City A.M. published its top 100 fintech influential leaders list for 2016.
Startups are set for a boost from the chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Fintech on a particular focus.
According to experts, even though the bank left the group intends to continue developing blockchain projects on its own, news report. [Updated 23 November 2016].
Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.
The platform to shake up equity crowdfunding.
Blockchain comes second only to the invention of the web, experts claim, in its disruptive power which seems to be reshaping every aspect of human activity, spanning from business to law to entrepreneurship with society, at large, ending up being assimilated confirming that Blockchain is a real game changer which, sooner or later, will revolutionize also the way we all think.
Altfi Data’s 2016 “Where are they now?” report reveals the status of all companies that have been funded using equity crowdunding, since the industry was conceived in 2011. What has been the impact of Brexit until now? [Report]
Why Equity Crowdfunding Evangelist Victoria Silchenko is so optimistic about the future of equity crowdfunding.
Oliver* met up with Ronald Kleverlaan, Founder and Chairman of CrowdfundingHub, the European Expertise Centre for Alternative and Community Finance, to discuss about equity crowdfunding, current challenges, future scenarios, and a paper produced in partnership with AIG. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
Crowdfunding is booming in China, a new report points out.
Why do companies look for “famous individuals”?
Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs: “It’s great to see how active Andy has become in early-stage investment and his recent investments on Seedrs into Perkbox and WeSwap reaffirm this. He is a great example of an investor who understands this asset class and the importance of building a broad investment portfolio, into which these two disruptive tech brands will add even more diversity.”
The real question is how to apply the lessons of successful mission-oriented policy in the past to the societal challenges of today, an academic claims, suggesting a four-step keynesian formula via the Harvard Business Review.
As companies are entering the concept of serial crowdfunding questions on having the first European internet lion begin to arise.
Oliver* met up with Crowd Valley Inc., the leading global digital finance platform provider, to discuss about fintech, current challenges, future scenarios, and a partnership with the European business angels association. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
A crowd-funded project to prosecute politicians for “lying” during the EU referendum campaign has raised over £175,000 and now wants to see dishonest politicians jailed, the project’s founder has told The Independent.
Interviewed by Crowdfund Insider, Luke Davis, CEO of the London-based private equity house IW Capital, said the Bank of England’s actions had caused a “ripple effect” for people across the UK.
According to the latest study from Business Insider, Nesta, and KPMG, equity crowdfunding is one of the fastest-growing areas in the booming alternative finance industry as it is starting to threaten legacy players in the investment industry.
European crowdfunding platform Seedrs is planning to set up shop in Berlin, having already opened offices in Amsterdam and Lisbon within the last year.
Christian Catalini, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explains how venture capital investment has slowed down in many of the verticals since the end 2015. He says that if this is a trend rather than a blip, it will be a good test for the nascent market of equity crowdfunding. Many different models have emerged and platforms have adopted different types of solutions to solve for the problem of information asymmetry. Christian Catalini talks about those models and which ones are seeing the most success.