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Crowdsurfer and EY release European crowd finance study

November 16, 2015 • By TAB team



TAB U.K., in collaboration with EY LLP, today announces the publication of a comprehensive analysis of the crowd finance industry across the European Union for 2013 and 2014, conducted on behalf of the European Commission.

TAB U.K. (prev. Crowdsurfer), in collaboration with EY, today announces the publication of a detailed analysis of the crowd finance industry across the European Union for 2013 and 2014, conducted on behalf of the European Commission.

The study, which used granular day-by-day data (unique amongst crowdfunding studies conducted to date), tells a story of growth. Crowd finance platforms, including loans, equity, donations, rewards and more, enabled at least €2.3 billion to reach individuals or organisations in need of finance over the two-year period covered.

Other findings include:

  • Evidence that the crowd finance industry is growing in the number of active platforms

  • Disparity in the maturity of the crowd finance industry amongst EU countries

  • Limited cross-border crowd finance activity within the EU, but a higher level of activity between EU and non-EU countries

  • Italian market growth may have been restricted due to national regulation which limits equity crowdfunding only to ‘innovative SMEs’. This contrasts with regulatory events in UK and France, where the data showed little market change around the time of the events.

For more information, please contact Craig Rowland SVP Global Field Operations at craig@insidetab.io

 

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