“We see the equity crowdfunding industry changing at an incredible pace and we expect to discover, as a result of this study, an evolved reality vs. the one we unveiled with last year report.”

(Max Lyadvinsky, CEO of Bloomio, on the second edition of 'The State of Equity Crowdfunding Report' they are working on with the IMD Business School)

"We started by issuing a Code of Conduct, then we made reporting standards mandatory for member platforms. Now, we are offering a third consumer protection tool. These three measures demonstrate how we go above and beyond legal requirements in terms of retail investors’ protection." ( Jamal El Mallouki, Chairman of the board of the German Crowdfunding Association on how they set the new "Transparency Seal", the first self regulatory scheme to protect retail investors within the European market for alternative finance)