Fact Card: Holvi

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Launched in 2012, Holvi is not a ‘traditional’ crowdfunding platform for projects, but instead it offers project groups an online bank service with a visual interface for handling their money and better finance keeping.

How does it work?

  • After opening an account, Holvi customers can share the account with, for example, a project group.
  • In addition to simply showing the current account balance, Holvi is equipped with tools for budgeting, invoicing and bookkeeping.
  • Holvi also provides a possibility to build an online store to sell tickets or merchandise.

Who’s involved?
Project teams, associations or anyone by themselves can use Holvi. Holvi is run by Holvi Payment Services Ltd and backed by investors as well as Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation).

Active. Holvi is currently only available in Finland but will soon be expanding its operations to other countries.


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2 comments on ‘Fact Card: Holvi’

  1. Thanks for the great mention about Holvi! One thing I wanted to clarify: we actually replace traditional banks. A Holvi account is your bank account and you do not need to link up with any other bank account. Whatever your project is, creating a Holvi account is all you need to manage it financially.

  2. maija says:

    Hi Kristoffer and thanks for getting in touch! I updated the post and changed some details according to your comment. Hopefully the description is now better in line with your service. Maija

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