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8 most successful equity crowdfunding campaigns in recent years
By Darya Zarya
8 most successful equity crowdfunding campaigns in recent years

The crowdfunding market is evolving, and a lot of new promising changes are introduced under the evolving regulations. The U.S. regulators are very clear about the equity crowdfunding legal status, and Europe has finally implemented a single crowdfunding regulatory framework that is expected to boost the development of this sector. And with it, new successful […]

Fundraising
7 min read
A revolution in crowdfunding: what is 4fund.com?
By Darya Zarya
A revolution in crowdfunding: what is 4fund.com?

The ongoing economic situation in Europe is causing numerous changes. In a crowdfunding landscape dominated by fees, a new groundbreaking platform emerges as a game-changer with its commission-free model. 4fund.com is poised to redefine fundraising dynamics, providing a transparent and accessible avenue for organizers and donators. How can this approach reshape the market? Expansion of […]

Crowdfunding Business
4 min read
What is secondary market? Navigating liquidity in crowdfunding
By Darya Zarya
What is secondary market? Navigating liquidity in crowdfunding

A couple of years ago, reselling private equity investments was impossible because there was no secondary market to do so. Now though, it is becoming increasingly common for equity crowdfunding platforms to offer this option to their investors. Let’s explore or refresh the basics as to what this phenomenon entails. How does the secondary market […]

Crowdfunding Business
4 min read
Discovering the Swiss crowdfunding landscape: regulations, platforms, and market insights
By Darya Zarya
Discovering the Swiss crowdfunding landscape: regulations, platforms, and market insights

The crowdfunding market in Switzerland is developing rapidly, and funding rates are growing exponentially. With the average income level of the population and the number of private investors, this is not surprising. Moreover, the existing regulation contributes to such growth. The Swiss crowdfunding market is an important part of the global crowdfunding market, crowd-investing in […]

Crowdfunding Business
4 min read
Most common equity crowdfunding mistakes: unveiling the pitfalls
By Darya Zarya
Most common equity crowdfunding mistakes: unveiling the pitfalls

Crowdfunding, particularly equity crowdfunding, has already shown that it’s a viable alternative for startups and early-stage businesses to raise funding. As straightforward as it may seem, there are quite a few intricacies that, when overlooked, can damage your campaign. To avoid that, we’ll review them closer in the piece below. But first, let’s refresh what […]

Crowdfunding Business
5 min read
Equity crowdfunding for small businesses
By Darya Zarya
Equity crowdfunding for small businesses

Starting a business or growing it is a challenging process, and of the biggest hurdles an entrepreneur can face is raising capital. This is especially true for small businesses that don’t have a network of investors or have low chances to qualify for a bank loan. This is where equity crowdfunding comes as a viable […]

Crowdfunding Business
3 min read

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    Crowdfunding in the Netherlands: the market guide 
    By Darya Zarya
    Crowdfunding in the Netherlands: the market guide 

    The Dutch crowdfunding market is fairly considered one of the most promising markets in the EU. In fact, it’s been one of the first crowdfunding adopters from the very beginning. Per crowdfunding.eu, in 2021, crowdfunding platforms in the Netherlands raised 730 million EUR, which is 75% more compared to 2020 with 417 million EUR. Business, […]

    Crowdfunding Business
    5 min read
    Crowdfunding in Germany: market & top platforms overview
    By Darya Zarya
    Crowdfunding in Germany: market & top platforms overview

    With the introduction of the European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) license, it’s logical to assume that the European countries represent a united crowdfunding market. The newly adopted regulation is forming and supporting a more unified ecosystem for crowdfunding providers. Still, it’s useful and informative to look at every country separately to see how rapidly crowdfunding […]

    Crowdfunding Business
    4 min read
    Arkbound launches a book crowdfunding platform to support aspiring authors
    By Darya Zarya
    Arkbound launches a book crowdfunding platform to support aspiring authors

    Glasgow-based author John McGlade is the first person to raise funds to publish his novel through Crowdbound, an innovative platform specializing in crowdfunding for books. Independent charity publisher Arkbound has introduced Crowdbound, a crowdpublishing platform that supports authors raising acute social questions. “Having the personal interaction with Arkbound was invaluable. It wasn’t a faceless organisation […]

    Crowdfunding Business
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    Debt crowdfunding for small businesses 
    By Darya Zarya
    Debt crowdfunding for small businesses 

    Over the past decade, crowdfunding has risen to one of the top funding sources for entrepreneurs looking to launch a business or scale. There are undeniable reasons for it.  Debt-based crowdfunding platforms offer far better loan conditions for business owners or business-owners-to-be: lower interest rates, quicker approval time, and a more straightforward application process.  With […]

    Crowdfunding Business
    5 min read
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