Tagged: france

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

Multiply your lovemoney SparkUp

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

GLI Finance Portfolio

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

French Alternativa: Equity Crowdfunding with a Secondary Market

Alternativa Featured Secondary Market

Alternativa.fr is an intriguing cross between an equity crowdfunding platform and an alternative exchange system which gives it something many crowdfunding platforms would like to have: a secondary market for trading SME’s private equity shares. Creating liquidity for private shares is an ongoing discussion in… Read More

French Startup Blue Frog Robotics Hits Indiegogo Campaign to Raise $100,000 for New Family Companion Robot “Buddy”

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Blue Frog Robotics, a French tech startup based out of Paris, launched a crowdfunding campaign on  Indiegogo this week with a mission to raise $100,000 for its new family companion robot, Buddy. Much like the recently Indiegogo-success family robot, Jibo, Buddy is a social robot that connects, protects,… Read More

P2P Lender Prêt d’Union Raises € 31 Million for International Expansion

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Prêt d’Union, the leading peer to peer lending platform in France, has raised a significant € 31 million from Eurazeo and angel investor Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet.  The new investors join an established group including Crédit Mutuel Arkea, Schioted and AG2R La Mondiale. In a posting on the… Read More

36 Companies Join to Form France FinTech Association

Alain Clot

Created to bring together companies which are using innovative operational, technological or economic business models  in the financial services industry, 36 companies have formed a new association named France FinTech. Chaired by Alain Clot, the new entity is said to welcome all business using or creating innovative and disruptive… Read More

Kickstarter Opens For Five More European Countries

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Continuing its global expansion, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it has opened shop for five European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Kickstarter revealed on Tuesday: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium,… Read More

Mangopay Has Processed Over €200 Million for Crowdfunding & Online Marketplaces

Crowdfunding on Mangopay

Mangopay, part of the Paris based company Leetchi Group founded by entrepreneur Céline Lazorthes, has announced topping €200 million in payments. Mangopay offers a white label payments platform and has targeted the crowdfunding and online marketplace space.  The company set up shop in the UK this past January and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Be a DJ with Mixfader & Travel with GOBAG Vacuum Packed or Space Case Smart Suitcase

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With summer finally here, many people start to think about vacations and a travel.  So today we have two different travel related crowdfunding campaigns – each providing a different spin on how your carry your clothes & gear while  you are away from home.  We… Read More

French Crowdfunding Campaigns Are Live on Kickstarter

Kickstarter France

On Wednesday, famous crowdfunding platform Kickstarter debuted the first crowdfunding campaigns from French inventors. Kickstarter announced: “Our European expansion continues! A few weeks ago we announced that Kickstarter was coming to France, and now the day has come for French projects to launch. We’re so excited to… Read More

CrowdTuesday – Paris

After two months break, CrowdTuesday is back in Paris, in a new, great location, the Hub Start-up of Bpifrance! The crowdfunding ecosystem in the area is invited to get together  for a couple of hours of informal discussions and presentations on the latest developments of crowdfunding in the… Read More