As of December 7, it is possible to invest in GoalGorilla, the internet specialist from Enschede. From 20 euros you can contribute to the development of their community software ‘Drupal Social’, whose development in 2016 will be transferred to the next stage. Through crowdfundingssite Symbid the company hopes to collect a sum of 150,000 euros. Within a few day, more than 60,000 euros has been achieved already.
If the first goal is reached, there will be an ‘over-financing round’ that brings the total to 200.000 euros. Mieszko Czyzyk, co-founder and Marketing Director at GoalGorilla, is very enthusiastic about the course of the campaign. “The roots of GoalGorilla lie at the University of Twente. First from our studentroom and then from a room of 8m2 in the Bastille, Taco Potze and I helped our first customers. Seven years later, our company has more than twenty people and we operate from Amsterdam and Enschede to make wonderful projects. We have been dreaming a quite some time now of our own digital product. In 2016 we should make it happen! Next year we will invest a total of 346,400 euros to further develop Drupal Social and bring it to market. Investors choose us because of the unique combination of a startup return with lower risk thanks to a successful, existing business.”
Award winning cases
GoalGorilla works since 2008 on various projects. In May 2015 the company won the Dutch Interactive Award for best interactive work in the Netherlands. The platform Greenpeace Greenwire was nominated in the category Best Social & Communities. Greenpeace Greenwire is an online social community platform that connects employees and volunteers together, to exchange ideas and make plans for events and campaigns. Another case is designed for Dutch municipalities, for example the City of Deventer The software helps people work effectively together and organize themselves.
The knowledge from these successful cases is now being applied to develop the next version of the software community.