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ECSPR: European Commission Extends Transition Period for Pan-European Crowdfunding Rules

The European Commission has extended the deadline for compliance with the relatively new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR). Last November, the European Union enacted harmonized regulations for investment crowdfunding platforms and offerings. Under the rules, issuers could raise up to €5 million across all… Read More

Invesdor Raising Funds on Own Platform: €1.4 Million on Day 1

Invesdor, a securities crowdfunding platform serving Europe, is raising growth capital for itself. Invesdor is actually the combination of multiple platforms: Invesdor, plus Finnest (Austria) and Kapilendo (Germany). The trio combined under a single banner selecting Invesdor as its brand. According to an email, on… Read More

Eurocrowd Surveys Members to Assess Status of Platforms and ECSP

Eurocrowd, the leading association representing the investment crowdfunding industry in Europe, has announced a survey to garner information as to the status of their members in the approval process under pan-European crowdfunding rules. Last November, the European Union revealed crowdfunding regulations to enable raising capital… Read More

Financement Participatif France and Bundesverband Crowdfunding Ask the European Commission to Extend Deadline for European Crowdfunding Transition

The two largest national securities crowdfunding associations in Europe, Financement Participatif France (FPF) and Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (Germany) have issued a joint statement requesting that the European Commission extends the deadline for the transition to pan-European crowdfunding rules. The request for an extension has been… Read More

Crowdcube Approved by Spanish Regulators as ECSP, Starts Offering Crowdfunded Securities Across the EU

Crowdcube has become the first investment crowdfunding platform to be approved under the new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Rules (ECSPR) that went into effect in November of 2021. Crowdcube, a platform that has long operated a subsidiary in Spain, received approval from the Spanish regulator… Read More

It is Now Legal to Crowdfund Across All of the European Union But Challenges Remain

Earlier this month, the European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) went into effect across the entire European Union. A dramatic step forward in removing internal borders in regards to capital formation, and part of the overall Fintech Action plan, the regulation allows firms in need… Read More

Harmonized European Crowdfunding Rules Go Into Effect

Harmonized European crowdfunding laws commence today (November 10, 2021). After years of engagement by industry leaders, largely due to the efforts of EuroCrowd, issuers may now utilize investment platforms to sell securities across all EU member states. The European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) rules… Read More

Crowdcube Aims to Take Advantage of New European Union Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdcube aims to become the very first platform to operate under new European Union regulations (European Crowdfunding Service Providers or ECSP). Crowdcube, a leading online investment marketplace, will now be “uniquely positioned” to assist even more Europe-based businesses with securing capital while promoting engagement, loyalty,… Read More

European Government Funds May Get Distributed by European Crowdfunding Platforms

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Recently, a report was published regarding the European Commission distributing European (ESIF) funds through European crowdfunding platforms. Obviously, if this occurs it will be a boon for both platforms and issuers. The report was written by Karsten Wenzlaff, Ana Odorovic and Ronald Kleverlaan, along with consulting… Read More

Digital Finance Platforms Kapilendo, Finnest, Consolidate Under Invesdor Brand

Three European digital investment platforms Kapilendo, Finnest, and Invesdor will now consolidate under the Invesdor brand. Finland-based Invesdor was originally launched as a securities crowdfunding platform. In 2019, Invesdor and Finnest completed a merger. When the two companies merged, Finnest was operating as an online… Read More

Netherlands: Dutch Approach to Crowdfunding May Compel Platforms to Operate Elsewhere in the EU

Last year, the European Union agreed upon pan-European crowdfunding rules designed to harmonize the environment for online securities offerings across all member states. Currently, each member state handles online capital formation in a different manner, regulated by national authorities thus undermining the potential for cross-border… Read More

Germany: Crowdfunding Industry Criticizes Challenging Regulatory Approach by German Policymakers in Advance of Pan-European Rules

The German Bundestag recently reviewed legislation that will implement the European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regime Regulation (ECSP). According to industry participants, the German rules may fundamentally undermine online capital formation in the country just as the European Union is poised to boost the industry with… Read More

A Discussion with Oliver Gajda of the European Crowdfunding Network: Expect Platform Consolidation & Cross Border Expansion

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has long been the leading voice advocating on behalf of investment crowdfunding platforms across Europe. The member-driven group has been at the forefront of engaging with policymakers at the European Commission – an initiative that finally paid off when new… Read More

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