"I have been saying this for years: if you treat young generations as weak, they will be weak. We have to believe in them. We must encourage them to be strong, also mentally. Then we must tell them the truth: only the best will win. We have to help them get ready." (Julio Velasco)
Only companies with an urgent need for capital have been forced into a full reckoning with reality, the FT reports.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.4 million in young innovators with this competition.
Crowdfunding: Pitching a project it is not just a matter of storytelling.
This year looks poised to be monumental for equity crowdfunding, which entails raising capital through specific filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, from a mix of investors that don’t have to be accredited. Over the past few years, equity crowdfunding has shed much of the stigma. But with the current fundraising climate, it is getting ready for a field day. (TechCrunch)
It is not about global profits, it is about local benefits.
Money and people. According to business scholars, these are among the main hurdles social entrepreneurs have to overcome to succeed with their projects. The web promises to provide us with a solution.
Crowdcube received a licence to operate throughout the European Union by the Spanish regulator, the Comisión Nacional del Mercados de Valores.
More equal societies are more resilient, they are more likely to invest for the many not the few, and to have robust political institutions and consistent policies. And few would disagree that a society that provides opportunity for all of its citizens is more likely to thrive than one which favours an elite, however defined. (Mark Carney, Value(s). Building a better world for all).
At a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from 2021 to 2028.
Inequality is growing. But it cannot be all about taxation.
From the impact of a new COVID variant to continued inflation, governments will continue to face economic challenges in 2022. What immediate and long-term actions will be required to stabilize the global economy and ensure a sustainable and equitable recovery?
"Empirical research shows that start-ups that are more innovative tend to attract greater interest from crowd investors (Le Pendeven and Schwienbacher, 2018). This finding contrasts with reward-based crowdfunding, where Chan and Parhankangas (2017) document that the crowd has a preference to support less innovative projects, perhaps because they face a greater risk if they are not able to deliver the promised reward." (Schwienbacher, 2019)
Trying to add more backers helps, but when such backers have prior affiliations, it hurts.
"Businesses are looking to put their money where it matters – their offering to customers and their people." Jeremy Over, a partner of Moore Barlow, commented on a recent survey according to which SMEs are more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, like crowdfunding.
For many, Kickstarter is synonym for crowdfunding and such a move shows the way for the future.
Will the global leadership of the private investment industry pass from the old continent?
A set of new rules was released earlier this week by the European Union as the European Market and Securities Authorities provided a set of new technical standards.