Tagged: france

Real Estate Crowdfunding Calls French Crowdfunding Regulation Into Question

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Real estate crowdfunding started late in 2014 in France. But, hardly a year later, it is going strong with 26 platforms vying for a share of the market. However, as crowdfunding moves from real estate development to buy-to-let projects, new platforms are encountering some resistance… Read More

MangoPay Update. Has Now Processed Over €200 Million

Celine Lazorthes

MangoPay, a payment platform that has focused on the crowdfunding and marketplace sector of finance, has shared a brief update on their progress. According to the company, Mangopay now has hit the following numbers: Over €200 million in payments processed 900 clients and rising 50 +… Read More

Aircall Receives $2.75 Million from Balderton Capital & FundersClub

Aircall team

Paris-based tech startup Aircall has closed a $2.75 million seed round led by Balderton Capital.  The funding round  also received the support of online investment platform FundersClub, along with other US based angels. Aircall is a online phone system that may be deployed in “seconds”.  The… Read More

Lendix Takes the Lead in France’s SME Crowdlending

Olivier Goy and Patrick Nonneville

Lendix, one of the 60 companies who joined the fray of crowdlending platforms in 2015 has quickly taken the leadership position by designing a marketplace that meets the needs of institutional investors. Marketplace lending to small and medium size enterprise (SMEs) is taking off in… Read More

France-Based Sport Crowdfunding Platform Sponsorise.me Launches New U.S. Website

Loic Yviquel

On Monday, Sponsorise.me, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform dedicated to sports, announced the launch of its U.S. website, us.sponsorise.me. Founded in 2013, Sponsorise.me has already received more than 4,000 projects with athletes, teams, organizations and leagues from around the world and helped them raise more than US$2 million… Read More

Brief: Fundimmo Opens Its New French Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

Jonathan Zisermann - Mediastay

On Wednesday, Fundimmo announced its new real estate crowdfunding platform that is exclusively reserved for the French property investment. This new site is regulated by the Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and is registered as Investment Advisor Participatory (CIP) with ORIAS. Fundimmo allows individuals to invest from 500… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Veritable Indoor Garden, Grove Ecosystem & BU Filtered Water Bottle

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Grove Ecosystem is a self-contained bio-habitat to grow fresh greens, in your home.  There have been plenty of unique growing systems funded on crowdfunding platforms, but Grove is probably the most complete as it pairs with an acquarium that creates a symbiotic relationship between plants, fish… Read More

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

Tilt

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

Lendix team  Olivier Goy Pascal Ouvrard Patrick de Nonneville

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”

ING Seedrs KissKissBankBank

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

Assurance Crowdfunding

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

Olivier goy

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