Tagged: research

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

Starta Publishes Report on ICOs: “Hybrid Capital: The Future of Venture in the ICO Era”

Starta Ventures has published a report on venture capital in regards to the emerging Initial Coin Offering ecosystem.  Entitled, “Hybrid Capital: The Future of Venture in the ICO Era.” The e-book, authored by Alexey Girin and Ekaterina Dorozhkina, is available for download on Amazon but you… Read More

Competition Bureau of Canada Publishes Fintech Report, Recommendations Demand Regulatory Change

The Competition Bureau, part of the Canadian government, has published a wide ranging report on Fintech. The Bureau opens the report by acknowledging that “despite the attention that Fintech is generating, Canada lags behind its international peers when it comes to Fintech adoption.” To compile… Read More

KPMG Report: Fintech is Key for Hong Kong Banking as 2018 will see Mainstream Adoption

KPMG published a report on the Hong Kong banking industry this past week and Fintech plays a prominent role in the theme of the document. Hong Kong has been a prominent financial center since almost the beginning of time but in the Fintech race –… Read More

CCAF: Startups & SMEs are Big Beneficiaries of UK Alternative Finance as Market Grows by 43% Year over Year

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading global research institute for all things Fintech, has published its fourth annual survey on UK alternative finance. According to the report, entitled Entrenching Innovation: The 4th UK Alternative Finance Industry Report, the sector of emerging financial… Read More

Research: 66% of Americans have Heard of Bitcoin but Just 13% of Have Used It

The Bitcoin phenomenon is not even ten years old and it is firmly established in the everyday lexicon. Measured in pennies when initially launched, Bitcoin recently topped $7000 before it pulled back.  Turnerlittle has shared some bullets on a research write up they recently completed… Read More

KPMG: In Q3 Global Fintech Investment Hit $8.2 Billion

KPMG Pulse of Fintech was published this week and as usual it was packed full of interesting data points regarding the global Fintech industry. Overall, global Fintech investment remains solid with$8.2 billion invested across 274 deals. Sizable Fintech deals helped to propel this number with… Read More

Federal Reserve Cautions on Peer to Peer Lending: “An alarming growth in defaults calls for further examinations”

The Federal Reserve is out with a disconcerting report regarding the peer to peer lending or marketplace lending industry. According to the authors, Yuliya Demyanyk at the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Elena Loutskina at the University of Virginia, and Daniel Kolliner at the University of Maryland, peer… Read More

EY Report: Australia’s Fintech Industry is Growing Rapidly Jumping 200% Since 2016

Australia’s Fintech industry growing rapidly. This is according to a report by EY and FinTech Australia. The 2017 EY FinTech Australia Census indicates that Aussie FIntech companies experienced a 200% annual median revenue jump in contrast to year prior. The Census, released today at the… Read More

Fundera Report: The Traditional SME Lending Process Pretty Much Sucks

Fundera, an online lending comparison site, has partnered with Oliver Wyman on a report about SME lending. Entitled, “Great Expectations: Improving the loan application process for small business borrowers, the document effectively labels the traditional borrowing process as broken. Their research concludes that banks generally… Read More

The ECN Updates Review of Crowdfunding Regulation in the EU, Israel & the USA

On October 20, at its 6th Convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the European association of alternative finance platforms, released its Third Edition of the Review of Existing Regulations of crowdfunding and related alternative financing in the 28 countries of Europe, as… Read More