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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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Cracking the code of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platforms are thriving. An alternative finance model for raising funds seems to be popular among entrepreneurs and businesses. But why is that? What is the secret behind it? We met with Cambridge Judge Business School alumni, who have the…

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Cracking the code of crowdfunding

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