Pontus Frohde, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FundedByMe is a Microsoft veteran with extensive international sales and marketing experience from the games and software industries. Pontus has a background of Economics with a degree from University of Heidelberg in Germany. He joined FundedByMe in March 2013 as the Chief Sales Officer and was promoted to COO in August 2013. Since then Pontus has been key in launching FundedByMe successfully into Norway, Spain and – in September 2013 – Germany, making it the first European crowdfunding platform to offer this level of cross-border investment opportunities. His role at FundedByMe includes running the daily operations of all staff and countries, except the CEO and CFO.
FundedByMe was created in Stockholm, Sweden, in March 2011 to address the need for a user-friendly crowdfunding solution for European entrepreneurs and everyday investors. FundedByMe is one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the world to offer both reward-based and equity crowdfunding. The platform has a major focus on cross-border investments that benefit both entrepreneurs and investors to assist with job creation and economic growth.