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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

Prestamos Prima Launches Peer to Peer Lending for Real Estate in Spain

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Prestamos Prima, a Spanish finance group, has announced a new platform, Viventor, which will launch soon.  Viventor will be providing peer to peer loans secured by mortgages.  According to the website, no loan will be higher than 50% LTV. Andris Rozenbahs, CEO of the Prestamos… 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

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

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

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Coolest Sunglasses, PUGZ Wireless Earbuds & FABTotum Returns with Updated Desktop Factory

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Hawkers, based in Madrid, wants to “disrupt” the sunglass market.  Thinking Warby Parker? So am I. But once you dig in a bit, and then you look at their price, you may come to the conclusion they are on to something a bit different. Most… Read More

GLI Finance: MytripleA Crowdfunding Platform Partners with Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises

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GLI Finance has shared that its portfolio company MytripleA has signed an agreement with the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) in Spain.  This strategic alliance will see MytripleA’s products and services endorsed by CEPYME and thus promoted to its approximately 2 million business… 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

Crowdcube Spain Crowdfunds Foxize School as Teachers and Students Pitch In

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Raising capital for a private educational institution is not necessarily an easy task. But this recently closed offer on Crowdcube Spain achieved over half of its funding goal from both teachers and students as consumers and employees became shareholders.  This is the first educational company to… Read More

Catalan BioTech ZeClinics Secures Record Funding on Capital Cell, 2015’s Largest Spanish Biotech Crowdfunded Investment


The Catalan company ZeClinics, supported by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and and Barcelona Biomedicine Research Park (PRBB) reached its crowdfunding campaign goal  on Capital Cell,  a campaign that set the record for the the year’s largest biotech crowdfunding investment in Spain.  The company is prevalued at 1M€.  After 88… 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

Spain Updates Crowdfunding Regulations, Crowdcube Spain Shares Perspective

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Crowdfunding has bee legal in Spain for some time now but the first run at creating a viable regulatory regime endured several challenges.  Regulations published in february 2014 were broadly criticized for being overly restrictive and the new rules are being described as an improvement having eliminated several restrictions… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Has Now Raised Over € 1 Million for SMEs

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Launched last summer, Crowdcube Spain has surpassed € 1 million raised for small companies hitting a milestone for the young company.  To date 6 companies have successfully raised funds on the site. One of the companies raising capital on Crowdcube was HEMAV, a Barcelona based… 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


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Moving Mainstream: Centre for Alternative Finance of Cambridge Judge Business School Publishes European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

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Newly opened Centre for Alternative Finance of University of Cambridge Judge Business School reports European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey study results.  The European market could top €7 billion in 2015 The European alternative finance market grew 144% last year to €2,957m The UK is the largest European country for alternative finance,… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Breaks National Crowdfunding Record with HEMAV

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Crowdcube  Spain shares they have broken the Spanish equity crowdfunding record in raising €450,000 for Barcelona drop company HEMAV.  The funding round closed in 6 days with the backing of 73 investors.  HEMAV added four new board members including Lluis Font the co-founder of Zyncro and… Read More

Crowdfunding Bypasses Party Finance Laws, Warns Spain’s Audit Court

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Today El Pais posted news reguarding Spain’s Audit Court’s about a loophole in party financing legislation that could be used to circumvent legal restrictions on donations: “The problem lies with financial contributions made through crowdfunding websites, which make it difficult to identify individual donors. The… Read More

Hooptap is First Euro Denominated Offer on Seedrs

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UK based investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced the ability to list offers in Euros this past October.  Yesterday the company announced that Hooptap, based in Valencia, Spain, has taken advantage of the Seedrs service and has offered equity in its company on the platform. Seedrs… Read More

Asociación Española de Crowdfunding President Daniel Oliver: Spanish Thought Leader on New Forms of Finance

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As readers know,  The University of Cambridge has 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…. Read More