AngelHub

Member’s name: AngelHub

Website: https://angelhub.io/

Country: Hong Kong

Description: AngelHub is the only SFC regulated tech investment platform providing deal by deal investment opportunities to professional investors. AngelHub invest in growth stage tech companies established or scaling in Asia. In less than 2 years, AngelHub has deployed over US$ 13M capital in 16 investments from SeriesA up to unicorn value.

Company name: AngelHub Limited

Date of establishment: 20/02/2017

Commercial register number: 2486647

Max Crowdfund

Member’s name: Max Crowdfund

Website: https://maxcrowdfund.com/en

Type of crowdfunding: P2P Lending

Country: The Netherlands

Description: Max Crowdfund is a crowdfunding platform focused at Real Estate bringing the need for financing solutions and the need for safe and accessible investment opportunities together.

They provide investors high returns and great security: the underlying bricks and mortar are their security. They originated from a group of very experienced real estate entrepreneurs. Thanks to their many years of experience with real estate in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, they are able to estimate very accurately which projects have the best prospects and are carefully selected.

They provide project developers and other real estate entrepreneurs fast financing from a large group of international real estate investors. Simple, fully automated processes and services at a low cost. Flexible financing to meet their personal requirements.

Competent supervisory authority: Autoreit Financiële Markten (AFM)

License and permits: Exemption from the AFM (19000066)

Company name: Max Crowdfund

Legal form: Besloten Vennootschap (B.V.)

Date of establishment: 25/04/2019

VAT number: NL859990680B01

LITA.co

Member’s name: LITA.co

Website: https://fr.lita.co/en

Type of crowdfunding: P2P Lending

Country: France

Description: Lita.co is the first investment platform offering individuals the opportunity to invest directly in companies with strong social and environmental utility, acting at the heart of the key sectors of the transition. Fully digital, lita.co offers an investment experience accessible to all. Far from volatile and speculative stock markets, lita.co offers sustainable financial investments. It currently remains the only crowdfunding platform to have obtained the finansol label, certifying the solidarity and transparency nature of its electronic wallet.

Competent supervisory authority: Autoritié des MArchés Financiers (France); CONSOB (Italy); FSMA (Belgium)

License and permits: CIP (France)

Company name: LITA.co

Legal form: Sociétés par actions simplifiées

Date of establishment: 15/09/2014

VAT number: FR15805139383

Avviso per manifestazione di interesse / CALL FOR TENDER: WHITE LABEL CROWDFUNDING SERVICE PROVIDER

In the context of the DARE Project: Digital Environment for collaborative Alliances to Regenerate urban Ecosystems in middle-sized cities, funded by the European Commission’s Urban Innovative Actions program, EUROCROWD requests a crowdfunding solution (white label provider) to be integrated within the BiPart platform. All the related documents containing the description of the service can be found below, both in English and Italian.

The selected supplier will be responsible for developing, hosting and maintaining a donation and reward-based crowdfunding solution, that will be integrated with the BiPart platform (see Annex 1). Projects will be able to run their crowdfunding campaigns on the selected crowdfunding platform, but their campaign page will also be integrated and displayed within the BiPart platform.

The integration between the crowdfunding platform and the BiPart e-democracy platform is one of the many innovative elements of the DARE project. This will enable the integration of a participatory and a crowdfunding process and thus combine a voting system between proposals with a funding system. The implications of this innovation are many: first of all, the possibility for an organization-a municipality, a school, etc. – to select a circumscribed number of proposals on which to channel fundraising through a participatory path, or to establish a hybrid criterion of selecting proposals through both liking and co-funding.

The application is open to all economic operators able to meet the characteristics detailed in the call notice linked in this post, as well as the technical specifications included in Annex I, also linked and that fulfil all the skills required. The successful candidate will be have to proof the ability to work in Italian, both written and spoken, on native or equivalent level.

Please note that the call will close on 9 June 2022 13:00 CE. All the requested documents must be sent by email to dare.project@eurocrowd.org with “Expression of interest_DARE_Name of proposing organization” in the subject line.

EUROCROWD’s Italian Strategic Group: Activities Report 2020-2021

EUROCROWD together with members of its Italian Strategic Group (ISG) is delighted to present its second activity report: the ISG – Activities Report 2020-2021. In the operational context of EUROCROWD’s Strategic Groups, this document aims to summarise the main activities, carried out in the reference period from July 2020 to December 2021, of the Italian Strategic Group.

It is important to underline the inauguration of the first EUROCROWD-ISG course at the Cottino Social Impact Campus, thanks to the activation of an agreement scheme with the Consortium of companies The W Place. 166 people were trained, for a total of 63 certified professional figures and placed in the world of crowdfunding. The results emerged from the evaluation questionnaires issued at the end of the course are absolutely positive and encouraging: 97% of participants would recommend a friend or acquaintance to attend the EUROCROWD certification course for professional campaigns and platform managers.

