SMEs increasingly see alternative finance as the way forward, a survey suggests.
Traditional solutions do not meet the needs of SMEs.
Ronald Kleverlaan: “In Europe there are plenty of innovative SMEs with great ideas but limited knowledge on how to get funded.” [Interview]
Guest blogger Samuel Austen took a look at the companies that are at the forefront of revolutionising the banking industry.
Every company should step into an investor’s shoes to evaluate what will excite them and how they can make themselves stand out in today’s market, VentureFounder’s Jamie Beare writes.
While consolidation exists within certain jurisdictions, new platforms continue to emerge while others disappear. Surviving platform operators continue to innovate and expand, bringing new products and channels to their local and foreign markets.
The institutionalisation of funding during 2016 continued to grow, Cambridge’s Centre for Alternative Finance at Judge Business School confirms.
Also reporting the lowest level of female participation, a study shows.
ECN is looking for answers from senior executives of crowdfunding platforms.
Grainger: “It’s all simple economics.”