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LEO is a business that is passionate about entrepreneurship.
Launched in 2012 by Dan Andersson and Atif Kamran it has grown significantly, with offices in 10 countries a presence in over 140 countries around the world.
The core business is online education for entrepreneurs and people wanting to start and grow their own business. The company’s strategy has been to build a global business from the day it was founded and this has led to major success. Over 200,000 people have now experienced some of LEO’s education products, with more joining each day.
In addition to developing educational products for entrepreneurs, LEO has developed new tools to help small businesses develop all across the world. LEOcoin is a digital currency that enables small businesses and individuals to take electronic payments from anywhere in the world, with tiny transaction costs. LEOcrowd is a new crowdfunding platform that allows entrepreneurs from many countries pitch their ideas to potential investors who want fund new businesses and projects. Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, and in line with LEO’s global focus, people using LEOcrowd can accept funding from almost anywhere on the planet.
LEO is a company that doesn’t just teach people about entrepreneurship, it practices entrepreneurship as well.
This can be seen in the way it constantly seeks to disrupt existing markets as well as branch out into new ventures. Forthcoming plans include the creation of a LEO University that will accredited university education online and the establishment of the LEO Bank, another way of seeking to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business without having to rely on expensive, traditional institutions.
As a company that has grown so rapidly in recent years and in constantly developing new ideas, it’s hard to predict the future of LEO. President of the Company, Dan Andersson says,“We are absolutely passionate about small businesses and what can be done to help them grow. For too long, small businesses have been hamstrung by traditional institutions seeking to create profit at every opportunity. Whether that’s through high transaction fees, limited access to finance, or impenetrable bureaucracy, the digital age means that we don’t have to put up with it anymore. There are new ways of doing business that bypass these ageing institutions. There are new technologies that don’t need them to work, and there is no more need for gatekeepers to slow down exiting new ideas from reaching a global audience.”
With seemingly endless opportunities for expansion and with a solid business at their core, LEO seems poised for continued success for many years to come.