In line with the expectations of the members and with the multi-year work program drawn up in 2018, the Italian Strategic Group continues to return promising results and a lively cross-section of the national market, both in terms of active operators and other actors (public and private bodies, press agencies, research centers) interested. The challenges launched by the pandemic have been many and have developed in various forms, placing significant obstacles to face-to-face interactions and the provision of training courses and support activities to institutions and companies.

Despite everything, the 2021 results and the 2022 outlook confirm the positive trend of the working group, which has renewed its commitment to operate in the national context through the election of the new Board of Directors and has set itself new and more ambitious goals for the years to come. The Italian Strategic Group has established itself as a good practice at European level, and expressing a clear desire for expansion. The Group has also confirmed its willingness to share experiences and collaborate on new projects, in the spirit of openness and transparency that distinguishes all EUROCROWD training and activities from the very first days of activity.

Download the ISG – Activities Report 2020-2021

EUROCROWD participates in ‘Rural-collective financing: crowdfunding’ webinar

On 9 May 2022, EUROCROWD took part in a webinar organised by the Asturian Network of Rural Development (READER), in which Mauricio O’Brien, EUROCROWD’s Head of Regional Development, explained how crowdfunding is an alternative financing tool compatible with other existing methods in rural areas.

‘Rural-collective financing: crowdfunding’ webinar gave an overview of an alternative financing tool compatible with the application of different aids that even the European Union promotes among public administrations, as explained by Mauricio, who outlined the different options and projects that are working under this umbrella.

Mauricio O’Brien started by presenting the basics and different types of crowdfunding, the benefits provided by this mechanism, differences with other financing methods, and the challenges of this tool applied to the rural context.

He also explained the characteristics of match-funding and showed that any project must analyse what its financing needs are, taking into account the community and the communication even before starting the project, three pillars for the success of the campaign.

But what happens in rural areas? The social impact refers to the collective return or an impact on the SDGs beyond the product or service, “and this is where we talk about civic crowdfunding with those projects more focused on a social impact”.

Mauricio O’Brien finished his intervention by presenting some projects developed in the Asturias region. One of the largest projects that began last year is La Benefica, in the municipality of Piloña. The initiative aims to convert an old factory space into a community place to carry out cultural activities. This campaign also included one of the largest match-fundings in Spain with the participation of a private entity, Primavera Sound, with an amount of €20,000.

Watch the full webinar in Spanish here.

Pierre Schmidtgall, Head of Investments, LITA.co

Pierre is the Head of Investments at LITA.co, a social enterprise that allows citizens to invest their money in social and environmental impact companies. After working in investment banking, Pierre joined an impact fund as an analyst. He discovered LITA.co, formerly 1001pact, when he worked on the fundraising project of the 2 co-founders, Julien and Eva. Captivated by their vision, he decided to join them at the end of his internship and has now been involved for 5 years.

Sebastián Cantuarias, CEO, Banca Etica Latinoamericana

Sebastián Cantuarias is CEO of Banca Etica Latinoamericana. Sebastián has a degree in business administration and a long track record in issues related to poverty, development, inequality and climate change. He was a professor at the University of Chile on issues of territorial development. Since 2017 he is the CEO of Banca Etica Latinoamericana.

EUROCROWD joins the second edition of the Crowdfunding Festival in Italy

EUROCROWD is pleased to announce the second edition of the Crowdfunding Festival in Italy, organised together with Fondazione Fenice and Art-Er. From 24 of May to 9 of June, the Festival is divided in three different appointments and spread across three different cities and days, to give to everyone the possibility to participate and to follow the development within the Italian crowdfunding market with top level speakers.

The first appointment is in Rome the 24 of May, with a discussion on crowdfunding for the cultural and creative sector and the development of the new European Crowdfunding Regulation. Moreover, EUROCROWD will give an overview of the initiatives carried out within the organisation for the development of a crowdfunding culture and the actions taken by the Italian Strategic Group.

The second appointment is in Padua the 27 of May, dedicated to equity, donation and reward crowdfunding, gathering not only not-for-profit organisations, SMEs and startups, but also market actors which will present the state of the art in the use of crowdfunding.

The third appointment is in Bologna, with a final workshop taking place on the 8 and 9 of June. This session will focus on civic crowdfunding and match funding initiatives, to boost the use of crowdfunding from public and local authority to realise projects with high social, economic and cultural impact on local communities.

Registration for the Festival is required and free of charge. Register here and check the full program in detail.