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 Discussion with Michael Kessler Founder of Tokenise: a Fully Regulated Tokenised Crowdfunding Platform Crowdfund InsiderTokenise is a trading name of Kession Capital Limited, a company registered in the UK and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA is. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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Aromics recieves 1 M€ from the European Union to boost its drug against the asbestos-related hallmark cancer BioSpacePublished: Feb 14, 2019. The European Commission has allocated, through the H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-Phase 2 program, a total of 1,085.659€ to the ... [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
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Aromics recieves 1 M€ from the European Union to boost its drug against the asbestos-related hallmark cancer BioSpacePublished: Feb 14, 2019. The European Commission has allocated, through the H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-Phase 2 program, a total of 1,085.659€ to the ... [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
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Equity Crowdfunding Platform Startupxplore Became One of Spain's Largest Online Venture Capital Networks This Week PRNewswireLONDON, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equity-based crowdfunding platform Startupxplore became Spain's largest online startup investors network this week ... [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
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Crypto is Perfect for Africa CryptomorrowThe main beneficially of blockchain eventually will be the public sector which is a host of activities for majority of citizens of every country. Blockchain can be ... [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
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Crypto is Perfect for Africa – Cryptomorrow – Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum CryptomorrowThe main beneficially of blockchain eventually will be the public sector which is a host of activities for majority of citizens of every country. Blockchain can be ... [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
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Introducing honcho, the new insurance comparison app aimed at millennial drivers CompeloThe honcho app is a marketplace looking to disrupt car insurance by providing a "reverse auction" in which insurers bid with the lowest value policies. [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
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Touch and go: How the sport of Touch Rugby is struggling to find its feet SportswallahInternationally India is ranked 6th in the Mixed Under 20 category, but the sport is struggling to receive much support from the Government. [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
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Ireland searches for 'Russian mafia'. Bandits from Baltic states suspected of gruesome murder of Polish businessman https://en.crimerussia.com/Up until recently, Ireland was believed to be outside the domain of 'Russian mafia'operating abroad. However, after the cruel murder of Polish gardener Mikolaj ... [...]
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
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What Happened to Fintech Singapore's Previous Pick of Hottest Fintech Startups? Fintech News SingaporeIn 2016, we published a list of what we thought were Singapore's top 30 fintech startups at the time. Now, three years later, we look at what these startups have ... [...]
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
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Alternative Finance in France Grows Driven by Crowdlending While Equity Crowdfunding Continues its Decline Crowdfund InsiderRecently the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual report on alternative finance in France. [...]
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
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Famille Oksen brings infused rums to UK market http://drinksretailingnews.co.ukFamille Oksen is bringing its range of 'artisan craft spiced rum' to the UK market. The family-run producer has prepared infused rums using a traditional method ... [...]
Sat, Feb 09, 2019
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5 Steps to How to get Bitcoins and How to use Bitcoins? CoinnounceBitcoin has been a revolution in the finance market for the last few years. The market doesn't experience so much extent of people towards a new kind of market ... [...]
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
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CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 FEBRUARY 2019 RecruiterThis week's contracts and deals include: Alium Partners, AnyGood?, Ceridian, Crelate, Distributed, Resource Management, Resume-Library, RMG, The Curve ... [...]
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
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Made.com grows by 37%: "We can afford to fail" Retail Detail EuropeMade.com has had an excellent 2018, featuring a turnover increase by 37 % and 40 million pounds (45 million euros) of extra capital. Boosted by a new flagship ... [...]
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
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Best Ethereum Debit Cards for 2019 CoindooFor those of you looking to spend Ether offline or online in a fast and convenient manner, applying for an Ethereum debit card would make sense. [...]
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
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Freedom Day 2019, dance flash mob, anti-fake news campaign – Civil Society Digest Belarus DigestA campaign aiming to improve the situation in prisons and help former prisoners kicks off. Nashe Mnenie expert network finds out that the value of rights per se ... [...]
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
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Disruptive technologies change the face of the Brazilian financial market - The Latest Legal Features, Research and Legal Profiles Who's Who LegalOver the past few years the Brazilian financial market has blossomed, with an unprecedentedly open attitude towards technology and modernisation. [...]
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
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Crowd Investing: Finnest Funds Falkensteiner Hotels with Record Making €8.5 Million Crowdfund InsiderFalkensteiner Hotels & Resorts and Finnest have closed on an €8.5 million funding round - one of the largest ever for a crowd finance platform. [...]
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
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Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges (2019) | Fintech News Fintech ZoomThere are two types of cryptocurrency exchanges: The first type is called a “fiat exchange”. Fiat exchanges allow you to buy cryptocurrency with fiat money ... [...]
Sun, Feb 03, 2019
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