Slovakia: Herbert Syrups and Bentianna – the two most successful FOOD related crowdfunding campaigns

Crowdfunding is a modern financing tool that helps SMEs to grow their businesses. As part of our Interreg-project Crowd-Fund-Port, we identified the best practices from small and medium sized enterprises from all partnering countries and listed it in our Crowdfunding-project-mapping. Some of these campaigns will also be presented here in our blog.

Consequently, without further ado, let us introduce the two most successful FOOD related campaigns from Slovakia.

Herbert Syrups

Herbert. The finest handcrafted syrups. Strictly natural


Herbert Sirupy or Herbert Syrups is a Slovak company, which produces pure, natural, but also creative syrups. In order to help their project to move forward, the founders of the company decided to set up a crowdfunding campaign through Crowdberry, an equity based crowdfunding platform. As the potential of the project was immense, the campaign quickly achieved it’s goal, amazing 275 000 euros from just 2 investors. At this point, the company supplies its product to a large number of establishments in Slovakia and Czech Republic.





‘The story of BENTIANNA goes all the way back to the 15th century and to the Benedictine monks who created an elixir from healing herbs that would later become known to the world as BENTIANNA. After more than 500 years, the recipe was

Thanks to its crowdfunding campaign launched on CONDA, where the project has attracted 55 investors and gained 115 percent funding, can this ancient story begin a new, modern chapter.


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