Dominique Litmaath River

AgFunder Aims to Innovate Funding for $6.4 Trillion Agribusiness

Earlier this year I had opportunity to speak with Rob Leclerc as he prepared to launch a new accredited investor crowdfunding platform ExplorationFunder.   The platform was set to tackle natural resource projects on a global basis.  ExplorationFunder was to be one of a portfolio… Read More

Symbid Crowdfunding in Holland, Planning for International Growth

Symbid is one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms to launch live in Europe. The Rotterdam based company was co- founded in the Netherlands by Korstiaan Zandvliet in 2011.  The idea was born of a concept while Korstiaan was attending business school at ERASMUS.  The… Read More

Crowdfunding in the United Kingdom – UKCFA Chair Julia Groves Talks with Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfunding has taken the world by storm and the United Kingdom has been a leader in many regards.  It is not just the realm of the ubiquitous reward sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo – each on a path for global expansion – but in investment… Read More

ExplorationFunder – Crowdfunding Natural Resource Companies

Crowdfunding started as a unique way to finance something small into something bigger – it has grown larger rather fast into funding or financing just about anything.  Today the largest crowdfunding sites are more generalists.  But we are now starting to see more niche focused… Read More

Interview with Korstiaan Zandvliet Managing Director at Equity Crowdfunding Platform Symbid

As a Dutch national (but born and raised in Hong Kong and living in the US since 1985) I thought it was particularly interesting that the Netherlands created one of the first equity crowdfunding platforms in the world – Symbid. Being ONE of the first… Read More

SellAnApp Breaks Dutch Crowdfunding Record

UPDATED: In an early version of this article it was indicated that Enviu held the Dutch record for funds raised but it was pointed out (rightly so) that Enviu is in the number two position.  SellAnApp holds the record for raising funds on Symbid crowd funding € 150,000…. Read More

Creative Industries in Spain Turn to Crowdfunding

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… Read More

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