EUROCROWD participates in the next TechCamp Rome on 24-25 May

On 24 and 25 May, EUROCROWD together with forty participants from across Italy will meet in Rome, Italy for the TechCamp Rome: Creating New Centers: Urban Regeneration and Civic Engagement.

TechCamps are hands-on, participant-driven workshops that connect private sector technology experts with key populations — journalists, non-governmental organizations, civil society advocates, and more — to explore and apply innovative tech solutions to global issues.  They are focused on results, with participants identifying real-world challenges and working in partnership with trainers to apply technology solutions to these challenges. Each TechCamp also includes ongoing impact-oriented programs and efforts to help participants implement their projects post-workshop and stay connected and engaged with each other, their trainers, and U.S. State Department staff.

The Rome workshop aims to increase the effectiveness of civic engagement influencers and practitioners in Italy through the use of new technologies. This will work to promote local and national efforts to address Urban-Periphery Regeneration as a national priority in partnership with the U.S. Mission in Italy. 

As EUROCROWD our commitment with Civic Crowdfunding shapes us in many ways, through trainings, events, working groups or specific technical assistance, and that is why we’ll be participating as mentors in a great team of trainers.

Check all the information here.

Diego Valiante, Senior Officer, FISMA

Diego Valiante, Ph.D. is a senior officer and team leader at the European Commission (DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, FISMA). Between 2009 and 2016, he was Head of Financial Markets and Institutions at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), among the top 5 European think tanks, and Head of Research of the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI). He was also Member of the Group of Economic Advisers (GEA) to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) between 2014 and 2016. Before joining the European Commission, Diego advised several international organisations and institutional investors, including the European Parliament, European Commission and ECB. He is author of numerous publications in the fields of financial markets economics and regulation, banking, central banking and economic policies. He holds a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from LUISS University, a Joint LL.M. in Law and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Bologna University, a M.Sc. in Economic Analysis of Law and a B.Sc. in Business Economics from LUISS University Rome.

Join Mastering ECSP: The Position in the UK: A Comparison with the EU Requirements #9 – 25 May 2022

Our next Mastering ECSP webinar is taking place on 25th May 2022, at 17.00 CET, and during this session we will take a closer look on the crowdfunding status quo in the UK and how it compares and differs to the ECSP regulation. On top of FCA regulation, crowdfunding industry in the UK is self-regulated by UK Crowdfunding Association, which was set up in 2013.

In the UK, FCA regulates financial models of crowdfunding, similarly to ECSPR since 2014. On top of FCA regulation, crowdfunding industry in the UK is self-regulated by UK Crowdfunding Association, which was set up in 2013. However, in contrast to ECSPR, equity-based and loan-based crowdfunding are tackled in different ways. UK is arguably the most developed crowdfunding market in Europe, therefore ECSP-authorized platforms may be very interested to enter it and vice versa UK-based platforms will likely have an immense interest to establish themselves within the EU.

Joining us as speakers are Daniel Hirschfield, Senior Professional Support Lawyer, and Jessica Howard, Associate, from Taylor Wessing.

Mr Hirschfield is a senior professional support lawyer in the Financial Services Regulatory Group. He is responsible for the group’s financial services know-how and training requirements, which include providing regulatory updates to clients and designing knowledge initiatives to support regulatory changes. Daniel has significant experience in advising businesses across the payments, insurance, banking and investment sectors on UK and European regulatory requirements.

Ms Howard is an associate in the Financial Services Regulatory group.  She advises financial services institutions and non-financial institutions on a wide range of financial services regulatory matters including, advising on authorisation and applications for changes in control of authorised firms, the payment services regulations, compliance with regulatory obligations and the SMCR.

The webinar will be moderated by Ivona Skultetyova, our senior research and project manager and Oliver Gajda, EUROCROWD’s executive director.

Mastering ECSP is a series of bi-weekly webinars dedicated to crowdfunding service providers, organized in partnership with Osborne Clarke, PwC and Taylor Wessing. For more information on the whole series, as well as topics and dates of the future webinars, please visit this page

To save your spot at the event, you need to be a EUROCROWD member or receive an invitation.

If you would like to participate in the discussion, please send us an email to crowdreg@eurocrowd.org.

The complete webinar series will be solely open to EUROCROWD members. To become a member and access the complete webinar series as well as other benefits, contact us and we will guide you through the process.

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Mark Tyler, General Counsel, Crowdcube

Mark is the General Counsel at Crowdcube having previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner and Herbert Smith Freehills. He oversees compliance, risk and legal matters at Crowdcube and has been closely involved in obtaining Crowdcube’s authorisation from the CNMV under the European CSP Regulations. 

Konstantinos Kaniouras, Officer, CYSEC

Konstantinos has a solid background of over 16 years of practical experience in the field of financial services, which has been acquired in Luxembourg, Cyprus and Germany and covers both the industry as well as the regulator’s perspective on legal and regulatory aspects of fund management and asset management in general, financial innovation and crowdfunding. Within the context of his crowdfunding duties Konstantinos was actively involved in the drafting of the Cypriot national crowdfunding framework preceding the ECSPR as well as of the Policy Statements and Q&As accompanying the said framework. Konstantinos holds an LLB from the University of Athens, an LL.M. from the University of Heidelberg, an LL.M. from the University of Luxembourg and a Master in Business Law and Taxation (MBLT) from the University of Mannheim.

Jacopo Losso, Director of Secretariat, EBAN

Jacopo joined EBAN in 2015 as the association’s Director of Secretariat. He is responsible for managing the organization and its network of members, expanding the association’s reach and influence, tracking issues of strategic importance to the early stage investing ecosystem and representing the association externally.

Jacopo holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Thanks to his education and his strong academic background both in marketing and in financial management, Jacopo has a successful track record with international work experiences.

Kate Roll, Assistant Professor, UCL

Dr Roll is a political scientist whose work focuses on the complexity of sustainable development. Dr Roll serves as Assistant Professor in Innovation, Development and Purpose at UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Prior to joining IIPP, Kate was based at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, where she ran a large, multi-year research partnership on responsible business.

Daniel Sorrosal, Secretary General, FEBEA

Daniel Sorrosal is the Secretary General of FEBEA, the European Federation of Ethical Banks and Alternative Financiers. In addition, he is a Board member of AFIN, the first Ethical Finance organisation in Romania.

Daniel graduated in Business Administration and has a Masters in Anthropology and Development studies. His career has evolved over 20 years from Corporate Finance towards Microfinance in developing countries and Microfinance in Europe. He joined FEBEA in 2015 as a Policy and Development Officer and was appointed Secretary General in 2019. 

Nacho Bautista, CEO & Co-founder, Fundeen

Nacho Bautista is a civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Sciences. Before creating Fundeen in 2017 with his brother Adrián, he worked managing operating assets and evaluating new investment opportunities for some of the most notable companies in the renewable energy sector in Spain. He believes in democratised access to investment for all citizens.