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Month: May 2021

Apply for the Second Webinar on Capacity Building for European Public Authorities

We are excited to invite you to join us on June 3rd, for the second out of six webinars on capacity building for European public authorities that we are organizing as part of the ongoing CitizEE project. The goal of the CitizEE webinar series is to guide and train European public authorities to scale up …

Industry response to ESMA consultation

EUROCROWD, on behalf of its diverse European membership, does fully support the work of ESMA and remains available for open technical discussions and feedback on operational aspects of professional crowdfunding platforms, both those with existing experience in cross border business and those seeking to establish this under ECSPR. Having supported the development of ECSPR over …

Yoann Nesme, Co-founder, PPL

Yoann graduated in Electronic Systems Engineering from Instituto Técnico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2003, in Mexico, and moved to Lisbon in 2004. He worked as a software programmer before joining Microsoft Portugal in 2005. In 2011, he decided to enroll in The Lisbon MBA International, during which he and three other founders …

Martina Lodi, KICK-ER Service Manager, ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Martina joined ART-ER in 2013 and works in the Territories, Participation and Attractiveness Area – Cultural and Creative Industries Unit as Crowdfunding Expert and KICK-ER Service Manager. She holds a master degree in Cultural Economics. Previously co-founder of a reward-based civic crowdfunding platform, she has used her experience in the field to activate a crowdfunding …

Bruno Robino, Head of fi-compass, European Investment Bank

Bruno is Head of fi-compass at the European Investment Bank, leading the team implementing a unique advisory platform on financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds. Combining the experience gained in the private sector, at the European Commission (EC), at the European Investment Fund (EIF) and at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Bruno …

Audrius Griskevicius, co-founder, FinBEE

Audrius Griskevicius is co-founder of FinBee for Business, a regulated crowdfunding platform from Lithuania, that offers financing solutions to SME. Since its launch in 2016, it has issued more than 3’000 loans to SMEs, the platform is used by 16’000 registered investors. Prior FinBee Audrius spent 8 years with Swedbank group, working in areas of non-performing loans, …

Re-watch: CrowdTuesday: ECSPR – opportunity or threat?

On 25 May 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CEST, EUROCROWD hosted another CrowdTuesday online. This time, we focused on discussing and explaining the impact of ECSPR (the European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation) on the operations of existing platforms, the opportunities and the constraints specifically addressing concerns of platform operators. Of our speakers, both Jeff …

New Non-Executive Board to be elected on 17 June 2021

On the 17 June 2021, EUROCROWD will hold its annual assembly of Members. Every two years we elect a Non-Executive Board from our Membership to represent the professional interests of the European crowdfunding and fintech industry within our activities and to provide guidance in our prudential management. Only EUROCROWD Platform members can be nominated to …

EUROCROWD For Energy: Introducing New Services For Sustainable Energy

Financing the sustainable transition is a huge challenge in terms of the financial and social recourses required, and thanks to its distinctive ability to mobilize citizens and leverage private capital from non-traditional investors crowdfunding is particularly well suited to address the existing financing gap, as well as contribute to raise awareness on the importance of …