Belgian crowdfunding firm MyMicroInvest is doing a pan-European roadshow for talks and workshops on crowdfunding and entrepreneurship.
Dealroom founder Yoram Wijngaarde wondered whether it makes sense for retail investors to back equity crowdfunding campaigns, in terms of potential returns.
The Greek bailout campaign is capturing the world’s attention, but even if it miraculously reached its target, it still wouldn’t have raised the $1.6 billion required as there’s a major flaw in its calculations.
Tech.eu recently caught up with Oliver Gajda, the outspoken chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network, to talk about the state of crowdfunding and other ‘alternative finance’ methods in Europe.
The total transaction volume of the European online alternative finance (equity crowdfunding, P2P lending etc.) market is projected to balloon to €7B in 2015, after growing 144% to €3B last year.
The Spanish government has drafted a regulatory proposal for crowdfunding, and has included so many restrictions for projects, potential funders and platform operators that it seems to want to kill it.