Tagged: europe

Echt Klasse: Foodist Delivers Success in Second Round Crowdfunding on Companisto

Foodist Package

With 13 days remaining on Foodist’s second Companisto crowdfunding campaign, 376 investors have bought 24,493 shares, raising over €122,000. Funding from this equity campaign will promote the Foodist’s internationalization, grow their customer base, and exploit the potential within the B2B market. Subscribers of Foodist receive a mid-monthly box containing 6-8 European-made delicacies priced at €24… Read More

Mawwell Announces Crowdfunding Platform Targeting the EMEA Markets

Mawwell Logo

Mawwell, an international rewards-based crowdfunding site for creative and innovative projects has launched a crowdfunding platform for the Europe, Middle East & Africa markets (EMEA).  Mawwell launched in beta in July of 2013.  Mawwal means “fund” in Arabic. The site wants to create the opportunity for project creators who may be too small for bankers… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Comments on EC Communication

Oliver Gajda

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), has shared their thoughts on the recently released communication by the European Commission (EC) on crowdfunding. Last week the EC released several documents and statements pertaining to a “consultation” on the innovative new form of capital formation.  They garnered comments and feedback from industry participants and observers from around the… Read More

Crowdfunding in the EU Consultation Data

European Commission

Crowdfund Insider recently published the report put together by the European Commission regarding crowdfunding.  While there is plenty of information for anyone interested in crowdfunding the document below is the data on the respondents for the report.  So if you are curious as to how many people from which country and from which industry participated… Read More

NASDAQ OMX Shares Thoughts on European Crowdfunding


In sifting through the various public comments on the European crowdfunding consultation that was just released it was interesting to see an unsigned comment letter from NASDAQ OMX. NASDAQ OMX is a trading / exchange platform that operates across six different continents and today powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 different countries.  More than… Read More

US Chamber of Commerce Comments on EU Crowdfunding

US Chamber of Commerce logo

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. The organization’s members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to large corporations.  The group is really global in nature, just like business, having representative offices around the globe…. Read More

Invesdor Announced as Finalist for Top 100 Europe Award

Red Herring Award

Equity crowdfunding site Invesdor  has shared that they have been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award,  honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are… Read More

Germany based Companisto is Offering Europe Wide Equity Crowdfunding

Campanisto Pan Europe

Released earlier this month, Berlin based equity crowdfunding platform Companisto has launched pan European equity crowdfunding.  They are the second platform to do so following UK based Seedrs announcement last year. The platform states they have raised €4.6 million for 26 successful crowdfunding rounds.  Their  ”goal is to attract the best and most promising entrepreneurs from all… Read More

FundedByMe is Self Crowdfunding Their Equity Platform

Swedish Krona

Sweden Based Crowdfunding Platform Raises Capital for Expansion. Stating that 2013 has been their best year to date, equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe is now inviting the public to own shares in their Northern European investment platform by launching a self-crowdfunding campaign.  Based in Sweden, but having expanded into 8 different countries, the small company is… Read More

Updated: European Commission to Release Comments on Crowdfunding


As has been widely expected, the European Commission (EC) will release their comments on March 27th regarding a public consultation on crowdfunding that started in October of 2013 and ended on December 31st.  The initiative was to discover the “added value” of potential EU action regarding the innovative form of capital formation. Crowdfunding has expanded… Read More

FundedByMe Finds International Success in Crowdfunding

FundedByMe Arno Smit

Interview with Arno Smit, Co-Founder & CTO of FundedByMe. Launched by Arno Smit and Daniel Daboczy in 2011, FundedByMe quickly found an international niche as both an equity and rewards-based crowdfunding platform.  According to Smit, this “unified experience on our platform allows entrepreneurs to feel secure in the FundedByMe service and investors to truly see crowdfunding on… Read More

Monetizing Web & Mobile Apps Using Crowdfunding: Is It Possible ?

Ghost Org Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding, we all know, is a very powerful tool to validate a business opportunity within a specific product application. As discussed in previous articles on the Startup Europe – Crowdfunding Network  site, we have seen that crowdfunding is particularly suited for web entrepreneurs who wish to develop a new web application. Nevertheless, the business of making… Read More

Crowdfunding Regulation Proposal in France

Back Camera

Recently the French government has been moving forward with “Financement Participatif” or crowdfunding by providing updated guidelines and regulations to advance the new form of capital formation for small companies.  France currently has 28 platforms active in their country (in comparison to the UK with 44 and Germany at 20).  The initiative has been largely… Read More

Symbid, Equity Crowdfunding Platform, Begins Trading on OTCQB


Netherlands based Symbid Corporation, a crowdfunding platform that helps private investors, SME-entrepreneurs and start-ups come together in a secure ecosystem, has announced it has become publicly listed on the OTC Markets exchange under symbol SBID.   The company stated it was using the to accelerate the roll-out of their platform’s services across Europe and the… Read More

Cloud Industry Backs Crowdfunding in France

EuroCloud France

The European Cloud Industry in France Supports Crowdfunding. In recent document presented to the French Minister’s cabinet of Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation, and the Digital Economy, the European Cloud industry representation in France makes a push for Crowdfunding. This call particularly applies for the web entrepreneur companies active in Cloud bases services. Created in 2000, EuroCloud… Read More

Social Economy Europe Issues Position Paper on Crowdfunding

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Social Economy Europe is a representative group for cooperatives, mutual societies, associations and foundations.  It is a European Union level institution for the social economy that aims to promote social and economic input of enterprises and organizations.  They also promote the role of and values of social economy entities throughout Europe.  The group claims to… Read More

Crowdfunded on SeedMatch, Blue Patent Shuts Down


Blue Patent GmbH, a company funded in the fall of 2011 on the German equity crowdfunding platform Seedmatch, has suspended operations.  In a disappointing announcement made this past week, Seedmatch shared the news the young company was ceasing operations.  In an effort to support transparency, the investment crowdfunding site communicated that insolvency proceedings had commenced… Read More

Mangopay Payment Solution Now Accepts 7 More Currencies


Mangopay, a payment solution for crowdfunding platforms and other marketplaces has announced they have begun supporting seven currencies in addition to the Euro including: British Pound US Dollar Polish Zloty Norwegian Krone Swedish Krone Danish Krone Swiss Franc The Canadian dollar and Australian dollar will be added to their group of accepted currencies soon. New features… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Issues Call for Academic Papers

European Union Flag (WIkipedia)

The Scientific Work Group, part of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), promotes research into crowdfunding and related aspects in order to foster academic discussion to aid professional and political decision making. The group also acts as an editorial board to peer-reviewed publications by the European Crowdfunding Network.   This group is now issuing a call for… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter to Open Up in the Netherlands

Kickstarter The Netherlands

Global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has announced they are opening up their rewards based platform to creators based in Holland in the near future.  The US based company has steadily expanded their global reach having already announced their official presence in multiple countries.  Their first push outside the US was into the United Kingdom in 2012…. Read More