Tagged: france

CrowdTuesday – Toulouse

On the 24th of June, at the Pépinière de Toulouse Métropole, the French crowdfunding scene in Toulouse is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks, during the first CrowdTuesday Toulouse. CrowdTuesday is a small to medium sized event bringing together the crowdfunding industry at local level. Characterized… Read More

Researchers Study Indiegogo’s Flexible or Fixed Crowdfunding

A Crowd of $100 Benjamin Franklin

Every day, entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding to fund their new business or product and are given two types of options for the campaign, all-or-nothing and flexible funding, also known as keep-it-all. Both possess great perks, but the key question for each campaign would be which option should it go with? According to Inc., Toronto’s… Read More

CrowdTuesday Paris

On the 17th of May, at the new Espace Startup of Bpifrance, the French crowdfunding scene in Paris is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks, during CrowdTuesday Paris. CrowdTuesday is a small to medium sized event bringing together the crowdfunding industry at local level. Characterized by… Read More

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Crowdfunding Campaign Struggles To Raise $5M on Indiegogo

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

It’s been a little over a week since the missing Flight MH370 passengers’ families launched their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, but unfortunately it is off to a very rocky start. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was scheduled to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8th. Within a couple hours of departure, the airline ceased all… Read More

Mangopay to Sponsor ECN CrowdTuesday Events

European Crowdfunding Network ECN

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has found a lead sponsor for their previously announced ongoing CrowdTuesday events.  MANGOPAY, one of the main European payment providers, has accepted to become a gold sponsor for the crowdfunding industry’s gatherings initiated by ECN. “Payment providers are crucial actors for the crowdfunding market. MANGOPAY was among the first players… Read More

Crowdsourcing for Translating & Copywriting Company; TexMaster Raises €1,000,000

TextMaster Logo

Online crowdsourcing solution for translation, copywriting and proofreading firm, TextMaster has raised €1,000,000 in funding from Alven Capital, eFounders and Cédric Siré (founder of Webedia group) who joins the company’s existing business angels Fabrice Grinda (founder of OLX), Thibaud Elzière (founder of Fotolia) and Geoffroy Bragadir (founder of Empruntis). This new investment will allow TextMaster… Read More

ECN Convention Scheduled for Paris in December

Arc de Triomphe by Benjamin Stäudinger Paris France

European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has announced their convention will be held in Paris, France this coming December.  The gathering will attract stakeholders from all aspects of the emerging crowdfunding industry.  Organizers hope to continue to build upon the continents promising growth and further develop the European framework for crowdfunding. ECN Chairman & Executive Director, Oliver… Read More

France’s First Mover Advantage in Crowdfunding Legislation: A Separate Legal Status for Crowdfunding Platforms

Innovation the French Way Fleur Pellerin

Last February Europe, Fleur Pellerin, the former minister of SME’s & Digital Economy, introduced a first draft that outlines a separate legal status for crowdfunding platforms in France. Though France was and still is lagging within the crowdfunding industry in terms of volume and entrepreneurial development, Pellerin’s draft was positively received in the sector. In… Read More

Un paysage de la générosité qui bouge : quels défis pour la régulation ? – Paris

Les dons vont-ils résister à la crise économique et sociale ? Quelle régulation pour le financement participatif (crowdfunding) ? Comment se prémunir du risque de blanchiment en matière de générosité internationale ? Ce sont quelques-unes des questions qui seront évoquées lors du colloque ICFO/Comité de la Charte du 23 mai prochain à l’Institut Pasteur, qui sera l’occasion de… Read More

Locavore “Fast Good” Food: PUR etc. Raises Equity on WiSeed

Pure etc restaurant

The Strasbourg-based PUR etc. has listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on the French platform WiSeed.  Setting its targeted raise at €600,000, PUR etc.’s funding is currently in progress. PUR etc. is a locavore “Fast Good” food company, which offers locally sourced and seasonally grown foods prepared with the TLC one expects only from homemade goods…. Read More

CrowdTuesday Events in France Brings Together Industry Champions

Alexandre Raguet

CrowdTuesday, a periodic gathering of members of the crowdfunding scene, had their inaugural gathering in Paris this past month.  The group is not targeting the novice sector of the industry but is focused on bringing together industry experts to review and discuss the nascent form of capital allocation.  While the initial meetings will be held… Read More

Axiona Claims Largest European Equity Crowdfunding Ever at € 10 Million

Courb C Zen Axiona

Over the past 20 years, Axiona’s Senior Leadership has been focusing on assisting, financing and facilitating initial public offerings of high potential SME’s,  defining themselves as ” Accelerators of Development”. Based in France, Axiona has now announced one of the largest crowdfunding campaigns ever to take place in Europe at 10 million euros. Run by Axiona… Read More

Lima “Brain of Your Devices” Marches Forward to Crowdfunding Fulfillment

Lima Files Everywhere

Lima, an integrated piece of hardware and software that was briefly called “Plug”, raised over $1.2 million on Kickstarter last fall.  Almost 13,000 backers came together to support a product that really is what iCloud aspires to be – but isn’t. Lima creates an environment where all of your files are seamlessly synchronized across all… 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

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

Watch: Jonathan Sandlund Interviews Anaxago CEO Joachim Dupont


In this video interview, The Crowd Cafe’s Jonathan Sandlund interviews Joachim Dupont, CEO and Founder of Anaxago. It’s a relatively deep dive into how Anaxago operates, including a look at where the platform sources dealflow and how they curate. Anaxago also divulges that the platform has been responsible for 15 deals totaling $6.5 million since… Read More

Fleur Pellerin Presents Reforms for French Crowdfunding Industry


French politician Fleur Pellerin, who is the minister delegate with responsibility for SME’s, innovation and digital economy, has stated the new reforms for crowdfunding will allow the nascent industry to thrive. Speaking at the Ministry of Finance, Pellerin reviewed the new regulations regarding crowdfunding or “financement participatif”.  While noting the challenges between investor protection and… Read More

Brief: French President Hollande To Weigh Equity Crowdfunding


According to reports, French President Francois Hollande came away from a recent visit to Silicon Valley bullish on equity crowdfunding – so bullish, in fact, that he is rumored to be considering an executive order in March that would allow startups and small businesses the ability to raise up to €1 million. More on his… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: ezebee, alima, Sabertron & Antarctic Permfrost


This was a busy week at Crowdfund Insider.  Several of us spent the past few days at Crowdfund Global Expo where we had the opportunity to hear many of the leading voices in the fast growing crowdfunding industry.  While in San Diego Dr. Richard Swart, from Berkeley, shared some very exciting data on crowdfunding including:… Read More