Tagged: research

Dow Jones: European VC Investment Drops in Q1 of 2018

Dow Jones VentureSource is out with their quarterly report and their numbers indicate a decline in venture capital funding during the first quarter of 2018. According to the report, investment declined by 16% in the number of funds and delivered a 29% drop in capital… Read More

Sweden: “Gräsrotsfinansiering” Report Supports Growth of Investment Crowdfunding

Sweden recently published a report on domestic growth of crowdfunding. Daniel Daboczy, CEO and co-founder of FundedByMe based in Sweden, commented; “It’s good to finally have the Ministry of Finance’s proposal written down on 549 pages, where they clearly take a stand on crowdfunding.” According to… Read More

US Small Business Administration Publishes Report on Small Business Equity Crowdfunding under Reg CF

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, is out with a report reviewing the status of small business crowdfunding. According to the SBA, equity crowdfunding was particularly popular among very young firms. Nearly a third of firms were six months or younger when… Read More

PeerIQ Q1 Online Lending Report: A Specter is Haunting Financial Services – the Specter of Amazon

PeerIQ is out with their quarterly synopsis regarding all things online lending.  One of the interesting comments is on the growing acceptance that traditional financial firms won’t be Uberized, they will be Amazoned instead. PeerIQ says that Bank Fintech partnerships and M&A continues to be… Read More

Digital Currency Market in Australia Grows as Trading on Crypto-Exchanges Tops AU $3.9 Billion in 2017

Australia’s digital currency market is booming. This is according to a report by the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ACDA) and Accenture that tallied the numbers for 2017. During the year, over AU $3.9 billion was traded on cryptocurrency exchanges with more than 300,000 active traders…. Read More

There is Friction Between New Finance & Old Regulation. Milken Report Highlights Legislative Progress on Fintech, Makes Recommendations as to How Congress Can Do More

The Milken Institute is out with a comprehensive report this week that drills down into existing legislative action by Congress that addresses the emerging Fintech industry. This is the first report of its kind and provides a solid perspective on what Congress has accomplished to… Read More

Payments Platform WorldFirst Report: Number of UK SMEs Trading Internationally Declined by Half in 2017 Compared to End of 2016

WorldFirst, a global payments provider, has published their Global Trade Tracker that provides a glimpse of UK SME activity during the quarter. According to their numbers, international trading by UK SMEs declined by almost 50% in comparing Q4 of 2017 to the same quarter in… Read More

FinTech Australia, Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman, and theBankDoctor Join in Report on Transparency and Disclosure by Fintech Lenders

Three Australian groups have joined together to produce a report that outlines the steps taken by Fintech lenders to boost both transparency and disclosure. FinTech Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, and theBankDoctor published a report today that reviews Fintech lending to… Read More

Report Updates on Reg A+ & Reg CF Investment Crowdfunding Progress During 2017

Earlier this year, Amit Singh, an attorney and shareholder in the west coast law firm of Stradling, compiled data for Reg CF and Reg A+ issuers for 2017. These two securities exemptions represent two of the three rules that enable crowdfunding in the US and… Read More

New York Federal Reserve: Fintech Has Improved the Mortgage Lending Market

The New York Federal Reserve has published a staff report pertaining to “The Role of Technology in Mortgage Lending”. Authored by Andreas Fuster, Matthew Plosser, Philipp Schnabl, and James Vickery, the research asserts that Fintech is improving the mortgage lending market by making it more efficient… Read More

January Best Month Ever for ICOs as $1.51 Billion Raised According to One Report

Even as jurisdictions around the world seek to get a handle on the frothy initial coin offering market, January appears to have delivered a gangbuster token month. According to TokenReporter, January was a record month for capital raised by ICOs at $1.51 billion. This topped… Read More

SyndicateRoom Publishes Growth Funders Report: Investors in Early-Stage Equities Have Experienced a 7th Consecutive Year of 30% Growth

SyndicateRoom, one of the leading UK equity crowdfunding platforms, has published research that indicates investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of 30% growth. Conducted in partnership with Beauhurst, this is the second piece of in-depth analysis of the financial performance of early-stage… Read More

KPMG: Strong Close for Fintech Deals in Q4 of 2017 as $31 Billion Invested During the Year

Last week, KPMG published its quarterly report on Fintech deals stating global investment in innovative finance hit $8.7 billion during the quarter. For the year, 2017 was said to have established the third highest total, at $31 billion, invested in Fintech for the decade. KPMG… Read More

Beauhurst: 2017 Was the Best Year on Record for Investment in the UK’s High-Growth Companies

“This year couldn’t be more different,” Toby Austin, CEO & Co-Founder of Beauhurst The above quote pretty much sums things up. According to the numbers tallied by Beauhurst, 2017 was a gangbuster year for investment into UK high growth firms. Austin adds that; “It’s good… Read More

Innovate Finance: UK Fintech Investment Hits Record as Deals See 153% Increase Year Over Year

Innovate Finance is out with report on UK Fintech investment and according to their numbers 2017 was a banner year. The group said VC investment into emerging Fintech firms jumped 153% versus year prior. Approximately $1.8 billion went into 224 deals with the UK ranking… Read More

European Commission Publishes Report on Obstacles to Cross Border Crowdfunding

In the works for some time now, the European Commission has published the final report on “Identifying market and regulatory obstacles to cross- border development of crowdfunding in the EU.” The report comes under the Directorate‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG… Read More

France’s Alternative Finance Grows by 50% – Equity Crowdfunding Shrinks

The annual Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding Barometer compiled by KPMG for the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that in 2017 the French Alternative Finance market grew by 50%, driven by SME lending growth, and came close to the billion euro mark, at… Read More

EY Hammers Cryptocurrencies, Says Market Driven by FOMO Not Market Fundamentals

EY is out with a research report that hammers cryptocurrencies and the emerging digital asset market. The global consulting firm says digital currencies are driven by “Fear of Missing Out” or “FOMO” and lack any rational market fundaments. Additionally, EY says token valuations are flawed,… Read More

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank on Cryptocurrency: The True Potential of Blockchain Technology will Become Apparent Only Many Years After it is Adopted

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is out with a paper on the “World of Cryptocurrencies.” Authored by  Aleksandr Berentsen and Fabian Schär, the article addresses possible applications of cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology in general. Schär and Berentsen conclude that “Bitcoin has a wide… Read More

Batu Biologics Completes Equity Crowdfunding Round With $1.3 Million in Funding

Batu Biologics, an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies, announced on Monday the closing of its Regulation 506(c) equity crowdfunding offering on EquityNet after successfully securing $1.3 Million in funding. The funding round was launched in May 2017 and was… Read More