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Brief: European Money Collection Platform Leetchi Launches Services in the UK

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Leetchi, a European money collection platform, announced on Thursday it is launching its services in the UK. The company, which was launched in 2009, was acquired by French bank Crédit Mutuel Arkéa last year. It has over six million users from more than 150 countries and… Read More

Focused on Change: European Fintech Alliance Kicks Off at Deutsche Bourse


The European Fintech Alliance, established in Berlin early this summer, seeks to represent the interests of startups in the political arena and to build bridges between policymakers and regulators at European level.  The platform touts a non-national, but EU-wide approach, for FinTechs only. Initiated by political… Read More

Seedrs’ European Expansion Continues: Prepares to Open Berlin Office & Appoints Kyrill Zlobenko As New Regional Manager

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On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it is continuing its European expansion by opening an office in Berlin. The location will reportedly bring the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) deal flow to the funding portal. Speaking about the new office, Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, stated:… Read More

Research: European Alternative Finance Jumps to €5.4 billion in 2015

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  Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Annual Research Report on European Alternative Finance The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 2nd report on the rapid growth of alternative finance across Europe. Entitled “Sustaining Momentum“, the CCAF research has quickly become… Read More

Invesdor Shares Employee Update: “The Team Now Comprises 17 Smart & Driven Doers”


On Tuesday, Finland-based Invesdor shared some details about its growing team. This employee info comes nearly a month after the company successfully secured €1.2 million during its self-running crowdfunding initiative. The funding portal stated: “It seems like only a couple of months ago we were just… Read More

#CF4Culture – European Project Seeks Feedback on Crowdfunding Experience

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Enlisted by the European Commission to uncover empirical data on crowdfunding, Crowdfund4Culture is seeking participation in an online survey to learn about individuals and organizations experience with crowdfunding. Whether you are a business, non-profit, elected official or an individual they are trying to get as… Read More

Fintech Firm Invesdor Launches Equity Crowdfunding Round

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Helsinki based Fintech firm, Invesdor, announced on Tuesday it has opened its new equity offering. The company is seeking to raise €750,000 with a max of €1.5M as it prepares to its international position. Its previous offering successfully funded in just six days and achieved  €1 million from 143 investors,… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Success Jibo Teams Up With BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe

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On Wednesday, Indiegogo alum, Jibo, Inc. announced that it has formed a partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe to create a new family experience on the robot’s platform. BANDAI is known for its work on PAC-MAN.  David Aubert, MIS director and project leader of BANDAI NAMCO… Read More

EBN Applauds EU’s Support of Crowdfunding as Data Backs Up CMU Plan

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EBN, a network of over 160 business innovation centres and incubators, has released a statement on the European Commission’s advocacy of investment crowdfunding in providing crucial access to capital for innovative young firms. CEO of the EBN network, Philippe Vanrie, welcomed the report stating; “We… Read More

Document: European Crowdfunding Industry Response to European Parliament Proposal

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Below is the joint response delivered by several European crowdfunding associations including: The European Crowdfunding Network, The UK Crowdfunding Association, Financement Participatif France and Nederland Crowdfunding.  The document is in support of an initiative to raise the prospectus exemption to €10 million (the Committee on Economic… Read More

EU Parliament’s Draft of New Prospectus Directive Meets Crowdfunding Sector Demands

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  Earlier this year, the crowdfunding sector represented by the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) the UK Crowdfunding Association, Financement Participatif France and Nederland Crowdfunding had called on the Parliament and the European Council to be very ambitious with the planned revision of the Prospectus Directive…. Read More

EU Outlines Digitization Strategy, Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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The European Commission has presented a set of measures intended to support and link national initiatives for the “digitisation of industry”.  The initiative is part of the policy push to improve competition and support industry including, the Capital Markets Union, Energy Union, Single Market Strategy,… Read More

Seedrs’ Jeff Lynn: “I Have A Lot Of Respect for the Way Crowdcube Has Done Some Things”


This week, CEO of Seedrs, Jeff Lynn, sat down with The Memo to share details about the crowdfunding industry’s growth and his opinion on competitor, Crowdcube. During his interview, Jeff discussed Crowdcube: “I have a lot of respect for the way Crowdcube [has] done some things, they have… Read More

The European Commission Wants to Improve Cross Border Consumer Finance

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The European Commission is in the midst of a consultation as to how they may improve retail financial services to consumers across Europe.  The challenge, of course, is not just within individual countries, but in the diversity of cost, structures and regulatory approaches that pepper… Read More

European Parliament on the Collaborative Economy

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Published during the final weeks of 2015, the European Parliament released an extensive document on the collaborative economy.  The shifting economics driven by sharing and technology has already altered entire industries. That we all know but this is only the beginning.  The scribes at the… Read More

How Digital Startups Rescue Europe from the Great Recession 

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  An Update on How Close We Are to Getting Back on Track. Hub21 is a venture accelerator based in Ascoli Piceno (Marche Region in Italy), whose mission is to incubate startups, with Go-to-Market, fundraising, management support and its own strategic observatory over digital startups…. Read More