Tagged with crowdfunding, Africa, report
Date of publication: 30 June, 2016 - 06:45
Author: Afrikstart

The African crowdfunding market is estimated at $126.9 million in 2015. There were 57 active crowdfunding platforms headquartered and operating in Africa in 2015. South Africa leads the way in African online alternative finance, and has 21 operational crowdfunding portals. Nigeria comes second with 9 crowdfunding platforms. In 2015, the African crowdfunding market was composed of 21 donations based-platforms, 19 equity platforms, 13 rewards-based portals, 2 peer-to-peer lending platforms,...

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Date of publication: 5 May, 2016 - 09:00

This European level ecosystem provides an online and onsite environment, building on and interconnecting existing local ecosystems, hubs and initiatives, in order to setup a runway for web entrepreneurs to start and scaleup a business in Europe and grow internationally. This will help web-entrepreneurs to develop and scale up their ideas and businesses, from a business international validation phase, to internationalization, access to finance and to business growth, thus complementing the...

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Date of publication: 24 February, 2016 - 09:00
Author: European Parliament Think Tank

The internet offers digital spaces that can connect creators and service or content providers with consumers, and with new work, business or financing possibilities. In the sphere of arts and culture, this offers new opportunities for fundraising for events and projects, and for developing collaborative projects among artists, sometimes with public participation. Press read more and find out what the view of the European Parliament is on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing for the cultural and...

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Date of publication: 20 January, 2016 - 09:00
Author: International network for contemporary performing arts

This guide will not solve all your problems related to funding your projects, whether related to touring, collaboration, co-production, research, training, residencies etc.
This online guide will instead introduce you to several online information platforms or funding opportunities which may help current or future projects and initiatives with
European or international dimensions. 

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Date of publication: 15 November, 2015 - 09:00
Author: AltFi

It is impossible to dispute the notion that equity crowdfunding is having a hugely positive effect on the ability of small companies to access finance. The press is filled with stories highlighting the amount of capital that young companies have raised, as well as flagging realisations and other positive developments. However, are investors aware of the risks that an equity investment in a young company entails? 

This report has been conducted with the aim of exploring the returns...

Date of publication: 4 November, 2015 - 09:00
Author: European Commission

Like all OMC reports, this report has several target groups. First and foremost, the report targets political decision makers at European, national, and sub-national level. It also targets financiers, CCS companies and professionals, and others interested in CCS financing. The report’s objective is to inspire investors to explore the obvious investment opportunities that creative SMEs offer by further deepening the target groups’ understanding of specific issues related to CCS financing; in...

Date of publication: 21 October, 2015 - 09:00
Author: Flemish Heritage Library

The Flemish Heritage Library has developed an online toolbox for crowdfunding in the cultural sector. Everyone considering crowdfunden can quickly and easily get started with this guide.

The guide is based on the practical experiences of the Flemish Heritage Library Bookends, the crowdfunding platform they developed together with the Flemish Literature Fund. Eleven enthusiastic project holders from the heritage sector and five creatives who wished to publish a new literary creation...

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Date of publication: 25 March, 2015 - 09:00
Author: COLLAB

Some twenty researchers in Social-media-1076762_1920human and social sciences, mostly from the information and communication sciences, from CEMTI (University of Paris 8), CREM (University of Lorraine), and international researchers, are currently studying the phenomena of Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding in the cultural field in France...

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Date of publication: 21 January, 2015 - 13:00
Author: Blast Theory

In October 2014 we ran a crowdfunding campaign to fund the minimum amount of development time needed to deliver our new artistic app Karen.

Thanks to our incredible audiences, old and new, we successfully hit our target.

"We learnt a lot from this experience and wanted to try to squeeze it all into a guide that...

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Date of publication: 11 November, 2014 - 09:00

This guide is aimed at entrepreneurs, businesspeople and companies, especially small and medium enterprises. However, the information provided is relevant for all creative professionals and cultural organisations of al sizes who are thinking about new ways of financing an idea, business or have heard about crowdfunding and want to learn more.

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