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On Crowdfunding Regulation in Europe

On Crowdfunding Regulation in Europe

CrowdFundBeat Eric Schreyer, 27.03.2014 – Communication on Crowdfunding in the European Union. Excerpt: 4. What are the benefits of crowdfunding? Crowdfunding has real potential to finance different types of projects, such as innovative, creative and cultural projects, or activities of social entrepreneurs, that have difficulties in accessing other forms of financing. SMEs can also benefit as crowdfunding can respond to the needs of many small start-ups that do not manage to access bank finance, venture capital or reach the stage of IPO. Crowdfunding could thus contribute to bridging the finance gap for small firms and innovative…

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Crowdfunding: Untapping its Potential, Reducing the Risks

European Commission, 03.06.2013 – Commissioner Michel Barnier opened the workshop with his keynote speech, stating that the present workshop is to be seen in the context of the Commission’s pro-active approach to find new, inclusive forms of growth and make financial markets work for the real economy. He referred to the potential of crowdfunding to finance projects that have difficulty accessing finance through traditional finance channels, to run a market testing, promote innovation – especially in the case of web entrepreneurs- and reinforce entrepreneurship and social cohesion in Europe. He recognised the diversity of crowdfunding models…

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