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A small French startup called Paysans.fr (literally, “Peasants.fr”), which organizes local deliveries of locally-produced French produce, just crowd-sourced an investment round of $140,000.That’s right. They actually pulled off getting crowdfunded, which is something that startups have been talking about for a very long time, but few, if any, have ever accomplished.
This is different from crowdfunding on sites like Kickstarter because this is actually an equity investment, as opposed to a cash grant/donation.
Paysans.fr opened up a separate crowd-funding site with minimum commitments of €2,000 and signed up 30 investors who are users of the site. It went so well that it’s planning a second raise by October.
(Via FrenchWeb in French)