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Seeking Industry Transparency, Companisto Publishes Its Equity Crowdfunding Performance Data, Focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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Companisto,  the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with an annual financing volume of €12 million, has published information on the business development of start-ups financed through its platform for the first time. The platform has analyzed the development of share values between… Read More

ZenCap is Fastest Growing Online Lender in Europe

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ZenCap, a one-year-old Berlin-based direct lending platform is presently the fastest growing site in continental Europe.  According to data published by AltFi, ZenCap has generated Year over Year growth of an astounding 445.3%.  The next closest growth rate is of Auxmoney at less than half that… Read More

Bragi Dash Expects to Ship to All Backers by End of October

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The Bragi Dash crowdfunding campaign raised a solid $3.39 million on a $260,000 goal. The in-ear wireless, smart headphones generated the support of almost 16,000 individuals. The Bragi Dash stands as the 21st most funded campaign of all time on Kickstarter.  If you measure against… Read More

Kreditech Raises €82.5 Million in Series C Funding Round

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Big data company Kreditech is on a “simple mission to build a ‘digital bank’ for everyone” now has more money to accomplish its goal.  Kreditech has just announced it has raised €82.5 million in a Series C funding round led by JC Flowers.  Existing investors Peter… Read More

The Founders Festival – Munich

Bits & Pretzels is a 3 day conference for founders and people from the startup ecosystem with over 3.600 attendees. We bring together the world’s leading entrepreneurs and investors to share their ideas. Join us on 27th – 29th September 2015 and don’t miss the… Read More

CrossLend P2P Lending Launches in Germany, Spain & UK

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CrossLend, a young peer to peer lending platform, has launched its direct lending platform in Germany, Spain and the UK.  Originally reported in Lending School, CrossLend was founded by Oliver Schimek, Marie Louise Seelig and Daniel Schlotter last year. The new platform will offer services… Read More

Fanmiles Kicks Off Social Media Platform: Seeks to Establish Global Ecosystem to Reward Crowd Loyalty


Readers may now be familiar with Jimmy Kimmel’s viral Mean Tweets on YouTube.  If you haven’t joined the over 47M viewers who watched these funny clips, treat yourself to a laugh. Berlin-based Fanmiles taps into the crowd’s desire to reach out (ideally in a positive way, not like Mean Tweets) to… Read More

noDNA Launches Venture Loan on Companisto; Seeks to Raise over 100K€ for Robotics Research and Education


Bavarian-based noDNA, Europe’s biggest online seller of robotics components for research and education,  launched a financing campaign on Companisto, offering venture loans bearing annual interest of 8%.  noDNA is the second venture loan offered on Companisto, following Sawade which has raised over 442,880€ of its 1M€ goal…. Read More

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


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


    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


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


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


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


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


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