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City AM: The UK is leading the way in crowdfunding as the rest of Europe plays catch-up

European online alternative finance grew 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016, says the 3rd European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The UK remained the largest alternative finance market in…

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Business Because: From blockchain to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency craze is gripping business schools

Business schools now offer a range of courses in cryptocurrencies and other financial technologies such as crowdfunding or robo-wealth-managers. Cambridge Judge Business School is in the midst of creating a number of fintech electives. Professor Raghavendra Rau said: “What’s different…

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Forbes: Alternative finance boom continues with 43 per cent growth

The UK’s booming alternative finance market shows little sign of slowing down, says a new report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. “With equity-based crowdfunding now accounting for 17 per cent of all seed and venture stage equity investment…

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Business Insider: The UK alternative finance market is still healthy

The UK online alternative finance market grew 43 per cent in 2016 to £4.6 billion, nearly three quarters of that for startups and smaller businesses, says the fourth annual UK Alternative Finance Industry report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative…

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Crowdfund Insider: The European Commission hopes to scale crowdfunding by creating a new framework

The European Commission is suggesting a legislative proposal for an EU framework for crowdfunding that hopefully will boost the growth. The Commission references the research by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, that says “crowdfunding has grown rapidly across Europe…

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Crowdfunding struggles in emerging markets

Developing markets are lagging in crowdfunding, finds study at Cambridge Judge Business School. Regulation and corruption control are key factors in boosting crowdfunding volume. Based on the experience of mobile-phone banking, which rapidly took off in developing countries in Africa…

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Crowdfund Insider: Giftgaming exceeds £80k funding goal

In-game advertising startup Giftgaming successfully surpassed its initial £80,000 funding target through its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The start-up is a patent pending advertising service that allows advertisers to buy in-game power-ups and items for players as gifts…

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Financial Times: Professional investors join the crowdfunding party

An FT article on investment and crowdfunding features two people with Cambridge Judge connections - Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Cambridge Judge MBA alumnus and CEO of crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, and Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.…

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The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242 million in 2015, says inaugural report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with Energy4Impact, UKAid…

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Crowdfund Insider: New report on crowdfunding in Africa

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Financial Sector Deepening Africa have partnered to research alternative finance market in Africa. Kieran Garvey, Policy Programme Manager at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School, said the report highlighted…

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