News

Finnish Financial Authority Publishes Guidelines for Securities Crowdfunding

At the beginning of July a new section dedicated  to crowdfunding was published on the website of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA). The Nordic Country, which  has been hosting for a few years a flourishing securities crowdfunding scene, now …

ECN elected into the European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum

The European Commission has announced the names of the members of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum (ECSF), which has been set up in order to support and advise the EC on how to raise awareness, establish best practices and develop …

MANGOPAY becomes sponsor of CrowdTuesday

Tuesday 17 June 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANGOPAY becomes sponsor of CrowdTuesday The European Crowdfunding Network is happy to announce that MANGOPAY, one of the main European payment providers, has accepted to become a gold sponsor of CrowdTuesday, the …

ECN Crowdfunding Convention 2014 to be held in Paris, France, on 11-12 December 2014.

Brussels, 5 June 2014. The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has announced Europe’s most important conference on crowdfunding, the ECN Crowdfunding Convention, involving all relevant stakeholder groups, to be held on 11-12 December 2014 in Paris in order to further develop …

Finnish Government Publishes Report on Crowdfunding

The Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of Finance recently published the results of a survey they conducted  between 27 November and 20 December 2013 to explore the current status of crowdfunding in Finland and to …

Events

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference, 30 October 2014, London

Investment in renewable energies is key to drive our society away from the worst consequences of climate change and to prepare a more sustainable future for the next generations. However, access to finance is often a strong barrier to the …

DIGILE, 11 September 2014, Helsinki

There are no limits when the crowds are being creative on the playground of the Internet Economy. DIGILE Business Forum 2014 focuses on the possibilities of crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and crowdworking, looking at what has been learnt so far and inviting to …

CrowdTuesday, 26 August 2014, Vienna

Given the success of the first edition, CrowdTuesday is coming back to Vienna. On the26th of August, at the Cafè Museum, the Austrian crowdfunding ecosystem in Vienna is invited to get together for one hour and half of presentations, informal …

CrowdTuesday, 15 July 2014, Vienna

After the success in France, CrowdTuesday lands in Austria. On the 15 th of July, at the Cafè Museum, the Austrian crowdfunding ecosystem in Vienna is invited to get together for one hour and half of presentations, informal discussions and …

Crowdfunding and entrepreneurship: an European perspective, 10 July 2014, Milan (Italy)

The EC recently considered crowdfunding as a tool that could improve access to finance for innovative and entrepreneurial projects. In some European countries, like France and the UK, crowdfunding is a consolidated reality, that has enabled the birth and the …

 

Facts and Figures

How peer-to-peer lending works

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending or social lending is essentially debt crowdfunding. P2P platforms bypass banks by connecting online lenders with borrowers for mostly small loans — like credit card debt — using proprietary technology to assess risk, creditworthiness and interest rates. …

Tips to launch a crowdfunding platform

Are you planning to launch your crowdfunding platform soon? Here are some suggestions that might be of help: With the market growing every day, you need to have a clear, well defined value proposition and a narrow focus. In what …