Enterprise Ireland and Luge Capital launch fintech funds

Amidst much anticipation and fanfare, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world market, has launched the state’s fintech and deeptech fund yesterday at the Future of FinTech conference. The fund will support ventures in a broad array of fintech niches such artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented […]

Funding Circle replaces loan book, possible IPO

The UK-headquartered P2P business lender is replacing its loan book with an upgraded statistics page. This will transition the company to quarterly reporting, and the page will contain information regarding funded companies, returns, and lending volumes. Funding Circle says it is taking down its loan book because it is downloaded infrequently – less than 0.3% […]

Identity & security investments 2017-2018

Identity and security solutions vary across the market, targeting both individuals and organisations. Investors are constantly on the lookout for secure products and services that meet regulatory requirements while allowing simple customer on-boarding. This article gives an overview of active stakeholders in 2017 and activity so far in 2018. To provide a better overview of […]

PR Your Startup – Hosted By Seedrs and Het Financieele Dagblad

Seedrs and Het Financieele Dagblad will be jointly organising PR Your Startup, a workshop dedicated to empowering startups to build relationships with journalists who can help create brand awareness among investors and customers. The event will cover the basics of PR including pitching strategies: how to reach out to the media with your brand, how […]

Expert insights: cryptocurrencies & ICOs in the Netherlands

Last Wednesday, the 24th of January, the Committee of Finance organized a roundtable to discuss the current and future role of cryptocurrencies and ICOs in the Netherlands. The roundtable was held in the Groen van Prinstererzaal, with attendees representing different stakeholders, ranging from cryptocurrency and blockchain experts to financial authoritative instances. The roundtable was divided […]

CCAF releases report on crowdfunding in East Africa

In January 2017 the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) published a report entitled Crowdfunding in East Africa: Regulation and Policy for Market Development. Non-profit organisation FSD Africa, corporate law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K), and CCAF collaborated to conduct a comparative assessment of the current and forthcoming regulatory and policy landscape surrounding crowdfunding in […]

The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report

The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report

The joint report published by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge and Nesta, in association with KPMG and with the support of CME Group Foundation, surveyed 94 crowdfunding and P2P lending platforms to track the size and development of this new and exciting channel of finance. Last year, the UK […]

Everything you need to know about crowdfunding: Netherlands 2015

Crowdfunding taking shape in the Netherlands

Status of the crowdfunding for the Dutch Market Crowdfundmarkt released a report on the current state of affairs in the Netherlands concerning crowdfunding and 2015 was a good year for Dutch crowdfunding platforms (and investors). 730 projects were backed with a cumulative amount of EUR 98 million, marking a significant growth compared to a total […]