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Crowdcube Spain Has Now Raised Over € 1 Million for SMEs

Crowdcube Spain Espana

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 drone company which now claims the title of largest equity… Read More

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

Lendico Founders

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 institutions were not revealed. Since the funding platform was launched… 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, at €2.34b (£1.78 b) The top markets in mainland Europe… 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 a well known angel investor in Spain. Launched in June… 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 report noted that €50,000 in donations were not properly identified… 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 states they have been “working with a number of European… 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.  This benchmarking survey, which opened on 25 November and closes on… Read More

BioSpain 2014 Expands its Investment Forum Through Investor Profiles & Participating Companies

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Biospain 2014 is currently seeking and selecting projects for presentation as part of its Investment Forum, one of the most high profile in the sector, for which 25 investment funds, 70% of which are international, have already confirmed their attendance, a figure the organizers expect to double. This year the Forum will be bolstered by the… Read More

23rd EBN Congress

EBN and its network, in partnership with CEEILleida, Diputació de Lleida and Global Lleida are organising the 23rd EBN Congress edition. In this edition young entrepreneurs will be placed at the core of the discussions, in Lleida a city located at the heart Catalonia (Spain) from 25th to 27th June. Entrepreneurship opportunities Actually, these challenging… Read More

Crowdcube Enters Spain

Crowdcube Spain Espana

Crowdcube has announced expansion into multiple markets beyond their UK base.  The most recent big move was opening up shop in Spain where they have put a local team of managers in place.  This southern European country has not been known for their entrepreneurial environment but Crowdcube intends on altering this dynamic by facilitating capital… Read More

Bienvenidos España! Crowdcube is Ready for Spain

Crowdcube Spain Projects

Crowdcube has made it no secret they intend on a broad global expansion – in Europe and around the world.  They have mentioned previously their plans to  start a site in Spain – and in a recent email to followers Crowdcube shared they are preparing a launch over the coming weeks.  Apparently with the changes… Read More

Spain Does About Face on Investor Limits for Crowdfunding Platforms

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The Spanish government has admitted their mistake in capping amounts investors may contribute to crowdfunding campaigns.  The law originally place a  € 3000 limit per project or a  €6000 limit per year for all investors.  Now “professional” or accredited investors with an annual income of  €100,000 or more is not encumbered by any  constraints.  Individuals who earn less… Read More

Spain Weighing Crowdfunding Regulations Amidst Criticism


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

Laene Scandinavia

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


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)

The Body of Lito Verkami Spain Espagne

(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

Fanstyler Spain

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