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 …

3rd ECN CrowdCon, 11-12 December 2014, Paris

 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 …

ManagEnergy, 9 October 2014, Brussels

 The energy transition at local level: its economic impact and financing opportunities ECN is back at ManagEnergy in Brussels. This event will: showcase the positive impact of energy transition policies on local economies and illustrate them with concrete examples. Show …

CrowdTuesday, 7 October 2014, Bruxelles

 CrowdTuesday is back in Brussels, this time in a different location with space for even more attendees. On the 7th of October you are invited for two fantastic hours of discussions, presentations and networking over some drinks. The agenda for …

LET'S 2014, 29 September - 1 October 2014, Bologna

 LET’S 2014 will be held in Bologna (Italy) from September 29th to October 1st 2014 with the aim of discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies pinpointed by Horizon 2020, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, …

CrowdTuesday, 16 September 2014, Paris

 CrowdTuesday Paris is back after the summer break.  On the 16th of September, at the Espace Startup of Bpifrance, the crowdfunding ecosystem in Paris is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks. …

 

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 …