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Author: Oliver Gajda

New Report Guides Public Authorities On Implementing Match-funding with Crowdfunding

24 June 2021 – Brussels, Belgium – EUROCROWD publishes today the second report on how to manage the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in combination with crowdfunding: Scaling Up Partnerships: A Blueprint For the Implementation Of Match-Funding Schemes Between Public Authorities and Crowdfunding Platforms. The findings showcase that over the last three years, …

EBA consultation on draft RTS on Individual Portfolio Management of loans offered by crowdfunding service providers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) is asking industry feedback on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the information that crowdfunding service providers offering individual portfolio management of loans shall provide to investors – in particular in relation to the method to assess credit risk, and on each individual portfolio. The draft RTS also specify the …

Megan Leonard-Kane, Senior Investment Manager, Seedrs

Megan is a venture capital lawyer with several years’ experience providing corporate advice to start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors across all stages of the start-up life cycle. Having previously worked in both US and international law firms, she left private practice in January 2020 to head up the legal side of Seedrs’ Investment Team. Seedrs was the …

Rosa D’Amato, MEP, Greens/EFA, European Parliament

Rosa D’Amato is serving her second term at the European Parliament since 2019. She is currently part of the Green/EFA parliamentary group and is a full member of the Regional Development, Fisheries and Petitions Committees, of the STOA panel and the LGBT intergroup, as well as of the Palestine-India Delegation. Through her work in different …

Eleonora Cozzi, Project Officer, Urban Economy and Employment Directorate, Municipality of Milan

Eleonora Cozzi is Project Officer at the Urban Economy and Employment Directorate of the Municipality of Milan. Since 2019 she has been involved in the design and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at boosting social innvation and inclusion, included the Civic Crowdfunding project, currently underway in the framework of the National Operational Programme on …

Adam Abdulwahab, Policy Analyst, DG REGIO, European Commission

Adam started his professional carrier as an economist in the Hungarian Ministry of Economy, before joining the European Commission in 2003. He worked on various policy development and evaluation issues, with special focus on development and application of economic indicators. He obtained operational experience with the European Structural and Investment Funds as responsible for economic …

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 …

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 …