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3 Trends Driving FinTech Investment in 2015

3 Trends Driving FinTech Investment in 2015

BY LOUIS EMMERSON , Public Relations Coordinator at Symbid The Funding Newtwork, While the spotlight may be shining on the FinTech market, it is not a new phenomenon. Over the past five years, investment in FinTech start-ups has been steadily growing. According to CB Insights, in 2013, there was more than $3 billion of global financing activity. This represents a nearly 3-fold increase since 2008 in dollars invested and companies financed. Investments in North American continue to lead by a significant margin but the rest of the world has experienced faster growth, especially in 2012/2013. The Dawn of FinTech 2.0? For all the current excitement about FinTech…

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10 Key Metrics Early-Stage Investors Want to Know About Your Startup

10 Key Metrics Early-Stage Investors Want to Know About Your Startup

BY LOUIS EMMERSON, Editor-in-Chief | Public Relations Coordinator at Symbid So, you’ve decided it’s time to put your growth plans into action and turn your startup or young business into a world-conqueror. But before you start dreaming of being labelled “the next Steve Jobs”, you need to raise capital. Whether you’ve bootstrapped until now, or are looking to raise further growth capital, the process is roughly the same. It requires structure, preparation and a whole load of supporting documentation. And guess what? We’re not talking about your slick, new marketing video. Potential investors will usually require a business plan, executive summary, and financial data in order to gain an insight into your…

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Symbid Breaks EUR 5 Million ($6.4 Million) Investment Crowdfunding Milestone

Symbid Breaks EUR 5 Million ($6.4 Million) Investment Crowdfunding Milestone

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, September 23, 2014: 08:00 AM ET Leading investment platform Symbid Corp. (OTCQB: SBID) celebrated passing the EUR 5 million ($6.4 million) crowdfunding milestone this week, demonstrating the growing power of investment crowdfunding both in the Netherlands and globally. “We’re delighted to make this announcement ahead of schedule after a really busy few months here at Symbid,” said Korstiaan Zandvliet, Symbid co-founder and CEO. “The exponential growth we’ve been seeing in investment crowdfunding worldwide continues to amaze us and we’re already looking forward to hitting our EUR 10 million funding milestone in 2015.” With the Dutch crowdfunding market predicted to double its funding…

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What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write the laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they ought to take a page from the Dutch. In the Netherlands, equity crowdfunding from unaccredited investors has been legal for the better part of three years. “The Netherlands are really a frontrunner in equity-based crowdfunding,” Korstiaan Zandvliet, the co-founder of Symbid, said at the Massolution crowdsourcing conference in New York City last week. Korstiaan Zandvliet is the co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Symbid.com, which has funded 23 startups with more than 2 million euros. Symbid is an equity-crowdfunding platform headquartered in…

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Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

VentureBeat10 reasons the $1 million crowdfunding cap should be $20 millionVentureBeatIt's been18 months since the final rule of the JOBS Act went into effect, allowing equity crowdfunding. In those 18 months, everything proponents of the rule said would happen (and none of what [...]

Small Business TrendsButcher Shop Startup Discovers Crowdfunding Magic Via IntuitSmall Business TrendsWhat startup entrepreneur hasn't dreamed of borrowing Cinderella's fairy godmother or Aladdin's genie to make their every wish come true? While they weren't necess [...]

The IndependentFrench Chateau bought by 10000 people through crowdfunding schemeThe IndependentIn countries where castles aren't snapped up by The National Trust and immediately furnished with a tearoom and gift shop, other ways must be found to preserve historical buildings. The [...]

Crowdfunding sites help Boulder County residents raise money to pay for treatmentsBoulder Daily CameraHer health insurance, once she reached the $2,000 deductible, covered most of the chemotherapy, but she has been receiving extra treatment at the Helios clinic in Boulder and is parti [...]

CurbedReal estate crowdfunding expands into more niche marketsCurbedTo those unfamiliar with real estate crowdfunding, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell development in Portland may be just the kind of wacky, esoteric project one envisions when imagining what happens when strangers pool funds o [...]

The Union LeaderSCORE Q&A: Creative ways to find fundingThe Union LeaderQuestion: I have invented a product that assists in training young ballplayers to hit a baseball. I lack the financial resources to develop and market the product, so I've been thinking about launching a [...]

http://www.innovationaus.com/Brakes on equity crowdfundinghttp://www.innovationaus.com/The government failed to pass amendments to the equity crowdfunding regime before the end of the year, meaning private companies won't be able to access the funding method until August next yea [...]

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