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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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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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