Tagged: netherlands

Netherlands’ Rabobank Forms Partnership With Fintech Firm Signicat to Launch New Digital Identity Service

On Thursday, Netherlands-based Rabobank announced it teamed up with fintech firm Signicat to launch their digital identity service provider (DISP) called Rabo eBusiness. According to the companies, this new service offers a range of online login, identity, signature and archiving solutions. It also provides “optimal convenience”… Read More

Symbid Files for Reverse Stock Split & Name Change in SEC Documents

Symbid (OTCMKTS:SBID) has filed an 8-K Amendment to enact a reverse split of its shares and a name change to “Sincerity Applied Materials Holdings Corp” – thus ending its chapter as a publicly traded security. Symbid, the first crowdfunding company to publicly trade shares on… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding in The Netherlands Grows by 33 Percent

In 2016 a total of €170 million was raised through crowdfunding in the Netherlands. This sets a new all-time high for the size of the crowdfunding market in the country. However, for the first time since its rise, crowdfunding in the Netherlands has not grown… Read More

Lumo & Oneplanetcrowd Join on Cross-Border Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar Project

Lumo and Oneplanetcrowd have joined together to crowdfund a solar project located near Perpignan in the South West of France.  Lumo is a France-based crowdfunding platform. Oneplanetcrowd is operating out of the Netherlands. The two platforms were said to have jointly developed a solution to overcome… Read More

Eureeca Funds First Dutch Investment Crowdfunding Deal

Global investment crowdfunding platform Eureeca has funded its first Dutch company. Adtech firm Cabture has raised €212,051 from 44 investors from eight different countries after 64 days of campaigning and pitching via Eureeca. The Cabture crowdfunding offer is still open as it has shifted into over-funding mode…. Read More

Mobile P2P Payments App Twyp a No-Go in the Netherlands, Will Continue Operations in Spain

ING plans to discontinue its P2P mobile payments app Twyp in the Netherlands after it failed to gain traction with customers, according to a release. Twyp CEO Mohamed de Booij indicated the decision to close down the service in the Netherlands was made following feedback from Dutch… Read More

The Rise of Equity Crowdfunding: Report by CrowdfundingHub

    The CrowdfundingHub has published a report on the rise of equity crowdfunding across Europe. The  document provides a snapshot perspective on sector growth noting that more evolved markets have gained investor trust but risks remain. Pointing to data provided by the Cambridge Centre… Read More

Eureeca Opens European Hub in Amsterdam

Dubai based Eureeca, a global investment crowdfunding platform, has officially opened its European hub with an office in the Netherlands.  FCA regulated Eureeca is seeking to expand its services and investment offerings across Europe. The company, which offers a digital marketplace for early stage entrepreneurs to… Read More

Seedrs Crosses the Channel. Opens Up Amsterdam Office as Part of European Expansion

Seedrs has opened up its first office in Continental Europe with the establishment of operations in Amsterdam. The location will be utilized to expand services in the Benelux countries of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The strategic push comes just after Seedrs received its EU… Read More

The Brexit as Viewed from the European Continent

In the troubled post-Brexit context, many leaders in the UK traditional and alternative financial services are trying to reassure their market and even to present the Brexit vote as an opportunity for the UK. Their statements read like reactions of the French after a soccer… Read More

The Netherlands is Set to Update Debt & Equity Crowdfunding Rules

On April 1st, the regulatory environment for investment crowdfunding will change in the Netherlands. The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) published recommendations in December of 2014 regarding a regulatory approach for internet finance. A proposal was released back in December that was summarily updated the… Read More

Industry Spotlight: Ronald Kleverlaan is an Alternative Finance Specialist

Ronald Kleverlaan is an alternative finance specialist and one of the industry’s best-known crowdfunding advocates in Europe. He is an influencer on alternative finance, regular keynote speaker on future trends in the industry and connector in the European crowdfunding ecosystem. He advises the European Commission on… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding Doubled in the Netherlands to € 128 Million in 2015

A new report by consultancy firm Douw & Koren (D&K) states that crowdfunding has experienced a rise of over 200% in the Netherlands during 2015.  The authors state that during the last year € 128 was raised in comparison to € 63 million in 2014.  More than… Read More

Brief: CrowdfundingHub Sets Launch Date in 2016

The CrowdfundingHub, created by Ronald Kleverlaan, has set a launch date of March 31st, 2016. The date was selected to coordinate wit the Innovative Enterprise event of the European Commission on Access to Finance taking place in the Hague. The CrowdfundingHub is an international educational… Read More

Equidam Crosses the Atlantic. Opens Office in US for North American Expansion

Netherlands-based Fintech company Equidam, an online provider of startup valuations, is crossing the Atlantic and setting up shop in the US. Equidam is opening an office hosted at the well-known incubator 1871 located in Chicago.  Equidam believes there is significant opportunity in the North America –… Read More

Symbid States Investors are Ignoring Risks. Lack of Transparency & High Interest Rates Creates Unsustainable Trajectory

Symbid [OTCQB:SBID], one of the world’s first investment crowdfunding platforms, is warning about industry risk.  The company is warning that “investors are too preoccupied by interest rates and ignoring the risks”. According to Symbid, this lack of awareness has compelled them to launch a media… Read More

Prognosis Good for Symbid: Funding Network Records Monthly Transaction Volume of $50M+; $800M Transaction Volume Goal Set for 2015

Founded in the Netherlands in 2011 with a mission to simplify small business funding through efficient and transparent technology, Symbid was one of the world’s first investment crowdfunding platforms. Through The Funding Network, the company gives entrepreneurs direct access to all forms of finance –… Read More

Funding Circle Goes Global with Acquisition of Zencap

Funding Circle, the leading UK SME marketplace lending platform, has dramatically increased its footprint with the acquisition of Zencap. Funding Circle will now operate in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Funding Circle already has a significant operation in the US. Funding Circle representatives state this… Read More

ZenCap is Fastest Growing Online Lender in Europe

ZenCap, a one-year-old Berlin-based direct lending platform is presently the fastest growing site in continental Europe.  According to data published by AltFi, ZenCap has generated Year over Year growth of an astounding 445.3%.  The next closest growth rate is of Auxmoney at less than half that… Read More