Tagged: france

Financement Participatif France Submits Proposed Changes for Crowdfunding Rules

Arc de Triomphe by Benjamin Stäudinger Paris France

Regulations guiding crowdfunding have barely been in force in France but the representative group Financement Participatif France (FPF) has already submitted proposed changes to the French government in their push to improve the environment for crowdfunding for the country.  Final rules were released just this past October.  While broadly lauded for the speed of implementation… Read More

Crowdfunding Author Marianne IIZUKA Examines French Crowdfunding Industry: ANACOFI and AFIP Member Shares Expertise

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In November The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe.  This benchmarking survey, which opened on 25 November and closes on 20 December, aims… Read More

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

Assises de la finance participative

Après une 1ère édition avec plus de 600 participants et l’entrée en vigueur en octobre des décrets relatifs à la finance participative, l’association Financement Participatif France organise les 2èmes Assises de la finance participative, au ministère de l’Economie, de l’Industrie et du Numérique. En construction 9:00  –  Introduction 9:30  –  Le mot de bienvenue Nicolas Lesur, président, Financement Participatif… Read More

Former Ruinart Winemaker Lands €500K in Crowdfunding to Develop Champagne Range

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Jean Philippe “JP” Moulin, a renowned winemaker who has created champagne for some of the world’s most heralded labels, is developing his own range of champagnes with €500,000 in crowdfunding raised from wine aficionados on the NakedWines.com platform. A celebrated champagne-maker with decades of experience, Moulin is now launching four champagnes available exclusively to his… Read More

ECN Crowdfunding Convention Opens Next Week in Paris

ECN Convention Speakers 2014

The European Crowdfunding Network will be holding its annual convention in Paris next week and they recently shared an updated agenda with their members.  ECN expects over 300 participants for this pan-European event with representatives from across Europe gathering to discuss the current crowdfunding environment and debate the best approach to propel the benefits of… Read More

Code of Conduct for French Crowdfunding Association

Financement Participatif France

The below document is a presentation by a French crowdfunding advocacy group: Financement Participatif France (FPF).  This document was delivered to the EU’s European Crowdfunding Stakeholders forum this past September.  The FPF adopted these parameters in April of 2014.  France released final investment crowdfunding regulations this past October. In brief the code incorporates: Members feel… Read More

ECN Publishes Program for Europe-Wide Crowdfunding Convention

ECN Speakers 2014 European Crowdfunding Network

The European Crowdfunding Network is ramping up for what strives to be the “reference event” for the fast growing crowdfunding industry across the EU.  Organizers have published a detailed program for the convention that will take place in Paris on December 11th and 12th.  Noted speakers include Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann, Candace Johnson President of… Read More

CrowdTuesday – Paris


On the 18th of November, at the Espace Startup of Bpifrance, the monthly CrowdTuesday Paris is back. The crowdfunding ecosystem in Paris is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks. This edition will discuss P2P lending, Fintech and civic crowdfunding. The speakers will be soon be announced…. Read More

ECN Preps for Premier European Crowdfunding Event in Paris

ECN speakers Europe

The European Crowdfunding Network, or ECN, is preparing for its annual conference in what is probably the premier European gathering to discuss the new frontier of early stage capital formation.  Noting that crowdfunding is the “fasting growing financing source for SME’s”, the convention is poised to be the “reference event” for the entire European crowdfunding… 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

French Crowdfunding starts

  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

FundoVino Crowdfunding

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