Tagged: ecspr

HeavyFinance Obtains European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSPR) License

HeavyFinance, a European climate tech investment marketplace, has gained the European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) license to accelerate its financial service expansion in Europe. HeavyFinance, based in Lithuania, originates loans directly in five European markets – Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, and Bulgaria. This follows the… Read More

EstateGuru Comments on its Approval to Operate Under ECSPR to Provide Pan-European Securities Offerings

EstateGuru, an established online marketplace for secured loans, has been approved to operate across the European Union under ECSPR or European Crowdfunding Securities Provider Regulation. EstateGuru will join a handful of other online marketplaces to issue securities and raise capital online in the EU. As… Read More

Invesdor Touts First Pan European Renewable Crowdfunding Offering via Oneplanetcrowd

The Invesdor Group is the combination of Finnest, Kapilendo, and Oneplanetcrowd. The Nordic company aims to become the dominant online capital formation platform in the European Union by providing access to capital and investment opportunity across Europe. At the end of 2022, Invesdor announced its… Read More

European Securities Crowdfunding Platform SeedBlink Launches Equity Management Service Nimity

SeedBlink, a European Union online investment platform, has announced the launch of Nimity – an equity management service. According to SeedBlink, Nimity provides cap-table management, investor governance, and communications to help entrepreneurs and investors manage private securities. The service also enables Employee Stock Ownerhip or… Read More

France: Autorité des marchés financiers Updates on Securities Crowdfunding Marketing Requirements

As part of the new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR), which legalizes pan-EU securities crowdfunding, platforms must be approved by the relevant authority in a member state. France, the second largest economy in the EU, has incorporated rules for the approval process and today… Read More

Germany: Bundesverband Crowdfunding Endorses New Legislation that Improves Liability Expectations for ECSPR Platforms

The Bundesverband Crowdfunding eV (German Crowdfunding Association) has endorsed the draft bill for the Future Financing Act presented by the German Government. Germany, the largest economy in  Europe, has yet to have a single securities crowdfunding platform approved under new EU rules. ECSPR, or European… Read More

There are Now 30 ECSPR Approved Investment Crowdfunding Platforms in the EU

We last looked at the ECSPR [European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation] approved crowdfunding platforms in March 2023. At that time, 21 approved securities crowdfunding platforms were allowed to provide services across all European Union member states. ECSPR allows a platform to list securities from private… Read More

EstateGuru Receives ECSPR Approval

Estateguru has been approved to operate under European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation or ECSPR. Under the new EU legislation, a platform may sell securities online across all EU member states. Issuers may raise up to €5 million. Estateguru was approved by the Estonian Financial Supervision… Read More

Investment Platform SeedBlink Partners with Italian Platform Doorway, as Part of European Expansion

SeedBlink, a newer online investment platform based in Bucharest but with global aspirations, has announced a strategic partnership with Italy-based Doorway – another securities crowdfunding platform. Doorway is a venture capital platform in Italy, enabling direct investment in the asset class by private and corporate… Read More

Germany Makes Progress in Crafting Workable Rules Under ECSPR for German Securities Crowdfunding Platforms

European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) has been active for some time now. The new rules allow for securities platforms to solicit investors across all EU member states. Firms may raise up to €5 million in an online offering, thus improving upon the previous national… Read More

The List of Approved European Crowdfunding Platforms Grows

In 2020, rules were approved by the European Union to facilitate cross-border online capital formation for issuers raising up to €5 million. For platforms, they must seek approval from the relevant authority in their home member state. While the process has been a bit slow,… Read More

EU Crowdfunding Platform SeedBlink Launches Secondary Trading Marketplace

SeedBlink, a European securities crowdfunding platform that is based in Bulgaria but is expanding across Europe, has announced the launch of a secondary trading marketplace, thus providing liquidity for private securities. SeedBlink received its ECSPR approval last fall, enabling it to solicit investors across all… Read More

SaveLend Approved for Securities Crowdfunding License by Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

SaveLend Group has received a license to operate as an investment crowdfunding provider following the approval of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority SBL Finans AB (publ), a subsidiary of SaveLend Group AB, will now be able to passport its services throughout Europe. In 2021, the… Read More

Wefunder Kicks Off EU Operations with 12 Securities Offerings

Wefunder, the top US platform for firms raising capital using Reg CF, has kicked off its European expansion with 12 securities offerings. As was reported last month, Wefunder was approved Wefunder was approved in the Netherlands to issue Securites under the new EU rules. ECSPRECSPR or European… Read More

French Crowdfunding Passes the €2 Billion Mark

This year’s issue of the Barometer of Crowdfunding in France, published by Mazars and the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that crowdfunding reached a new high in 2022. More than €2.3 billion was collected, a 25% increase versus year prior. Real estate… Read More

Florence De Maupeou of FPF Discusses European Crowdfunding, Forthcoming Event in Paris

Financement Participatif France (FPF) is the association that represents the investment crowdfunding industry in France. With the advent of ECSPR or European Crowdfunding Services Provider Regulation, the industry of online capital formation has pushed into the second stage of securities crowdfunding.  Under the new EU… Read More

France: AMF Comments on Investment Crowdfunding – “An Investment of Conviction”

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has posted a comment on its website commenting on investment crowdfunding. The AMF notes to change to online capital formation under EU harmonized rules or European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). The AMF explains: Crowdfunding: a regime undergoing… Read More

Here is the List of European Crowdfunding Platforms Approved Under ECSPR

In November 2021, pan-European crowdfunding rules became actionable after approval by the European Union in 2020. Under the new rules, or European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR), a platform may raise up to €5 million from investors in all member states. This opens up investment… Read More

ICYMI: Wefunder was Approved to Provide Crowdfunding Services in Europe

Wefunder, one of the largest securities crowdfunding platforms in the US, has received regulatory approval to operate in the European Union. Wefunder is the first Funding Portal to cross the Atlantic and gain approval to provide online capital formation services. Wefunder has been sharing its… Read More

The Biggest Crowdfunding Stories of 2022

Goodbye 2022, and hello 2023. The past year was a tough one for many people – a terrible year for the economy with multi-decade high inflation and interest rates chasing it in an attempt to crush rising prices. All markets were impacted, including public markets,… Read More

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