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Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency Raises Great Hopes & High Expectations: Taxation Viewed as Major Issue by Crowdfunding Leaders

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron was officially inaugurated as President of France. He is France’s youngest President ever, and the youngest democratically elected head of State worldwide. He is also a known proponent of Fintech and crowdfunding. To give a bit of background to those who… Read More

France’s Online Alternative Finance Doubles in Size – Crowdfunding Grows 40%

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) released today the 3rd edition of its annual industry Barometer. For the first time, the data was compiled by auditing and consulting firm KPMG, which lends to the Barometer additional weight. The association was represented, among other board… Read More

French Crowdfunding Leaders Predict Strong Market Growth & Call for Better Investor Tax Incentives in 2017

France is the second largest European crowdfunding market after the UK. We asked the CEOs of France’s leading crowdlending and crowdinvesting platforms to share their hopes, wishes and predictions for the sector in 2017. They expressed their confidence in the sustained growth of their market…. Read More

KissKissBankBank Gives Crowdfunding its First Bricks & Mortar Home in the Heart of Paris

Today, KissKissBankBank & Co, the French brand which operates three crowdfunding platforms, rewards-based platform KissKissBankBank, interest-free lending platform hellomerci and crowdlending platform Lendopolis, opened la Maison du Crowdfunding, the first brick-and-mortar crowdfunding store worldwide. The store is part of the brand’s strategy to reach customers… Read More

The Lending Club Predicament & The Lessons Learned

When Lending Club, as the worldwide leader in P2P/marketplace lending and, for that matter, in the entire global crowdfunding market, runs into trouble, it is bound to send ripples way beyond its home market, the United States. And it does. The fast emerging French crowdlending… Read More

Seedrs, KissKissBankBank Partner with ING on Crowdfunding “Fast Track”

ING Belgium has formed a partnership with two leading crowdfunding platforms.  Seedrs, based in the UK, and KissKissBankBank, based in France, will power a fast-track process for clients looking to raise capital.  In recognition of the fact that bank loans are not optimal for entrepreneurs… Read More

French Serial Crowdfunding Co-Founders Deploy Lendopolis P2B Lending

Serial entrepreneurs are a rare species. Even rarer are serial co-founders like Vincent Ricordeau, Ombline le Lasseur and Adrien Aumont. In 2009, the three French entrepreneurs co-founded rewards-based crowdfunding platform KissKissBankBank with a mission to “free creativity”. Since then, the platform has collected more than… Read More

Rewards-Based Crowdfunding, the Ulule Way: Interview with CEO Arnaud Burgot

Ulule Challenges Global Crowdfunding Platforms with Rapid Growth & Stellar Success Rates. France is home to the Pan-European reward-based crowdfunding platform Ulule. Ulule started in late 2010. Since then, it has collected nearly €29 million and recruited more than 650,000 members. In the neck and… Read More

Interview: Financement Participatif France President & Unilend Founder/CEO Nicolas Lesur Analyzes Alternative Finance in France & Europe

The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline is today, 6 January 2015. 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… Read More

French Crowdfunding Platform KissKissBankBank Moves Into Peer to Peer Lending with Lendopolis

KissKissBankBank a prominent French crowdfunding platform announced today they are moving into the peer to peer lending space with the launch of Lendopolis.  Lendopolis is described as a financement participatif (crowdfunding) platform that allows small to medium enterprises borrow funds.  For the investor who chooses… Read More

Crowdfunding platform KissKissBankBank launches their next product, HelloMerci, for not-so micro loans

KissKissBankBank has long been a success story of the French startup world – its crowdfunding platform for creative projects is doing well, and their business model is working well for them – revenue from the projects themselves (they keep a percentage), plus sponsorship. When we spoke… Read More

Sundance: 17 Films, 6 Awards, Crowdfunded by Kickstarter

No industry is changing as rapidly as the film industry, and the burst of creativity engendered by crowdfunding is helping to accelerate that change. The film industry is still largely dominated by the large studios, the agents and of course the “talent,” but something incredible… Read More

What if we helped the goats of Savoie?

(Staff Translation) The Savoie Goat Safeguard Association needs help for its baby goat nursery project. It already launched a campaign to that effect on KissKissBankBank. A good cause to start the New Year? The Crowdfunding site Kisskissbankbank  is proposing an original project that will melt the hearts… Read More