Fellow Funders responds through several initiatives developed within its Fellow Funders Responds-Special COVID-19 program.
On June 20, the last stage of the measures taken by the government to alleviate the health effects of the COVID-19 crisis began. However, since the beginning of the state of alarm, the situation of the companies has been affected, and the deterioration suffered in the last 100 days is notorious.
Fellow Funders launched on March 15 its special plan to support the Spanish business community that was most exposed to the COVID-19 crisis and to help the self-employed, start-ups, and SMEs.
The alternative funding and investment firm Fellow Funders has been involved in the fight against the coronavirus to assist start-ups and SMEs through its special COVID-19 section, where more than 100 articles were published, answering more than 500 queries in “Fellow Funders Responds” and ten free webcasts were held throughout the confinement.
Through its weekly Webcasts “Close to you” #Especial COVID-19 and its collaboration with the partners of the law firm Devesa&Calvo Abogados, Fellow Funders has been able to offer advice on funding, economic, legal, labor, and tax issues and help some of the sectors most affected by the crisis to face.
Funding experts such as José María Casero (Sherpa Financiero), Inmaculada Uzquiano (Fellow Funders), Jorge Santos (Tesoralia), and legal and labor experts from Devesa&Calvo Abogados: Sebastián Crespo, José María García and José Luis Valverde have participated in the Webcast.
In these sessions, totaling 180 hours, besides presenting the new measures, the more than 1,500 attendees asked more than 500 questions that Fellow Funders’ speakers and experts answered in the webcasts and in the “Fellow Funders Responds” space.
Likewise, Fellow Funders had the opportunity to hold talks and conferences with relevant figures in the world of economics and business, such as Daniel Lacalle, Iñigo Fernández de Mesa, Salvador Marín, Jorge Couto, Juan Ángel Soto Álvaro Martín, Mariano Colmenar, Raimundo Martin among others.
Several online channels have also been open, such as a space in the blog of the investment and alternative funding firm or a form to send the questions of the attendees baptized as “Fellow Funders Responds”. In addition, a section has been created with content from a selection of events so that previous webcasts can be accessed.
But all these efforts are not in vain, and Fellow Funders will continue to support the movement that emerged from the COVID-19 crisis.
As the CEO of Fellow Funders, Francisco Mariscal, says: “In a society that has been transformed after 100 days of confinement by COVID-19, projects related to technology, health, telework, eCommerce, and others with social and environmental impact, are becoming increasingly important for investors. For this reason, Fellow Funders is firmly committed to projects based on ESG criteria aligned with the change in the decisions of responsible investors.”
Through the Crowd Investment division, Fellow Funders has launched two new projects based on ESG criteria (Mooevo and Connected Life) that collaborated very directly in the fight against COVID-19, aim to generate a positive social impact and that have and are available the Equity Crowdfunding platform.