Tagged: bergfurst

German Real Estate Crowdfunding Market Booms

  The German real estate crowdfunding market is set to more than triple in size this year. Real estate developers, asset managers, and, most recently, real estate agents are joining the fray of real estate crowdfunding platforms, trying to unseat the handful of leaders who… Read More

Germany: Investment Crowdfunding Grew by 39% in 2016

In a publication created by Crowdfunding.de, the report, entitled “Marktreport 2016: Crowdinvesting in Deutschland,” states that investment crowdfunding grew by 39% during 2016 reaching €63.8 million. Still quite small in comparison to some other countries but solid growth none-the-less. The sector was largely powered by a… Read More

Interview: P2P Banking.com and P2P Kredite.com Publisher Claus Lehmann Talks Alternative Finance in Germany

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 crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative… Read More

Germany: Top 10 Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

The top 10 largest equity crowdfunding campaigns in Germany have had some interesting changes this year.  There is a new number one leading the group.  Weissenhaus, a campaign that is still crowdfunding on Companisto, has surpassed €5 million (about $6.4 million USD) and extended their funding… Read More

German Equity Crowdfunding Platform Bergfürst Gets Banking License

Bergfürst, a German investment crowdfunding platform that also incorporates an electronic trading platform as a secondary market, has received a banking license from Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin).  This new license comes two years after receiving a license for providing financial services as the company seeks to combine the… Read More

Crowdfunding in Germany Today

Germany is the single largest market in all of the European Union.  With a population of around 82 million, a highly educated population and many top global corporations it is the economic engine of Europe today. The crowdfunding industry has benefited from this significant base… Read More

Germany: The Largest Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013

The list below represents the largest investment crowdfunding campaigns in Germany during 2013.  The compilation is courtesy of Crowdstreet.de and includes the largest equity campaigns from a variety of crowdfunding sites.  Klaus-Martin Meyer is the owner and operator of Crowdstreet.de, a blog that covers the German… Read More

German Equity Crowdfunding Site Bergfürst Closes First Round, Urbanara Nets €3M

Urbanara is an “online brand for high-quality home furnishings” that recently turned to upstart German equity crowdfunding platform Bergfürst. It was the first company to be listed on the platform. They have just closed their round, having raised just short of €3 million. The team behind… Read More

How a Porn Movie Spawned German Crowd-Funding Start-Up

It all started with porn. Dennis Bemmann, after co-founding German social network StudiVZ and selling it for undisclosed millions, was already enjoying early retirement when he heard how a porn movie had been financed: crowd funding. Mr. Bemmann and his business partner, Guido Sandler, decided… Read More

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