Equity Crowdfunding research Within the rapidly-expanding alternative finance industry, equity crowdfunding is emerging as a popular method of growth finance. Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism by which a broad group of investors can fund start-up companies and small businesses in return for equity. In collaboration with UK insurance company AIG, the researchers of CrowdfundingHub worked together […]
The results of the Dutch National Crowdfunding Research are published In recent years, crowdfunding has grown from a tool for foundations and artists to raise funding through donations, an alternative to bank financing for SMEs and financing of real estate and renewable energy projects. But who are the backers of these projects? Are these investors who […]
In this video, Mr. Ronald Kleverlaan, founder & chairman of CrowdfundingHub, shares his insights on Crowdfunding in Europe with the interviewer Martijn Arets.
The European online alternative finance market grew 92% to €5.4 billion in 2015, according to the second annual survey by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, CrowdfundingHub was exclusive Benelux partner. Sustaining Momentum The report released today, entitled “Sustaining Momentum”, had the support of 17 major European industry associations and research partners, and was based on data […]
Ronald Kleverlaan is one of the most experienced and well connected experts on crowdfunding and alternative finance in Europe. He consults the European Commission on “Crowd Investing” and is member of the advisory board of several leading crowdfunding platforms and associations. Currently he is chairman of CrowdfundingHub, the European knowledge center on Alternative Finance and Community Finance. […]
The rise of marketplace lending in Europe Raised capital requirements for banks are making it increasingly difficult to get a bank loan. As a result, the demand for alternative financing options is rising, and more and more professional (online) platforms are stepping in to match loan demand to suitable investors. With the help of innovative technology, […]
The alternative finance industry is a young industry and there is not a universally accepted taxonomy yet to describe the different actors in the industry. In The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report from Cambridge University (February 2015) this issue was already addressed. The Benchmarking Report followed the taxonomy of nine categories of business that had been constructed in defining […]
CrowdfundingHub teamed up with FG Laywers to launch a pan-European research to identify liability risk in respect to various forms of crowdfunding with the assistance of partners in 11 different European countries. “Crowdfunding is here to stay. Its exponential growth (in Europe doubling every year) shows that the market is seriously looking into new […]