this is how I called them last year, and half of them I just ignored. It will be a simple retrospective and plans for a new year.

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Saving money and my journey to financial responsibility

I was a late bloomer in terms of saving money. I was almost 30 when I started to not spend all my paycheck before the end of the month. It didn’t matter that my income grew exponentially since I started working, I would always spend it all before the next paycheck. I used to make jokes with my employer that I don’t want a pay raise, but I’d like to get my paycheck more often, at least twice a month. It sounded funny to me back then.

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