Tagged: germany

German Crowdfunding Network & Others Warn on Proposed Capital Gains Tax Increase

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The German Crowdfunding Network joined a broad coalition of business advocates last month to plead with the German government to not raise taxes on capital gains. Typically politicians are always in search of revenue (new taxes) to spend on public projects and services. Some with merit,… 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

UPDATED – Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

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We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

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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

Investment Crowdfunding in Germany Jumps in Q1 of 2015

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The German Crowdfunding Network has just published first quarter 2015 numbers for the crowdfunding market.  It is interesting to note that both debt based and equity based crowdfunding jumped significantly versus Q4 of 2014.  The association also tracks rewards based as well – this sector… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: BuddyGuard Home Security, Brease Personal Cloud Storage & Mellow Electric Skateboard

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A few weeks back Kickstarter announced German crowdfunding campaigns.  The campaigns just started going live this past week and so we are happy to be featuring two projects from German creators. I travel quite a bit so I am constantly swapping between desktop, laptop and… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils First German Crowdfunding Campaigns

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German inventors, today’s the big day! Kickstarter has unveiled the first Germany-based projects to hit its crowdfunding platform. The funding giant revealed: “A few weeks ago we announced that German creators could start building projects, and today they launched them to the world. We’re so… Read More

Bonjour! Kickstarter Announces Crowdfunding Services For French Inventors

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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

Guten Tag! Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services For German Campaign Organizers

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced that their campaign creation process is officially open to German project creators. Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler wrote: Hallo Deutschland!   My name is Yancey, I’m the CEO of Kickstarter, and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Kickstarter community.  … Read More

German Bundestag Adopts Tighter, Yet “Workable” Rules on Crowdfunding

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Germany has passed its new investor safety law, one that was viewed with trepidation by the investment crowdfunding industry as it impinged on online platforms ability to raise funds, but the final rules appear to be less onerous than initially anticipated. Tamo Zwinge, CEO and… Read More

Brief: German Peer-to-Peer Platform smava Successfully Raises $16M in Funding Round

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Germany-based peer-to-peer platform, smava, recently announced that it has captured $16 million during a funding round that was led by Phenomen Ventures. According to Tech Crunch, Phenomena Ventures worked along side existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners for the funding round and the investment takes the total raised… 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

GOOOOAAL! Food4fans Partners with Companisto: The Sweet and Salty Snacks of the German Bundesliga

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Founded by Matthias Graf Lambsdorff, Hamburg-based food4fans specializes in the sale of sweet and salty snacks for soccer/fussball fans. Licensed by soccer clubs such as FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, and FC St. Pauli, the start-up sells its products via established retail chains like Edeka, REWE, and… Read More

CannaFundr Forms Partnership with Deutsche Cannabis AG

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Investment crowdfunding platform CannaFundr, one that targets the nascent cannabis industry, has formed a partnership with Deutsche Cannabis AG. The agreements is described as facilitating investment into the Cannabis industry internationally while boosting entrepreneurship and the infrastructure to support it. Deutsche Cannabis is said to… Read More

Consumer FinTech Company Kreditech Hires Oliver Prill as COO

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Hamburg, Germany based Kreditech has added to its executive team with the hire of Oliver Prill as Chief Operating Officer. Oliver is said to have over 15 years experience in the wholesale and retail financial service industry. Before joining Kreditech he served as an advisor to… Read More

Weissenhaus Closes on Companisto at Record € 7.5 Million in Crowdfunding

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Companisto has announced the closing of funding for Weissenhaus Grand Village & Spa at a record amount of € 7.5 million. The platform has claimed Europe’s largest crowdfunding campaign as approximately 1600 investors participated in the public offer. Crowdfunding of Weissenhaus was paused for a period… Read More

Investiere Publishes List of Top 5 European Investment Crowdfunding Platforms

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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

“5 CUPS And Some Sugar” Tea Startup on Companisto Makes Redemption Offer to Investors, With 45% Return

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The vote by Companisto investors had a higher turnout than the last German Bundestag (German Parliament) election: 93.79 percent. Of those who voted to accept a shares redemption offer from crowdfunded startup 5 CUPS and some sugar, 98.41 percent chose the redemption offer–which included a 45 percent investment return, according to a… Read More

Lendico Receives Institutional Investment of “100s of Millions” for Loans

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Lendico, a peer to peer lender that has not let national barriers get in the way of expansion, has announced that two German banks, along with “international hedge funds” will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from Lendico.  The names of the funding… Read More