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ECN Crowdfunding Convention – Paris

Join 300 key stakeholders in Europe’s crowdfunding, innovation and early-stage investing sectors at the ECN Crowdfunding Convention on 11 – 12 December 2014 in Paris. The Crowdfunding industry is the fastest growing financing source for Small and Medium Businesses in the World, with an estimated value of just under €1 billion in Europe alone for 2012 and… Read More

Employees Launch Crowdfunding Campaign on Bulb to Save 165-Year-Old French Biscuit Brand

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Workers of the recently closed biscuit and cake-maker, Biscuiterie Jeannette, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Bulb in Town earlier last month to raise €50,000 to help save the 164-year-old Normandy brand. According to the Guardian, Jeannette de Caen, which has been in liquidation since December when production halted, is faced with permanent closure. The campaign… Read More

Sowefund: First Investment Crowdfunding Site Approved by French Regulators

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The French investment crowdfunding platform Sowefund, launched in September 2014, has been approved to operate a crowdfunding platform under the French statute designating the Conseiller en Investissements Participatifs (CIP) by ORIAS. The new French regulations providing rules for crowdfunding were introduced earlier in 2014 and enacted on October 1st. The months of discussions between the… Read More

Famed Museum Louvre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Purchase 18th Century Jeweled Table


Earlier this week, administration at the Louvre announced they have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise €12.5 million purchase of a jeweled piece of 18th-century furniture, Teschen Table. According to the New York Times, the Teschen Table, which is also known as the “Table of Peace,”  was offered to the diplomat, Louis Charles Auguste Le Tonnelier, Baron de Bretuil,… Read More

Crowdfunding in France: First Half of 2014 (Infographic)

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The infographic below was created by Financement Participatif France, a relatively new association in France that advocates for crowdfunding.  The creative team at FPF has put together some pretty interesting information on crowdfunding in their country showing some pretty impressive growth.  It certainly helps that just about every single platform (37 in total) handed over… Read More

French Crowdfunding Laws Now in Force

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  As of October 1st, new regulations and guidelines managing “financement participatif” or crowdfunding are now in force.  The ordinance was initially filed this past May and a consolidated version was published yesterday. France jumped forward earlier in 2014 led by a government Minister Fleur Pellerin.  A noted rising star in the French political scene,… Read More

French Crowdfunding Platform KissKissBankBank Moves Into Peer to Peer Lending with Lendopolis


KissKissBankBank a prominent French crowdfunding platform announced today they are moving into the peer to peer lending space with the launch of Lendopolis.  Lendopolis is described as a financement participatif (crowdfunding) platform that allows small to medium enterprises borrow funds.  For the investor who chooses to lend money via the platform, Lendopolis expects to generate… Read More

Fundovino Creates a New Way for Wine Lovers to Back Wineries & Vineyards

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Offering up a new way for wineries and vineyards to get funding, Paris-based crowdfunding platform Fundovino launched last month and is on a mission to help not only wine makers, but also wine tourism, culture and art get backers easily and quickly. Fundovino, which dubbed themselves as the “first” platform devoted to the world of… Read More

Update: Campaign to Help Purchase Nice-Matin Passes €300,000 Goal

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The employees of French newspaper Nice Matin, along with sister publications Var-Matin and Corse-Matin, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule on August 4th.  Three weeks later the project organizers have hit their goal of raising € 300,000 as over 2200 individuals have contributed € 5 and up to help a group purchase a publication that is reportedly… Read More

Employees of Nice-Matin Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Their Newspaper

Journalists at Nice Matin

“Les titres du groupe Nice-Matin sont au bord de la faillite” The staff of the French daily newspaper, Nice-Matin, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the French platform Ulule to raise €300,000. The funds raised will hopefully save the publication and convert it into a worker’s co-operative.  According to the crowdfunding campaign page the paper,… Read More

Cameroonian Entrepreneur Reveals Huge Success Following BlueBees Crowdfunding Campaign


He refused to allow rejection from banks to end his beekeeper dreams, and now Cameroonian Jacque Georges Badjang shares details about how crowdfunding helped grow his honey business. According to a recent report, Badjang’s company “Les Mielleries” has marketed honey from more than 200 beekeepers. The honey is filtered and then packaged in Cameroon’s largest… Read More

MangoPay Partners with Currency Cloud


France based Mangopay, a payments solution that accommodates crowdfunding platforms, online marketplaces and collaborative consumption platforms, has announced a relationship with UK Based Currency Cloud in an effort to offer its customers fast and secure money transfers.  Mangopay has positioned their service as a global platform targeting the fast paced crowdfunding space. Earlier in 2014… Read More

My-Pepite: A Parisian Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Fashion Designers

My Pepite Founders

A new crowdfunding platform dedicated to fashion launched this past wee.  My-Pepite, based in Paris, was created by three friends passionate about fashion. The site hopes to give fashion designers a chance for their brand to grow by generating visibility and funding.  My-Pepite has positioned their platform as an international site with both English and… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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