Founded in the Netherlands in 2011 as one of the world’s first investment crowdfunding platforms, Symbid was early in identifying the need for data-driven SME finance and invested in developing advanced investing, monitoring and data tools. We used our early mover advantage in crowdfunding to push ahead with paradigm-shifting technologies that connect alternative and traditional finance with standardized data protocols. In March 2015, Symbid launched its solution to the SME funding problem: The Funding Network™