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Crowdfunding in East Africa

East Africa requires regulatory framework and attention to harness the potential of crowdfunding while addressing consumer risks, says new report in partnership with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Crowdfunding in East Africa currently has no specific regulations or policies,…

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The Guardian: Meet the crowdfunding consultants

A growing number of small startups are turning to independent experts to help run crowdfunding campaigns, writes Lucy Douglas in The Guardian. Daniel Gennaoui, co-founder of blogging platform Niume, is featured in the article and said he benefited greatly from…

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Joining forces to review the alternative finance industry

Financial Conduct Authority and the University of Cambridge to review the alternative finance industry. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge is pleased to announce today that they will be working with the…

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Harnessing potential

The Asia-Pacific alternative finance market grew 323 per cent to $102.8 billion in 2015, led by four-fold growth to more than $100 billion in China, finds first regional benchmarking report. The survey was conducted by a research team from the…

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New research shows UK online alternative finance market grows to £3.2 billion in 2015

In 2015 the UK online alternative finance sector grew 84 per cent, facilitating £3.2 billion in investments, loans and donations, according to a joint report published today by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge and…

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$1 million grant secured for the study of alternative finance

CME Group Foundation grants $1 million to support the study of alternative finance by Cambridge Judge Business School. The University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance will study crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. CME Group Foundation today announced it will provide a…

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From Sweden to Cambridge to Turkey to pursue a dream business

A Cambridge Judge alumna travelled around the world to ultimately pursue a crowdfunding business. Louise Westerlind (Cambridge MBA 2008) grew up in Sweden and is now co-founder of rewards-based crowdfunding platform Fongogo, based in Istanbul, Turkey. Fongogo was launched in…

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