Tagged: germany

Conducting Heat: Copaltec Surpasses First Companisto Campaign Goal During Day One

Since launching yesterday on Companisto, German tech firm Copaltec has raised over 163,790€ from more than 143 investors for 14.63% equity offered. having already surpassed its initial 100K€ goal, the company is now aiming to hit its 600K€ goal within the next 59 days or by 20… Read More

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

Gesundheit: German Patient Care Medtech App Launches on Aescuvest

About 30 million people in Germany suffer from intensive consulting diseases such as hypertension, diabetes or depression. In addition to drug therapy, a lifestyle change is often necessary. Berlin biologist Thomas Stuke hopes to dip further into this massive with Patient Care, a medtech app… Read More

F10 Fintech Incubator & Accelerator Announces Startup Batch II Summer 2017 Program Grand Opening

Germany-based incubator and accelerator F10 FinTech announced the grand opening of its Startup Batch II – Summer 2017 program. The event will be held on July 3rd in Zurich. The “Prototype to Product” program lasts for six months and offers startups support as they transition their… Read More

Seedrs Success: RideLink Attracts More Than £1.1 Million From Over 400 Investors Through Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

RideLink (previously known as DriveJoy), an online community where car owners can safely rent their cars directly to drivers, has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding target and has raised well over £1.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The initiative has already attracted more… Read More

Crowd4Climate Successfully Funds Second Renewable Energy Project in Africa

Crowd4Climate.org, a crowdfunding platform for climate protection projects in developing countries, has successfully funded its second project since the launch of the platform in November 2016. A Mobile solar power plant, Africa GmbH & Co. KG from Germany, collected more than €170,000 for a mobile… Read More

FinCompare Raises €2.5 Million in Seed Funding for SME Financing Comparison Site

FinCompare, a Fintech startup based in Berlin, has raised €2.5 million in seed funding led by SpeedInvest and UNIQA – Austria’s largest insurance group. Several angel investors from the finance sector also participated in the seed round. The financing will be used to boost market penetration, improve… Read More

Grundag Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Launches Powered by CrowdDesk

A new real estate crowdfunding platform has launched in Germany. Grundag GmbH & Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CrowdDesk, has launched to provide debt based crowdfunding for German real estate projects. CrowdDesk is a white label crowdfunding platform that powers several well established platforms in Germany…. Read More

MoU Signed: Aescuvest Partners with Touwho for Medtech & Biotech Growth

Frankfurt-based company aescuvest, an equity crowdfunding platform specializing in the innovative healthcare market and targeting new areas for growth outside Germany has penned a  deal with new Chinese partner Shenzhen-based Touwho Network & Fund, a medtech and biotech crowdfunding platform, and the Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg. “Startups and entrepreneurs… Read More

Germany: Crowdfunding Barometer 2017

The team at Crowdfunding.de is out with their 2017 Barometer report for the crowdfunding market in Germany. Started two years ago, the Barometer interviews approximately 1000 people in Germany to gauge their exposure and understanding of the crowdfunding market. For this year’s Barometer, the report… Read More

Narrow Escape for German Real Estate Crowdfunding, Green Crowdinvesting Now in Legislator’s Crosshairs

    After multiple formal and informal discussions with representatives of the crowdfunding sector, consumer associations and the German financial establishment, the Financial Committee of the German Parliament has drawn its conclusions from the review of one year of operation under the German crowdfunding regulation,… Read More

Insurtech Report: Hype or the Next Fintech Frontier?

Oliver Wyman is out with a report on the emerging Insurtech sector. Oliver Wyman is a global management consultancy operating in 30 different countries. For this specific report, they partnered with Policen Direkt Group in Germany, an insurance technology firm. The authors believe that the… Read More

Fidor Hires Brad Whittfield as Global CFO

Fidor, a digital bank and Fintech solutions provider, has appointed Brad Whittfield as Global Chief Financial Officer. This is a newly created role within the Fidor Group and will be based in Dubai, UAE – Fidor Solutions’ central hub for its global expansion. Whittfield is… Read More

Bitcoin Lending Platform Bitbond Secures €5 Million Debt Commitment From Obotritia Capital

Just a few months after securing $1.2 million in equity capital to continue global expansion of its SME lending, Bitbond announced it received a €5 million debt commitment from German commercial real estate firm, Obotritia Capital. As previously reported, Bitbond received a regulatory license by German… Read More

Kreditech Receives €110 Million Investment from PayU in Largest Ever Investment in German Fintech

Kreditech, a Hamburg, Germany based Fintech company targeting the digital banking space, has received a €110 Million equity investment from PayU – a leading payments provider. The investment is the largest ever for a German Fintech firm. PayU has now acquired a significant minority stake in… Read More

Digital Marketer Ameria Returns to Companisto, Exceeds 500K€ on Second Crowdfund Raise

Ameria, a German technology company which develops digital marketing and sales solutions for companies including HARIBO, MediaSaturn and Porsche has synced with Companisto to raise 700€K. Valued at 22,500,000€, Ameria has raised over 518,190€ for 3.02% shared offered from more than 387 investors. The largest investment to date is… Read More

German Crowdfunding Association Urges Regulator Not to Exclude Real Estate from Crowdfunding Regulation

Since the beginning of this year, the German government has undertaken a review of the crowdinvesting regulation introduced in July 2015. It has now officially released its conclusions and is proposing several changes to the existing law, including a most controversial exclusion of real estate… Read More

Initial Token Offering: Leondrino Exchange Announces First Branded Currencies for Companies

Leondrino, described as a currency management as a service provider with a platform and marketplace for organizations to issue their own private currencies,  has announced the first “Initial Token Offerings” (ITOs). Two companies, Chargepartner Network and Leaf Systems, will be publicly issuing their own branded… Read More

Germany: Lawmakers Must Strengthen Market for Investment Crowdfunding

Jamal El Mallouki, CrowdDesk CEO and current Chair of the German Crowdfunding Association (Bundesverband Crowdfunding), wants to boost the German crowdfunding market and affiliated regulatory framework. To improve the crowdfunding ecosystem, El Mallouki and the Association have published three concrete proposals for policymakers to pursue. In… Read More

GLS Crowdfunds €300,000 for Wind Energy

The GLS crowd, the first crowdfund platform initiated by a bank, has successfully funded their second project since their platform launch on 1 February 2017. Dachsbach UG & Co. KG, a Bavarian wind farm, was able to collect their target of €300,000 in only 14 hours…. Read More