Tagged: france

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

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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


Midem is the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands and talents come together under one roof to source, sell and sign new music, digital solutions and innovative ideas. Today, the music industry is at the tipping-point of a new era of growth. Recognising this, the Midem 2014 programme will focus on the theme “Get back to Growth? Make… Read More

WAKFU Animated Series Leaps $80,000 in One Day on Kickstarter

Please Help Us Wakfu

Anime fans rushed to fund this crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.  France based Ankama launched on January 20th, the project hit their $80,000 CAD goal on January 21st.  Many initial backers rushed in at the higher reward levels with the $1000 CAD quickly being sold out.  The campaign is to fund the english version of the… Read More

Powered by WiSeed, Ennesys Energy Systems Raises €300,000 on “WiCap Ennesys”

Origin Oil

French crowdfunding platform WiSeed, a site that claims over 21,000 members and having raised over €6.3 million in the past years, has now facilitated OriginOil (OTCBB:OOIL) to fund Ennesys in a closed funding round.  WiSeed created a bespoke offering vehicle to allow the company to raise €300,000 for Ennesys on a pre-money valuation of $6 million…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: FaceRig, Biiwatch Remote Selfies & Tools Against Alzheimers

FaceRig Smile

Happy Holidays to all of our visitors from Crowdfund Insider.  With all of the parties and family events going on this week and next we still find time to read about all of the many fascinating crowdfunding campaigns going on this busy time of year.  We have had a great 2013 and we are looking… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Bens Friends, Printvid 4D Printing, & SmarterParis App

SmarterParis Coming Soon

Happy Holidays to everyone from Crowdfund Insider.  I would like to encourage you to be certain to give the gift of crowdfunding this Holiday Season. Yep – I know there may be a delay in receiving the gift but there is nothing wrong with giving a gift card. Our first crowdfunding campaign to be featured… Read More

Lima Posts Backer Update, Satisfies the Crowd

Lima Timeline

Lima: Brain of your Devices, which ran an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter that closed September 2013, posted a backer update today which mollified many of their critics. In September the hot tech device, which effectively allows users to create their own virtual cloud storage with all devices seamlessly synced, raised over $1.2 Million on a… Read More

Lima “Brain of Your Devices” Delays Delivery Until Spring

Meet Lima on Kickstarter

Lima, marketed as the “Brain of Your Devices” has announced a shipping delay which has pushed back delivery for all supporters until sometime next Spring.  Lima, which was originally called “Plug” but was forced to change their name, is the 7th most crowdfunded campaign ever on the Kickstarter platform under the technology category.  Lima shares… Read More

Crowdfunding Event in Paris to Discuss New Financing Model

Crowdfunding Le Compliment du Business Angels?

Organized by  Loft Solutions, European Business Angel Network (EBAN) and the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) , La finance participative or “crowdfunding” will be discussed by industry authorities at an event to be held at the Intercontinental, Paris on November 19th.  The gathering is specifically to address the impact and opportunity crowdfunding will have on angel… Read More

French Peer-to-Peer site Prêt D’Union Raises €10 Million from Investors

Prêt D'Union

The leader on the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending market in France, PRÊT D’UNION has raised €10 Million in a new financing round led by Schibsted, owner of Leboncoin.fr and a shareholder in 20 Minutes France. This brings PRET D’UNION’s total funding to over €18 Million since its launch.  Following the investment, Marc Brandsma and Marine Desbans… Read More

BNP Paribas, Ulule Partner on Tour to Increase Awareness of Crowdfunding

Ulule Tour

Paris based bank BNP Paribas and French crowdfunding platform Ulule are working together to sponsor an outreach tour in France.  The roadshow will visit 30 French communities and will aid in growing public awareness about the power of crowdfunding.  The tour runs from October 9th to November 26, 2013. Ulule is a well established crowdfunding… Read More

iSketchnote Targets Raise of $35,000, Hits $346,127 Instead on Kickstarter

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Perfect Match for Apple iPad. As soon as we watched the Kickstarter pitch video provided by the ISKN team you could see the product was going to be a crowdfunding hit.  This smart iPad cover does everything you want it to do.  Their goal was hit in the first 13 hours of the campaign. Using… Read More

Simplon Crowdfunds Programming School For Underprivileged Youth On Ulule


Simplon.co is “an accelerated factory for web developers and digital entrepreneurs” based in France that aims to empower youth through web development apprenticeships. The outfit has now raised over $21,000, meeting their goal in a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. Paying those who have been trained or making their training free is one of the main aims… Read More

Lima “Brain of Your Devices” Closes Over $1.2 Million Raised

Meet Lima on Kickstarter

Lima – which was previously called “Plug”-  closed today on Kickstarter having crowdfunded an amazing $1,229,074 with the support of almost thirteen thousand backers.  The device had an original goal of $69,000 which seems paltry in retrospect. The Kickstarter project had to alter the name of their device mid-stream as there was a copyright conflict…. Read More