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The European crowdfunding trade body changes visual identity to signal a new phase of the industry.
“The future is in our hands as investors look with increasing interest at companies with a positive impact.”
There is despair, but also a desire to react and come together to look ahead.
The watchdog said the combined company would have at least a 90% share of the market with the risk of higher fees and less innovation.
WeFunder is planning to launch a platform in Europe taking advantage of the new European Union funding rules.
The tech sector will be a major focus in the Budget.
“We aim to deliver a consumer investment market that works well for the millions of people.”
ECN Crowdfunding Convention
What the Global Covid-19 FinTech Regulatory Rapid Assessment Study tells us about fintech regulation in the pandemics
On top of traditional entrepreneurial finance channels, entrepreneurs have many other tools at their disposal.
Member states are responsible for authorising and supervising crowdfunding providers.
The new company name is still unknown
But collaboration, education and research are pivotal to succeed.
The company aims at raising £7.5 million for a sustainable future before going IPO.
To raise funds via crowdfunding or by other means, entrepreneurs have to tell stories. And this is much more effective than just show numbers, studies say.
Kickstarter research found that support for crowdfunding campaigns and the success rate of campaigns is consistent with pre-pandemic metrics. However, the number of live projects on Kickstarter is down about 25% from the same time last year. Meanwhile, the largest equity crowdfunding platform, Wefunder, just reported that investor volume was up 35% from February through April and, in early May, reported a record $2 million of investment on a single day.
The lack of disposable income casts shadows on the good performance of the industry in the first semester of the year.
The leading equity crowdfuning platform announced the launch of a new secondary product for later-stage companies.