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.