In 2017 ICOs have raised almost $6 billion and in 2018 the raised capital was over $20 billion. However, 2019 didn’t show great results in funding so far. ICO campaign management involves many factors which are expensive, requiring a genuinely strong team and a genuinely good idea.
($5.6 in funding. Source: Business Insider.)
Investors have become skeptical about the crypto market due to fraud and various illicit activities arranged by the same companies that investors believed and invested in.
While professional investors usually invest in long-term and focus more on the actual company and its performance, new crypto investors, on the other hand, focus more on the hype of recent news, past and current performance, and are heavily invested in day trading activities which are often based on biased information.
($20+ in funding. Source: Bloomberg.)
In 2018, IEO was briefly introduced to communities, yet it was a really new funding type which was unknown to many people. Today, IEO is becoming more popular.
What is IEO?
IEO stands for Initial Exchange Offering when crypto companies list their coin or token directly on the exchange making them instantly a publicly traded company. Some may say this is a more effective process in raising funds than through an ICO or STO. Getting directly listed on exchange enables companies to trade the stock instantly and get interactive with investors right away.
A new wave of crypto offerings to come
World’s largest exchanges are opening up for IEO. Many exchanges already have opened. The market is getting started and startups are getting ready.
It has never been easier for companies to get publicly listed and traded as it will be in 2019 and 2020, says Paulius Stankevicius, CEO of Stankevicius MGM.
Bringing traditional business to the crypto industry
At Stankevicius, we actually think that with an IEO opportunity there is a chance to bring traditional companies into crypto sphere. Regardless of culture, size, location, technology limitations and other factors that traditional companies have against crypto industry; crypto, on the other hand, can offer traditional companies a gateway to funding which they would never be able to obtain within the traditional funding standards.
There are thousands of great SME companies which have solid businesses and products, still venture capital is super competitive and regular companies stand no chance, going public is too expensive and at the same time global standards are just too high.
In the global economy, small businesses are the ones who actually create and innovate and so traditional SMEs should be able to access funding easier. Whether it’s a crypto or a non-crypto company – the end goal is still the same to provide a service or a product which serves people in every country around the world.
At Stankevicius, we focus to provide fast solutions to companies. We know the importance of time and how expensive time can be in competitive markets. In 2018 we provided extremely fast and efficient PR and advertising services to ICOs raising $500 million of fundings for more than 200 blockchain clients.
We bring IEO to the hands of crypto and traditional companies
In 2019, in addition to PR and advertising, our company will provide fast IEO listing on exchange service from 1st of May. We have exclusive access and priority partnership with a global exchange allowing us to create public companies quickly. 2019 and 2020 will be more competitive year than any year before, not just for crypto but for traditional companies as well.
Access to funding is crucial for business survival, and so we aim to bridge the gap between our clients and capital.
For further information please contact:
Chief Executive Officer, Paulius Stankevicius +358 40 966 5893
Stankevicius is a leading global advertising, marketing, and public relations firm that provides a wide range of advertising and marketing services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial companies, startups, and individuals. Founded in 2014, the firm is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and maintains locations in Hong Kong, Helsinki, and Minsk.