Tagged: ronald kleverlaan

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Offers Last Call for European Platform Participation in Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has become the standard by which everyone measures the growth and aggregate success of the alternative finance industry. Cambridge was the first major institution to capture a snapshot, both qualitatively and quantitatively, on the emergence of crowdfunding, online… Read More

European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) Crowdfunding Research Week 2017: What You Missed

From June 7-9 Utrecht School of Economics (U.S.E.) hosted the inaugural Crowdfunding research week of the European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF), co-organized by U.S.E., CrowdfundingHub and Sustainable Finance Lab. 37 researchers from seven European countries spanning 21 organisations contributed to the successful event. The… Read More

Investor protection vs Access to Finance: The Growth of Alternative Finance

The presentation embedded below is an interesting perspective on the growth of alternative finance, specifically in Europe. There has been a certain amount of discussion regarding the tepid growth of investment crowdfunding in the US (not including marketplace lending) and the reasons why the sector… 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

Report: Crowdfunding Potential in Nigeria

Crowdfunding is a global phenomenon but it is obviously evolving at different speeds in different countries. Africa is one region where the new form of finance can be utilized to benefit the economy.  A recent report published by the CrowdfundingHub highlights a single country in… 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

European Union Stops Harmonization Process for Crowdfunding Rules

At Crowddialogue Europe in Graz, Austria last week, a panel presentation, moderated by Ronald Kleverlaan, inquired about the status of the European legislation on crowd-investing. Looking back to 2014, with the EU Commission’s Communication “Unleashing the Potential of Crowdfunding”, soon followed by the 2015 Communication “Action Plan… Read More

That Italian Cool & Crowdfunding Opportunity

  The memory of Rockin1000’s spectacular performance of “Learning to Fly” and the gathering of one thousand musicians in Cesena, Italy is still fresh. Moreover, as the Biggest Rock Band on Earth pushes through with follow-up events, the spirit of collaboration – and collaborative economics… 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

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

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

How the Tiny Estonian Government Can Give a Boost to the Global Crowdfunding Industry with their e-Residency Project  

The e-Residency project is an initiative of the Estonian government to offer every world citizen the possibility to become an e-Resident of Estonia. As a side effect they could solve a number of problems for current Crowdfunding platforms with this government backed e-identity program and boost the industry…. Read More

Oliver Gajda, Co-Founder & Executive Board Chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network, Creates Transparency and Accountability in EU Crowdfunding Market

As many Crowdfund Insiders know, when The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey, the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe was initiated. This benchmarking survey, which closed on 6 January 2015,  seeks to capture the size,… Read More

Tommaso D’Onofrio, CEO of Assiteca Crowd & President of European Equity Crowdfunding Association Incites Change in Alternative Finance in Italy and Abroad

European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey UPDATE 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 crowdfunding,… Read More

Interview: P2P Banking.com and P2P Kredite.com Publisher Claus Lehmann Talks Alternative Finance in Germany

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 crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative… 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

Abundance Co-Founder & UKCFA Director Bruce Davis Spotlights Democratic Finance, ISAs & Crowdfunding in the UK

The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline has been extended until 6 January 2015. In 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… Read More

Dr. Rotem Shneor, Head of the Nordic Crowdfunding Alliance, Professor at University of Agder’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Aligns Innovators and Interrupters

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 in November. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of… Read More