Equity crowdfunding platforms keep on growing as Millennials start becoming the biggest investment cluster.
"The UN and social entrepreneurs alike could tap into the market of global giving with a crowdfunding model modified for the SDGs, funnelling that money to help solve today’s toughest social problems." (Oxford University's Michele Scataglini on how to close the financing gap for SDGs)
CRATE Brewery aims to raise £500,000.
75% of U.S. asset managers say their firms now offer sustainable investing strategies, up from 65% in 2016.
Results show that, although sustainability orientation does not increase the chances of success or of engaging professional
investors, it attracts a higher number of everyday investors.
What the Baromètre du Crowdfunding en France 2018 shows.
"Since the financial crisis, in the absence of banks lending, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending took off. That awakened an appetite in the public psyche to invest in things directly." (Bevis Watts on why crowdfunding has become a growing source of investment for social enterprises over the past decade)
Ethical and sustainable banks’ returns have been three times higher than those of mainstream banks.
Uncertain future signals a potential negative impact on the willingness of risking large sums of money as crowdfunders confirm to be the major investor type.
This UK biotech startup is working to make hair loss history.
ECN establishes Italian Strategic Group aiming at developing the first certified training curriculum for crowdfunding professionals and investors.
Economist editors, financial institutions, influential foundations, wealthy families, large companies and innovative startups gather to analyse what the rise of impact investing means for leaders of companies, funds and NGOs.
"We didn’t build the platform to focus on medical expenses, but we’ve become an indispensable institution for anyone who finds themselves needing help because there just isn’t adequate coverage or assistance.The reality is that access to health care is connected to the ability to pay for it. The health care system in the United States is really broken." (Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO)
OurCrowd and Korea’s KEB Hana Bank Sign Investment and Partnership MOU to pursue cooperation in support of Korea’s innovation ecosystem
Are you in need of funding? Thinking about crowdfunding for your club, project or society? Are you in need of funding? Thinking about crowdfunding for your club, project or society? Then Bath’s crowdfunding site can help you, a blog states.
"If even a relatively small proportion of global private equity funding is dedicated to contributing towards the U.N. SDGs, it could significantly contribute to closing the funding gap." (Gordon Brown)
Crowdcube has announced plans to offer a £500,000 support package to fintech startups that focus on financial inclusion and accessibility.
The European Crowdfunding Network Asks for Fully Harmonized EU Rules.
UK crowdfunding platform is about to launch a passive fund following in SyndicateRoom’s steps.