2022 has been a special year for EvenFi! We began with the idea of giving our investors a more central role, giving them the opportunity to become shareholders of EvenFi by participating in our first public equity crowdfunding campaign.
The campaign results exceeded our expectations. The campaign went into overfunding in less than 24 hours, exceeding its 300,000 Euro goal, ultimately raising over 520,000 Euros thanks to the participation of hundreds of investors. However, not everyone knows that the equity crowdfunding campaign was only a part of the platform's funding round success.
A global VC, Pacific Capital Partners, also believed in and invested in our growth through its affiliate Iberifi Ventures S.L. What specifically motivated Pacific Capital Partners to participate in the growth of EvenFi was the ability of our platform to offer investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolio by funding interesting, sustainable projects in various geographic areas.
Thanks to Pacific Capital Partners and our investors, we will be able to grow even more, continuing our expansion journey and supporting the growth of our innovative products.
Overall, it has been a year of trust for EvenFi, which gives us a promising future filled with opportunities to expand our business and support even more companies. Despite the delicate moment for many business entities, our objective for the new year is to reach more European companies that can choose to grow through our platform. After all, the companies have managed to reinvent themselves despite the pandemic, and the power of the investors is key for our economy.
Where danger grows, as an important German poet said, so too does that which saves, and we are certain that the crowd can represent a redeeming tool for the growth of companies and the region even during periods that pose new challenges, like the one we are currently experiencing.