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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Will Soon Publish Report on Africa & Middle East. Will Partner with FSD Africa on Regulatory Review

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) says the Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Report is scheduled to be published this December. The project was originally announced in June 2016. Alongside this report, CCAF will be working with FSD Africa ( a financial sector… Read More

FCA & Cambridge University Partner to Review UK Alternative Finance

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) have formed a unique partnership to assist in the review of the UK alternative finance industry. The first joint project will inform the FCA’s ongoing post-implementation review of crowdfunding regulation which is in… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches First Industry Study for Middle East & Africa

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  Inaugural Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is launching its first Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study. This study on alternative finance follows the successful publication of… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Extends European Deadline to June 24th

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has extended its deadline for respondents regarding the 2016 European survey.  In a discussion with Crowdfund Insider, CCAF explained they are well over the number of participating platforms from their previous European survey but they wanted to allow… Read More

Research: Americas Alternative Finance Jumps to Over $36 Billion in 2015

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, along with their project partners the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, KPMG and the CME Group Foundation, have published their much anticipated report on alternative forms of finance for the Americas.  The newest… Read More

Asia Pacific Research: Dramatic Growth in Alternative Finance is Fueled by Huge China Market

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The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report has just been published and it highlights the largest region in the world for disruptive finance. Entitled, “Harnessing Potential”, this is the first report for the region and has been created by a partnership of researchers, including the Cambridge… Read More

UK Alternative Finance Grows by 84% to £3.2 Billion in 2015

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    The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Nesta have released their much-anticipated report on alternative forms of finance tracking results for 2015. The research was completed in partnership with KPMG and with the support of CME Group Foundation. Entitled”Pushing Boundaries”, the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Receives $1 Million Grant from CME Group Foundation

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in the UK, has received the backing of the CME Group Foundation to the tune of a $1 million grant to  support research on new forms of finance such as… Read More

Yoga & Fitness Hybrid Studio Ethos Quickly Secures Over £500,000 on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, Cambridge-based Ethos launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £500,000 so that it can continue expansion of its yoga and fitness hybrid studios throughout the UK. Ethos, which was founded by Cambridge graduates Dr. Theo Koutroukides and Jennifer Hersch, is described as a chain… Read More

Mobile Payment App Startup Droplet Successfully Secures Nearly £575,000 on Crowdcube

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Birmingham-based mobile payment startup, Droplet, recently finished its crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. Originally seeking £500,000 for a 12.56% in equity, the company has successfully secured nearly £575,000. Droplet is a mobile payments app that allows users to pay without having to queue, and collect rewards on their phone each time they spend.  Supposedly, one of the reasons businesses love the startup is… Read More

German Crowdfunding Network Thought Leader & IKOSOM Founder Karsten Wenzlaff: Interview Highlights German Crowdfunding Markets

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In recent weeks  The University of Cambridge has teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in… Read More

Crowdfunding Author Marianne IIZUKA Examines French Crowdfunding Industry: ANACOFI and AFIP Member Shares Expertise

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In November The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe.  This benchmarking… Read More

Asociación Española de Crowdfunding President Daniel Oliver: Spanish Thought Leader on New Forms of Finance

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As readers know,  The University of Cambridge has teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe…. Read More