Tagged: france

Tilt Prepares For Global Launch By Announcing Rollouts in The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway


This week, crowdfunding platform, Tilt, announced it is making the final preparations to launch globally starting in November by hitting five additional international markets by early 2016. Tilt, which was founded in 2012 by James Beshara and Khaled Hussein, recently placed a foothold in the European market… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Ulo Surveillance Owl Camera, Xpand Lacing System & Quarter Fast Charging Power Bank

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There have been plenty of security systems and home video monitoring cameras that have  raised funding on crowdfunding platforms. The really good ones have killed it proving a demand for the products.  This next project has combined great functionality with a unique spin on design…. Read More

P2P Lender ArchOver Joins with Coface to Provide £100 Million of Lender Protection

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ArchOver, a peer to peer lending platform, has enlisted Coface, a leader in credit insurance, to protect lenders from potential default on business loans. The new partnership is said to provide future protection of up to £100 million. The new arrangement will enable ArchOver to… Read More

Fintech Rock Star: Céline Lazorthes Talks About Mangopay Acquisition by Credit Mutuel Arkéa

Mangopay Fintech Rock Star

Celine Lazorthes is founder and “one damn passionate CEO” of Leetchi and MangoPay. Leetchi is a successful donations-based crowdfunding platform that allows users to collectively accumulate funds for gifts, trips or whatever, making it easy to contribute for a single shared purpose. Mangopay is something… Read More

Small Business Loan Platform Lendix Appoints Former AXA Banque Executive & eBay Europe Director of Strategy to Team

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Lendix, a France-based small business loans platform, is gearing up for its international expansion by appointing new members to its growing team. Former Head of Daily Banking and Savings at online bank AXA Banque Pascal Ouvrard joins the company as International Development Director, reporting to… Read More

Seedrs, KissKissBankBank Partner with ING on Crowdfunding “Fast Track”

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ING Belgium has formed a partnership with two leading crowdfunding platforms.  Seedrs, based in the UK, and KissKissBankBank, based in France, will power a fast-track process for clients looking to raise capital.  In recognition of the fact that bank loans are not optimal for entrepreneurs… Read More

Particeep Offers Plug-&-Play White Label Insurance Service to Crowdfunding Platforms

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Particeep a provider of white label solutions for crowdfunding platforms had joined forces with insurance group Axa to offer a plug-and-play insurance service to cover investors’ and lenders’ risk. French consumers are notably risk-averse. They save a lot and like to invest their savings in… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Releases Final Agenda for Annual Conference

Oliver Gajda ECN Paris

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has published its final agenda for its annual gathering which is scheduled to take place in Paris later this month.  The 4th annual conference that connects crowdfunding platforms and Fintech entrepreneurs from across all of Europe will see speakers like… Read More

Banks, Bordeaux, FinTech and The Future

Fintech France

Crowdfunding and the democratisation of finance where key themes as over 300 experts from banks, startups, technology and finance came together for France’s first conference on FinTech. Perhaps surprisingly, a major centre for MedTech and computer science,  Bordeaux had gone out of it’s way to… Read More

WiSeed Passes €30 Million Funding Mark in France

WiSeed at 30 million

Investment crowdfunding platform WiSeed has surpassed € 30 million in funding.  Launched in 2008, WiSeed has been a leader in the nascent crowdfunding scene in France. In January 2015, Crowdfund Insider wrote that WiSeed had signed up 37,700 members, funded 51 startups, and raised  € 14… Read More

French Crowdfunding Platform Lendix Raises €1M For Building Company Orexim

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Just one year after France passed legislation permitting crowdsourced loans for small businesses, peer-to-peer platform Lendix has become the first to raise €1m in France for a company in a single transaction, according to the Financial Times. €1m, the maximum the new law permits, was raised for… Read More

NUMA Moscow Signs with Particeep to Power Accelerator Program

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Particeep, a white label crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform, has partnered with NUMA Moscow to power its accelerator program for Russian startups. Paris-based Particeep is a suite of applications including crowdfunding and collaboration management.  As internet finance starts to dominate the early stage funding, Particeep can allow its… Read More

Mangopay Exit: Fintech Group Acquired by French Bank

Mangopay New Chapter

Mangopay, a payment solution platform targeting the marketplace / crowdfunding industry that supports over 700 customers in 22 different countries, has been acquired by Crédit Mutuel Arkéa . As part of the agreement, the bank will inject a further €10 million in capital into parent company Leetchi… Read More

France’s Crowdfunding Sector Doubles in Size – But is Still Dwarfed by the UK

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Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French national association of crowdfunding platforms has released the sector’s market numbers for the first semester of 2015: a 100% increase from the same period last year. Results were said to be “encouraging” as France is still a very long way… Read More

Buddy The Family Robot Raises Over $500,000 After Extending Indiegogo Campaign; Creator Announces New Upgrades

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Back in July, Blue Frog Robotics, the creators of the family companion robot BUDDY, took to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo with a mission to raise $100,000. The project quickly gained popularity and surpassed its goal in a matter of a few days. When its initial closing… Read More

Hiscox Names US as “Most Entrepreneurial” Country, No Time to Rest on Laurels


The International insurance firm Hiscox has released its seventh annual ‘DNA of an Entrepreneur Report’, with the firm using its global network of 268,000 small businesses in order to calculate entrepreneurship and business innovation within six countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Holland and… Read More

Creators of Family Companion Robot “Buddy” Extend Indiegogo Campaign


Hoping to gain more funding momentum,  French startup Blue Frog Robotics announced it has extended the Indiegogo campaign for the family companion robot, Buddy. Blue Frog Robotics shared: “We beat our crowdfunding goal in a day, have been filmed and written about across the world… Read More

Update: Family Companion Robot “Buddy” Nears $400,000 During the Final Days on Indiegogo; Announces Tour Dates and Air Freshener Stretch Goal

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With less than 48 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Blue Frog Robotics‘ family companion robot, Buddy, has successfully secured close to $388,000 thanks to over 625 backers. Buddy is a social robot that connects, protects, and interacts with each member… Read More

SparkUp Puts Lovemoney on Steroids with New Spin on Equity Crowdfunding

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SparkUp is a new French startup, the brainchild of 24 year old, now 26. And yes, age matters. Why? Because it takes a lot of disruptive energy to reinvent equity crowdfunding when it is barely emerging as a force. SparkUp positions itself as a B2B… Read More

GLI Finance Shows Solid Growth During Past 12 Months

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GLI Finance, a portfolio company that operates multiple internet finance companies, states their platforms are experiencing solid growth as “SME finance opportunity continues to boom”.  GLI is publicly traded on the LSE. According to a company report, the GLI platforms leading the charge include; Finexkap… Read More