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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 Europe.  This benchmarking survey, which opened on 25 November and closes… Read More

Concerns Rise as German Government Passes Law that Threatens Crowdfunding

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As previously reported, a German investor protection law, has been weaving its way through the legislative process.  Unfortunately for the investment crowdfunding industry, this new form a finance may find itself impacted as collateral damage if the proposed rules becomes enforceable law. In mid – November, the federal government passed a draft law that is… Read More

Crowd Dialog 14 – Munich

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Die führende Praxis- und Wissens-Konferenz in Europa Aktuellstes Praxiswissen – Top-Experten – Wissenschaftliches Fundament Wer an der Crowd Dialog Konferenz teilnehmen sollte Jeder zukunftsorientierte Entscheider im Unternehmen, ob CIO, CEO, Inhaber, Personalentwickler oder CFO. Der Crowd Dialog bietet einen wissenschaftlich fundierten und umfassenden State-of-the-Art Einblick zum Phänomen schwarmbasierter Innovationsprozesse, Finanzierungsszenarien und Arbeitsmodelle um potentielle neue… Read More

After Successful Campaign on Indiegogo, Gymwatch is Available for Purchase

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Gymwatch, based in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced public availability of their fitness tracking device – a product that was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo earlier this year. The device raised over $160,000 on an $85,000 goal.  The campaign launched in March of 2014 with an estimated shipping date of July 2014.  This date was pushed back… Read More

Bragi Dash Receives CES Best Innovation Award 2015

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Bragi has received a rather nice award from the Consumer Electronics Association. The German team was in New York City this week for a CES event and they were acknowledged with the “Best Innovation Award 2015″ for their wireless, smart, in ear headphones the Dash. The Bragi Dash stands as the 12th most funded crowdfunding… Read More

Companisto: Investors May Receive Highest Return Ever on German Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Berlin based Companisto, a fast growing equity crowdfunding platform, has shared a recent story of crowdfunding success.  In June of 2012, 446 investors participated in a self crowdfunding campaign of the Companisto platform. Companisto raised €100,000 as investors took a chance on the fledgling platform, and the determined entrepreneurs, in what was certainly a risky… Read More

Panono Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Companisto

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Panono Quickly Jumps on Companisto. Easily Beats € 100,000 Minimum Raise in First Day. Panono has made the leap from Indiegogo hit to equity crowdfunding success. All within a matter of months.  Berlin, Germany based Panono raised $1.25 million in a rewards based campaign this past January and remains one of the top funded campaigns of all… Read More

Germany: Top 10 Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

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The top 10 largest equity crowdfunding campaigns in Germany have had some interesting changes this year.  There is a new number one leading the group.  Weissenhaus, a campaign that is still crowdfunding on Companisto, has surpassed €5 million (about $6.4 million USD) and extended their funding goal to €7.5 million.  For Companisto this is by far the… Read More

Weissenhaus Hits €5 Million. Increases Max Crowdfunding Raise to €7.5 Million on Companisto

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The Weissenhaus crowdfunding campaign on Companisto is the current record holder for most funds raised in Europe.  The real estate / resort project set a first level hurdle of raising €1 million and a maximum raise of €5 million.  Weissenhaus just hit the € 5 million mark – and now they have decided to boost it higher.  … Read More

Table of Visions Grows with the Crowdfunding Industry. Platform Powers an Increasing Number of Sites

Table of Visions Team

Table of Visions is a white label crowdfunding platform, based in Germany, that started life as a stand-alone rewards based site.  Founded by David Heberling and David Holetzeck the entrepreneurs were working on a movie project and needed funding.  During their search to fund their project they stumbled upon crowdfunding and decided to move forward… Read More

One Spark Start: Berlin

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For one day, 50 selected Creators will showcase their projects and pitch their art, innovation, music, science, and technology ideas in front of a live audience. They will earn votes and take home a piece of 35,000€ in cash and awards, the opportunity to win a free trip to One Spark USA and up to… Read More

German Agenda Targets Digital Growth But Finance Ministry Contradicts with Draft Law on Small Investors

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This past week German cabinet ministers voiced their support on a digital future by approving a “Digital Agenda 2014-2017” plan that intends on boosting digital technology and utilization in the economic engine of Europe. Interestingly Germany places 13th in internet connectivity behind both Belgium and the Netherlands.  The plan hopes to increase the number of… Read More

Seedmatch Responds to German Equity Crowdfunding Regulations

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The young German equity crowdfunding industry is under threat of excessive regulations under the guise of investor protection.  Earlier this month we reported on the proposed regulatory approach that crowdfunding platform Companisto described as; “… it is clear that the draft law significantly threatens the continued existence of crowdinvesting in Germany. The provisions of the bill… Read More

“One Spark Start Berlin” Queues Up for Germany in September

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The organizers of the successful and fast growing One Spark crowdfunding festival, held each year in Jacksonville, Florida, have taken their event and message on the road.  First stop is Berlin, Germany where One Spark Start: Berlin will take place this coming September. One Spark is self described as the World’s Crowdfunding Festival and in… Read More

German Equity Crowdfunding Platform Bergfürst Gets Banking License

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Bergfürst, a German investment crowdfunding platform that also incorporates an electronic trading platform as a secondary market, has received a banking license from Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin).  This new license comes two years after receiving a license for providing financial services as the company seeks to combine the traditional world of finance with the new disruptive approach of… Read More

goodz Raised Capital this Past May, Files for Insolvency

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Highlighting the risk of investing in startups, goodz GmbH, a Berlin based company that did an equity crowdfunding round this past Spring, has filed for bankruptcy. goodz was an “e-boutique”, launched in February 2014, that featured cutting edge products in a curated e-commerce platform that was determined to target only responsible and well made products…. Read More

Jan Henric Buettner Books Companisto for Weissenhaus Resort & Spa Crowdfunding: New German Luxury Hotel on the Baltic

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Investment Opportunity Leaps Out of the Gate Quickly Raising Over €200,000. Where could the new World Cup Team Deuschland return home, celebrate and relax by the sea?  Schloss Weissenhaus! With plenty of space for a team or a large gathering, the Weissenhouse compound comprises 750,000 square meters, an area of more than 100 soccer fields. GOOOAL!… Read More

Seedmatch Rocks. Best Quarter Ever for German Equity Crowdfunding Site

World Record Seedmatch Protonet

Seedmatch claims the title as the first German investment crowdfunding platform having launched way back in 2011.  Equity crowdfunding in Germany has been fairly robust with reports placing total volume in 2013 at about EUR 15 million.  Anyone can participate in these offers as there are no exclusionary barriers to block an investor simply based… Read More

SeedMatch Powers New Investment Crowdfunding Record in Protonet

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German investment crowdfunding platform SeedMatch has a new hit listing on their platform.  Protonet quickly raised over 1 Million Euros in 3 hours and 33 minutes.  In the first hour and a half the platform hurdled 750,000 Euros – over $1 million USD.   3:33 Stunden für 1 Million Euro bei @protonet. Wahnsinn! — Seedmatch… Read More

Front Row Society Raises Equity On Seedmatch: Chic Label’s Fashion Democracy Unfurls

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Walking the crowdfunding catwalk looks easy for the nascent global sustainable fashion brand Front Row Society.  In their third crowdfunding round on Seedmatch, the fashion label quickly raised €28,000 with the help of thirty three investors, reaching 56% of their €50K goal.  The funding limit for the current campaign is  €150,000. In September 2012, and… Read More