A fast growing start-up, which has attracted more than 10 million users in just over a year, is offering UK super-fans equity in the company.
In what’s believed to be a first for an established social network, beBee (www.bebee.com) is to offer shares it hopes in time will worth £100,000 or more, to reward super-users’ passion and commitment.
beBee, tipped to be Spain’s first unicorn ($ billion+ start-up), has already swarmed throughout the region and Latin America, and is set to make it big in the UK too. The LinkedIn challenger, which takes a social approach to developing businesses relationships through a focus on shared professional and non-professional interests, is growing at 25,000 users – or Bees as they call them – per day.
beBee’s CEO Javier Cámara, 44, explains: ‘Our Bees are the key to our success, so it’s only right we give equity to those who share our passion by posting exceptional content and encouraging others to join. We’re already doing this in Spain and Latin America with users who saw beBee’s potential early on. Now we’re coming to the UK in earnest, we want super-Bees here to have the same opportunity.’
beBee’s President Juan Imaz, 49, adds: ‘We’ve grown to more than 10 million users in just over a year and we firmly believe beBee will be bigger than even LinkedIn. Nothing is ever guaranteed of course, even with a start-up as successful as ours, but we believe the equity our super-Bees receive will one day be worth £100,000 or more. We’d love to share our success with the people who’ve helped us make beBee big,’ he says.
To sign-up as a beBee Ambassador go to www.bebee.com/ambassadors
For further information, please contact:
Phone: +44 7785 598746
Notes to editors:
beBee (www.bebee.com) was launched in February 2015 by serial entrepreneurs Javier Cámara, 44, and Juan Imaz, 49, who have invested $15 million so far in the affinity network.
beBee currently has 10.5 million users, and is adding 25,000 new Bees per day. It has 4.5 million users in Spain (compared to 13-year-old LinkedIn’s 8 million), 1.6 million users in Brazil and 2 million in the rest of Latin America. beBee is free for all users, and 55% of Bees are women. The site focusses on 3rd degree connections and popular groups range from Technology and Online Marketing to Fun Facts About Dogs.
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