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President Macron Wants Europe to Offer a Governance Model for Sustainable Technology

President Macron Wants Europe to Offer a Governance Model for Sustainable Technology | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
President Macron at Viva Tech, the “French CES” The question to ask about Viva Tech, the French Tech show taking place in Paris, May 24th to 26th, is not “Who goes there?” but rather “Who doesn’t?” In its third edition, Viva Tech, launched in 2016 by Maurice Levy, the Chairman of global advertising group Publicis and
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Some French Tech insiders are critical of Macron's political agenda. Some find it too ambitious, hence unrealistic; others dislike the idea of a "startup nation" (too much pressure? also unrealistic). It's unclear to me what the GAFAs of this world really think about it. But as I say in the article: don't underestimate Macron. And deep down, every knows he's right: a digital society that leaves too many people behind is not sustainable. But who really cares??
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Fintech BlueVine raises $130m in debt funding

Fintech BlueVine raises $130m in debt funding | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
The Israeli company, which provides online loans to small and medium-sized businesses, has raised the debt financing from banks and investors.
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RateSetter Withdraws From the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association 

RateSetter Withdraws From the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
On Friday, P2P lending platform RateSetter announced it has withdrawn from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). This news comes less than a month
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Hopefully, this is only a temporary thing
 
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Square quarterly results: halves losses on increased revenue - lends ¤318 million 1

Square quarterly results: halves losses on increased revenue - lends ¤318 million 1 | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Square reported second-quarter results after the bell on Wednesday.
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Where one can see that the loan distribution channel matters
 
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Huge: Tezos Crowdfunds $232 Million in ICO 

Huge: Tezos Crowdfunds $232 Million in ICO  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Tezos (ancient Greek for “smart-contract”) has hit this one out of the ballpark having raised $232 million in their Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Tezos is a
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ICO craze continues
 
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Sold! KissKissBankBank Acquired by La Banque Postale 

Sold! KissKissBankBank Acquired by La Banque Postale  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
KissKissBankBank, an early entrant in the French Fintech scene and an active platform for capital formation with both online lending and crowdfunding, has
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One more non-banks goes to a bank!
 
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Funderbeam, Blockchain-Powered Global Startup Stock Exchange 

Funderbeam, Blockchain-Powered Global Startup Stock Exchange  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Founded in Estonia and headquartered in the UK, Funderbeam is a Blockchain-powered platform for cross-border startup funding with an extensive information
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Interesting stuff. Amazing what comes out of the Baltics. I still have plenty of questions about how it works (secondary market trading rules, pricing, impact on valuation etc.)
 
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German Consumer Lender Auxmoney Passes the Half-Billion-Euro Mark - Crowdfund Insider

German Consumer Lender Auxmoney Passes the Half-Billion-Euro Mark - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
German online consumer lending marketplace auxmoney announced that it has crossed a new milestone: the marketplace has granted more than 70,000 loans worth
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Ausmoney does well in a tough market. Well done!
 
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Becoming a Bank: Zopa Raises £32 Million to Build "Next Generation" Bank - Crowdfund Insider

Becoming a Bank: Zopa Raises £32 Million to Build "Next Generation" Bank - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Peer to peer lender Zopa has raised £32 million in a "series of transactions" to finance the creation of a next generation bank.  The funding was led by Wa
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Completing the curation of articles on Zopa
 
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Zopa Announcement: IFISA Is Now Available to Existing Customers - Crowdfund Insider

Zopa Announcement: IFISA Is Now Available to Existing Customers - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Zopa announced on Thursday its IFISA is now available for all existing Zopa customers. Along with the IFISA, the online lender unveiled its latest peer-to-
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3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report 

3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
This article highlights three takeaways for Fintech firms from Mary Meeker’s 355-page-long report: 1) The Internet’s center of gravity shifts to Asia; 2) T
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Important to take the time to reflect on the big picture of Internet trends. Thank you Mary Meeker & team
 
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The Inescapable Fintech Revolution - Crowdfund Insider

The Inescapable Fintech Revolution - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Big consultancies, such as PwC, Cap Gemini, KPMG, Deloitte and Accenture, research and analyze fintech developments to support the digital transformation o
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Beware of the consensus: don't be too quick to pronounce fintech dead #wishfulthinking
 
