A study reveals that crowdfunding could encourage future activism in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship and thus help drive global change towards sustainability.
Gita Gopinath, Sharan Burrows, and Jennifer Morgan give some ideas about how the world can change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: WEF)
It has been a difficult quarter for Equity Crowdfunding. There were less deals but the crowd stuck at home during lockdown is responding to the situation and still actively investing in crowdfunding.Etienne Paresys, commenting on the current state of the UK market which halved its volume from £112 million raised in Q2 2019 to £53 million in Q2 2020.
The unique relational nature of entrepreneurial finance may make it highly susceptible to such a shock owing to the need for face-to-face interaction between investors and entrepreneurs.
ECN grows as it launches in Spain, hires two top executives to boost the organization and presents a week-long festival in Italy.
Fintech is set to be one of the priorities for the new course of the financial regulatory body.
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Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
"Systemic shifts require collective intent - something that is still scarce in business communities across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly changed that, and has created the necessary conditions for collective intent. The human race is at a crossroads, and the choices we make now will define future generations and their way of life."
Europe wants to mobilise all the resources at its disposal to kickstart the economy, including its financial markets.
The British Government ha presented the fund to help startups during the Coronavirus pandemic as the equity crowdfunding industry express some concerns.
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“People around the world are coming up with ideas on how to solve some of the problems and challenges we’ve faced in the last few weeks. For a lot of people, there’s a lot of time on their hands to do research, there’s a lot of thinking time. It is a perfect time to be doing that.”
Marc Andreessen shares his views on why every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings.
“The economy is not a machine that can be simply turned ‘on’ and ‘off’. It is a complex system, dependent on billions of relationships that are falling apart.”
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UK crowdfunding leaders are taking paycuts as platforms put a limited number of employees on furlough leave.
Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, says Gita Gopinath, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
With economies in turmoil, how bad will the damage be?