Only companies with an urgent need for capital have been forced into a full reckoning with reality, the FT reports.
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.
Fostering the Startup Industry to Fight COVID-19
Venture capital, angels and crowdfunding on the forefront to contribute fighting Coronavirus.
Think Crowd, Look Twice
Short terminism of equity crowdfunding platforms put at risk a whole industry and its promises to change for the better.
London Holds VC Reins in Europe As Paris and Berlin Gain Ground
€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.
VC: 3 Reasons Why They Say No
7 in 10 businesses fail to secure external finance, a study reveals
Sofia’s Sense of a Positive Future
A new VC promises to boost the European impact scene by targeting deep-tech companies solving global needs.
Why a16z Launch a $300M Crypto Venture Fund
Andreessen Horowitz’s move opens up a new phase in the crypto movement.
Types of Finance Used By UK SMEs
Fintech will help entrepreneurs spend much more time growing their businesses, rather than being bogged down with financial issues, Susanne Chishti argues.
5 Reflections on the ICO Movement
I was just in Singapore as a speaker at Blockchain Economic Forum. These are some of my reflections, Victoria Silchenko writes.
Taking ICOs Mainstream: Indiegogo Launches Initial Coin Offering Service
Indiegogo’s goal is to ensure that only high-quality and strictly vetted tokens and other unique digital assets are available to investors.
Invesdor adopts the VC-led crowdfunding model
The combination of a VC and the crowd opens new possibilities for growth companies.
Innovation Spreads Out as Crowdfunding Backs Underserved Regions, a New Study Reveals.
Crowdfunding platforms have opened a funding spigot to startups in regions that have suffered from a VC drought.
Could serial crowdfunding lead us towards the first European internet lion?
As companies are entering the concept of serial crowdfunding questions on having the first European internet lion begin to arise.
VCs ‘threatened’ by equity crowdfunding
According to the latest study from Business Insider, Nesta, and KPMG, equity crowdfunding is one of the fastest-growing areas in the booming alternative finance industry as it is starting to threaten legacy players in the investment industry.
Christian Catalini: “VC slowdown means a test for equity crowdfunding” [VIDEO]
Christian Catalini, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explains how venture capital investment has slowed down in many of the verticals since the end 2015. He says that if this is a trend rather than a blip, it will be a good test for the nascent market of equity crowdfunding. Many different models have emerged and platforms have adopted different types of solutions to solve for the problem of information asymmetry. Christian Catalini talks about those models and which ones are seeing the most success.