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Shortage of Risk Capital Hobbles Early Stage Companies in Europe

Early stage companies need funding to launch and grow. That is a fact. But early stage companies are the riskiest of firms and thus unable to attract debt or bank financing. The solution is to ask friends, families and, perhaps, angel investors to provide equity… Read More

Brief: AFME Releases First Pan-EU Guide On Raising Finance For Europe’s SMEs; SMEs Struggle To Navigate Europe’s Funding Landscape

European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to nearly twice the amount of funding as their U.S. counterparts, yet bank loans remain the most common form of SME finance in Europe, according to a recent press release. This leaves huge scope for small businesses… Read More

ECN Released Joint Declaration on the Capital Markets Union: Speaking with “One Voice”

The European Crowdfunding network (ECN) released a Joint Declaration on the Capital Markets Union, together with seven other significative European federations representing capital market players and SMEs including AFME, EBF, Eurochambres, EBAN, EBN, European Issuers and Business Angels Europe and the European Crowdfunding Network. “Joining forces for the first time with other organizations representing capital market players… Read More

Boston Consulting Group: Yes Europe Needs a Capital Markets Union

Crowdfund Insider reported last week on the push within the EU to further capital markets integration in light of the daunting challenges of a fragmented regulatory regime and cross border idiosyncrasies.  The European Commission was envisioned as a seamless market facilitating continent wide economic amalgamation…. Read More

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