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]
Crowdfunding is booming in China, a new report points out.
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.”
As companies are entering the concept of serial crowdfunding questions on having the first European internet lion begin to arise.
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.
In 2014, more than US$16 billion were raised through crowdfunding worldwide, which increased to over US$34 billion in 2015 and is estimated to increase in 2016. Crowdfunding has proven itself very popular in the world in its short history. All the signs show that crowdfunding is poised to be the next big investment trend. Here are the 10 biggest fintech crowdfunding of all time.
KPMG’s Warren Mead and University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance’s Robert Wardop present a joint study on alternative finance during LendIt Europe 16.
Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it has appointed former Citigroup and HSBC executive, Simon Williams, as a new chairman of its board. Williams notably has over 30 years of experience in banking and investment.
The 2nd European Alternative Finance Industry Report