Tagged: france

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

¡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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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