Tagged: france

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

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

Kickstarter Spain

Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

Bonjour! Kickstarter Announces Crowdfunding Services For French Inventors

Kickstarter France

On Monday, Kickstarter announced that it is ready to open its doors for inspired French inventors. The crowdfunding company stated: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to French makers, innovators, filmmakers, chefs and creators of all types! French creators can start building… Read More

French Serial Crowdfunding Co-Founders Deploy Lendopolis P2B Lending

Lendopolis Featured

Serial entrepreneurs are a rare species. Even rarer are serial co-founders like Vincent Ricordeau, Ombline le Lasseur and Adrien Aumont. In 2009, the three French entrepreneurs co-founded rewards-based crowdfunding platform KissKissBankBank with a mission to “free creativity”. Since then, the platform has collected more than… Read More

Connected Bike Pedal Launches Indiegogo Campaign and Secures $50,000 Within First Day

bicycle

French startup Connected Cycle announced its Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first connected bike pedal has launched and hit its $50,000 funding goal within the first day. The autonomous pedal that garnered rave reviews at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show is slated to ship holiday 2015 to… Read More

Ulule Crosses the Atlantic. Launches Crowdfunding Platform in Canada

Ulule welcome

French rewards based crowdfunding platform Ulule crossed the Atlantic this month.  The platform bypassed the US and headed due north setting up shop in Canada. A natural move, Ulule set up shop in Montreal with the support of the Banque Nationale.   C’est officiel !… Read More

SmartAngels and Global Insurer Allianz Launch €10 M Crowdfunding Investment Fund 

Allianz SmartAngels

French equity crowdfunding platform SmartAngels and the French arm of global insurer Allianz announced today the launch of a crowdfunding investment fund. Allianz’s customers will be able to use SmartAngels’ crowdfunding platform to invest in startups and high-growth companies. Allianz France will co-invest in the… Read More

French Startup WEZR Launches Kickstarter to Introduce All-Weather Wearable Tracker

WEZR 4

The WEZR team, a French innovative weather tracking technology company, today announced it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its self-titled all weather wearable tracker. Co-founder at WEZR, Stephane Diner, stated: “Today, new technology tools, consumer performance expectations, the immediacy of the connected world we… Read More

Rewards-Based Crowdfunding, the Ulule Way: Interview with CEO Arnaud Burgot

Ulule Tour Bus Featured April 2015

Ulule Challenges Global Crowdfunding Platforms with Rapid Growth & Stellar Success Rates. France is home to the Pan-European reward-based crowdfunding platform Ulule. Ulule started in late 2010. Since then, it has collected nearly €29 million and recruited more than 650,000 members. In the neck and… Read More

French Peer to Peer Lender Unilend Raises € 8 Million in Funding Round

Nicolas Lesur, CEO of Unilend shares his perspective

Peer to peer lending platform Unilend has announced a significant investment in the amount of € 8 million from BPI France, a state government investment fund, Ventech and 360 Capital Partners.  The direct lender was launched in 2013 prior to formal regulations which were finalized in… Read More

Investiere Publishes List of Top 5 European Investment Crowdfunding Platforms

Map of Europe

Switzerland based Investiere has published as list of the top 5 investment crowdfunding platforms based on total funding volume.  The rankings were released earlier this month.  Investiere only included platforms that publicly publish data on their site so platforms like Seedrs and SyndicateRoom, two leading… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate in France: WiSeed

Wiseed takes off

Leading French crowdfunding platforms Anaxago and WiSeed launched real estate business units to meet strong demand from both real estate developers and investors. In this interview, Souleymane Galadima, the Managing Director of WiSeed Immobilier, presents his company’s current real estate crowdfunding model based on debt… Read More

Crowdfunding in France 2014 (Infographic)

France Arc du Triomphe Paris

Crowdfunding in France received a significant boost last year when the government released rules governing the new form of finance. While not perfect the regulations were greeted as a positive first step in establishing a new, more efficient market for capital formation. France has not… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate in France: Anaxago

Anaxago Joachim Dupont

French real estate developers badly need private equity and French savers have a strong, yet until recently unsatisfied, appetite for investing in real estate development. Crowdfunding comes to the rescue. Two leading French equity crowdfunding sites Anaxago and WiSeed have recently launched a division dedicated… Read More

Moving Mainstream: Centre for Alternative Finance of Cambridge Judge Business School Publishes European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

University of Cambridge research Report

Newly opened Centre for Alternative Finance of University of Cambridge Judge Business School reports European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey study results.  The European market could top €7 billion in 2015 The European alternative finance market grew 144% last year to €2,957m The UK is the largest European country for alternative finance,… Read More

CRE Finance Council Examines Debt Markets At MIPIM

MIPIM

Real estate market, conference and networking event, MIPIM, will take a long, hard look at international debt market conditions and what they hold in store for the real estate sector, drawing on the expertise of the CRE Finance Council (CREFC). A dedicated panel, titled “Commercial… Read More

Lightweight Scooter ElectricMood Zooms Past $100,000 in Five Days on Indiegogo

ElectricMood 3

Last Wednesday (February 11th), Paris-based ElectricMood hit Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for its self-titled scooter. The project quickly soaked up the spotlight and surpassed its initial goal within 24 hours of its debut. The ElectricMood is described as not only the “greatest scooter ever,” it has… Read More

Nicolas Lesur of Unilend Talks Peer to Peer Partnership with Banks

Groupama Bank Unilend

Following up on the recent announcement of the partnership between French Groupama Bank and peer-to-business lender Unilend, we spoke with Nicolas Lesur, founder and CEO of Unilend, about what makes this deal unique and how it will accelerate Unilend’s rapid growth. Peer-to-business lending platform Unilend… Read More