DIGITALEUROPE is proud to introduce Patronite, nominated by ZIPSEE, among the selected SMEs to participate in the Future Unicorn Award. This polish company has created a platform that helps artists and creators to get a steady income from their fans.
Patronite’s mission is to create a self-employment method for talented individuals. With that in mind, Patronite has developed a relationship building platform that helps artists and creators obtain subscription-based funding and grow meaningful relationships with their fans. In just three years, Patronite has become the biggest and the strongest crowdfunding brand in Poland, and now they are planning the next step; scaling up across Europe and developing even stronger cultural communities in European countries.
Patronite has multiple success stories, where authors have turned their passion into work – thanks to the full support from the patrons. The most popular authors reach almost € 15,000 monthly support, and the biggest total support is one of almost € 220,000.
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Patronite’s next goal is to scale across Europe, and to be successful in that, the company needs to know better what the artistic communities look like in other countries, which countries are most interested in having that kind of solutions on their market, how the payment methods work and what the possibilities to receive investors help in scaling up in different countries are. In short, the main challenge Patronite is experiencing in its attempt to scale internationally is the lack of transparency in the market.
The Pan-European Future Unicorn Award aims to highlight innovative SMEs that have the potential to become Europe’s next unicorns. The award is compiled by asking all the national trade associations affiliated with DIGITALEUROPE to nominate a single SME from their country. This results in a truly pan-European selection of incredible digital companies from all sectors.
The award will be delivered at our flagship event, Masters of Digital, in Brussels on 21 February.
For more information about the award please contact Yann Finger.