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Early Investment Crowdfunding Firm Symbid Acquired by SeedBlink as Pan-European Rules are Set to Change Industry

Symbid, one of the earliest European investment crowdfunding platforms, has been acquired by a relatively new provider SeedBlink, according to a company statement. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. SeedBlink did share that they approached around 30 different firms before deciding on acquiring… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association Criticizes Aspects of ECSPR

Recently, new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR) compliance was extended for another year. Actionable as of November 2021, the move to harmonize European regulation was greated as an enormous leap for online capital formation. For the first time, platforms would be able to help… Read More

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

Neither Germany nor France is Prepared for pan-European Crowdfunding Regulation

The Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (the German Crowdfunding Association) and Financement Participatif France (the French Crowdfunding Association) have issued a statement reaffirming their desire that the transition period for European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR) be extended.  The announcement follows a statement by the European Securities… Read More

ESMA Tells European Crowdfunding Platforms to Speed Things Up in Transitioning to New Pan-European Regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has posted a statement encouraging crowdfunding providers to speed things up in migrating to the new pan-European rules. At the end of 2021, the European Union approved a new regulatory regime that enables issuers to raise capital online… Read More

European Banking Authority Posts Final Standards for Pan-European Crowdfunding Providers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has posted the “final technical standards” pertaining to European crowdfunding platforms. The release of the standards has long been anticipated and is affiliated with the European Union enacting pan-European securities crowdfunding rules. New regulatory standards were revealed in November of… 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

French Crowdfunding Association Reflects on ECSPR, as Pan European Crowdfunding Moves Closer to Reality

As has been previously reported, the European Union has approved pan-European securities crowdfunding or European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). This means that issuers may solicit investors across all 28 EU member states. The new regulation enables early-stage firms to raise up to €5 million. Previously,… Read More

Crowdcube Has Launched a France Facing Website

Crowdcube is accelerating in France. That is how the new French version of Crowdcube announces itself. Crowdcube is one of the largest securities crowdfunding platforms in the UK as well as Europe. Having long operated in Europe, recent rule changes will make it easier for… Read More

Europe: ECSPR May See Deadline Extended for Crowdfunding Laws Implementation

Last November, the European Union authorized pan-European crowdfunding, European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR), for issuers to raise up to €5 million across all member states. Investment crowdfunding platforms that aim to sell securities in the European Union must be regulated by the relevant authority… Read More

WiSEED Filling French Investment Void With Equity Crowdfunding

For only €100, participants on French crowdfunding site WiSEED can pursue attractive returns while also improving the world they live in. The platform prides itself on improving financial literacy, providing a transparent look into how it selects opportunities, and its commitment  to providing alternative financing… Read More

New ESMA Guidelines on European Crowdfunding Could Have Cooling Effect on Sector

Earlier this week, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated Q&A on the pan-European crowdfunding rules. Updated rules, called European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR), became actionable last November but questions remain and European member states are still sorting things out. To help… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority Issues Updated Q&A About EU Crowdfunding Rules

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued another Q&A about the pan-European securities crowdfunding rules. Updated rules addressing cross-border securities offerings or the European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) went into effect across the entire European Union (EU) last November. But interested platforms must be approved… 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

ESMA Publishes Final Report on Technical Standards for European Crowdfunding Service Providers

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report on the “Draft  Technical Standards under the European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business Regulation.” As was previously reported, European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) goes into effect today. This enables issuers to raise… 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

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

European Securities and Markets Authority: Deadline for Comments on European Crowdfunding Service Providers Consultation Due this Week

This past February, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced a consultation on technical standards for the Europea Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). The move was part of the European Union’s announced harmonization of investment crowdfunding rules. For years, industry insiders and advocacy groups,… Read More

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