The Hamburg-based start-up, Protonet, has collected EUR 1.5 million on the German crowdfunding platform Seedmatch in just ten hours and eight minutes. Investors for EUR 1 million in shares were found in just three-and a half hours. No other crowd funding projects is believed to have ever earned similar sums at that speed. According to Seedmatch, Protonet has beaten popular U.S. kick-start projects such as Pebble, KANO, Veronica Mars, and Oculus VR.
Independent and safe
Protonet aims to be the “simplest server in the world” and wants to revolutionise the IT and cloud market for self-employed people as well as small and medium enterprises. With their server, Protonet is handing ownership of data back to companies. The server should simplify their daily work considerably.
New product line
The Hamburg-based developers were able to convince 1,046 crowd investors. The new capital will allow Protonet to develop a product line called “Maya” which is intended for small companies and home use. “With Maya and the other Protonet servers, the users feel as though they are working in the cloud, but actually they are not because all data is stored safely in the company or home office, but is available worldwide and is always encrypted,” said Ali Jelveh, co-founder of Protonet.