Crowdfunding platforms are trying to make the most of impact investing trends whilst new data on the market open-up fresh perspectives for both investors and entrepreneurs.
A new study confirms the growing trend of Millennials looking for impact as the sector needs to support the new generation of investors.
“I do not understand why anyone would ever start a business that will not solve a key challenge.”
This is the percentage of British businesses looking for growth and not aware of alternative finance options available to them.
While getting just 1.3% of venture capital financing, crowdfunding represents a sounding founding options for female-led firms.
The new report covers data from platform activity in 52 countries in Africa and the Middle East, and includes survey data from over 77 alternative finance platforms reporting activity in the 2016 calendar year.
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]
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.
Daniel Daboczy: “Proud of our latest achievements.”
Also reporting the lowest level of female participation, a study shows.
ECN is looking for answers from senior executives of crowdfunding platforms.
The US has the highest total online alternative finance market volume per capita, a study reveals.
Update on the performance of its portfolio companies in early Q2 2017.
“It is unfair that others own your own data but you.” EXCLUSIVE.
How Crowdfunding Took On Private Equity And Won.
African and Middle Eastern online alternative finance markets are showing signs of decelerating growth, a study points out.
East African Regulators can Facilitate Crowdfunding Market Development. [REPORT]