Crowdfunding

In a matter of years, crowdfunding has grown from an interesting artefact to a market phenomenon with a size that is roughly between old-school angel investing and venture capital investing. Some types of crowdfunding, like peer 2 peer lending, have matured a lot. Other forms, like equity crowdfunding, are still in their infancy.

Some of my contributions to the domain:

 

Hooghiemstra, S. N. and de Buysere, K. (2016) ‘The Perfect Regulation of Crowdfunding: What Should the European Regulator Do?’, in Brüntje, D. and Gajda, O. (eds) Crowdfunding in Europe: State of the Art in Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 135–165. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18017-5_10.
Stevenesner (ed.) (2012) ‘Crowdfunding Laws Based on Global Jurisdiction’, in Crowdfunding. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 199–211. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118746974.ch11/summary (Accessed: 6 February 2017).

 

Interesting news on the European crowdfunding scene:

A Look at the Post-Transformation History of the Polish Research Sector The European ScientistA brief review of the post-transformation situation in the research sector should start with a remark on the legacy of the political system before 1989. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
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Start-up aims to help NFP sector identify legal nature of problems Legal FuturesA law graduate will next year launch an artificial intelligence-backed (AI) product that uses natural language processing (NLP) to help not-for-profit agencies ... [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
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Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, economic outlook, Interserve, Hammerson, Sainsbury's - ShareCast News London South EastSun, 16th Dec 2018 16:27. (Sharecast News) - Two of Theresa May's most senior allies are preparing for a second EU referendum behind her back, opening up ... [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Heal the world The Bogota PostArhuaco spiritual leader, el mamo Lorenzo Seuny Izquierdo Arroyo, speaks about his mission to create a greater consciousness towards the planet. [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
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Sci-Tech 100 2019: 24 fresh voices planting new ideas in sci-tech in 2019 Siliconrepublic.comThese influential voices have sown the seeds of new thinking in sci-tech, and we can't wait to watch them grow in 2019. [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
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Draper Esprit Invests In Construction Mobile... MorningstarLONDON (Alliance News) - Venture capital firm Draper Esprit PLC it is leading a USD40.0 million investment round in infrastructure and construction mobile ... [...]
Thu, Dec 13, 2018
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Draper Esprit Invests In Construction Mobile... MorningstarLONDON (Alliance News) - Venture capital firm Draper Esprit PLC it is leading a USD40.0 million investment round in infrastructure and construction mobile ... [...]
Thu, Dec 13, 2018
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Blockchain technology: Building the European Union's global leadership Open Access GovernmentEva Kaili, MEP, Rapporteur of the European Parliament's Blockchain Resolution explains the importance of building the European Union's global leadership. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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FundedByMe launches operations in the Netherlands BusinessGhanaFundedByMe will open a new office in the Netherlands, as the company's latest international venture. Together... [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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SyndicateRoom Publishes Top 100 Fastest Growing UK Businesses Report Crowdfund InsiderProminent investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has published an interesting report outlining the fastest growing businesses in the UK. According. [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
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Investment Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Expands into the Netherlands Crowdfund InsiderSweden based FundedByMe has expanded into the Netherlands. The company is opening a new office and has hired Mikael Royson to manage the operations. [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
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Egyptian Cigarette Brand Cleopatra Was Illegally Produced in Montenegro for Six Years CairoSceneAccording to a report, Egyptian cigarette brand, Cleopatra, has been illegally produced by a formerly state-run factory in Montenegro - and the story gets weirder ... [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
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Dutch smartphone maker Fairphone closes investment target with €7M, also gets €13M in debt finance Silicon CanalsA short while ago, Fairphone closed a major round of investments totaling €7 million and will be used to finance Fairphone's growth, production and social ... [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
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Canyudo Launches Social Tasking App to Drive Resurgence in Human Cooperation PRNewswireHONG KONG, December 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Asking "what can you do?" to make an impact on your community and wider global economy Canyudo - a ... [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
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Vesta to raise GBP750k through Seedrs Private Equity WireVesta, a new online marketplace for buying and selling rental property, has opened its latest equity crowdfunding round to new investors through leading ... [...]
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
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BleeperBike seeking €175k investment in first equity crowdfunding campaign Independent.ieBleeperBike is seeking an investment of €175000 for the stationless bike sharing company in its first equity crowdfunding campaign. [...]
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
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How to make your crowdfunding campaign stand out from the crowd Silicon CanalsIn this article, the crowdfunding experts at Seedrs provide some tips on how to make your equity crowdfunding campaign a success. [...]
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
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BobsguideRole models must lead the way to bridge fintech gender gapBobsguideAccording to figures from the 2018 State of European Tech survey, 93% of all raised capital in the sector is given to all-male founding teams. 90% of respondents to the same survey indicated that having “diversity and inclusion” at the [...]
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
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Halan: The Egyptian On-Demand Ride-Hailing App Shaking Up the Industry CairoSceneEgyptian app, Halan, launched at the end of 2017, offering on-demand tuk-tuks and motorbikes - and they've completed 3 million trips since. [...]
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
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FTSE LIVE: Ryanair faces enforcement action; Joules gears up for no-deal Brexit; UK stocks plunge Daily MailThe FTSE 100 closed down 100.92 points at 6921.84 and the pound was at $1.27 against the dollar. [...]
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
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