Europe wants to mobilise all the resources at its disposal to kickstart the economy, including its financial markets.
€10.6bn have been invested by VCs in European companies in H1 2019 reporting a+61% YoY. However they prefer to invest in more established businesses.
The prevalence of cash-based payments, account ownership and usage, and savings and credit in the region among the main reasons in regional differences in the adoption of fintech.
A new study sheds lights on achievements and areas of development of equity crowdfunding since its inception.
A new VC promises to boost the European impact scene by targeting deep-tech companies solving global needs.
"Responsible investment now commands a sizable share of professionally managed assets in each region, ranging from 18% in Japan to 63% in Australia and New Zealand. Clearly, sustainable investing constitutes a major force across global financial markets." Meanwhile, tighter standards are holding Europe back. (GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ASSETS WORTH $30 TRILLION)
The merger between Invesdor and Finnest signals a new phase for the whole industry.
Ronald Kleverlaan: “In Europe there are plenty of innovative SMEs with great ideas but limited knowledge on how to get funded.” [Interview]
Research house CB Insights focuses on global fintech trends in 2018, including developments in wealth management, insurance, blockchain, and more.
Berlin is capturing increased share of FinTech investments in Europe while Paris saw the biggest increase in deal share among the top four cities in Europe. [DATA]
How Crowdfunding Took On Private Equity And Won.
Oliver* met up with iBAN to discuss about their latest moves and what’s next. EXCLUSIVE.
UK P2P players firmly hold 81% of the EU market share.
As companies are entering the concept of serial crowdfunding questions on having the first European internet lion begin to arise.