By Jesper — October 5th, 2018
The Netherlands, October 4 2018
Hardware company Ockel Computers launches first Dutch Security Token Offering
Hardware company Ockel Computers has launched the first Dutch Security Token Offering (STO), ushering in a whole new era of company financing. The company will finance its growth by making public shares available to a broader public.
Blockchain technology is reshaping the investment landscape. The STO is a new way of investing that is safer, regulated and gaining momentum. An STO is different from previous token offerings in that it provides investors with more assurance because with STOs investors get real shares in the company, based on concrete value.
The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) supervises, or in the case of exempted investments like the Ockel STO, has the power to act retroactively. An STO offers investors the same rights and protection as with a regular public offering. Shareholders benefit from the potential increased value of the company and are entitled to profit distribution. For the company, issuing these digital shares is a way to convert the business value into growth capital.
STOs enable companies to activate their constituencies instead of relying solely on major shareholders or bank loans. Since the start of the company in 2015, Ockel Computers has financed all its product innovations through crowdfunding.
“Crowdfunding is in our DNA,” said Ockel Computers CEO Tim Haaksma. “Offering a share in our company is the next logical step for us. We want to attract a large group of investors who believe in what we do, all while remaining autonomous and independent, which is essential in creating radical innovation.”
About Ockel Computers
With the rise of the mobile lifestyle, the demand for reliable mobile solutions has also increased. Ockel Computers makes pocket-sized, ultra-mobile PCs that run on a full Windows 10 operating system. They work closely with tech partners Microsoft and Intel to ensure the highest quality. Ockel Computers already has products sold in 90 countries, and its product line has won several international business, tech and design awards.
You can find more information about the Ockel Security Token Offering at: www.ockel.investments
By marielouise — August 2nd, 2018
It’s time for yet another weekly update. This week we have another production update for you, and some cool other news to share!
Production and shipping update
At the moment, Quality Control is still full on the way but unfortunately hasn’t finished yet. As a result, we have a slight delay, but we expect to be able to ship out the first units for non-European orders this week. Please note that all European orders have to be delivered to our warehouse first, so the expectation is that these will be dispatched to you by the end of next week.
Ockel in the news
Last weekend, we had a full-page publication on the Sirius A Pro in one of the biggest newspapers in The Netherlands: de Telegraaf. The reporter who wrote the article got to test the Sirius A Pro extensively, and was quite pleasantly surprised by the tiny but powerful pc, resulting in a 4.5/5 star rating!
Backer survey update
Back in June a lot of you filled in our new backer survey. We’ve received a lot of great feedback, and we’re pleased to tell you that based on the information you’ve given us, we are working on a new project that will take our groundbreaking approach to the next level. The details will be shared with you shortly, so stay tuned!
Have you voted yet?
As mentioned in our last few updates, we are nominated for the ‘Start-up of the year Award 2018’. In order to win this precious award we need your help! The voting round is still open, please vote for us via this link: http://bit.ly/VoteOckel
As you’ve helped us create the Ockel Computers company in the first place, we hope you’ll help us reach this amazing milestone as well!
That’s it for now. As always, if you have any questions regarding our products or this update, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a comment here on Indiegogo. We answer all questions within 48 business hours (Monday-Friday)
See you next week,
The Ockel Team
By marije — April 16th, 2018
The Hague, Netherlands, 16th of April 2018. The Red Dot jury has made its decision: After all of the products submitted were tested and assessed individually in the course of an evaluation process spanning several days, the Sirius A, designed and manufactured by Ockel Computers, received the distinction “Red Dot”. The panel of experts awards the internationally recognised seal of quality only to products that win them over with their high design quality. (more…)
By Jesper — November 10th, 2017
During CES Unveiled, our Marketing Director Nathalie was interviewed. Nu.nl (which is the biggest news website in the Netherlands) published the interview (more…)
By Nathalie — September 7th, 2017
We are happy to share the video of our radio interview at Into Tomorrow which was held last week during the IFA in Berlin. (more…)
By Nathalie — December 12th, 2016
Tess Murphy, interviewed our team member Nathalie about the Ockel journey on Indiegogo. (more…)
By Nathalie — September 29th, 2016
While we were attending the IFA-show in Berlin a few weeks ago, the awesome crew of NewsWatch (part of Discovery Channel) visited our stand. (more…)