"The conversations I have with early-stage founders have to do with how deeply they understand the pain points of their customers." (Sumaiya Balbale, CMO, Sequoia Capital)
INNOVATION LOVES OPENNESS
Entrepreneurial ecosystems characterised by openness to diverse actors generate more firms, study reveals
State of European Tech 2022 Highlights
With Tom Wehmeier and Sarah Guemouri from Atomico
"Our growth at all costs mindset is no longer viable." (Tom Wehmeier, Partner, Atomico)
REPUBLIC LANDS IN EUROPE IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD A GLOBAL RETAIL INVESTING GIANT
As the company has closed its deal, the leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has opened a new office in Dublin.
The venture capital world is in the grip of a silent crash
Only companies with an urgent need for capital have been forced into a full reckoning with reality, the FT reports.
"Empirical research shows that start-ups that are more innovative tend to attract greater interest from crowd investors (Le Pendeven and Schwienbacher, 2018). This finding contrasts with reward-based crowdfunding, where Chan and Parhankangas (2017) document that the crowd has a preference to support less innovative projects, perhaps because they face a greater risk if they are not able to deliver the promised reward." (Schwienbacher, 2019)
The secret of entrepreneurship? Connecting the dots
A group of students is organizing an event to connect with other student entrepreneurs and make things happen.
EU adopts a new set of rules to boost crowdfunding and protect investors
Member states are responsible for authorising and supervising crowdfunding providers.
Francesca Passeri (ECN): “Crowdfunding, to foster economic growth in the post-pandemic world.”
But collaboration, education and research are pivotal to succeed.
The Impact Of Social Distancing On Entrepreneurial Finance
The unique relational nature of entrepreneurial finance may make it highly susceptible to such a shock owing to the need for face-to-face interaction between investors and entrepreneurs.
Low-quality entrepreneurs seek funding from the crowd, study says
Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
Future Fund, Unchained
The British Government ha presented the fund to help startups during the Coronavirus pandemic as the equity crowdfunding industry express some concerns.
“People around the world are coming up with ideas on how to solve some of the problems and challenges we’ve faced in the last few weeks. For a lot of people, there’s a lot of time on their hands to do research, there’s a lot of thinking time. It is a perfect time to be doing that.”
Luke Lang, co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, to CNBC
Crowdfunding: COVID-19, European Crowdfunding Network To Assess The Impact of The Pandemic
Industry players worry about the future of the sector.
A generation’s moment
Wefunder launches crowdfunded small business loan and startup accelerator to help founders tackle the Coronavirus crisis.
The Value of Crowdfunding Market
Crowdfunding is steadily growing, but how the market will evolve in the current climate?
Fostering the Startup Industry to Fight COVID-19
Venture capital, angels and crowdfunding on the forefront to contribute fighting Coronavirus.
Tackling Coronavirus: EU Call for Action
With a budget of €164 million, this call is “bottom up”, meaning there are no predefined thematic priorities
Equity Crowdfunding: What’s Next?
“This of SyndicateRoom is actually a big story for the alternative finance industry not only because it marks a big shift, but also because it raises a question about its sustainability in the long run.”
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