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Crowdfunding your company in Europe vs the US
February 1, 2017 @ 18 h 30 min - 20 h 30 minFree
The third Khube Innovation Series (KIS) event, jointly organised with the BayPay Forum, will be dedicated to the topic of crowdfunding and the leading practices and developments in both the US and Europe. The event will gather experts from different parts of the world. Some of the speakers will be present in Luxembourg, while the moderator, Daniel Chatelain, will be with us on the virtual panel, along with other American colleagues.
Come along to learn more about crowdfunding!
Please note that the number of seats are limited and therefore the registration is done on first-come, first-served basis.
- 6:30 pm: Introduction by Alexandre Rochegude, Head of the Khube
- 6:40 pm: Presentation by Thierry Zois, Benelux Business Developer at Seedrs
- 7:00 pm: Panel discussion, moderated by Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director at The BayPay Forum
- Alexandre Rochegude, Head of the Khube
- Thierry Zois, Benelux Business Developer at Seedrs
- Andrés Diana, Managing Director at SeedInvest
- Robin Vaudrey, Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development at European Investment Fund
- 7:45 pm: Networking Cocktail
- 9:00 pm: End of Session
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance. In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way.
Accelerated by changes of regulation in the US and Europe, crowdfunding has taken many different forms like the funding of product development by consumers on platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, the aggregation of accredited investors on platforms like microventures and circle or the emergence of white label technology solutions that allow the faster deployment of this model of funding.
Pebble, the famous watch manufacturer that raised its money on kickstarter and that excited thousands of consumers into giving tens of millions of dollars, was acquired recently by Fitbit for $34m, well below what they raised on kickstarter. This is beginning to show the limitation of the model in the long run for technology companies that require more capital to stay sustainable.
This special third Khube Innovation Series (KIS) event, jointly organised with the BayPay Forum, will be dedicated to compare notes between a selection of experts in the funding space that for the first time will be able to speak from different parts of the world.
Some of our speakers will be located in Luxembourg at KPMG while our moderator, Daniel Chatelain, will be with other American experts on the same virtual panel.
The whole event will be also Live Streamed to allow more people to learn from our speakers and to ask questions also remotely.