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Germany: Crowdfunding Barometer 2017 - Crowdfund Insider

Germany: Crowdfunding Barometer 2017 - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
The team at Crowdfunding.de is out with their 2017 Barometer report for the crowdfunding market in Germany. Started two years ago, the Barometer interviews
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The free report itself is in German
 
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Lending Disrupted? Not Yet, Says Renaud Laplanche | Crowdfund Insider

Lending Disrupted? Not Yet, Says Renaud Laplanche | Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
As the alternative lending sector matures, the general atmosphere of its flagship event LendIt takes a different tone. The tone of this year’s Lendit Europ
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Everything remains to be invented. Perhaps there are too many bankers in alternative finance. They tend to rest on their laurels and don't constantly innovate further as an Amazon or a Facebook would do.
 
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Fintech Firm AutoFi Secures $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round 

Fintech Firm AutoFi Secures $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
AutoFi Inc., an auto industry fintech firm, announced on Thursday it has secured $10 million through its Series A Funding Round, which included investors C
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A sector that calls for online lending
 
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SoftBank Invests $250 Million in Equity in Kabbage: Largest Ever for SME Online Lender  

SoftBank Invests $250 Million in Equity in Kabbage: Largest Ever for SME Online Lender   | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Kabbage is out with some big news. SoftBank has committed $250 million in an equity investment into the online lender. This is a significant statement on t
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A deal that will propel FinTech funding statistics to new heights!
 
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What the Heck is Going on with Ethereum?

What the Heck is Going on with Ethereum? | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Ether, the cryptocurrency based off of and powering the blockchain technology Ethereum, made headlines last month after soaring to over $400 a coin. The hu
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ICO craze, coin volatility, technical issues
 
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P2P Real Estate Blockchain Platform Propy Announces Board, Includes TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington1

P2P Real Estate Blockchain Platform Propy Announces Board, Includes TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington1 | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Propy, the P2P real estate exchange platform built on blockchain technology, today introduced its advisory board. Michael Arrington (founder, TechCrunch),
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Are French Fintechs Selling Out? Credit.fr acquired by Tikehau Capital1

Are French Fintechs Selling Out? Credit.fr acquired by Tikehau Capital1 | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
One day after we hear of the acquisition of the KissKissBankBank crowdfunding group by French bank La Banque Postale, crowdlending platform Credit.fr annou
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Are French fintechs selling out? It's not like they have zillions of options...
 
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The European Investment Bank Pledges €18.5 million to Finance Continental European SMEs through Lendix - Crowdfund Insider

The European Investment Bank Pledges €18.5 million to Finance Continental European SMEs through Lendix - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
The European Investment Bank Group (EIB) through the European Investment Fund (EIF) has announced that it will provide €18.5 million to back a joint invest
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Meanwhile, Lendixpassed the €100 million mark in cumulated loan volume
 
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German Real Estate Crowdfunding Market Booms  

German Real Estate Crowdfunding Market Booms   | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
  The German real estate crowdfunding market is set to more than triple in size this year. Real estate developers, asset managers, and, most recently,
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Germany is taking its rightful place as No. 1 European crowdfunding market
 
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Zopa Establishes Development Center in Barcelona - Crowdfund Insider

Zopa Establishes Development Center in Barcelona - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Peer to peer lender Zopa has established a development center in Barcelona, Spain. The new tech hub is said to initially focus on building the platform tha
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President Macron of Envisions France as a Startup Nation.

President Macron of Envisions France as a Startup Nation. | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron said France will become a startup nation embracing hyper-innovation and a complete change of mindset.
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Can France leave its grouching pessimism behind, roll up in sleeves and march on?  Macron certainly believes so
 
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Prodigy Finance: a Global Online Lending Platform for Premium Higher Education 

Prodigy Finance: a Global Online Lending Platform for Premium Higher Education  | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Where do you apply for a student loan if, like 29-year old Amit, you are an Indian engineer in his first job in London who has just been accepted at a busi
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Peer to peer lending among elite school students and alumni
 
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Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain - Crowdfund Insider

Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer lending | Scoop.it
Gregoire de Lestapis has left traditional banking, most recently the direction of BBVA France, for the world of fintech entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joine
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Interesting to hear a former banker like Gregoire on his transition to a fintech startup
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