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French Crowdfunding Leaders Predict Strong Market Growth & Call for Better Investor Tax Incentives in 2017

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France is the second largest European crowdfunding market after the UK. We asked the CEOs of France’s leading crowdlending and crowdinvesting platforms to share their hopes, wishes and predictions for the sector in 2017. They expressed their confidence in the sustained growth of their market…. Read More

French Crowdinvesting Platform WiSeed Ditches Bespoke Crowdfunding Status for EU passport as Investment Services Provider

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This summer, crowdinvesting platform WiSeed became authorized as Investment Services Provider (ISP) by the French regulator of financial institutions, the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), with the approval of the securities market regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Obtaining this status… Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

Crowdfunding Renewable Energy

The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Calls French Crowdfunding Regulation Into Question

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Real estate crowdfunding started late in 2014 in France. But, hardly a year later, it is going strong with 26 platforms vying for a share of the market. However, as crowdfunding moves from real estate development to buy-to-let projects, new platforms are encountering some resistance… Read More

WiSeed Passes €30 Million Funding Mark in France

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Investment crowdfunding platform WiSeed has surpassed € 30 million in funding.  Launched in 2008, WiSeed has been a leader in the nascent crowdfunding scene in France. In January 2015, Crowdfund Insider wrote that WiSeed had signed up 37,700 members, funded 51 startups, and raised  € 14… Read More

France’s Crowdfunding Sector Doubles in Size – But is Still Dwarfed by the UK

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Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French national association of crowdfunding platforms has released the sector’s market numbers for the first semester of 2015: a 100% increase from the same period last year. Results were said to be “encouraging” as France is still a very long way… Read More

Investiere Publishes List of Top 5 European Investment Crowdfunding Platforms

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Switzerland based Investiere has published as list of the top 5 investment crowdfunding platforms based on total funding volume.  The rankings were released earlier this month.  Investiere only included platforms that publicly publish data on their site so platforms like Seedrs and SyndicateRoom, two leading… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate in France: WiSeed

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Leading French crowdfunding platforms Anaxago and WiSeed launched real estate business units to meet strong demand from both real estate developers and investors. In this interview, Souleymane Galadima, the Managing Director of WiSeed Immobilier, presents his company’s current real estate crowdfunding model based on debt… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate in France: Anaxago

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French real estate developers badly need private equity and French savers have a strong, yet until recently unsatisfied, appetite for investing in real estate development. Crowdfunding comes to the rescue. Two leading French equity crowdfunding sites Anaxago and WiSeed have recently launched a division dedicated… Read More

Raizers Targets Ambitious Pan-European Equity Crowdfunding

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  The 28 countries of the European Union are a very long way from offering a homogeneous regulation environment for crowdfunding. This is particularly true of equity crowdfunding which touches on multiple heavily regulated areas of finance such as investment advice, securities trading, retail banking… Read More

Brief: WiSEED Adds Nicolas Hulot, Sums Up 2014 & Looks Ahead to 2015

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In its 2014 summary, WiSEED shared its growth:  37,700 members, 51 startups funded and  € 14 million in funds raised (a 100% increase from 2013).  Integral to its own growth and French crowdfunding became WiSEED’s involvement with financial regulations in October 2014: “After months of discussions with… Read More

Interview: Financement Participatif France President & Unilend Founder/CEO Nicolas Lesur Analyzes Alternative Finance in France & Europe

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The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline is today, 6 January 2015. Since late November, The University of Cambridge 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. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on… Read More

Locavore “Fast Good” Food: PUR etc. Raises Equity on WiSeed

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The Strasbourg-based PUR etc. has listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on the French platform WiSeed.  Setting its targeted raise at €600,000, PUR etc.’s funding is currently in progress. PUR etc. is a locavore “Fast Good” food company, which offers locally sourced and seasonally grown foods… Read More

CrowdTuesday Events in France Brings Together Industry Champions

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CrowdTuesday, a periodic gathering of members of the crowdfunding scene, had their inaugural gathering in Paris this past month.  The group is not targeting the novice sector of the industry but is focused on bringing together industry experts to review and discuss the nascent form… Read More

Powered by WiSeed, Ennesys Energy Systems Raises €300,000 on “WiCap Ennesys”

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French crowdfunding platform WiSeed, a site that claims over 21,000 members and having raised over €6.3 million in the past years, has now facilitated OriginOil (OTCBB:OOIL) to fund Ennesys in a closed funding round.  WiSeed created a bespoke offering vehicle to allow the company to raise… Read More

The growth of Crowdfunding sites comes with vagueness of the law for the donors

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Crowdfunding is trendy. This new means of finding funds to see a project trough is developing fast thanks to the internet. In the beginning the movement benefited artists and writers who saw their music or literary compositions rejected by advisors and publishing houses. From this… Read More

For Disillusioned SMEs Hope Is Not Lost

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2012 was a tough year for SMEs. The Eurozone crisis rumbled on, economies stagnated or contracted and the banks failed to lend the sums needed to help pull Europe out of the abyss. Government initiatives such as the Funding For Lending (FLS) scheme in the… Read More

Crowdfunding permits financing for a crucial step in our development

Antibio, a French BioTech company

(Staff Translation) Numerous project founders are turning to Crowdfunding platforms. Adapted to independent or associated projects, this financing method is also open to start-ups from various sectors, however the concept is still not widely adopted in France. Thanks to Crowdfunding, Anatbio, a French biotech start-up… Read More

7 crowdfunding sites to finance all of your projects in France

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(Staff Translation) Crowdfunding, tuns out to be a surprisingly powerful tool to finance all of your projects. Here is how it works : Present your project to the public on a specific website and be convincing enough so that the cumulative power of many small or large… Read More

Crowdfunding pioneers claim cash-out following biotech launch

A fledgling crowdfunding effort in France has claimed success in completing a rare “virtuous circle” in launching a biotech startup. WiSEED founders Nicolas Seres and Thierry Merquiol say they helped launch Antabio–an antibacterial drug discovery outfit–with funds from more than 200 small investors. And two… Read More