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Grow VC Group Makes Strategic Investment in Crowdbaron

Grow VC Group Makes Strategic Investment in Crowdbaron

Hong Kong, October 31, 2013 – Grow VC Group announces it has made a strategic investment in Crowdbaron, a crowd investing service specializing in global real estate. Crowdbaron continues its existing crowd investing operations, with plans in place to expand and grow the business. Crowdbaron today is Asia’s leading crowd investing service. It has successfully opened doors to global real estate investment to aspiring landlords in Asia. It aims to allow investors to diversify their investments in fast growing real estate markets around the world. With an initial focus in London real estate, Crowdbaron has already helped investors build a property portfolio worth an estimated USD$3.0…

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CrowdCube’s Luke Lang talks about business success through

CrowdCube’s Luke Lang talks about business success through

by Shane Schutte. Permalink. Real Business talks to Luke Lang about business success through crowdfunding. The crowdfunding industry is on fire and in many ways the economic crisis has contributed to its success. “Alternative finance solutions from innovative companies such as Crowdcube (for equity), Funding Circle (for debt crowdfunding) and Market Invoice (for invoice discounting) are like phoenixes rising out of the ashes of a downtrodden economy”, states Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang. “This has sparked plenty of press attention that has certainly helped raise awareness. Vitally, it has generated a positive reception from investment-starved entrepreneurs and business owners, and showcased a real appetite for British people…

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The European Crowdfunding Network

The European Crowdfunding Network

  By  Bruce Sterling Gosh, that approach to crowdfunding sure is European. *Given that there is also an Italian crowdfunding network, one has to wonder if there ought to be a Turinese crowdfunding network or maybe even more radically local ones in my neighborhood, apartment building or even kitchen. I bet the “Bruce Sterling’s Kitchen Crowdfunding Network” would at least spring for a sixpack of beer. “The European Crowdfunding Network is happy to partner again with Crowdfuture on the 19th of October in Rome. As part of our partnership, we organised a track on European regulation, with speakers from the Italian Crowdfunding Network, the UK Crowdfunding…

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Crowdfunding in the EU – Exploring the added value of potential EU action

Crowdfunding in the EU – Exploring the added value of potential EU action

  EU CrowdFunding Objective ? The European Commission is launching a consultation to explore the added value of potential EU action.  This information will be available after the closing of the consultation period. In the interests of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission will be published separately from the registered organisations.  How to submit your contribution View the contributions This information will be available after the closing of the consultation period. In the interests of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the…

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Barry James hopes City influence and a rush to regulate won’t kill off crowdfunding.

Barry James hopes City influence and a rush to regulate won’t kill off crowdfunding.

With the value of the crowdfunding industry seemingly on track to hit NESTA estimates of around £15 billion within five years I suppose it’s hardly surprising to find the City beasts eyeing up this young gazelle of an industry. It’s probably growing many times faster than just about anything they have in their portfolios. But if they try to ride it now they could damage it beyond repair. The siren call for some to get their hands on institutional money, channeling huge flows into projects and taking their cut – rather than relying on the crowd to fund projects – brings with it a demand for…

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