Tagged: germany

Hiscox Names US as “Most Entrepreneurial” Country, No Time to Rest on Laurels

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The International insurance firm Hiscox has released its seventh annual ‘DNA of an Entrepreneur Report’, with the firm using its global network of 268,000 small businesses in order to calculate entrepreneurship and business innovation within six countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Holland and… Read More

In Germany, Awareness of P2P Lending Lags UK By Three Years, And Lags US By Another Three Years: Video

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    In Germany, investment crowdfunding is doing well–both debt-based and equity-based crowdfunding jumped notably in Q1 2015 versus Q4 of 2014, according to numbers from the German Crowdfunding Network. What of the country’s peer-to-peer lending? Dominik Steinkuehler, co-founder and CEO of Lendico, a multinational P2P lending platform,… Read More

Zencap Gets Big Boost with €230 Million Investment from Victory Park Capital

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Victory Park Capital (VPC) announced today it is investing up to €230 million in loans originated on the Zencap platform over a 3 year period.  German publication Handelsblatt called the investment “a record deal for a German startup” and “the most ever for a continental… Read More

Lavaboom Encrypted Email Website Files For Bankruptcy Following Indiegogo Failure

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Nearly two months after its failed attempt to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo, German encrypted email startup, Lavaboom, announced that it is shutting down and has filed for bankruptcy. According to TechCrunch, CEO and co-founder Felix Müller-Irion admitted that Lavaboom intends to continue running its services until next… Read More

Interview with Companisto CEO & Co-Founder Tamo Zwinge: New Venture Loans, FinTech Disruption & German Regulations

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CEO and General Manager of Companisto Tamo Zwinge began his career as a lawyer, studying law at the Freie Universität Berlin and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin and Pretoria, South Africa. Afterward, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in commercial law, specializing in… Read More

The Kingii Crowd-First Tactics & Go-to-Market Strategy with Crowdfunding

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After losing a close friend in a drowning accident, California-based entrepreneur, Tom Agapiades, created Kingii. Founded in early 2014, Kingii is dedicated to water safety, and is on a mission to affect the sad statistic of more than 372,000 people who die from drowning accidents… Read More

Companisto and its CEO Tamo Zwinge Reveal More Details about New Venture Loan & Expanding Product Range

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As promised last week on its website, the trailblazing German crowdfunding platform Companisto  plan to launch a new asset class will be available starting 18 August.  More details have been revealed regarding this new venture, namely its new asset class is venture loan: “We continuously want to… Read More

Brief: Companisto Announces New Asset Class Will Soon Be Available

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In a brief letter, Companisto announced that a new asset class will be available starting 18 August: “Since Companisto launched three years ago, we have paid attention to offering projects with a certain variety of industries, phases, and orientations. In other words, we have enabled Companists to… Read More

Aescuvest is New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Focused Totally On MedTech & Health

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When the Crowd Helps Women to Become Pregnant Entrepreneurs Juliane Zielonka and Julia Lazaro are two energetic founders in the sprawling Berlin startup scene. Their latest creation, LARACompanion, is designed to help families with their desire to have children. LARACompanion is the derivative of a women’s… Read More

Stevia Iced Tea Start-up Naturbursche Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Companisto: Year-round Refreshment

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In order to grow their startup best-selling stevia sweetened iced tea Naturbursche, entrepreneurs Britta Henkelmann and Dagmar Hemschenherm partnered with Companisto for their newly launched equity crowdfunding campaign.  Prevalued at 1,500,000 €, Naturbursche seeks to raise a minimum of 50,000€ on its campaign; in just two days,… Read More

Foodist Exceeds 901K€ in Crowdfunding on Companisto: Delivering Steady Growth and International Delicacies

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Beliebte Produckte! With 24 days remaining on its third Companisto crowdfunding campaign, Foodist has gained the support of over 880 Companists who pitched in over 901,415€ in entrepreneurial foodie funding. A successful campaign from the get-go, the Hamburg-based delicacy box start-up Foodist, co-founded in 2012 by Alexander Djordjevic… Read More

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