Tagged: spain

Spain Weighing Crowdfunding Regulations Amidst Criticism

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The Spanish Government and Minister of Economy and Competitiveness Luis de Guindos are weighing regulations that would limit both overall project size and individual contribution size for crowdfunding-related campaigns in Spain. A draft bill would limit deal size to €1 million. Contributions for individuals would be capped at €3,000 per project, €6,000 per year. Platforms would be… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: EcoFashion at Laene, Y.En NanoTechnology Skin Care & Cynaps Hearing Restoration

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For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have three very interesting crowdfunding campaigns.  FLUX Seamless Fashion, Y.En Nanotechnology skin care and the Cynaps Enhance Hearing Restoration Project. Flux Seemless Fashion is from Laene Scandinvia in Los Angeles.  Designers Annette Cantagallo and  Heidi Helavirta both grew up in Scandinavia and met at the London College of Fashion… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 29, 2013

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I was feeling a little festive yesterday and didn’t get to a roundup, so we’re making up for it today with a big roundup of things we’ve found throughout the week. My turkey coma has thankfully worn off. Forbes | Britain’s Crowdfunders Plot World Domination British crowdfunding platforms like Seedrs and Crowdcube are planning expansion… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Robotics with mOwayduino, Open Wheel Car Racing, Forge of Honor, Chatty Kidz

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Another week of discovery in our Crowdfund Insider mailbox.  Most of the time the media covers only high profile campaigns.  Sure we cover them too, but we recognize there are hundreds of campaigns which have enormous potential which get passed by for coverage.  Most people do not have the time to spend hours cruising the… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding In Europe: Where It Stands

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The European Crowdfunding Network has published a whitepaper explaining the state of crowdfunding regulation in the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany. The document explores how all four countries are simultaneously taking their own unique approaches to implementing crowdfunding while clearly learning from one another as they do so. … only 30% of businesses are using bank… Read More

Five new bands from Galicia bet on Crowdfunding to launch their albums (Spain)

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(Staff Translation) The band “The body of the Lito” is kicking off its campaign tomorrow to seek support for its first record, counting on the collaboration of Manuel Manquiña (a Spanish actor from Galicia). Five new bands are asking for public support to produce their albums thanks to Crowdfunding. Verkami, the most important platform of… Read More

Creative Industries in Spain Turn to Crowdfunding

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As confidence in banks and the economy by Spanish residents continues to plummet industries within the creative space are turning to crowdfunding as an alternative to traditional financing to provide much needed investment in projects.  Small businesses have woken up to the bleak reality in which they can no longer rely on the financial instruments offered by the… Read More

Crowdfunding arrives in Segovia (Spain)

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(Staff Translation) Five Young entrepreneurs move forward with a Segovian Soccer Club radio and televisión project. Internet Internet Micro-sponsorship, better known as Crowdfunding is coming to Segovia thanks to five young entrepreneurs, creators of the televisión channel RTV Gimnástica Segoviana. Teresa, Marcos, Carlos, Óscar and Álex are the team behind RTV Gimnástica Segoviana, a project launched… Read More

Spain: The first fashion focused Crowdfunding Platform is being launched

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(Staff Translation) Crowdfunding has reached fashion in Spain. The industry branch of textile design, like other branches is suffering from the draught raiding traditional channels of financing. Within this context, Fanstyler is becoming the first  micro-financing platform in Spain with an exclusive focus on these type of businesses. The platform was brought to life by… Read More

Portal Focus: Spanish Crowdfunding site Goteo

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Crowdfund Insider recently spoke to Enric Senabre Hidalgo, Projects Coordinator & Community Manager at Goteo.  Goteo is a successful crowdfunding site based in Spain which is managed by a non profit organization – Fundacion Fuentes Abiertas (Open Source Foundation).  Their source code is readily available on GitHub.  Goteo has embraced the core principles of openness, neutrality, transparency and… Read More

5 reasons to seek Crowdfunding to launch your start-up

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(Staff Translation) I have specialized in the new financing solutions and donations. Within this context, last year, alongside the Spanish production crew “Riot Cinema Collective” I participated in the making of the science fiction movie El Cosmonauta. Before this, I never gaged the similarities that exist between successfully producing a firm and launching a start… Read More

Innovation from Spain: The platform “Goteo.org” enables Crowdfunding for common goods

(Staff Translation) Water, knowlege, culture: Who will have access common goods if everything is being privatized? What forms of financing allow an equal distribution? One answer to that question is the Spanish platform Goteo: Whatever is being financed here becomes common good. Olivier Schulbaum, one of the founders, reports. We founded goteo in 2010, at… Read More

Bandeed, Crowdfunding has reached concert venues.

(Staff Translation) Lately we have heard about Crowdfunding as an alternative means to obtain financing for projects in order to collectively assume their cost. But in some sectors, such as in music, that individual contribution was already vital to guarantee the success of a band, a concert or an album in the first place. That… Read More

The city of Albacete signs up for Crowdfunding

(Staff Translation) The city of Albacete signs up for Crowdfunding To obtain financing to make an entrepreneurial, cultural or social project viable can be a major obstacle these days but inventions and new technologies also put in place tools that can solve these issues. We are talking about Crowdfunding, a term imported from the Anglo-Saxon… Read More

Floqq finalizes its crowdfunding documentary on new forms of labour recycling

(Staff Translation) Floqq finalizes its crowdfunding documentary on new forms of labour recycling Human Resources HHRR Press: the Spanish education platform Floqq.com is finalizing the shooting of the documentary film #Paro0 that shows new forms of labour recycling with the goal to find new employment. According to Floqq there are certain professions and sectors linked… Read More

Social Media week starts with Crowdfunding

  (Staff Translation) Tuesday, September 25th marks the start of the Social Media Week Barcelona (SMWB), the largest social network conference that is held for the first time in our country. With a program intending to embrace all aspects or digital communications and social networking, the SMWB opens with a session on Crowdfunding. A concept… Read More