Tagged: research

Women Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Access to Capital

Last month PwC and the Crowdfunding Center partnered on a report regarding women and crowdfunding. Referencing data collected by the Crowdfunding Center that analyzed 450,000 rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, the document entitled “Women Unbound: Crowdfunding – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential,” showed that women-led campaigns reached their… Read More

SEC Publishes Report on Access to Capital & Market Liquidity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Economic Risk Analysis (DERA), has just published a report addressing the issue of access to capital as well as market liquidity. DERA, the research arm of the SEC, was enlisted by Congress to report on the impact… Read More

Fintech Australia Comments on Report: Sydney Could Potentially Challenge Singapore as Fintech Hub

FinTech Australia is out with a comment on the report that was published by the Committee for Sydney regarding the Fintech sector in Australia. FinTech Australia welcomed the report, entitled “Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia,” as it indicates that Sydney is a… Read More

Scaling Fintech in Australia: The Committee for Sydney Report Points to Potential for Innovations in Finance

The Committee for Sydney has published a report that points to the potential for Fintech innovation in Sydney and Australia in general. Published with the assistance of KPMG, the document is entitled Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia. Australia, as a country, may… Read More

Here is the Report from the Reserve Bank of Australia on Payments

The Reserve Bank of Australia is out with a discussion paper on the current environment for payments in Australia. The Consumer Payments Survey (CPS), which takes place every three years, recorded information on around 17,000 day-to-day payments made by over 1,500 participants during a week…. Read More

CB Insights: Global VC Investment in Fintech on Track for Record Year

CBInsights is out with their Q2 report on global Fintech investment and according to their tally Fintech investment in 2017 is on pace for a record breaking year. While 2016 saw a dip in VC Fintech investment, 2017 has regained its mojo with a current… Read More

Innovate Finance: Global Fintech Investment Hits $6.5 Billion, UK Fintech Investment Jumps 37%

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global VC investment into Fintech. According to their numbers, the first half of 2017 saw $6.5 billion of VC investment into 787 Fintech deals globally. This was a dramatic decline of 45% versus the same period year… Read More

Deadline Nears for 3rd European Benchmarking Study by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is in the midst of its third European benchmarking survey that measures all forms of alternative finance across the European continent.  CCAF, part of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, is the leading researcher in the global alternative… Read More

Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force Publishes Final Report

The Faster Payments Task Force is a group of payment industry stakeholders with representatives from across the payment ecosystem. The group involved over three hundred different stakeholders. The Federal Reserve assembled the task force to help identify and evaluate alternative approaches to implementing safe and… Read More

#UKStrong: OFF3R Report Says Equity Crowdfunding Defies Brexit Uncertainty in First 6 Months, Rises to Record £130 Million

OFF3R is out with a report today on the status of equity crowdfunding in the UK. According to their numbers, the UK investment crowdfunding sector is booming. In fact the OFF3R Index states that UK crowdfunding platforms raised a record £130 million during the first… Read More

PwC & Crowdfunding Center: Women Outperform Men in Crowdfunding Campaign Goals

PwC and the Crowdfunding Center have published a joint report based on two years of data on seed (rewards) based crowdfunding from 9 different platforms. According to the report, campaigns led by women reach their target more often than crowdfunding campaigns led by men. The… Read More

Companisto Shares Characteristics of Crowdfunding Investors

Companisto, a leading investment crowdfunding platform based in Berlin, has shared data captured by a survey of their investors.  The survey, taken from 2,300 of its registered investors (out of more than 70,000) highlights some interesting information. According to Companisto, the following information was uncovered:… Read More

Crowdfunding & Beer: Love at First Round

Equity crowdfunding and beer, or breweries in general, are a natural fit, so it would seem. Beer lovers have a tendency to be rather faithful to their preferred brew. Give them a chance to own shares in the company (along with a free beer or… Read More

Report: The Netherlands Raised Almost €100 Million in Crowdfunding During the First 6 Months of 2017

A report by Dutch crowdfunding agency Douw & Koren is reporting that crowdfunding is once again on the rise in the Netherlands. Following a challenging 2016 during which sector growth stagnating, during the first 6 months of 2017 crowdfunding is seeing renewed momentum. According to… Read More

EY Tackles Declining IPO Market: The Decline is So Significant it Warrants Policy Action

EY presented last week at the SEC Investor Advocacy Committee meeeting. The topic of the morning discussion was the decline in IPOs. As part of the presentation a report by EY was distributed. During the dot-com peak in 1996, public listings in the US hit… Read More

COUNTDOWN:  2 Weeks from Now Crowdfunding Will Change the World of Men & Women Forever

As impact goes it doesn’t get much bigger. Crowdfunding has been much misunderstood and, let’s be honest, has underperformed our best expectations. It was supposed to “democratise finance” – and much more. Much focus has been on equity, regulation and the JOBS Act. The friction… Read More

The University of Cambridge Launches the 2016-17 European and Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Industry Surveys

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched its third European benchmarking survey and the second survey for Africa and the Middle East. The two separate research initiatives will review the emerging alternative finance markets in each… Read More

OTC Markets Survey: Increasing Liquidity is Top Concern for Small Cap Stocks

OTC Markets is out with a report that indicates small-cap companies are overlooking important ways they can boost investor interest in their stock.  The study, which was conducted between March and May 2017, surveyed 117 CEOs and CFOs of companies under $2 billion in market… 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